Friday, 24 August 2007

A WEEK THAT HAS GONE TOO QUICKLY

This week has rushed past me in a flash. Its sort of been one of those weeks. The weather has improved and I just had to get bedding on the washing line to take advantage of the sun and breeze. First I want to thank all of you for your best wishes regarding the shoulder. The pain is less acute but the X-ray shows an area of calcification right on the joint which will need "nibbling off" to help me regain movement with no pain. At present I have only about 40% movement. The physiotherapist cannot give me any exercises to do as this would make the pain worse. But I do feel better knowing that it is a fairly simple procedure to fix it and shouldn't have to wait too long. So to all of you here are the thank you flowers. Best buy from M&S at £2.99!!






Now Sophie Honeysuckle has been asking for bed photos. So I got the camera out, put some new batteries in,looked at what was there and decided I had some old holiday pics that I would show as well as taking new bed photos. These below were taken when in Italy last September for my nephews' wedding. He married a delightful Italian girl. The wedding was wonderful and we had 2 weeks enjoying a very hot holiday.These 3 are of Lake Garda. There was quite a heat haze so difficult to get great pictures.

Sarah's head in some photos.It was a family affair as all 5 of us went.




This next photo is the view from the wedding reception venue overlooking Lake Varese.

When I was still able to knit I used up the left over wool to make a pair of booties for my greatnephew who is now 4 months old!! We are seeing him and quite a lot of family on Sunday as it is big Sis birthday and we hoping to barbeque!!! Now it will definately rain.

Finally to the bed pics. Many years ago when visiting my parents-in law we used to drive through a place called Chirk on the Welsh borders. We saw signs for a place called Seventh Heaven and stopped for a look one day. If you are ever in the area stop. It has grown since then but they have the most beautiful antique beds, gorgeous linen and duvets, eiderdowns etc. Look on line at www.seventh-heaven.co.uk/ I coveted one of their beds for years. We saved and eventually bought ours about six years ago. It is late Victorian (circa1890) and is cast iron with brass bed rails. When we went to get it I was like a child in a sweet shop Took me ages to decide which one to get. The people who own these delights are delightful and the service is fantastic. Here is the top view.

And the bottom ( so to speak) with our vintage patchwork quilt folded up Too hot to use in the summer.





And to Hammish's foot stool! He is our old cat who is a bit arthritic and the bed is high so he gets on the linen chest and pokes his head through the bars waiting to be invited onto the bed. I must get a photo of that one day!!


Well this has been a massive post so I must be finished now. I have one more photo of sunset taken in France when we were there in June. Happy and healthy weekend to all.











13 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

Well Missy, it is high time! THe photos are lovely. I would love to see a picture of your cat on the trunk. You got back just in time...I had my wellies by the back door and my poor old blind dog about ready to go on a hunt lol. And too right the week has flown by. The year is getting away from me, lol....will check back in soon...please don't get lost again, will you?

Mary said...

Glad you are feeling better, Mary!

Those mountain/river views are so great for a wedding. Wow.

That bed is nice and cozy. Looking at that floral quilt made me realize how much I miss floral decorating. I've been away from it for a while. Maybe I'll bring it back!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Oh Mary, I love,love,love your bed!! Thank-you for taking some photos of it!! I just love Victorian brass beds for some reason, however did you manage to choose one amongst so many lovely beds? But yours has lovely detail on it, doesn't it!! Speaking of beds, I am still in mine...

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary and Si. happy birthday sir! we had good weather here today hope the bbq went well, good food and lots of red wine...weve been booting all day , lots of goodies to show you, will blog monday, bye for now fred and hayley ( we sound like a ballroom dancing team dont we)...and now to show the european foxtrot heres fred and hayley.......

KARA said...

oh hasn't it been washing line weather I love it, the smell of fresh air dried bedding.
love all the gorgeous photo's but your bed oh I want one. off to look at link
kara
xx

take care mary and rest your shoulder

Alison said...

What a pretty quilt!
Take care,
Alison x

Mia said...

Hello Mary! I am glad to hear that you are feeling better. Your photos are just lovely, all of them. And you bed looks especially cozy. I can imagine your cat wanting to enjoy the comforts of the snug bed with you.

Sandi McBride said...

Hi Mary, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. It's good to know you are well! And thanks so much for the "swede and carrot" idea. It sounds wonderful. I thicken my "swedes" with corn meal (not corn starch)to serve over the mashed swede...it's lovely as well. So good to hear from you!

Sandi McBride said...

Mary darling, do you mind if I tag you? I can't seem to get you to blogging regularly enough for my greedy little soul, so consider yourself tagged. To find out how, come on over to my place
cheers

Leanne said...

that quilt is gorgeous!

Leanne

Kari said...

The scenery pictures are lovely! And your bed AND the quilt are absolutely perfect! I love them both. I'm thinking a bed like that would like fantastic in my "girly" room, wouldn't it? If only I could convince the husband. And the pocket book, of course! lol

Becky said...

What a lovely old bed you have and that quilt is just charming! I enjoyed your pics and especially am fond of the boat pictures. Hope your week is going good! Becky in California (yes, tis HOT here...101 forcasted for today...ewww)

mrsnesbitt said...

France...I love France. We were there in 2005! One of the best holidays we have had!