Thursday, 29 July 2010

A leg update

Thought today I would give a bit of a leg update (and a card making update).

On the leg front my leg escaped from its cast 4 weeks ago and I had physio at the hospital this morning and they signed me off the books today. It should be a 6-8 week course they have signed me off after 3 weeks. I was finding the exercises too easy and I was on the highest level. I still need to carry on with the exercises etc but they said I might ass well do them at home rather than keep coming in for 30 mins every Thursday it sounded good to me :0) Im not back for another x-ray until the 1stof September and to see the consultant again. Last night I had a riding lesson and I stayed on for the full hour. I had two 3min rests as it was really tiring. I did everything I normally do but had to do mainly sitting trot as rising trot started to hurt after a while.

I had a really great time. I got home and my leg/ ankle was the size of 4 tennis balls taped together but I was not in any pain. Put leg up on beanbag and popped some frozen peas onto and got up this morning and it was still fine :0)

On the card making front I have been working on something that my partner wants me to enter into a competition as he thinks it is good. I know I probably won't get anywhere with it and after several excuses I gave about why I should not enter Ive given in. I just need to pop out to the craft shop tomorrow for the finishing touch.

Im back at work I started back on Monday but only did Monday and Wednesday this week next week Im doing three days and the following week four hopefully if I survive that the next week I should be back up to five days again. Cue the weekends passing by far too quickly again :0)

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Penny Black Challenge week 111

I got really excited when I saw this weeks challenge and it made me dig out all my crafting bits and sit down at the workbench.

The challenge this week is 'Christmas In July'

Heres my entry these are the only two Penny Black Christmas stamps I own which is something that will have to be rectified :0)

Card Recipe:

. Penny Black Leaping Deer Stamp
. Penny Black Merry Christmas Stamp
. Gold Embossing Powder
. Clear Ink Pad
. Red Mulberry Paper
. Red Card
. Christmas Backing Paper from: Crafts House Paper Pack: Plum Pudding

While doing this card Ive also managed to get some gift tags done (30 odd) phew not bad for a mornings work.

I think a quick rest then I might have a go at another blog challenge.

Long Time No Post

Crikey its been a fair while since I posted. Over the past few weeks I have not been doing any card making I was having a lot of trouble sitting at the bench with my leg in its cast. However good news is that as of a week last Wednesday my leg is now free from its cast :0) Ive already manged to go out on motorbike and I already have a horseriding lesson booked in for next week (easy going lesson though)

Ive started my physio and have to go to the hospital once a week for the next four weeks. Ive also joined the gym Im only swimming at the moment but when Im ok Im going to start using the gym as well :0) Hence lack of card making for the last two weeks after an hours swim I am totally wiped out and Im back to work tomorrow.