Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit and leave with a smile! Love Thea x

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

A Little bit of Thrifting, Sewing and Crochet *~*


I have been a little busy lately being Mum!


But I did pop out Saturday for a visit to the charity shops.. and I bought a roll of pretty wallpaper ...

A pair of pretty curtains for fabric..

A floral vintage cake plate...


Six vintage lily of the valley dishes...


A hand painted glass " forget me not" pin dish...


A rosy teapot stand....



A vintage angel and baby picture.. I can remember my Mum buying one of these from the " ladies of the church" who used to sell them for charity



And finally a Peter Rabbit story book to add to my collection...



I have been sewing too...


A fairy doll called Floss... I shall show her off properly in another post ( I am looking into an Etsy shop so watch this space)



The snow has just gone here in the Moorlands, wet and windy now!


Time for some crochet, I have started a blanket for my lounge.

Thank you for all your sweet words I love reading them all
Thea x

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Sewing Dolls While the Snow Blows in *~*

As with many parts of the country the snow blew in yesterday here in the Moorlands (on top of what we accumulated on Monday)

The pots wearing snow hats...

Maisie my tabby cat being very brave..

She is real character and bosses her sister around all the time ..but really loves her


Fin and Pippa built a handsome Snowman...It was a bit chilly for me so I stayed indoors



I sat sewing watching the flakes fluttering down ...

And first Maude appeared...




and then Freya..



with a hint of lavender...





It's time for a lovely hot drink now perhaps with a tot of something exciting in it..Thea xx

Thank you so much for sweet words on my last post ..I felt very touched x

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A Thyroid problem??


I have been living with a problem that I thought I would share with you.. only because it just might help someone with the same symptoms

Four years ago I started feeling quite unwell..I could not sleep ..always had very cold hands even though I felt hot .. and got very sweaty ( not nice)..felt very tired all the time..and the worse thing, started putting on a lot of weight even though my diet and routine had not changed


Me with my youngest son

I just thought, this was how things were going to be from now on ..and I put it all down to early Menopause ..but then I started to get heart palpitations and that's when I took myself of to the Doctors


I just got bigger and bigger


The Doctor was very good she did an E C G test all the blood tests.. and told me I had high blood pressure 



bigger and bigger.. I was so upset as I am only 5ft 1in with size 3 feet I was never meant to be this big (size 18)


Well a week later the Doctors rang me and told me I had Hypertension an under active Thyroid gland
for an unknown reason all of a sudden my immune system had attacked my thyroid gland and  stopped it working.. ( It is a small gland at the base of the neck..but "my o my" it controls so much)

So now I am on tablets for the rest of my life to replace it..
It has been a long journey back for me.. and at last I see someone who I recognise
It has taken 3 years to get my dosage right and a year to lose the weight

I am back now




The high blood pressure has gone and I feel so much better ( although I still have the cold Hands ! but I can live with that..
Thank you for all your support and sweet words
Thea xx

Monday, 14 January 2013

The Snow Fell Gently*~*

Woke up to the first snows of the year here in the Moorlands...

The trees look so pretty dressed in white..

So magical....

I am so glad we filled up the bird feeders yesterday...



After I took these photos this morning we had another heavy fall...



I like to see the snow but I hope it does not stay too long...

Poor little car...




A little ray of sunshine..
 Thea x

Sunday, 13 January 2013

A Sunday Winter Walk *~*

As the sun was shinning this morning ..Fin and I decided to visit our local reservoir for a winter's walk...

Frozen water ...so still .. caught in a moment in time

Frozen ground as hard as iron...

A path to nowhere ...

Winter rays trying to peep through...

Bare trees reflecting in the water...


Everything is sleeping....

Mist rolls in as the watery sun peeps out...


Clouds reflecting ....

A special place...

Squirrel Nutkin...

Mossy walls....

Time to walk back to the car now...where a flask of tea awaits...



And a skinny cranberry cupcake.. yummy!

Thank you for sharing my walk  .... A big hello and welcome to my new followers ..
Stay warm and cosy my friends Thea x