Friday, 9 October 2015

Five On Friday

This and That

Hello you lovely lot I hope that you have all had a great week, this week hasn't been too bad for me but I have to say that last week was a different story.  
1. Me
If you can remember I told you that I had two impacted wisdom teeth that needed to come out, well I'm glad to say that they have well and truly gone but what followed was not pleasant at all, my face was bruised and swollen and I was in quite a bit of pain but what really got me was the day following surgery I rinsed my mouth and it came out of my nose! Apparently this is quite a common complication because the roots of the tooth are so close or in some cases inside the sinus it can leave a hole which is what has happened to me.  It may close up itself or I may need surgery, in the meantime I'm having to be careful how I eat and drink and I'm not allowed to blow my nose which is a bit of a pain as you can imagine. Has anyone else experienced this I would love to know how you coped. 

2. Gardening Things
I have been trying to get the garden tamed and to do that I need good weather, I'm pleased to say that the sun actually shone yesterday and I was able to get out and tackle the front garden.

I love this Eucalyptus tree but it was a very stupid decision on my part to plant it right at the front of the house as these trees can grow up to 20 feet, my Aunt did warn me but I was sure that I could keep it under control, the plan was to have it as a 4- 5 foot bush haha some hope.

 and after

I do feel just a bit silly perched on top the ladders in the middle of the street but I think that my neighbours are used to me by now the crazy lady over at number 21. :)
Still quite a bit of work to do out there but at least I've made a start.

3. Christmas!!??
Yesterday my daughter and I visited a local garden centre as we often do because they make the most yummy cheese scones and cupcakes but this is what greeted us when we got there...

can you believe it? Christmas stuff out already it's just the first week of October for goodness sake we haven't even had Halloween yet.  It quite put me off my coffee and cake I can tell you, what do you think is it only me or do you not mind that Christmas is coming earlier and earlier every year. I know we start early on our Christmas crafting but that's out of necessity.

4. Crochet
If you read my blog post at the beginning of the week you will know that once again I have succumbed to not one but two CALs, thank you for your lovely comments it's nice to know that I'm not the only one that has this addiction, anyway I'm pleased to say that I have managed to completed part one of Cherry Hearts Spice of life CAL 

I love this one because it's an ideal stash-buster blanket, I'm making mine in Aran yarn and it's quite a challenge trying to get the colours that I have to balance but that's all part of the fun I think, I'm loving it.

5. My Blog
I was very surprised to find that Linda's Crafty corner has had over a million views 1,038,399 to be precise and counting, I don't often go into my stats and did so quite by chance, it's very humbling to know that I have been visited by so many lovely crafty people. So I would just like to say a big thank you to all of you for visiting and please come back again and again. :)

Have a great weekend! 

Linking with Amy's Five on Friday.

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  1. Congratulations on your successful blog!

  2. I love Christmas and love Christmas décor but in December not in October, it seems to get earlier and earlier as the years pass. I start my Christmas projects early as I like to make some of my gifts but no I totally agree to early. I love your CAL blanket, the colours are a delight.

  3. Oh my goodness, I do hope you get sorted out with your teeth, that doesn't sound pleasant at all. Yes, Christmas seems to get earlier every year. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Christmas, but having it going on around you for over three months of the year takes a bit of the excitement out of it.

  4. Your wisdom teeth thing sounds scary, I hope it all sorts itself out quickly. The colours you have chosen for your crochet blanket are lovely.

  5. Lovely five ;) Congratulations for the number of views ! You deserved it...No Christma's decorations around here...
    Have a nice weekend !

  6. Cheese scones? YUM! I know what you mean about the Christmas stuff, but surprisingly I have not seen any of it around here YET!
    I like that photo of the ladder against the tree.
    This is my first Five on Friday. It's fun!

  7. Your tree looks wonderful! I wouldn't care if it grew to 20 feet. Does it smell wonderful like the dried eucalyptus branches you buy in the store? What if you climbed up the inside of the tree and trimmed it that way Linda? Those branches look quite sturdy, and it would add to your neighbours' amusement ;)
    Nice looking block, and I think you've done great at balancing those colours. That's rough about your wisdom teeth, and I'm surprised you weren't forewarned by your dentist. I didn't have this trouble, but lost feeling in my chin after surgery, which the dentist said could happen because the roots were close to nerves. It disappeared after a few weeks ... thank goodness because I wasn't quite ready for dribbling my soup at 21!
    Have a wonderful weekend ... careful with your pruning!
    Wendy x

  8. Sorry to hear about your medical issues. I had wisdom tooth removed and that pains for few days. I didn't had the other issue but I have had a sinus surgery 4 years back and I know the nose just remains a decorative piece for at least a month and I would breathe from mouth.
    Nice to see you working in garden despite so many problems. With that pain I would have just sat and made the whole family run around for me:)
    Festive season in market is just consumerism. They want to lure customers and sell as much as they can.
    Congrats on your blog views!! Wish you many more blog visits in future:)

  9. Ewww! My daughter is in denial that she needs to visit a dentist about her emerging wisdom teeth. Perhaps I will tell her your story! I've never heard of that happening to anyone.

  10. Hi Linda, congrats on reaching such a milestone in viewers! That is exciting. I love the blanket you are crocheting. I did one awhile back for my little grandson and it was so much fun. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Pat xx

  11. Congratulations on your stats, it's fab! I have had dentist trouble this week. I had a filling which was fine and then it came out and a different dentist fixed it but, put my jaw out at the same time. This was after injecting my nerve by accident, it was awful and now I'm scared of the again. Ahhhh!! Yes the Christmas thing, it does get earlier and earlier xx

  12. Hi Linda, you have a lovely blog! Greetings from Montreal, Canada. I used to work in the retail sector and Christmas items can appear in stores as early as late August to early September...especially the dollar stores! Why so early? Well, retailers make their biggest profit at this time of year, and some people like to begin shopping early to avoid the rush and to get the best selection at the best prices. :)

  13. Oh poor thing... teeth pulling is so painful and to have them empacted. Oh geez. Glad that is all behind you now.

  14. Sorry to hear that things didn't go so perfectly with the teeth, I hope that all will soon be well again. Pamper yourself in the meantime. It is great to know that so many people come to read your blog, it is such a lovely place to visit I am not surprised though! Today our supermarket has Christmas food and gifts on the shelves! Agggh, thank goodness no decorations yet though! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend - and that you are OK. xx

  15. Hi Linda - Sorry to hear about your tooth - hope you get better soon. Yes you are right Christmas comes earlier each year. Congratulations on your blog success. Joan at

  16. Congratulations on all the views. Sorry about your problems after dental surgery. I recently was eating something, started to choke and then sneeze and it came out my nose, very weird.

  17. Beautiful eucalyptus tree. Love the crochet work, and I know you will get your garden going like you want it. Have a great week!

  18. Of course you have been visited by s many people, you are the best Linda, always doing so much for so many. So sorry to hear about your teeth, I hope those holes close up and you are soon able to blow your nose. Love the colors you have chosen for that wonderful blanket.
    Hugs to you,

  19. I love the post! Have a wonderful weekend:)

  20. Oh Linda,
    I'm so sorry to hear about the business with you teeth and everything. I do hope you heal and feel better. I love all of your crochet creations. Congrats on your stats with the blog - that is amazing and so are you!
    Julie xo


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