Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Yet again.....

I'm playing catch up!

Believe it or not  I was there on Friday night sewing along with all you girls.

I wouldn't exactly say I was sewing up a storm but I did enjoy what I was capable of doing.   That amounted to snipping, tacking and then glue basting those little baskets onto their background fabrics.  I have a goodly pile all ready to be appliqued now and I'm feeling much happier for having played with fabric.... beats soil any day of the week.


Couldn't have had a better evening.   Really enjoyed playing with my baskets and watching the practise sessions for the Canadian Grand Prix.  For once the room was light and bright.... see all that sunshine flooding through the windows.   Amazing as it was after 8pm!

I had real live company too....


Mum and her knitting came to stay for the weekend.   There was wool and bear parts everywhere.  Total mayhem too with Bagpuss chasing the wool and mum chasing Bagpuss.   This place is so close to being a nut house it's scary.

Saturday morning and another sunny day... it was beginning to look a lot like summer.   Took my baskets  into the conservatory......


didn't manage to do much though.... it was too darned hot in there!    We  really need to get roof blinds but Mac isn't keen.  He fears that flies and other creepy crawlies will be queueing up to use them as a latrine!   Don't you just love men when they are being stubborn.

Hate to say this but those baskets were the only things sewn since I was last here.    No guessing what's been keeping me busy.....


It's looking better don't you think.
  


The garden maintenance man arrived and boy could he dig.  He reminded me of the Energiser Bunny. 
The veggie bed is ready for planting but as Mac (the green fingered one) isn't at all either well or with it at the moment I can't see a future for it this year.   I suspect a bumper crop of Chickweed is in the offing....


Did you know it's also known as Stitchwort... now you do.   All may not be lost..... I've heard you can make soup with it.

Might get a nice crop of cooking apples this year too......


for once the blossom hasn't been blown off by winds and rain.   Just look at the colour of that sky.... gorgeous isn't it.

Caught my mum trying to pull Sticky Willy out of the flower bed.......


that's not the maintenance man...... it's a weed.  You can Google it if you don't believe me :o)    Unfortunately the real maintenance man only managed to work for a day and a half before succumbing to a kidney stone... ouch!    Think it'll be a while before he can make it back here.

I'll be getting back to normal (whatever that is) sewing and  blogging very soon.   I've been banned from the garden till further notice... by my Mum & Mac!    You know how much I like turbo digging... supersonic weeding... road mending and death defying tree chopping well.....  I've been forbidden to do any of it any more.   

You must know by now I'm not one for using common sense. Once I decide to do something I go at it like a bull at a gate and now I'm paying the price.   This last week I've been suffering from extreme exhaustion... fevers and intense pain in all of the joints in my hands and feet with my shoulders and neck thrown in for good measure.    I've been a right misery guts I can tell you.   I've had episodes like this before but not quite as bad as this one.   So maybe it's time to admit that I'm not superhuman (or the Incredible Hulk in disguise) and tone down the sorts of things I get up to outdoors  (gardening wise that is) ;o)

So with me restricted to ladylike (!) pottering in the garden from now on and the maintenance man out of action this place will be a wilderness soon.   Ces't la vie!

Please accept my apologies if you've mailed me and I haven't replied yet..... I will... I promise.....  hand on heart.   My little fingers can cope with typing again as long as it's in short bursts.     Looking forward to catching up with what you've all been doing......

In the meantime what do you make of this.......


Words fail me!    Does she  think she's rehearsing for Strictly Come Dancing?   Hummmm... her partner looks a bit wooden to me!

See you soon
Take it easy on yourselves and remember to have fun whenever the opportunity arises
Hugs
Josie

23 comments:

Charlie and Wendy said...

I can see where you got your sense of humour from!! Hope you get back to normal real soon and take care of yourself. Hugs Wendy

FloS said...

Take care of you, slowly and happily !!
Florence

Diane-crewe said...

love the picture of your mum and her "partner" xx be kind to yourself xx

Wendy said...

Your mom and her wooden partner are so fun! How many little baskets do you have now? Some is better than none.

Lynda said...

Great post! Love the picture of your Mum and dancing partner. Our yard is just tiny but I can't keep up with it anymore. I keep saying we are going to cover it in cement and paint it green. Maybe even some plastic flowers.

Susan said...

It can be a struggle keeping the garden under control. I'm glad you're feeling better. You will just have to enjoy the weeds, sunshine and stitching.

marina said...

sounds like you have been told to take it easy well and truly by mum and Mac.
Hope you get back to full form asap.
You weren't auditioning your mum's head for the top of that totem tree were you?
At least you can enjoy the sunshine...

Fiona said...

always love to read you... get well soon and hope you aren't too horribly uncomfortable.... love your mum, can I borrow her?
Hugz

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Please take care of yourself. We need those finger to keep typing your witty posts, I'd be lost with out them. Love the last pic of your mum and her "partner" hugs

Brenda said...

It is so easy to overdo it in the gardens when you only have a few months a year to enjoy them. I only planted up some containers yesterday and somehow I was hobbling around today. Turned my foot at some point and have no idea how or when. Hope you are up to par soon! Hardly any sewing going on around here either. Only rains on my days I am at work and when the sun shines and I am home I must go outside. Enjoy the rest of your week. Your mom looks like great fun to have around!

sunny said...

Great post. Hope you're feeling better soon. Just take it easy for a few days, and do some sewing!! Beautiful baskets.

Pat said...

Love the pic of your mom. Hope you feel better soon!

Lynda said...

Hi Josie - I hope you and Mac are both feel much better soon. So enjoy reading what you're up to (and your Mum).

Shirley said...

Severn.

Shirley said...

Seriously now! Hope you are feeling better soon. Thinking of you. Good to see your greenhouses survived all that snow.

Leanne said...

I think your mum has a great sense of humour just like you, I loved the last photo of her. Your vegie patch looks amazing, can't wait to see more.

Love leanne xx

Wendy B said...

Oh Josie....you've got me in stitches.....literally AND metaphorically!!!!! My belly hurts from all the laughing.....stick willy......ROFL.....and your mum.....I can see where you get it from!!!! I'd love to be a fly on the wall at your place....I reckon I'd be falling off though and spinning round on the floor in fits!~!!!! Hope you're feeling better now and health for all is on the up and up! I'm a bit like you in the garden.....it's 'watch out I'm coming...quickly hide'!!!!!!
sugary hugs
Wendy :O) xox

Anthea said...

Josie you need to put away your Wonder Woman costume, and just slow down girl!! Gardening and veg patches are meant to be enjoyable and fun, not worked on to the point of exhaustion... do take care x

Melody said...

Thank you for making me smile every time I visit

Raewyn said...

Oh golly - I missed this post! Hope you have recovered from your extreme workout sessions. I can see you are your Mother's daughter all right - or is she her daughter's mum?! Hope you are all feeling better and able to enjoy the summer.

Linda in Calif. said...

You have such a beautiful property. Take care of yourself, don't over do it. Hopefully maintenance man will be back working soon. You have such a fun family!

Kindred Quilts said...

Hi Josie, I am so far behind in blog reading! I hope by now you are rested and feeling more energetic. It's no fun to have painful joints, especially in your fingers and hands. Yard work will always be around to take care of... please pace yourself! Wondering about the cute baskets you are making... what is the pattern? Take care of yourself... and your cute Mum!

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

When I'm sewing I think I should be in the garden, because the weeds are taking over. When I'm in the garden I think that I should be sewing! Thinking of getting a maintenance man, because trying to be superhuman doesn't work for me either and the garden really needs Superman!