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Wednesday 18 January 2012


Hi everyone

No, not farewell Frosty the Snowman, but farewell frosty weather - hopefully gone for a very long time.  The beginning of this week was very cold and very frosty, but nowhere near as cold as this time last year.  Like snow, frost makes the garden look very pretty and when the sun shines on frost-covered leaves, everything seems to sparkle.  That is probably the one good thing about frost is that we are normally guaranteed gorgeous sunny days after a heavy night frost.  Soggy days for most of the remainder of this week, but reasonably mild too.

My craft has been slow going this week as my arm is very painful - so the progress is a short burst of crafting and a long burst of rest.  Very frustrating - despite being right-handed it is surprising how much I need strength in my left hand/arm for crafting.  I need it to hold things down while I work on them, hold bits and pieces together while trying to open or close a tube of glue.  Unfortunately, it is one of those things that will last a long while and I know that aggravating it is not going to speed up the healing process.  One of the Handmade Monday bloggers  recommended Rhus Tox, and I am going to give it a go - thank you Mich.

A big thank you to everyone who posted comments on my Handmade Monday post and your good wishes for my dodgy elbow were very much appreciated.  This week's posts produced some amazing pieces of craft work and as always some really great posts - I look forward to reading them every week.

One of our cats, Jazz, was also poorly earlier this week.  Fully recovered now and think he probably caught something that didn't agree with him.  He was very quiet and as he is a noisy, bouncy tabby cat, you can imagine how strange it was.  He slept for most of the day and didn't eat anything until later evening - he is a piglet normally, so this was very un-Jazz like.

A mini mid-week post, am sure I will have loads more to write about on Sunday when I will be back blogging again.  In the meantime enjoy the rest of the week.



  1. Hope the Rhus tox helps - you can get it cream form or tabs - it helped my tennis elbow. Just a horrible thing to have as it is really painful too - take care x

  2. Hi Jill, just had a good look round your lovely blogspot.I hope your arm is soon better and Jazz recovers soon too.

    have a lovely weekend.

    Sue x


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