Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Welcome home Sopicat, Hello sewing machine and Magnificent motor cyclists ...

First, hello to any new followers I haven't welcomed yet, I've been a bit pre-occupied just lately and forgot my manners.
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Now, Welcome Home Sopicat !


He's hardly left me since he came home, only to use his tray !  bless him, he must think I'm going to leave him at the hospital again.  The nurses said he was 'singing', but I know that meant he was shouting for me - he gets very vocal. He always was a Mommy's boy and I'm feeling very guilty.  You can't see it on the pic but on his front paw he has a yellow bandage with green bones on it !  this is where he had the drips inserted.

Anyway, he's much improved, not 100% yet, but with his condition (FIV) it takes a lot of care and meds to get him right.  He's having anything he wants right now, and then some, as the vet said, he has me wrapped around his paw !  he's so worth it.

While he was napping this morning, I cleared a corner of the conservatory in the hope I can start using my sewing machine again.  I have so little room here, it's hard to find a space where it can be left up.


I got a corner sorted, then took the lid off and had a shock, it's been such a while since I last used it, it was filthy rather dirty.  I set to work to clean it, the few cotton buds I have in readiness in the picture proved hopelessly inadequate, I've used hundreds !  All the tiny spaces that hold the 'feet' were covered in dust, under the flap where the cotton goes and loads more, all needed a thorough clean.  It took ages, then when I thought I'd finished with a bright shiny machine, I picked up the lid and realised the compartments in that were also filthy dirty.  I finished just in time as Sopicat woke up and demanded that I sit down so he could sit on my lap.
I'm looking forward to some stitching later.  Those of you creative types will realise just how frustrating it is when you want to get on with some crafting, but can't for whatever reason.

Note to self:  keep the space for the machine clear in future.

On Sunday I walked to my local Tesco, about 4 miles, I had to cross a footbridge over the M54.  I saw loads of people on the bridge, some were sitting down, more were stopping and joining the group.  I thought there had been an accident and asked what the problem was.  It was the annual motor cycle run from Shrewsbury to Cosford Air Force base, and they were due to come along any time.  I thought the road had gone quiet - it had been closed at the other end for safety reasons.
The cyclists started to come through, it was a magnificent sight, there was an escort of police, ambulance and other 'official' bikers, all with lights flashing.  Then came 3,500 cheery souls on their machines, it was lovely to see and I was so glad I happened across the bridge at that time.




They were sounding their horns and flashing lights and waving at the people on the bridges, and I was waving back like a big kid !  the atmosphere was great.

Thank goodness for charitable minded people like them who gave up their Sunday to raise money for the Air Ambulance.

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    1. I think it was - I turned my hearing aid down - ha ha

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  2. You (and he!) must be so glad he's home. Must have been lovely seeing all those bikes.

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  3. I am so glad to hear that he is home. My little girl was much the same way. I ended up setting up little beds for her wherever I sat.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you. I'm having to sneak off when he nods off to get some jobs done, the rest of the time he sits on me !!

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  4. The best way I have found to clean the swing machine is paint brushes, of various sizes soft heads, I use artis size brushes for cleaning the lint and dust out of the feed dogs and small household brushes for the rest, also a pressure can of air is brilliant to use as well I get them from the pound shop, what ae you going to be sewing i wonder :-)

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    1. Thanks for that suggestion Dawn, I have a set of artists brushes (from the £ shop! so will use them on the tricky parts.

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  5. So glad that Sopicat is back home with you - I was going round the junction 4 island as the motor bikes went down the 54 and it was impressive wasn't it? Xxx

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    1. Thank you Trudie. I think you must be quite local to me ?

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    2. I'm not far from junction 4 - I think that you're closer to junction 6? Xxx

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  6. Glad to hear your boy is home with his Mum again. My cat is tabby and white and once he had to spend a night at the vets on a drip, when he had the trots and got dehydrated. When we picked him up, he had a camoflage pattern bandage (on a tabby front leg) where the drip had been. We commented to the nurse that it matched his fur. She replied that they have a selection; pink or flowers for the girls and camoflague, red or blue for the boys. I had a vision of them bringing the box of bandages to him and him pointing out the one he wanted! lol

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    1. That's funny Attila, but our pets are worth it aren't they ?

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  7. It must be a relief to have him home again. Enjoy your cuddles. I bet he's being spoiled. X

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    1. He certainly is Summerdays - I have bought him the best this week because I saved so much on shopping by getting bargains.

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  8. glad to see your little man is home again.

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    1. Thank you Gill, he's asleep right at my side as I type, I've waited for him to have a nap before doing anything !

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  9. So glad Sopicat is better and home with you. I was glad to read how Sopicat got his name. That is special. I do know the feeling of wanting to sew and too many other things going on.

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  10. Hi Henny, he has an appointment for a check up tonight, he will hate it because he will think I'm leaving him again ! there are treats or him when we get back !
    I've got my space cleared and everything in place now, the problem is, what to do first ?

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