Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A busy week

This has been a very stressful week. On Monday I spent the day at the hospital with my DH having tests on his heart and unfortunately after meeting with the heart surgeon on Wednesday he has told us that open heart surgery is the only way to proceed to correct the blocked arteries that were found. How can you feel really good with no symptoms of heart problems have a very full life and now we are dealing with a major operation probably within the next few weeks?
Just another of life's hurdles I guess.
Well aside from all that I went to the North Rocks markets last Sunday with my daughter Danielle and found this cute little mirror to add to my mirror wall in my lounge. I have been on the look out for quite some time for one the right size and this one fits perfectly.

I also came across this cup and saucer. I can hear you saying it is only a plain white set but upon turning it over to look at the maker found that it had my name Roslyn as the maker on the base. I asked the seller how much it was explaining it was my name on the set he gave it to me for $2. what a bargain.

If you look carefully you can just make out Roslyn Fine Bone China made in England. I googled the maker and found that it had been made by Staffordshire pottery between 1958-1963


Over the past few weeks have been refashioning a few t-shirts. I bought 2 skivvies a while back for $7. each but didn't like the way the neck sat so after looking at a few blogs I decided to refashion them.
Firstly I removed the neck and cut of the sleeves, these I used for the decorating of my new t-shirt.
The first 2 photos are of the skivvy ready to refashion


My finished and first t-shirt refashion. I am so happy at how they turned out.
Two new tops for Summer.


A close up of the neckline of the white t-shirt.

My second cream refashioned t-shirt.


8 comments:

teresa said...

Hi Roz, sorry to hear your hubby has to have such a huge operation, but glad he found out this way and not through having a heart attack I guess. Love your mirror and Roslyn cup and saucer finds! and I really LOVE your 'new' t-shirts. Aren't you sooooo clever! They are simply stunning and make me want to have a go at re-fashioning a shirt or two. Very inspirational, thanks xx

BubzRugz said...

What a big shock to be awaiting that surgery... I have heard that it is wonderfull though and makes a huge difference to the way he will feel.... all the best as you prepare.
I just love the white tea-cup - it is beautiful and you will enjoy your afternoon cuppa out of your pretty 'Roslyn' cup.... and you are so clever with the T shirts... they have come up great...
Hope you have a lovely weekend...
Hugz
Fiona

Robyn said...

Your DH should be fine as medicine has come a long way and these ops are routine now. Both my parents have had bypasses about 12 or more years ago and DM has a pacemaker as well. They are 78 and 77 and there's a few years left in them yet :D!
What a lucky find that cup was and it was definitely waiting there for you. I love the old fashioned gold rimmed cup and saucer sets...hmm that's another Tuesday treasure I have!
Adore the way you've refashioned your shirts and you didn't even buy any extra material you clever duck :D.

Ravenhill said...

I hope you husband will sail through the operation with full recovery and excellent health!

I adore your refashioning!!! The first t-shirt is my favorite. It is so pretty!
emily xo

Melody said...

Lovely finds. Very best wishes to your husband for a speedy recovery. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Robyn said...

Hiya Ros,
I'm so very sorry to hear about your hubby... better that you know, but still so hard.
I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. ((hugs))

Love love love what you're doing with the refashioning.... WOW!!! they look fantastic you clever girl!!

Margaret said...

Better to know that not know where the heart is concerned . hope everything goes alright. Love the refashioned T shirts.

Janice said...

That's no good about your hubby. At least they have found it now and can do the op. Your treasures are excellent finds. Well spotted. How clever with your new tops. I'd have never been game enough to take the scissors to them.