Sew Busy, love my Nannan.

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Hadn’t realised it been so long since I last posted, but unfortunately Life sometimes overtakes.

Christmas was not the fun time ppl usually expect. My Nannan became ill & has since moved to a care home. My mom, aunt & I have had to clear her house. It was as if we were dismantling her life, all 89 years of it. I learnt a few things, laughed, almost cried. Nannan is still with us, just moved house.
In her house was the 1st piece of sewing I was ever aware of, a tapestry made by aunt, Linda.

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Tutankhamun has hung there for 38 years. Almost 39 actually, she made it in 1974 the year my cousin Paul & I were born.

In 2007 I added my work to Nannan’s wall, a flag iris. 2010 I got to add another, a budgie. For many years Nannan kept & bred budgies. This piece looks remarkably like her last one, Misty-blue..Renamed Misdemeanor.

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Nannan has taken the budgie piece with her as a reminder of
Misty-blue.

Birthdays & Christmas.

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Don’t you just hate birthday around Christmastime? Do you buy a larger xmas present or two presents? Not much cash spare though… Age old problem. Likewise it’s the same with making presents & cards.
I’ve been so busy with both I’ve posted very little recently.
I have 5 birthdays between now & Christmas, although not strictly accurate as 2 are on Christmas Day. Even less helpful. 😦

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This is for Steven’s dad. Apparently the 2 Chihuahuas they have Don’t belong to him but I don’t think anybody has told the dogs that. This looks like Poppy aka “The Chav”. Daisy is a black long haired chihuahua & she’s also known as “The Lady”. They’re both daft, lovely but daft.

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(I know wrong way round.) This is for my mom. I couldn’t bake her a cake as I’ve had a sickness bug & that would’ve been wrong so I made a cake instead.
Steven’s birthday has had me busy & shifty as I’ve had to make it when he’s not about & as I’m useless at ironing (as previously discussed) I got help from my brother (also an ex squaddie).

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This was his first cap badge, Pioneer Corp. This was amalgamated with several other sections circa1993. They become the Royal Logistics Corp. He has more of an affinity with this badge & proudly calls himself a Chunky!!

To me he’s just lovely. Wxx

My Christmas memories.

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I’ve already posted the little robin but I’ve found a piece I made 3 years ago for the office. I work as a Reablement Officer (formally known as a Carer) on days but I used to work on the night team. As we weren’t allowed to sleep, Obviously, we brought craft things in to keep us awake, knitting, crochet, Crossstitch. Unfortunately our team was broken up last year but i still have my friends & my memories of those nights (& several pieces of work accomplished)

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I started this Santa at the same time as my friend Louise. I made him & another for a friends children for a present. Louise Still hasn’t finished hers…uhoh a UFO!

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I love the simplicity of this piece.