Total Pageviews

Friday, 2 August 2013

House-Mouse Hiker - Friday 2nd August

Good Morning Friends,

First of all thank you so much to those of you who left me get well wishes following my latest bad back episode.  I went back to work on Monday, although I did leave an hour or so early - sitting at a desk just hasn't been a good thing these past few weeks! These things always happen at the wrong time..I missed our work Trustees meeting and our Library management meeting - the only two meetings I actually enjoy attending and both had important items to discuss this time; I had to cancel the afternoon tea I do as a thank you to my volunteers every summer and at the end of the week, Tom had booked two days off...actually that was good because at least we were able to get out and walk which was far more comfortable for me!

Then of course there is craft..I have so much to do before we go away and last week I made two cards, both because friends birthdays were imminent and both were made standing up! Of course, you'll know that any tine away from craft and your mojo goes on holiday, which is exactly what mine has done!

I had my session with the Sports Massage Therapist on Wednesday and it was lovely! She explained all about my gluts being really tight and's amazing how these points that are effectively at the top of your bottom can cause so much pain in your back! I felt wonderful after the session and she went through some exercises with me, which I have been doing faithfully. It was also explained that for the next few days I may feel like I'm bruised, especially as it was my first session and that is exactly how I feel. I'm happy to report that I'm not in pain all the time any more, but I do have to make sure I don't sit for very long, especially at a desk and sometimes bending is still a problem, but I think that's me - it happened so suddenly this time, when I was doing everything right bending down, that I can feel myself tensing, which isn't good. Anyway, I think I will definitely go back for a follow up in a month's time and take it from there.

Before I go on to my card for today (one I made standing up) I would also like to say welcome to my new Bloglovin followers Martina and Rita, thank you so much for choosing to follow me!

This card was made for a male friend of ours, in fact my best friend Lynda's husband Brian. They live in the Lake District, so walking is something they do a lot - well you have to enjoy this beautiful part of the Country don't you?

As I said, I made it standing up, so it had to be a quick and easy card. I chose a project from the House Mouse project book, printed out the elements and put it together. I was as simple as that!

Today I have to knuckle down and get my card finalised for next week's workshop -I know what I'm doing, I just have to make it!

Thanks again for your good wishes, fingers crossed for continued progress!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole,
    fabulous card. So very apt for a person that like to go on walks. Love those house mice.
    So glad your back is a little bit better, but not good having to craft standing up.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. Hello Carole, had a lovely catch up on your blog cards, all gorgeous. This is such a fab design for a walker and I love your lacing embellishment. xx Flora

  3. Good evening Carol,
    Love, Love, Love that cute image. Perfect for the person who is getting it.
    Thank you for your kind words but I am really fine ... The word I used was " LAZY itis"
    I was just a bit LAZY after helping in the Tearoom.... thank you for thinking of me
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xxx

  4. Hi Carole, it is so lovely to see you back and I am glad that you are feeling a little better. I am also hoping that you are fine for your holidays! Your card is brilliant, I love House Mouse and this image if fabulous, love how you did the 'shoelace' up the edge - very effective. Take care my friend. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Hi Carole

    Pleased to hear things are heading in the right direction for you .. .. though it sounds a painful direction!!! Hope you manage to get sorted in time for your holiday.

    Loving your card. Just perfect for a walker!

    Take care.

    Love Jules xx