Friday, 21 November 2014

Friday Smile

Just  my beautiful Alstromeria sent as a "Get well soon" bouquet.
They are certainly making me smile and I know you will love them too.
(Especially Annie - favourite colours!)

 Thanks to everyone for all your lovely cards and kind messages and comments.

I am pleased to say that each day I feel a bit better but find it hard to pace myself and do very little.
So, each morning a do a few little jobs and then have to have an afternoon nap to boost my batteries.
I know I am impatient and I know I am healing nicely so I just have to be sensible don't I!!

Happy Friday everyone!
x Jo

For more smiles pop over to Annie's "A stitch in time" blog

Friday, 14 November 2014

Friday smile

I know this will make a few folks smile - it's me on the road to recovery after my op.
Today I still feel weak and wobbly but much better than this time last week when I was still waiting to go down to theatre!!

I am a shadow of my former self, having lost over 2 stone in the last 12 months or so.
It's amazing what a fat-free, no alcohol diet can do for a girl!
Well, that and a worn out gall bladder anyway.

So smile with me and say a little prayer for the wonders of modern medicine.

Have a great weekend.
The sun is shining and I am listening to Children In Need on Radio 2.
What more can a girl want.

Thanks for all your lovely comments and good wishes. 

x Jo

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Just a quick update!

My emergency surgery has been succesful and I came home on Sunday evening.
I am feeling washed out but better each day.

Thanks to all who have left messages and emails etc.
I have really appreciated all the positive vibes.

A big thank you to all the brilliant staff at RSH who did such a great job of taking care of me.
What a shame they can't have more staff to lighten their load and make the wait for operations a bit shorter.
The NHS provides an amazing service but the staff need much more support.

I hope you are all well and being super crafty.
I might even manage to snoop a few desks this week - no excuses!!

Have a good week.

x Jo

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


Just a quickie today as I need to get my car serviced so it's a day in Shrewsbury for me.
These are my latest makes for my friend's request for play school dressing up outfits.
I have raided my fabric stash and made two little tabards - shop or clinic outfit?
Then I re-vamped a silky top for a princess dress and made a crown and cape to go with it.
Such fun!!

I hope there are lots of crafty WOYWW desks out there for me to snoop later.
Have a great week everyone.
x Jo