Friday, 11 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Happy Birthday Noa Imogen for the 5th December.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Hope my explanations aren't too confusing, I find it a bit hard to sew and take photographs at the same time!!!
Glitter Text Generator
Friday, 6 November 2009
Good luck for all of you looking for your Mojo's - hope they're back soon!!!
Friday, 30 October 2009
I can't wait for it to be completed!!
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Who says dogs can't smile? A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY HENRI to this little boy that brightens up our lives and everyone he meets - if you are ever feeling down, come and borrow Henri he will soon get you smiling. He's a happy 2 years old today.
We have this photo of Henri blown up onto canvas (that measures a whopping 60 cms square) that faces a wall opposite the bathroom in our house, it is often the first thing seen in the morning, once bleary eyes have been wiped and it never fails to bring a smile to our faces.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
I spent a whole morning this week writing out all your entries and adding them to the chuck.
My dear husband Tony picked out the winners randomly - and I can vouch that he had a good dig around and didn't peek.
I can finally announce that the winners of my giveaway are;
Gina from Quilting in the Valleys who won Option 1; The bag patterns and charm squares
Quilter Going Bananas who won option 2; The book, charm pack and pin cushion
Congratulations you two!! Please contact me with your address details and I will get your goodies posted off right away.
I will add that I have enjoyed this giveaway and want to thank everyone for entering, leaving comments, adding my side-bar and blogging about me. Maybe I'll do another one soon!!!
Friday, 25 September 2009
Working in the kitchen, from home can be great - the advantages include always being there for deliveries, being able to do what you want, when you want. But the disadvantages in my case far outweigh the benefits;
- I pratically took over the kitchen and the living room with threads and fabric - as much as hubby loves me he really can't stand what he calls 'mess' and I call 'creativity' ,
- Often poor hubby can't even find the table under the array of fabrics - never mind eating off it, hence lots of indigestion eating off our knees - oh dear!!
- Hubby and Henri, our Jack Russell have been the victims of being pricked by dropped pins!!! Whoops!!
- There is also the distraction of TV, computer, eating, having yet another cup-of-tea to help with inspiration, if I'm desperate even housework took me away from work!!
- There is also my pet hate of 'having' to tidy up when I am at my most creative - I can never seem to get back into the groove afterwards.
I hate to go on but really, something had to give. After searching on-line for a studio for rent I came across one that sounded too good to be true, not far from home. I e-mailed the owner, had a brief look on a Sunday evening, took hubby back for a second look the next day, weighed up the benefits and moved in on Wednesday. Wow, am I lucky. This place is great, reasonable and allows me to work undistracted and our home to return to exactly that - a wonderful retreat and family home without chaos!!
I hope I won't make you too envious !! Enjoy some picture and apologies for the heavy use of text!!!
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
I have decided to have a Giveaway - the first I have done since blogging began for me this year. No reason - just because. The first challenge for this giveaway was what to actually giveaway, I really couldn't decide - so i have decided to giveaway two options.
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Thursday, 20 August 2009
As I was quilting this, the colours actually made my mouth water - they remind me of the sweets called 'Starburst' now, but used to be called 'Opal Fruits' in the UK. I could actually taste the flavours of lime, lemon, orange and strawberry. It was lovely to step back in time and think of days when the only troubles I had on my mind were what sweets I should buy with my pocket money. Oh those were the days .... I still wouldn't swap them though for all the sweeties in the world.