Friday, 13 August 2021

A Big Thank You! some Good News and a Bit of Crochet.

 A Big Thank You!

Thank you for all your lovely kind thoughts and comments about my brother in my last post, you have no idea how much they mean to me.  I'm sorry to hear about those of you who are suffering with long term illnesses and have experienced the same sort of difficulties we have.

We have spent a difficult couple of weeks, the accident has taken it out of him both mentally and physically, he's now unable to drive which is hard for him to bear. 

My brother is a nature lover and a brilliant photographer, his photos are amazing he took the one at the top of my blog and his wildlife photos are beautiful. It's getting increasingly difficult for him to hold the camera and alter the settings but he still loves to drive out into the countryside and do the best he can.

I'm hoping that once his burns have healed be might regain the little strength he had before and get out and about again..

On the bright side he seems to be healing I know it will take time because the burns were deep in places but thankfully so far so good.

The Good News... 

After several weeks of emails and phone calls I have finally got my refund for the treadmill I returned in this post.  I was beginning to wonder if I was ever going to get my money back especially having read some of the one * reviews for the company, if only I had read those before I ordered anything from them.  There are several people still waiting for items which they have paid for and others waiting for refunds like I was. 

I am speaking about Studio Catalogue I would never name and shame unless I had good reason to do so.  They are very polite and say all the right things when you contact them by phone or email but then nothing seems to happen. In the end I threatened to take it further if it wasn't dealt with immediately, even then I got no response until I emailed them again to ask what was happening and they told me they had sent a cheque. It took 10 days to reach me and I'm hoping it won't bounce when I pay it into my bank.🙏  

A Bit Of Crochet

As I mentioned previously I am working through the patterns I have accumulated to see if they are worth keeping and this one is the Easy Peasy Cardigan.

I adapted the pattern a little to include an extra row all around the edging and added buttons right down the front. It's another keeper as it's easy to follow and of course very easy to make.  The chest size has turned out at 18" which is a large new born size.

The hat is my pom pom baby hat without the pom pom but with the addition of  a heart which I made one stitch size up to what is written in the pattern.

Pattern Links

Magic ring
3ch, 2tr, 1htr, 1dc, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1dc, 1htr, 2tr, 3ch, ss to centre, pull up tight.
To make the heart bigger just go up a stitch size or use a larger hook.

I'm now off to have a bit of retail therapy with my daughter, I had better get moving she will be here in half an hour and I'm not ready yet!

Keep safe everyone and I'll see you next week. xx


  1. I'm pleased to hear that your brother is on the mend but, as you say, it will take some time. It must be so hard for him. Good news about the refund. There are some unscrupulous companies who are quick to take your money but then drag their heels when anything goes wrong, I'm glad you got it all sorted in the end. Another cute cardigan, so pretty.

  2. Hi Linda, I am so pleased to hear that Billy is making a recovery of sorts. It will be very sad if he is unable to get out in his car to take his photos - it obviously means so much to him. Glad to hear also that your persistence has paid off - literally! - with your refund finally arriving.

  3. So glad to hear your brother is healing, even if it is slowly he is on the right track. Burns are so painful and can get infected so quickly. Your refund is finally here!!!!! Love your crochet. Stay safe.

  4. Good your brother is on the road to recovery, albeit a long one. Hoping he can continue with his photography some way. Good news that your refund finally arrived, hoping the cheque cashes and you can put it all behind you. Good to see a bit of crochet happening.

  5. I was so pleased to read that your brother is on the mend and I hope in time he will be able to enjoy his photography, I've always liked your header picture.

    That's good news about the refund.

    I do like your crochet.

    Have a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

  6. Glad to read that your brother is healing and you have your refund...Time is the key word ;)
    Lovely set for a baby !
    Have a shinny weekend !

  7. Glad to hear your brother is on the road to recovery. I can only imagine how hard the healing time might be for him. Also glad to read you received your refund. I hope you've had a lovely day with your daughter.

  8. It must be hard for your brother, who loves to get out and about and take photographs to find it increasingly difficult to do so. It is good news though, that his burns are healing. Fabulous news that you will be getting a refund for your machine. Goodness, what a song and dance you have had to do for the company to make good its promise. They should be ashamed of themselves! Cute little baby jacket and hat. Love the touch of blue on the edges.

  9. What a terrible thing that happened to your brother, glad that he is recovering. I love the top photo, it's beautiful!
    Like the cute crochet baby set!

  10. Extremely pleased that you have finally got your refund and I should think about time too! I hope the cheque did not bounce! Lovely sweet baby cardigan and matching hat! I am glad to hear your brother is on the mend and I do hope he will be able to get out and enjoy his hobby again soon. Take care Amanda x

  11. How nice to have a little good news in the current circumstances, hopefully your brother will find a way to continue his photography, lots of clever gadgets exist to help hold and steady the camera, tripods and the like. Maybe he'll be able to find a way through with something like that.
    The little cardie set is adorable.


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