Friday, 5 December 2014

November's Mosaics

Hello..........  another months, been and gone so it's time for November's Mosaics.

November was quite a crafty month here at the Summerhouse, with yarny Poppies and a Dream catcher. Plus  I have rather ambitiously started two blankets (eek, so that will be three on the go then !!)  I couldn't resist any longer and just had to join in with everyone on the Attic 24 Cosy Crochet along. There has been lots of behind the scenes Christmas crafting too, that I'll be sharing with you after the big day.

With another month of tests and hospital appointment you could say I needed the distraction of a bit of yarny goodness. There are far to many things going on with my health at the moment and I'm seeing way to many ologist.  The good news however is that now I've been formally diagnosed with POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, after suffering with it for the past twenty years) I have started some medication that has brought my heart rate down to  nearly normal hopefully in the long term this will improve my fatigue levels as standing will no longer put my heart rate up to the equivalent of a healthy person doing a aerobics class.

Out in the garden the Roses have finished but with the mild Autumn weather there is still a lot in bloom, we're even having a second crop of tomato's which I'm going to pick and try and ripen up inside.

Aww my Seaside Pebble blanket, I've fallen a little bit in love with this make, I think it all the calm soothing colours and all the sparkle from the twinkly yarns. I just had to make a mosaic to celebrate all things Cosy.

As for my year of Art new year resolution well I failed again, I'm just not well enough at the moment so here's a throwback Friday watercolour. That I painted a few years ago. It freezing here at the moment so I thought I'd share a bit of holiday sunshine with you all.

The Year in books:

I finished last month book 'Stolen Away' in about week, it was a little bit of easy reading escapism,  perfect with everything going on, as when my fatigue levels are bad so is my concentration. So a fairytale what's not love.

Decembers book is also going to be in keeping with the easy read theme I figure it's going to get really busy around here, Christmas and it's demands  generally tips me into a relapse.   So I've opted for a bit of chick lit light reading, it's not something I read a lot of but I have high hopes for this one Christmas and Yarny goodness in a book, I'm hoping it's going to be just perfect for the Season, I only ordered it today and I'm looking forward to it arriving, Yay for a Christmassy read.

Wishing you all a wonderfully Cosy December.
Joining in with The year in books
Clare xx


  1. I wish you a wonderfully cozy December as well. I'm so glad they were able to diagnose you and give you the proper medication. Hopefully, that will make all the difference in the world in the way you feel. Your projects are all beautiful - love the seaside pebble blanket.

  2. Such good new, a diagnosis fingers crossed that the correct medication will help. Love the blanket, a real delight. Have a great weekend.

  3. Love that watercolour! I would so hang that on the wall in my craftroom!!!

  4. Really hope the medication helps, often a diagnosis can be a bit of a relief in a way. Your water colour is gorgeous, you are very talented :) And I'm loving your blanket, beautiful colours

  5. I hope the medication helps you feel better. It must be good to finally have a diagnosis, to put a name to the illness and be on a path toward recovery. All of your work looks lovely, you have many talents and are clearly growing a lot as a crafter and as an artist.

  6. Clare I love seeing the results of your many talents, as well, and I hope the new treatment will be successful, too! Your just ordered book looks like it will be fun to read as you are able to do so.
    Wishing you well xx

  7. It is lovely to catch up with all that November bought you in crafty making and reading terms. I am always amazed at how much you get accomplished when you round up at the end of the month. I hope that your heart diagnosis helps to improve things in the coming weeks and months, I can see how it must make dealing with everything else so much harder for you and your body, so I hope that this will make a big difference. Here's to a wonderful December for you! xx

  8. Wow I'm just amazed how much you did in November and love your blanket. I hope the medicine starts working for you very soon and that you fell better soon. Hope you are enjoying Christmas season.