Try and teach an old dog new tricks!

For Christmas I was given this fantastic book – Making Stuff, An Alternative Craft Book with loads of different crafts to learn and I love it! The first section has instructions on how to do different craft techniques, so aplique, crochet, sewing stitches etc.

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New Year, New Blog

It’s 2015 and I’m trying to start the year as I aim to carry on, blogging more! To make sure that you’re not getting bored of the random posts, I’ve set up a new blog to keep the health/EDS related posts out of the way of the more quilt/craft related ones. So, if you’ve come by this blog as a result of the EDS posts, maybe hop on over to Quilty as Sin Does EDS and follow me on there.

As always, you can find me on my Facebook page. I’m also trying to transfer posts to the other blog, so stay with me while there may be one or two technical issues, turns out I’m even worse at technology than I had thought!!

Where has my memory gone?!

So it’s been an absolute age since I last blogged, mainly due to illness, time and not thinking of anything in particular to blog about! I mentioned before about my memory (in a previous blog about lists) and how bad it has been. Well today I went for further memory tests and checks etc (I’ve been seeing a Clinical Psychologist to see if we can get to the bottom of why it has become quite so bad), and I’ve found it quite interesting from the results that have been found.

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Thumb Issues

So if you are a liker on my Facebook page, you’ll have seen me mention recently about issues that I’m having with my thumb. As I’ve waffled on lots of times before, I have EDS which means that my joints very easily sublux and dislocate. Up to now, I’ve mainly only had problems with my back and legs, although there have been other issues with my neck and shoulders, they haven’t caused as many problems as my legs have. Until now.

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The mystery of the disappearing chicken…

My family has a b&b in Dorset and we keep chickens, usually about 5 or 6 at a time. Sadly though, all but one of our brood had been stolen by the foxes, leaving just one (I liked to call her Margaret) all by herself. We didn’t want to make her feel left out by getting some more while she was still there as last time we did that, the lone hen got picked on by the others. They had been battery hens, so seeing her newly grown feathers being plucked out by bullying hens was really sad! So we kept her, thinking that she wouldn’t last too much longer.

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