Monthly Archives: July 2014
Poor kittens came down with an infection last week, they were very poorly with a high temperature, feeling sorry for themselves and going off their food.
Logan and Rogue went down with it first, with Missy following them the next day.
Simon rushed Logan and Rogue to the Vets last thursday, were they were given a shot of antibiotic and a liquid patch, the Laura (the Vet) then sent us home saying to keep and eye on them and if they didn’t feel better to bring them back the following day.
Needless to say they weren’t feeling better and Logans Temperature had risen, so back they went to the Vets, who decided to keep them in 😦 . Missy decided that she didn’t like being at home just with Uncle Fluffy and proceeded to come down with it as well. Another visit to the Vets, Simon’s third in two days to drop Missy off. Lauren (The other Vet) decided not to do a blood test on Missy as they had already done the other two and the results had come back negative.
The Phone call from Laura Saturday was promising, Logans Temperature had started coming down and Rogue was eating and yelling. We went to visit the kittens Saturday Afternoon, they looked happy to see us, Missy was still poorly but she was a day behind the other two. Because it was very hot outside and they still had a temperature Laura decided to keep them in another night.
Fast forward to Sunday morning, Simon had a phone call from Laura saying please pick your babies up as they are very loud.
We don’t know what was wrong with our kittens, Laura thinks it was an infection, they fought it off by themselves and probably if it hadn’t been so hot outside they would have been alright at home, but although they could deal with one or the other, having a temperature and a heatwave was not a good combination.
They are back to normal now and getting under everyones feet but it was very worrying.
Logan having a little lean
Missy, they are starting to get quite big now.
having a little cuddle
I’ve just discovered Craftsy, yes I hear you say you’re a bit late to the party, may be I am, I’ve done CBTs( computer based training) for work and although James was very amusing, the person who did XP workstation had very grating voice and I wanted to kill myself. (probably a slight exageration)
But Craftsy, maybe that won’t be too bad, so far I’ve signed up for five classes, I’ve watched one of them while my shoulder was too bad to do anything, it is pattern making basics the bodice sloper making course, it looks quite straight forward, obviously I haven’t tried anything yet but I now have the ruler and the paper, I keep forgetting to buy the sticky dots though 😦 I’m hoping mine comes out better than some of the photos.
I also have the sassy librarian blouse, the knit lab, the couture dress and the flirty day dress. I will confess I bought four of them half price, and I have targeted the ones that I think will help me with my dress making skills, apart from the knit lab which is going to help me with my knitting skills, all I have to do now is tidy up my craft room and make time to sit down and follow them.
I have my flirty day dress pattern but I feel that I might get more out of it once I have completed the bodice sloper course, I have just read on a blog that the flirty day dress is a B cup pattern so I assume that I will have to make some alterations there.
My Shoulder still isn’t quite up to long hours of dress making but I do hope to have a couple of skirts for you to look at soon.
Slim skirt needs only one yard 54″ fabric-sews in a Jiffy. Skirt has single back seam, deep inverted pleat, back slide fastener closing. Make the skirt with soft unpressed pleats(A), or darts (B) under lining the waistband.
I’ve made version (B) in this one
Slim Skirt in three versions. Views (A) & (C) can be made from 1 yard of 54″ fabric. (A) Mock wrap-around version buttons at side back. (B) Double-buttoned, floating panel is back. (C) Back slit.
Version (A) for this one
Back to Blogging
it’s been a bit of time since my last post, I’ve had to hold off from typing, as I needed surgery on my shoulder, just a routine OP, but it meant that typing was awkward, when you are used to using two hands you get a little bit lost with one.
I’m going to cover two things here, we have new kittens, Simon is besotted with them and the camera mentioned in my previous post I sent back.
First thing the Kittens, they are beautiful, two girls and one boy, Fluffy, our remaining cat is still not sure about them, but did only get territorial with them when they tried to steal his roast chicken bits, 🙂
they are quite a bit bigger now, and ready to go to the vets for their second lot of jabs and micro chipping
I’m assuming I haven’t uploaded newer pictures of Rogue yet but don’t worry i’m sure there will be lots of them
Second thing the Olympus Camera, although as you could see by the previous post the photos taken outdoors were brilliant, they were clear and vibrant, very impressive for the size of camera. Indoors was a different story, the shutter speed was slow and the kittens blurry. I know that probably if I had spent more time with it and played with the settings I could have got round these issues, but the one issue that wouldn’t go away was I didn’t like the sound it made when it took the photo.
So I have exchanged it for a Panasonic Lumix GM1 it is very small, very light and takes very nice pictures.