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Thursday, 30 June 2011

I love this blog to bits

I hope you all like my new layout as much as I do, because I LOVE it.

Anyway it's been a week and a half since I last blogged.  I haven't done anything at all because I have had an abscess on one of my teeth for the last four weeks and have been in such pain it honestly has been worse than childbirth and I've had three of them - children that is.

What a pain in the you know where!  I am now on my fourth lot of antibiotics which is the most I have ever had in my entire life.  I don't take them generally but save them for when I really need them because I am allergic to so many.  So I've had two lots of one that I am not allergic to and am about to start on the 2nd lot of the second one that so far I am not allergic to.  The allergy had always turned up the second time I take an antibiotic but as there won't be any gap in taking the 2nd lot of this one maybe it won't happen.  The last time I took any antibiotic was 5 years ago and that was the first lot I took that had absolutely no effect whatsoever.  Before that it wasn't on my records at all and I have been with the same doctor for the past 30 years so you can see how rarely I take them.

I have found out (because somebody told me) that it seems to subside when I am sitting up but when I am in bed and laying down it is just awful so last night I sat up all night and haven't slept at all and my tooth isn't killing me today - yet but tonight I am definitely going to bed.

So what did I do all night.  Well I redid this blog and I really love it because it isn't full of stuff on the sides and top.  And now I am going to show you what I have been up to before a month ago.

All images are clickable to enlarge them.

This is the front of the Pin Cushion I made and 
sent at the end of April if memory serves me right
but I don't think it ever arrived at it's
destination.  I offered to redo another one
but haven't heard which is just as well 
really as I have been in pain - okay
so I am a pain.

And this was the back.  I really loved
making this and would happily make it
something like it again.

This is the first of a lot of blocks I am making
for my elder daughter's birthday.  But I'm afraid she 
shall have to wait and it will be really late as I
have to make some other stuff first - but I'm
sure she will be find with waiting.  I really loved making
this too as it is a quilt as you go and was a lot of fun
and can't wait to make some more of them.

This is the first block I chose to make of 
Ryan & Charlie of 
I think I like it but
I should have stuck with some of 
the colorways they chose.

The other things that have changed in this blog is there are lots more icons on both sides of the blog that lead to really really interesting places and I hope you like seeing them as much as I do.  So please click on them because they all take you somewhere really special.

So that's about it from me for today except to say I will be back a lot sooner than I have been posting and I have really missed you all.

Lots of Love 
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH
But British in EVERY other way

Sunday, 19 June 2011

And the Winner is

Sorry I'm late announcing the winner of this competition.  It is :::drumroll please:::

Catherine otherwise known as Bumpkin Bears and I have emailed her for her snail mail name and address so I can post the magazine to her.

I will be back real soon with a real blog post - you know one with pictures in it and stuff I have stitched.

Lots of Love
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH
but British in every other way

Thursday, 9 June 2011

And Another GIVEAWAY

I know and it's only been a week.  How cool is this?!?

Anyway onto business.  I have extended my giveaway by another week because so far only three people have entered it.  So sad.   Come on people enter it in the posting below this one please.  Here's a LINK to my measly giveaway.  Well I try.  Yes I know I'm very trying.

Now there is another giveaway.  My friend Shawna, who is THE nicest person on earth, is having a MEGA giveaway and she wants YOU to enter it.  I don't but what the heck she does so I'm doing it.  I mean if you all enter then I won't stand any chance of winning at all and I WANT TO WIN this, but then again I ALWAYS want to win.  This one has some really good stuff, not just a measly GREAT magazine like my giveaway.

All you have to do to enter is click HERE

Good luck to everyone who enters.  Especially ME!!!

Lots of Love
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Gosh I didn't Realise

It's been two whole months since I last wrote on this blog.  I never don't write but unfortunately the MS has really had quite a long ride recently and I have been too tired to do anything much.  No sewing, no quilting, no writing and no quilting and worst of all no blogging.  Whether I'm walking or not has never really bothered me because I have always but always walked slowly.  It's the tiredness I can't control that drives me nuts and is the worst of it insofar as I am concerned and self pity has NEVER been high on my list.

So I started Avonex 5 weeks ago and the side effects were supposed to be not nice.  I didn't get any of them at all until this week when the side effects struck with force.  Two hours after I gave myself the injection I started to shiver and feel hot and cold and just like flu.  So do I blame it on the Avonex.  No not really.  I blame it on my HUGE mouth.  I was so busy bragging how I didn't get the side effects and that's why I blame my mouth.

Anyway enough about that.  I will take some photos of lots of things soon but in the meantime I have a competition for you all.  I bought one too many of the new magazine here so I am offering it to one of you. All you have to do is leave a comment here - I hate it when you have to jump through hoops to win something.  Doesn't matter where you are but if you would like to put a comment on your blog about this giveaway I would be really grateful but you don't have to.

Without further ado is a photo of the front cover of this magazine which I have to say is the best thing to come out of England in a very long time in the quilting/crafting world as usually I really don't like English magazines.

This competition ends on 17th of June. 

So until next time 

Lots of Love
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH

P.S.  I live in the U.K. but will mail this to anywhere in the world.