Sunday, 16 September 2018

Tingles and Angel Cuddles...

Autumn seems to well and truly have arrived here in Lancashire, our summer shorts have been packed away and extra layers have been added on top of our t-shirts. The snuggle blankets are out most days as my Angels cuddle up together on the sofa :) We've had mostly a wet and dreary start to Autumn, I'm hoping we get some drier days so we can enjoy a little bit of sunshine and some walks thru' crisp crunchy fallen leaves ...that's what Autumn is all about ...hahaha :)
My Angels have returned for the most part happily to School and Day Services. Angel Mim's seizures seem to have finally calmed down and she seems more settled on her slightly increased Epilepsy meds. Angel Esther is not quite there yet, she's lucky if she gets a 'free-seizure' day at the moment, the convulsions are much shorter but she's not quite as she should be just yet :(   Fortunately the team of Epilepsy Nurses that support us are fabulous, they are so kind and understanding. I speak to one of them at least once a week to update them on our Angels and they are really helping us get the best results...it is hard to get the right balance between controlling the seizures but not 'numbing' so much that we end up with Angel-zombies ...if that makes sense. It takes a fair bit of tweaking and small increases or even decreases in meds but I have absolute confidence in our nurses and their expertise, Angel Esther is doing sooo much better than just last month. so hopefully we'll continue to see improvements in the next few weeks until her seizures are fully under control :)

Sooo that's why we've been spending a lot of time snuggling and  cuddling with our Angels  :) and its surprising how reasonably adept at stitching with a head in my lap I've become ..hehehe 
Mr Postman has stopped by once ..or twice with some little packages to help me stay a calm and happy mummy ;)
I may have gone a teensy bit overboard! ;) But I really needed every single one of them and I'm already putting them to good use as I've started that fun new little project, in the top photo, by Lizzie Kate Designs called Tingles  and it is sooo much fun that I'm trying to slow myself down because I'm stitching tooo fast and I'm worried it will be over tooo soon...hahaha :) Each card has two small designs which can be stitched as individual little pillows or on the Lizzie Kate website they have instructions on how to stitch them in one full piece ...after seeing some lovely examples on Instagram and Pinterest I decided to go with the one piece :)
Here are  my Tingles so far...

 Threads and linen all ready, with my photocopied layout to hand ..
Tingles number 1..
 'Ghosties & ghoulies' ...my favourite is the little ghost and the owl :)
 and 'Haunted'...naturally I love those pumpkins
Tingles number 2...
 'October 31' ...I just love the O  and the smile on the pumpkin face  :)
Following the recommended layout this is what they look like so far...
The colour of the fabric  looks better than it has shown  up here ...it is more like in the first photo...but I'm loving how it looks all ready. There are six Tingles cards, so that's twelve little designs, I've stitched another two that I need to take photos of but I really am having to hold myself back ..hahaha They are just too fun and it's kind of exciting seeing them come together as a long stitched piece. I've already decided that I'm going to finish mine as a fabric wall hanging as opposed to framing ...I can see just the right spot of the wall where it will hang perfectly! :) With this level of excitement there is a good chance that it could be fully finished ..THIS..YEAR!!! hahahahaha
I must have the finishing bug at the moment as I absolutely ransacked the 'Quiet Room' yesterday searching for several other cross-stitch finishes that I knew I had ...I turned that room upside down looking in every single basket and box, there may have been the odd cuss as I was getting frustrated because I couldn't find them ..hehehe When Bingo I found them ...hung up on my storage cupboard door right in front of me ...literally at eye-level!!! I was happy to find them but a tad miffed that I now had to tidy up ..hehehe ....
The lost but now found Halloween stitches ...
I obviously have a thing for Witches ..hehehe ...I managed to spend a little time with my sewing machine and a few of them will hopefully be all-dun' soon :)

I've also had Hubby risking life and limb by climbing up into the loft to get these yummy boxes down...
 
I've almost finished emptying them ...I had nine of those big boxes stacked up in the hallway ...hubby was not amused! ;) So the Angels and I have worked hard (with a teensy bit of help from the Grand-Bubba) setting each and every Pumpkin in its rightful place .... I'm a bad Mum ...hehe...I'll probably...most definitely... be tweaking everything a little when my Angel's are at School and Day Services ..hahaha :)
But I think I can safely say that we are feeling the Autumnal and Pumpkin love here in Angel land ...I need to make sure I'm well stocked up on hot chocolate and marshmallows ..hehehe 
Hugs Wendy x x x

1 comment:

Barb said...

Well, it does relieve me a bit to see that I am not the only person who went a bit crazy buying charts this month. Oh my gosh, what a wonderful collection of witch stitches, I hope you find time to get them together. I love most of those designs, oh dear, maybe I need to buy more stash! I do hope the angels continue on a better path.