Sunday, 10 May 2009

News - but not good

DS no longer has the job at the vets... it didn't quite work out.. but I guess it's all experience. We now have to sort out how he can finish college and he is looking for another job...not sure if he still wants to do veterinary though.

I have been feeling a little unwell all week too. I didn't lose any weight last week and I felt very uncomfortable at Slimming World, tummy and back ache. I've had it on and off all week now and it's starting to get me down a bit - guess I'll have to see the doc if it doesn't improve.

And today I have woken up with pins and needles in the bottom of my feet... this is not a good sign as it could mean another MS attack, something I could do without at the moment. I have tried to rest a bit today and will see if it goes away or starts creeping up my leg in which case a definate trip to the docs.

Now for some better news :)

I have just downloaded all my missing issues of The Gift of Stitching. My membership was up for renewal so whilst paying for that I took advantage of their $1.50 back issue offer to subscribers. I now have a full set and should never need to buy a hard copy of a stitching magazine again.......... well maybe just one or two LOL

I have nearly finished my advanced bookmark on 28ct for my teaching day so just have the intermediate one to do and then complete both charts. I have made up most of the kits just need to order a few things - yes that means stash shopping...shame isn't it? After the teaching day I will be releasing my charts for sale on my charity blog Aimetu's Stitchery. I am really looking forward to this day.

Last Thursday was the first meeting of our new stitching group. Mum kindly offered the use of her lounge until the group size grows and we can afford to hire somewhere. There were five of us happily stitching and chatting for over two hours; me, Ursh, Lynn, mum and her neighbour Jan. We are meeting again on June 25th, if anyone lives near Nuneaton and wants to join us you'd be very welcome.

I have also joined a fab SAL thanks to Urszula's enabling. It's a Totally Useless SAL in which you save all your cut ends from stitching. You can save them in any container and yesterday I bought a lovely lidded jar from Ikea...I have added bits too :)

The blue tits are nesting in our box which is right outside our bedroom window - I managed to lean out the other day and get a photo - I was only about 4 feet from them. They are in and out all the time but I haven't heard lots of cheaping so maybe its still mum sitting on the eggs.

And finally...

there is now a list of books looking for a new home at the top of my blog. DH did not win enough on the Euro-millions for me to afford a library big enough for all my books LOL so just email me if any of them take you fancy.


  1. I am sorry to hear about your DS's job. I hope he gets sorted with something soon.

    Hope you're feeling much better soon and that it isn't an MS flare up. Keeping you in my thoughts.

  2. Sorry to hear about your ds's job. Hope you are feeling better soon. I have emailed you re The Other Queen. Also I have a fantastic cake recipe for you which is half a syn and 1 healthy b for the whole cake!! It is amazing and is like Battenburg. Let me know if you're interested! xx

  3. Oh no, poor DS, hope he finds something else quickly and his course is able to be finished.

    Sorry to hear you are not too good Clare, same here!

    Love the blue tits, we have blackbirds on the ivy on our garage.

  4. Sorry to hear about DS's job, and I hope you are feeling better soon.

    Lovely picture of the bluetit

  5. Hi Clare,

    Hope you're feeling better and that its not a flare up for you.. Shame about your son and it hasn't worked out at the vets, but at least he has tried that and knows that is not for him.. its a long time in the working world so best get some thing that suits him!
    If I had known Lynn was going to your evening I would have contacted her and we could have doubled up so I wouldn't have got lost! I do it all the time!

    Chris x

  6. so sorry to hear ur not well I do have my fingers crossed thats its not another attack coming on hun the pins and needles are the worst especially as there ia=snt much that Ive found at least to relieve them
    Be thinking of you hun
    Hugs shellie

  7. Still sending lots of positive thoughts, healing vibes & (((((((((hugs))))))))) your way.
    Glad the new stitching group is going well. Great pic of the blue tit - they are such cute little birds. Looking forward to those charts becoming available. :0)


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