Sunday, 26 May 2013


This is a page for a journal circle I did for a friend in my Stitchers Group. We meet once a month and although it started out as an embroidery group we have all started doing various things which means at most meetings there may be embroidery, knitting, crochet, papercraft or beading.

When I saw the challenge this month was for Spring on the craft trilogy I thought I actually made something at the right time and with the right topic so Im entering this in that challenge as well.

The craft Trilogy challenge can be found here

Thursday, 23 May 2013

and more

seeing as I dont seem to be able to show more that 2 pics

 Mini book class by Carole Bryson Wood

Some things I made


Wow hasnt it been a long time since I said anything? I wont say anything worth while as thats not really my thing its more a total ramble and waffle rubbish which could be why most family dont know about this blog. I can say what I feel and not upset them. That of course is assuming my privacy settings are right........If they arent very sorry lol

Its been a rough time recently for no reason apart from the benfits and government aspect. All I want is to get better and get back to work but they keep changing things and I end up getting really down and depressed.

Last year I was told I was swapping from Incapacity Benefit (IB) to Employment Support Allowance (ESA) I filled the form in and got called for a medical where I saw someone from Atos who really didnt seem to understand my conditions. For example she asked if I could touch my toes and my reply was of course I can Im hypermobile the reply to that was youre what?
Anyway after getting no points on the medical I was put on emergency ESA at basic rate whilst I appealed. I filled in forms and sent them off only for the DWP to lose them.
At that point I had no idea what money was going into my bank or how much rent and council tax I owed.

It took a few phone calls to get sorted out in april from december and I was sent another ESA50 form to start again. I filled that in and went for the medical and Im waiting for an answer

In that time I had a bad depression episode and had trouble keeping up with birthday cards never mind fun stuff.

Hopefully now Im on the up. Its spring (a bit late I know) there may be sun in the sky and Im feeling like making cards again if only my imagination or whatever the word is would co-operate.

Oh the other stuff in life I seem to be collecting medical conditions which isnt good but Ambercat is ok and keeping me amused. My parents have adopted a dog Lad who is a total soppy sweetie and Im hoping life is improving..

I went on a craft retreat which was brave for me as I dont cope well with strangers but I had a good time and coped without disolving into tears which is rare for me. I even made a few things which I will hopefully add to this long, rambling, waffling drivel ( that doesnt look right drivvell driv ah well whatever lol)