Well, it is one year today since Hywel's accident, where his 7.5 ton lorry tipped onto him trapping him against a wall. The last year has been a rollercoaster of emotions and hospital visits, but Hywel being the determined man he is, has defied the odds and the doctors and is now at his optimum recovery level. Most days he can get around unaided, although he always seems to need his walking stick in Tesco! He doesn't moan when his legs are bad, but I can always tell by the way he is walking and comeing in from work and going straight to sleep is a giveaway! Our plans for the future have had be altered, because there are some things we wanted to do, which will now be impossable, as Hywel's legs will eventuallry deteriate as he gets older. But.. on the bright side, needing something to focus on during his recovery and me needing a distraction from the horror of it all, Bearcabinminiatures has flourished from a little idea just plodding along, to the huge part of our lives it is now. Starting this blog has certantly helped me to keep going and I have met wonderful people through blogging, so thankyou all for keeping on commenting, you have all helped to keep our spirits up.
Right... enough wingeing and onto what I have been upto this last two weeks....
The house has had its spring clean and the sun can shine through my windows all it likes now, there's no dust to be seen... anymore! I have even given Dean's room a fresh coat of paint, he is all charcoal and pale greys now, very grown up! Although I was a bit miffed when he asked if could have a new light shade as he thinks he is too old for his glow in the dark dinasour lampshade!! I still haven't bought his new bed, I can't find one that we both agree on! But I did buy little Meg some new 'grown up' clothes and we all had to watch her doing her catwalk/fashion parade dance in her new dresses and leggings. Last week I was also in work, but I now have a few days annual leave which is nice, although everyone keeps telling me I look and sound tireder this week, now that I have been taking it easier.. I can't win!
Yesterday, I sat down and re-upholstered some chairs and I have two new mini projects burning bright in my mind ready to be put into action, but I have to have a chat with a fellow blogger first as she is currently working on something similar to one of the ideas and I don't want to step on any virtual toes!! I have also re-upholstered a witches chair for the wizards and wands bookstore. I can't decide on what material to use, so I will make one in each fabric, choose the one which suits the library in the bookstore and then pop the others in my Etsy store.
This is the first chair, hopefully I will have the others done later in the week and I will pop all three on and we can all debate which suits the library the best :0)
Can I also grab some advice on the chaise Longe? I have re-upholstered it in a lovely William Morris fabric, but I couldn't decide on what colour braid to finish it with. What do you think of the blue? Is it too bright? I tried to pick the blue out of the main fabric, but I am not sure.
Well, thats all my news for today, time for another cup of tea and some more catching up on my favourite blogs.
A big welcome to my new followers, I recoganise some of you from AIM :0)
Have a great day,