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More complaining

Posted in craft, Kids, News with tags , , on April 1, 2009 by cuttydarke

Not much more to say today.  I haven’t done much today at all except work on blankets that I’m making for the kids in case they do have to go into foster care.  I want them to have something comforting to remind them of me.

I forgot to mention that my daughter, currently stuck out in the country with her Granny, has chicken pox.  Poor thing.  So far she is bearing up well and isn’t scratching too much.  My son is sure to get it too eventually but so far no sign of it.

Frankly I’m a bit worried about my Mum having to look after them both.  She’s suck in the house with them.  She can’t go out because she can’t take them with her and she can’t leave them behind because she’s got no-one to leave them with.  I can’t even go and help much.  My Mum’s bathroom is upstairs and I can’t do stairs and It’s hard to go for even a short visit because it hurts so much getting on and off the country buses.  Nevertheless me and my other half will be going out for a visit tomorrow.  I’ll just have to take the painkillers and put up with the side effects.

I really need to learn to drive.

In other news I finally got some information about my forthcoming surgery last week.  Apparently the administrators at the hospital trust were trying to drag their feet on the grounds that weight-loss surgery isn’t important.  Excuse me – I have a silicone balloon in my stomach that you lot put there and it’s supposed to come out in six months (been in nearly 7 months already).  According to the doctor I spoke to they had to “back the administrators into a corner with pointy sticks”, his actual words.

Anyway I am now definately on the theatre list, penciled in for 30th April but it won’t necessarily be on that exact date.

There’s probably more I’ve forgotton to say but right now I don’t really care.


More new stuff listed

Posted in complaining, craft, Crochet, jewellery, News with tags , on February 18, 2009 by cuttydarke

It’s amazing how much you can do when you’re trying not to think about stuff.  I didn’t manage to get much done today though.  I think yesterday caught up with me.  Something caught up with me anyway.  I’ve been on the strong painkillers.

Anyway once I woke up again I managed to list some things.

Bling Ring

Wire Crochet Bracelet

Crystal Wrap Ring

It’s an ill wind

Posted in craft, Crochet, jewellery, News with tags , , , on February 16, 2009 by cuttydarke

I have alluded to the bad stuff which is happening in my life at the moment but even this cloud has a silver lining.  I have been so frantic with worry that I have been desperate to do anything to distract myself.  I have tidied and cleaned and done loads of washing.  I’ve crocheted a whole single bed sized afgahn in just over a week.

I have also mastered some new techniques and made a bunch of rings.  The first two are now listed in my shop.

Charm ring

Organic ring

I’m still not ready to talk about the bad stuff.  Which makes me a bad, bad blogger.  I should really be bearing my soul to all and sundry.  I suppose I’m more private than I realised.

ripple pic

Posted in craft, Crochet with tags , , on April 4, 2007 by cuttydarke

The ripple afghan so far.

Bridemaid necklace

Posted in craft, Crochet, jewellery with tags , , on April 4, 2007 by cuttydarke

This is what I’ve been working on today. It’s a bridesmaid necklace for my brother’s wedding. It’s silver plated wire, crocheted with pearls and seed beads and a glass crystal pendant.

The heart pendant is part of a toggle closure and can be worn at the front or the back. I believe the bridesmaid in question is going to wear it with the pendant dangling in front to enhance her magnificent cleavage.

ripple blanket

Posted in craft, Crochet with tags , , on April 2, 2007 by cuttydarke

My ripple afghan sitting on top of my ripple project bag.

I’m finding the process very therapeutic and relaxing.

Today I saw a very interesting new technique (well new to me) which I plan on trying out over the next few days. I’ll let you know how it goes.


Posted in craft, Crochet, jewellery with tags , , on April 1, 2007 by cuttydarke

I’m still rippling away and I may post a photo of the progress so far later. I’ve also been working on some of the crochet jewelry that I’m working on for my brother’s wedding.

No laughing in the back there it’s not nearly as naff as you think. I’ll probably post some pics of that too.