Thursday, 6 March 2014

Welcome and still finding...

Welcome to two new followers via Bloglovin - Brandi and Frances, you are both most welcome.

I am still looking for quilts to add to my stash for quilting and found this lovely single one the other day, for £2.50.
You just get so much more material for your money. I was in a craft shop the other day, and they were charging £8 per metre for assorted, and pre-cut squares. Personally, I think that a little too expensive. I have begun to cut squares, invested in a 'square' measuring template and am waiting delivery for a special foot that will make joining them a little easier. With my current selection, I can't actually see the material under the foot to sew the 1/4" seams!

DB got stung on the foot, by a half-asleep bee on Tuesday, whilst he was lying down doing some work in the garden. We applied bicarbonate of soda to it, in the form of a paste, to help take the worst of the pain away. His foot was very red and swollen the next day, so we gave it further first aid. Today is is less swollen but still hot so we shall take a trip to the chemist to ask for their advice and get maybe some anti-histamine pills/cream, whatever he recommends.

The weather looks set to be reasonable fair and dry, and getting warmer into next week. Beware though, with day time temperatures set to get into the high teens by the end of next week, severe frosts are forecast for the nights. Watch those seedlings!

5 comments:

  1. When we arrived in the DR last year K was hobbling as she had been stung on the foot. I had taken some Anthisan cream with me as it had worked brilliantly on an insect bite I had last summer - it had been recommended by the pharmacist, and whilst not the cheapest( I think I paid £3.99) it was fantastic. It worked well for K too, and she was able to walk down the' aisle' 2 days later without hobbling. The doctor out there was going to charge over $100 just to take a look at it!

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    1. Thanks for that! Anthisan is what our pharmacist recommended and we bought some this morning. Already seems to be relieving the swelling and redness!. Similar sort of price as well.

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    2. It's now known as ' magic cream' in our family!

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  2. I always think that ready cut fat quarters are dear too.
    I got a bee in my hair yesterday and it was so dopey it let me pick it out with no trouble. I think they tend to have a little more fizz in them when the weather is warmer!
    Gill

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    1. Luckily it only stung him and didn't leave its poison sac behind. Hopefully, it might have survived.

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