Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wow did not realize it had been so long since my last post

When I looked at my last post I was shocked to see how long ago I wrote it. My live has been so busy, I am still om chemo and my cancer marker is now 4 yes 4 can you believe it . the chemo is really doing its job.Lots of side effects but none that I can not cope with.  I have gone back to work subbing at the high school in the special edd department. I love working there, but I just come home and have to rest even though I find I don't have to rest as much as when I first went back. My dad came over from England for a month, he was over in May but came back in September  spent a few day with Emma in Chicago and at 84 years old went on the ferris wheel in downtown Chicago for the first time in his life. not something I want to do. I hope the next post will not take me so long.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Well this time my chemo made made me very sick, smells did not go well with me nor did food. The Dr gave me a new pill to try and help but I was allergic to it and made me very agitated and  unable to sleep. The next time they are going to try some thing else. I have been up since 1.30 sewing  ready for my next craft fair witch is in December so if this goes on much longer I will have got every thing ready by the end next week.   My mind is at one speed and my body is trying to keep up. One good thing about the chemo is it is starting to bring my cancer marker down again  68 to 38. so that a good thing Will post some of the things I have been making soon. Hope every one had a great 4th July.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chemo today

Today is my 3rd dose of chemo only 3 more to go. So my ten day challenge is on hold until  Tuesday and then I will get going again. Have finished Number 1,2,4,6,8 and am half way through geting my 3 dolls done. Everyone have a great week and Happy 4th July

Friday, June 25, 2010

Getting those ten things done

My helper for today as I finished of a quilt top I am making for a wedding gift. His name is Thomas and I think he was saying stop sewing mummy and take some time for me. The quilt top was number 1 on my list so that is done, also number 2 and 8 are finished. so now I have time for Thomas.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ready to start no 1 on the list.

Up and dressed and ready to start no.1 on my list of 10 things to do in 10 days. I started this quilt top yesterday but hope to finish today or tomorrow. will post picture when it is done. Also going to cut my squares today and get them ready to send.Thats in between laundry. and anything else I have to do. Well must get going, everyone have a great day.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ten in / in Ten

Gina at Has put out a challenge to complete 10 tasks in ten days. Here is my list.
1.Finish wedding quilt top for Tim and Rachel
2. Cut 5 1/2inch squares for a swap I am doing
3. Clean Amy's room
4. Do  mending
5. Make 3 dolls for craft fair
6. Put 2 Vera Bradley bags I am selling on ebay
7. Clean my craft area.
8. Cut fat quarters for craft fair
9. Take the dog to the groomers
10. If I have done all the other nine go out to lunch and relax

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Have you been to visit Daisy Cottage Quilting?

 Sharon from has opened an online quilt store that has some great stuff , fabric,patterns,quilt kits book and lots more. So go on over here is the web site  .  She has a facebook page just look up Daisy Cottage Quilting .Oh by the way she is having a give away. So go and take a look and sign up .Every one have a great day Englishteacup(Lynne)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Must see

Anyone who loves all things tea related . I think that is ME. has to go to this ladies on line store. I found it today and just fell in love with her stuff. I have already put in a order and will be getting more. I will try and do a link but if that does not work here is the web page.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

back on chemo

Well today was my first day back on chemo. Back in  December after 11 doses for 3 days every 2 weeks they stopped to give my body a rest as one of the drugs gave me an allergic reaction. So the Dr has been keeping an eye on my cancer marker and it started to go up, so back on the chemo I went. This time it's 3 days every 2 weeks but different drugs. So I spent 6 hours at the hospital getting 3 of the 4 drugs and then come home on a pump into the port in my chest until Friday. So far I am hoping those  nasty cancer cells feel as crappy as I do. Oh well as long as it works I will have to put up with it - it will get better in a few days. Back to wearing the wig, or if it is too hot, a bandanna. Oh one good thing I get a cleaning company to clean my house once a month for 4 months. Oh another good thing I will lose weight just in time for my cruise in August!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My deck

. Over the last few months we have been have some work done on our deck to get it ready for when every one came to visit for our 25th forgot to take before but here is after, can you tell i like teapots and teacups I hope toy enjoy my new deck as much as I do.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Silver Wedding Party

May 18th I had been married for 25yrs. All our family came home to be with us, on the Sat we had a party at our house with about 40 of our friends and family and then on the Sunday we were picked up by a limo and taken to Boston to go on a brunch cruise. we only just made it to board the boat as the limo has a blow out on the front tire going at 70miles an hour ( scary) We had to sit in the limo for 45mins until it got there was a bit of a panic to if we would board on time or would have to go to McDonalds. Well we made it and had a great time. the food was great and you can tell I love dessert as that is the only picture of the food I took. Some of my family are still here my Mother in law when back to England yesterday, My Dad is here for another 2 weeks , Emma, Joe(my son in law) and Simon Jr went home ofter the cruise Sunday ( the limo took them to the airport). Mark and John are here for the summer and then will go back to Florida to collage . Amy still has a few weeks of school. Today I go back to see my cancer Dr, had a pet scan yesterday and cancer marker taken so will get the results of that. Over the last 5 months of not being on chemo my marker has gone up by 15 points so they might put me back on the chemo in the next few days we will find out today.Here are a few picture of our Sunday day out.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

John's birthday surprise guest


John is my youngest son and he turned 22 last week and I wanted to do some thing different for his birthday. We had all the family in town for our silver wedding party( that will be in the next blog) so I thougth what can I do and then I saw a flyer in the mall at chick fill a about kids birthday parties so I thought let go for it and  guess who comes to the party, you got it the chick fill a cow. when that cow came in and John saw him there was a look of horror on his face and I could tell he was thinking what has Mum done now, I just gave him the look just get over it I am your mother. We had a great time the cow was a hoot it danced around the house with my husband doing the conga. food was good to. so here are a few of the pictures I took, hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed being in them. Amy loved the cow. she had a great time Dancing with it. Mark and John trying to decide if there mother was for real ( hard luck you are stuck with me), The other photos are of my eldest son Simon Jr, My son in law Joe and my daughter Emma. Don't seem to have my husband with the cow but the boys have him on video and keep telling him they will put it on facebook.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thank You Thank You

I was hoping to post lots of pictures with this post but when I went to find them on my computer they had gone so I will just say thank you to my swap partners I have swapped with  over the last month I got so many lovely things,
Secret Garden swap.
May Day swap. Wanda at The rats Pajamas
Patriotic swap.  Hope at I do have pictures of this one as it came yesterday and I only took the picture an hour a go .
Alice swap. Becky from also have pictures from this swap.
This is the patriotic swap
This is the Alice swap
I would like to thank every one for all the things they sent I loved them.

Monday, May 10, 2010

  • This is the booth  at the craft fair last weekend(No that is not me) The banner  says englishteacup   even though you can't really see the words because my camera is not very good. it looks realy good.

This is a teacup candle light I made, thought I would have sold it but it came home with me.
Lots of cups and saucers, cake plates and teapots
Table cloths and a couple of duvet covers

Home made marmalade

I made these bags they seem to go well. As this was the first craft fair I have ever done I had a really nice weekend, meet lots of people. will try and do another one soon.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Craft Fair

Well Sat is my very first craft fair, no not that I have ever been to ,craft fair that I have a booth at. so over the last few weeks my sewing room(basement) has been very busy. lots of sewing, marmalade making(tastes yummy) will take photos when I set up and show you what I have been making, Lots of tea related stuff quilts, bags, teacups, teapots, plates, lace table cloths. So pray the weather stays good not to hot not to cold. Will update as I take photos. Oh and here is the info on where it is.Treasures Antiques,106 route 122 Amherst NH.
Sat and Sun 9 till 5 May 1st and 2nd., Any one who live close by come and see what going on there are 75 booths so lots of things to see.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Are you an addict A Fabric Addict

Are you  a Fabric Addict then go on over to and sign up for her Fabric Addict Swap. I did.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Well done Amy


Well done Amy . Amy is our youngest and has Down Syndrom she is a Jr this year. Last night we went to her school because she got High Honer role and they presented her with a certificate so here she is, she is very pleased with her self and so are we.
This is Anita she works with Amy's at school and does a great job Thank You Anita for all you do.
Every one have a great day still into the spring cleaning and sewing for swaps.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Thank you Shannon

I should have done this a few days a go but have been spring cleaning and sewing up a storm . Shannon and I became swap partners in 2009 for a Valentines swap and have become swap buddies ever since so this week she sent me a Easter package. I was thrilled with what she sent as the main gift she has made for me I love it thank you.I know you have been away this week so I am hopping my package is there for  you when you get back. And Thank you once again.

joined 3 new swaps today.

What a busy lady I am going to be I signed up for 3 new swaps to day, At so go on over and take a look, I have lots of ideas so I will have to get busy Everyone have a great Easter.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thank You Thank You

Thank you Thank you Mary At Mary was my flower swap partner and look at all the goodies she sent me. Sweet pea seeds I love sweet peas, a card that she made I am going to frame that and put it by my sewing table. stickers. and tags, tissues and a little pocket to put them in for my handbag, a make up bag, a mirror lots of nice things I LOVE them Thank You. hope you like what I sent you.

Thank You

Thank You to all the people who have been praying for Rebbeca and her family.Please continue to pray for her family as Rebbeca went home to be with The Lord yesterday evening.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

giveaway x2

You all need to pop over to and look at her great give aways there are 2. I signed up and would love to win the great things she is giving away,go and look and you will see.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I just had an email asking for prayer for a 19 year old girl named Rebbeca, she was told by her Dr yesterday that there was no more they could do for the cancer that has invaded her body, she is still praying  for God to heal her and I would ask you all to pray for Rebbeca and her family. Thank you

Friday, March 19, 2010

Trip to Target

I have been reading about all the trips you ladys have been taking to Target to buy some of the Liberty of London they have been selling, so today I had to go and see for my self and this is what I came home with an umbrella, two picture frames and a two teir plater for afternoon tea.I also have sent off two parcels for the swaps I signed up for. Both to the UK. Have a great weekend we are going to a family from church tomorrow I am taking crab stuffed mushrooms and a coffee walnut cake YUM YUM .

Thursday, March 11, 2010

two new swaps

Hi I signed up for two swaps today(I love swaps) one is at and the outher at go over and have a look both ladies have great blog sites

Finished my new duvet cover

notice the cat got in the picture again, as soon as I put the cover on my bed she jumped up.
I have been looking for a new duvet cover and could not find one I liked so decided to make one out of 9 inch squares and today I finished it. Put it on my bed, what do you think I love it, it was what I was looking for.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Great News

Yesterday I had to see my Dr to check everything was going well and have my blood checked for my cancer marker well I just got the results and Great News it had gone down again it is now 8.1. I have to admit yesterday I was a little stressed in case it had gone up but thank the lord it is still on its way down.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Guard Snowman

I think I will just take a nap and let that snowman take over guarding the house.