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Friday, 1 May 2020

Playing Around

The feeling of tiredness and feeling cold has been overwhelming the last few weeks. At first I thought it was due to lockdown. But then I remembered  I would normally have my thyroid levels checked every 12-18 months. Well I'm  obviously not wanting to go to the doctors at this time, so when I ordered my prescription I included the additional dosage of thyroxin I have every now and again to stabilise my hormone levels. . The extra 25mg tablet takes my dose to 125mg and  normally does the trick after a few weeks.

The chemist I go to stays open until 8pm so I got there at 7 when its normally empty and it didn't disappoint. Straight in and out, just as I like it. I popped into Asda near by which was also deserted and picked up some flour, I always go down the baking aisle and look and at first I thought it was empty. But then I noticed loose flour on the floor so I crouched down and there was about 8 packs right at the back. They only had plain but better than nothing. I also grabbed 2 × bread, 2 x  sultana pancakes, asparagus, carrots, a stew pack and some new potatoes all for 10p each.

I've been looking for things to do indoors during the wet weather. So I got out my big shot die cutting/embossing machine to have a play. When I bought it secondhand many years ago it came with a few dies and embossing plates. But I've never really done any embossing.


So I had a good old play around, I had to get them at an angle for the photos so you can see the raised print. I could really do with some crafting supplies as I'm getting low on card and a few other bits but I do  like to see what I'm buying.  I did get to use a die I've had a while for the flower inspired by the Cape daisy in my garden, it   just finished my great nieces birthday card off nicely.


We were hoping to be out of lockdown for my grandsons birthday on the 15th but that looks unlikely. So I've made him a card ready to pop in the post.

The weather looks good or at least dry over the weekend so we will be working in the garden once again. The sleepers for the landscaping arrived yesterday. They've been on order for almost 2 weeks, no email just a call 30 minutes before hand, saying we are in your area and have your delivery. They obviously believe everyone is at home! I do wonder what they would have done had we been key workers out at work! Bye for now. Tx




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  1. Great to find flour and be doing your cards. I must do some to send to people to cheer them up!

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    1. The cards don't work out any cheaper but I enjoy doing it.

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  2. I have been on Thyroxine for half my life so I know what its like.
    Well done on your 10p bargans, I am looking forward to bargain hunting again in the future, not going to cost much to feed little old me. xx

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    2. You'll have no problems with budget as you are the Yellow Sticker queen. Xx

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  3. Lovely bargains and glad to hear you got hold of some flour.

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    1. I bought 2 bags just after Christmas and they're almost finished. So this was a welcome find.

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  5. How wonderful to find some flour : )

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    1. I know, its amazing that the flour milks have been working overtime to make up the shortage due to panic buying. So someone out there has loads stashed!!

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  6. That birthday card is lovely. It's not something I've ever been tempted to have a go at but you may have changed my mind!

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    1. I suddenly get an urge to craft and that's when I get the best ideas.

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  7. I'm glad you realised about the Thyroid! That's a relief!
    Your cards are beautiful! I did some carfd making at Easter and it was good to do it again! I have punches but not a Sizzix!

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    1. I've been on thyroxin for almost 40 years so I'm quite in tune with my body. Like any crafting I think you have times when you can put together things easily. The creative juices are flowing.

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  8. Great work on getting flour. I hunt every time I go shopping for yeast. Still none on the shelves since I purchased some about a month ago. Almost out of one type now and will have to switch to a different jar and type.

    Glad you got your meds okay.

    Great cards.

    God bless.

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  10. The cards are lovely Tania. It's a craft I've never tried but now I want an embosser to play with! xx

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    1. I got the Big Shot secondhand from ebay. It was local and picked it up as postage would have been expensive as they are heavy. It came with loads of bits that I've never really used. I love it.

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  11. Gosh I had forgotten about the blood test checks, I think they may be due for me too. I will have to check. Know what you mean when the dip starts you really can get down. Hope you bounce back soon.

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    1. Thanks Trish, it's feeling cold all the time that really gets to me. Everyone else is walking round in short sleeves and I've got a coat on!

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  12. I'm due my B12 jab in a couple of weeks, I always get tired when it's due, but I've been told they're putting all these jabs on hold for three months. My goodness, I think I'll be crawling into that doctor's surgery by then. The embossing looks great, such a lovely effect.

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    1. Hubby went for blood test this morning, he was the only person in the surgery. They were all fully gowned etc. I think you should be able to get your B12 jab. I'm hoping I have some more energy soon.

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  13. You got some excellent deals. I'm glad you found the flour. It feels so good to have the staples that we need. Your cards are really pretty. Sorry you may have to miss your grandson's birthday.

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    1. Thank you. Things will never quite be the same again.

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  14. I'm not the only one scrabbling around on the floor looking at the back of shelves then ;-)

    Your embossed cards are lovely, as are those gorgeous Cape Daisies, I do love daisies of any and every colour.

    My Mum has taken Thyroxine for years now and it's always really noticeable when she needs a review. She is also in limbo with her usual monthly B12 injections. Seemingly there was a nationwide ban on giving them out before the lockdown while trials were being done, she is now into her fourth month without her injection and it's really showing the difference on her overall health and well-being. It's really hard not being able to be there to help her.

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    1. Covid19 has effected us in so many different ways. I feel for those needing urgent operations, treatments and help. Everything has just stopped.

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  15. Hope you're okay, you've gone unusually quiet. xx

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  16. Flour's kinda iffy here too.

    The embossing is beautiful! Makes every card a keeper.

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  17. Well done on all your bargains! I like your happy birthday embossing, I’ve got a big shot (it’s on permanent loan to my best friend at the moment) but every now and then I’ll run off a loads of different bits to use in cardmaking. Your cards are lovely:)

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    1. Thanks Anne, I sometimes watch create and craft to see what they've got. You could spend thousands in bits and pieces.

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