31 August 2014

Silent Sunday

24 August 2014

Something is Afoot!

Hello everypawdy, you may have been wondering where I've been.

 Well, I got sent away to stay with Blue the mad Labrador, whilst my people went on holiday without me!!!

Can you believe it **sobs uncontrollably** I love Blue, but to miss out on a trip in the House on Wheels is unacceptable. Apparently they needed a little break, so they could have lots of late mornings and long days out without having to worry about me all the time.
How rude is that, especially as the first thing they did when they picked me up was give me a bath, they said I was a bit pongy from rolling around in the woods with Blue.

A pup has to do what a pup has to do in the woods.

The best bit about a bath is getting dry afterwards, I just love rolling on my towel.

Since they got back, they've been acting most odd, lots of whispering and looking at pictures with loads of Oooing and Ahhing. I'm sure I've heard the word "Puppy" on more than one occasion, but can't be sure with my silly old deaf ears not working properly.

Not sure why they would be talking about a puppy though? Maybe I've misheard but they are being very secretive and strange, I'm positive something is afoot. I'll let you know when I sniff the bottom of it.

I've got a little bit of sad news, after much deliberation I've decided to stop hosting "Smile it's the Weekend" for a little while, a big thank you to everyone who has linked up in the past, I've met and made some pawtastic friends through our #WeekendSmile.
 I'll still keep writing my blog so don't panic, I'm not going anywhere. At the moment mummy is finding it hard to keep posting at a set time each week.

Hope you've all had a pawsome week and as soon as I know what my naughty people are up too, you'll be the next to know.

11 August 2014

Blood Tests and Policemen

The next Serviceman is almost ready to join my happy band of Knitted Collectables, I know it looks like he's wearing a skirt in the second picture but it's actually the start of his jacket, I thought he looked a bit naked in the first picture.
Can you guess which service he is?

If you guessed Policeman, you'd be correct.
I still need to knit his helmet and the breast pockets, then it's time for the finer details of his buttons, cap badge and belt buckle. It's those fine details that will bring him to life, I always leave the face until last, which I like to think is when he's born.

The Mitred Baby Blanket I started a few weeks ago is very nearly finished, I've just got a plain white border around the edge to do now, I opted for white instead of using the variegated yarn  because

I love the way it has alternated between pink and blue at the sides of its own accord and thought white would be prettier instead of the blue and pink coming our wherever it wanted on the sides.

I made a couple of cards this week from bits out of my odds and ends jar, I used my Big shot to cut out this watercolour Rose I'd painted and stuck it onto an embossed piece of card with 3D foam pads, added some bakers twine and a sentiment with a couple of gems, very pleased with the result for an Any Occasion Card.

I also made some small Thank You notelets from some A5 card I got on FreeCycle, I then coloured in one of my stamps with my watercolour crayons and lightly misted with  it water and stamped.
I managed to get two images from each application of colour, which makes for a very quick and easy way to use up some of those annoying bits of card too large to throw away but too small to do much with.

There's no Allotment News this week, if you saw my Silent Sunday post yesterday, you'll have guessed we decided to go away to enjoy the sun for a few days.
 The weather had other ideas sadly.

 I've not mentioned it on my blog but over the last couple of weeks but I've been feeling strangely exhausted all the time, falling asleep at inappropriate times and wasting a lot of my day just feeling too tired to do anything.

On Friday I rang the Dr and actually managed to get an appointment for that day, there was talk of a possible infection from the surgery (very likely) or a possible flare up of an ongoing medical condition I suffer from (more likely) which has been quiescent for a number of years now.

So off I went downstairs with my form to get my blood taken, the receptionist said "NO" apparently I had to come back another day. I explained the Dr wanted it done today, so I had to wait for 30 mins until she found the time to check with him.

I was right, she was wrong and the blood test was done, results due in later this week.

Just lately I'm getting more than a little annoyed with receptionists giving me bad information.
Like the receptionist in the Physio Department telling me I didn't need physio after a Knee Replacement, when I phoned as I'd not heard from them for two weeks after my operation. 

I got straight on the phone to PALS the patient liaison people. The next day a Physio phoned me apologising for the error, I'd been overlooked, and was given an appointment that afternoon. I was also informed the receptionist was educated she should have connected me directly to the Physio Department, not told me I didn't need physio.

Receptionist don't know everything, even if they like to think they do. if they give you conflicting advice from the Dr's then go higher up the chain to get things done.
It really does work.

Hope you all have a great week crafting, I'll be linking this post to  Creative Mondays and Handmade Monday.


09 August 2014

Intruder Alert #WeekendSmile [27]

 It's bad enough I'm tormented by Stalker Cat, now Mr Toad thinks he can come and go whenever the mood takes him.

When I growl at him to go away, he just sits there looking at me because he knows mummy will protect him.

Doesn't bother her that I'm scared of him.
Oh No!
 "He's good luck" she says, "He's allowed to stay"

It's not fair!
 I've always protected my garden from intruders, and suddenly I'm not allowed to chase this one off. I think I'll have ti start letting Stalker Cat back in, see how she like that when he starts digging up her flowers and poops.
**muffled giggles behind paws**

Hope you all have a pawsome weekend.

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01 August 2014

Nosey Nose Art #WeekendSmile {26}

This week mummy has been playing with her phone, as usual I'm her long suffering model, she's discovered some really cool apps and settings on it.

She particularly loves the Depth of Focas setting on her phone and keeps taking pictures of my nose **resigned sigh** 
I got so bored I went to sleep, but I really likes this picture she took, it's not too shabby for a mobile phone picture.

She also discovered the Pip Camera app that my buddy Miss Betsy was using over on facebook.
You can add all sorts of things to your pictures, I really love these two pictures.

Pup in a Bottle

I love Badger Boo

Who'd have thought you could do things like that, pawsome isn't it!

The other app she particularly enjoys playing with Portrait Sketch, of course I was the model yet again **sigh**

I don't mind really as it keeps her amused and makes her happy.
 Simple things for simple minds **muffled giggles behind paws** 
It's a lot of fun really, just don't tell her I told you so.

Hope you all have a pawtastic weekend.

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