Wednesday, 29 May 2019


Here I am fighting fit and ready for the crop!Actually that is a lie....I was initially given just 3 days worth of antibiotics, they hadn't started working and the Bank Holiday was coming up so last Friday I had trip to see the Doc!! Given a 'stronger' antibiotic...
only to be told 4 days later, when I rang another GP for lab results, that there was no way they were going to cure my ills!!!Sooo...I am back on the original specific antibiotics, but now for a further 7 days! First two taken and waiting for them to decide to work!!

The pain is getting me down a bit, so lots of distractions in my craft room required and I have been quite productive with lots of water and pottering around in between!

I WILL be at the Crop...and may be grumbling a bit!!!

Uh! Oh!!Rambling, sorry Julia....I know I should be brief at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at your Stamping Ground blog!

Now my desk today is really an 'our desk'!
I had arranged to have a Messy Day with some of the ladies here and determined not to let them down!
Thank Goodness for Wendy my HKA and my lovely friend Helen(in the centre)! Whenever I dropped something (I seem to have become more clumsy) or needed something lower down they were there! Two ladies are missing from this photo having arrived slightly later!
We had a lot of fun doing image transfers and making a petroleum jelly resist canvas...and I mean a LOT of fun!

Here are the canvases we made!
No-one was given guidance as to landscape or portrait so it was good to see the mix as well as the way they used the colours and stencils! Some used their birds as they came from my old bird ID book, some painted their birds!

Thank you ladies for an uplifting day!!

I am not going to promise to visit before the weekend but I will do my best, the computer chair is not the most comfortable! 

I am looking forward to seeing folk at the Crop - 3 more sleeps!!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

REally hope the new pills do the trick, but if you have to moan at crop, moan! will be really good to see you. Your messy play day looks fabulous fun and what gorgeous results. See you Saturday. Helen #3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh I do hope the meds kick in before the weekend Chris - I know you'll come anyway but it would be good if you at least felt ok! I do like those canvases - what a great show. The ladies look as if they're loving it in the picture!!
Hugs and see you soon!
LLJ 8 xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hope the pills help but at least you have lots of friends to distract you and sure you'll have a good weekend. Have a lovely crafty week and a happy woyww, Angela x17x

Valerie-Jael said...

Hope you are soon feeling better. Looks fun with your group of ladies. Hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

Sorry about the antibiotic fiasco Chris. Hope these kick in ASAP and so you feel good for your crop. I love all the little canvases you and your lady friends made. They are really wonderful. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It appears even doctors get it wrong at times. I hope the meds kick in soon, AND you have a great time at the crop. Those transfers are beautiful and having like minded friends to distract you with art is a bonus. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Sarah Brennan said...

Oh I do hope the meds kick in in time for you to properly enjoy the crop Chris. Fabulous projects, the ladies did a brilliant job. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #12

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Chris, I know what you mean. They tend to give me a generic 'catch-all' at first while waiting for a lab result, then switch to a specific. Seems to take far longer to fix that way. By the way, have you been told about Lemon Barley Water? My Mom had this UTI problem for quite a while, and her nurse said that it was far more effective than the Cranberry juice usually advised. She has a glass a day, and not had a UTI for at least couple of years now, so I've been drinking it too, and so far not had one for almost a year.Must be Lemon Barley though, not another flavour.Love the shots of the artwork you all did, they are amazing. Looking forward to seeing you Saturday, Hugs, Shaz X#7

Annie said...

Hi Chris x Looks like you had a lovely time with your friends/fellow woywwers x
Did you meet Elizabeth from Scotland ? I met her at my mammy's the other week when she was there for a crafty get together xx
Hope you feel much better soon

Huge healing hugs
Annie x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely birdie canvases - sounds like a fun get-together! Hope you feel better soon! zsuzsa #23

Rita said...

Oh, I hope the antibiotics finally do something worthwhile. Looks like a fun time, regardless. Nice to have friends who will help you when you can't easily do everything yourself at the moment.

I do my best to ignore pain by keeping busy doing fun things, too. If I can't manage to do something creative I can get lost in a good show or book. Hope you feel better soon! :)

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous little canvasses - I love birds. Hope you are feeling better by Saturday. See you soon. xx Jo

Let's Art Journal said...

So sorry to hear you are still unwell, I hope the new meds work quickly and that you fell much better soon! Wow, those canvases are amazing ūüėä. It looks like you had lots of fun creating them, you are such a star running a messy day for everyone! Take care and wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! Enjoy Crop too! Jo x

Mrs.B said...

Sorry to read you're still in pain but I'm sure your fun day with the ladies helped to take your mind off it. Canvases look fabulous.
Avril xx

butterfly said...

Oh no - I'm so sorry to hear they haven't managed to sort out your medications. I hope you are managing to enjoy the crop nonetheless. You certainly didn't let your Messy Day companions down... what fabulous little canvases all round.
Alison x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Chris, sorry you’ve been poorly pray they’re ok those antibiotics done their job, what a great creativeness in those lovely ladies.
Very late at calling .. but happy belated WOYWW. Thanks for sharing your desk, Shaz in Oz.x #24

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