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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

So lovely...

Hello friends

Reporting on my busy weekend away in Chester.
I demoed at Burleydam Garden Centre and it was a brilliant day,
the lady who runs the craft store there - Tracey is an absolute gem - 
she kept Mum and I stocked up with tea and a superb lunch.


The highlight of my day was a visit from a blog follower - Ann Edwards.
Ann had travelled from Liverpool by bus (2 hours!) to come along.
She also astounded me by the gifts she had made...
a chocolate wrapper for Mum...
 A huge bar of chocolate wrapped for the boys...
they are sharing!! 
 And a beautiful basket for me - full of chocolates and also a gorgeous butterfly 
(I intend to use that in a project soon).
Ann you are a very special lady and I'm so pleased we got to meet,
hopefully see you again soon.

Apologies that there may be some  slightly erratic blog posts,
it's been super busy and also I've had to put my feet up...literally! 
I've developed very puffy tootsies, feet and legs (not attractive!) and on doctor's orders
I'm having to keep them elevated as much as possible.
It's a blood pressure thing and being sorted but right now crafting is a little bit tricky! 


I have to say Bella is loving the fact that I'm sitting down quite a bit...
although yesterday she was helping Mum and Dad lay some new turf in their
garden...or sleeping on it!
 
Take care friends, I'm hopefully back very soon.

25 comments:

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-your gifts are lovely, what a very kind gesture from Ann.

Please make sure you follow the doctors orders!!!!! Just sit with a book & watch Bella in between reading.

Michele

hazel young said...

Get plenty of rest Christine. Lovely gifts from Ann, have a good day xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Wow !!! Ann had really 'gone to town' with the goodies for you all, well done, Ann, your wraps and basket are fabulous. Do take care, and enjoy a bit of R&R with Bella.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Lovely gifts from a special lady, Very kind of her. I have swollen ankles not pretty, love Jean Z xxx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous, yummy gifts Christine, xxx

Christine Collins said...

Hi Christine,
So sorry to hear that you have puffy legs and feet, make sure you keep those legs up, it does make it difficult for crafting though. You have been so busy lately, maybe a rest will do you good. I hope Mitchell & Elliott are looking after you.
Chris xx

marg said...

Hello Christine
Lovely gifts from Ann..how nice to make them and travel so far to see you!
Take care with the BP its tricky to control.... mine is up at the minute and the room spins a lot, so not good when there are things that need doing!
Take care
Love Marg

Bea said...

HI Christine - how lovely to get such beautiful gifts - do take care of yourself :)

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Your gifts from Ann are really lovely,what a lovely lady.
I hope you get your blood pressure sorted soon I bet you are feeling very frustrated.
Great photo of Bella she looks really comfortable.
Take care. x.

Janice said...

Morning Christine, what lovely and thoughtful gifts from Ann. Glad you had a good weekend. Shame about your puffy feet and legs. Take it easy for the rest of the week, just sit in your cabin and craft. Janice xxx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

Janice said...

Hi Christine
So pleased to hear you enjoyed your crafty day and how lovely of Ann to make the gifts for you all.
Hope your feet and legs improve by resting.
Take care
Janice x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely gifts from Ann, very generous.
You must take it easy and rest your legs.
Lydia
X

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. What lovely gifts Ann made for you all, such a kind lady.
Sorry to hear you are having a problem with high BP at the moment, please make sure you do as you are told and keep those swollen feet up. Take care xx

nattyboots said...

Beautiful gifts from such a talented lady, Yes you must do as you are told Christine and keep those feet up, as for Bella sleeping on the job ? well it is tiring work .LOL.
Elaine H X

Ann said...

Hi Christine

It was so nice to meet you on Saturday and well worth the journey I really enjoyed my special "me" day out and I learned a lot from your fabulous demo's so thrilled you all liked the little gifts I made Thank you for all the nice comments Blog Friends I am blushing here.

Please take good care Christine and rest those poorly legs perhaps a lap tray to help you craft a little and you have such a lovely Mum I am sure she will get the "Artisan" out and help with the die cutting. I think you should take a leaf from Bella Bluebelle and read and snooze only not on your Mum and Dad's new turf :-)

Luv n hugs Annxxx

LoraineC said...

How thoughtful of Ann and what beautiful gifts, glad you all had a lovely weekend. Make sure you do exactly what the doctor ordered and put those feet up!! Take care x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
What lovely gifts, so kind of Ann. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Chester. I was so sorry not to get to see you but we have decided to move house and spent the weekend getting the house ready for Monday and the all important photo session. Even my craftroom got the make-over treatment.
So sorry to hear about your poorly feet and toes, do and the doctors has ordered and get you feet up. It is not often in our busy lives that we get the opportunity to do that so make your boys look after you - lots of tea and sympathy.
Great photo of Bella - such a helpful little dog.
Take care
Lesley

Sarah Morgan said...

Hi Christine

What fabulous gifts from Ann. Sounds like you had a great day at Chester. Can you come to Wales? Sorry to hear about your feet. Last week I had a swollen foot and had to see the doctor for anti-inflamatory tablets. He thinks it was inflamation of one of the joints in my foot - it was very painful. Take it easy and enjoy the relaxation.

Best Wishes

Sarah x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Christine,
Swollen feet and ankles - high blood pressure - not good. Rest, rest, and more rest. Follow your doctor's orders and get well soon please.
If Ann would like to visit me with gifts, she would be most welcome!!! These are gorgeous, and so thoughtful and kind of her.
Love and hugs, Maureen xxx

karenlotty said...

What lovely gifts ANN you are very talented
Hope it's not too long before they sort your BP out Christine

Littlelamb said...

Lovely gifts from Anne, Christine. Wish you could come to my neck of the woods.

Kitty Davies said...

Hi all.
What a lovely gift.Christine just take it easy for a while. Take care Kitty.

Jean Dyke said...

The sun is shining, so relax in your garden on a lounger, with a good book and a nice col drink of something bubbly.. Take care of yourself. Jean xx

utilitygirl said...

Sounds as though you had a good weekend trip Christine, what lovely goodies to bring home.
Hope your blood pressure is soon under control and you are back to normal. Meanwhile, enjoy the rest - I'm sure Bella will appreciate your company.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
What a lovely gesture from Ann, and they're all gorgeous. Especially the basket. Hope that elevating your legs does the job sorting out your puffy feet and legs. Hope the Dr sorts out your high BP to. I also have that problem but it's travelling and the heat that make mine swell.

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