Saturday, 5 August 2017

FNWF - A Finish.......

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Once again I found myself taking part in.....


Friday Night With Friends




Joining in with like minded crafter's from around the world who join together (virtually) that is.....on the first Friday of the month to do a spot of knitting, sewing, crocheting,quilting etc....whatever craft you like....

Thank you to Cheryll for hosting this fabulous get together. 

And I have a finish at last....it's taken a while but here it is.....

The Holly Fairy


Please forgive my terrible photography though.

I am so pleased to have finished this project....I feel as though I have been stitching her forever. I will be so pleased to be working with some other colours on my next piece of work although I'm sticking to my guns and not starting anything new.....Yet!!!

 Now I can spend a bit of time having a look at what everyone else was doing on Friday.



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Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Butterfly Cross Stitch...

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Just a quick post to share another 'small' project that I am trying to complete.

I found this little number idling in my sewing basket and thought I'd get it finished.

 Orange Butterfly Bookmark




It makes a nice change to use these lovely bright orange tones when I have used nothing but greens recently for the....

 Holly Fairy


...which I still haven't completed yet....


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Enjoy the rest of your evening. 



Wednesday, 12 July 2017

So Proud Of My Little Girl....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I just want to say a huge 'Well Done' to my lovely girl....after lots of hard work over the last three years she has now achieved a degree in English .....


We are so proud of you Brogan....

(Photograph by Phillipa Buss ~ 21/04/2017)

Here is the card I made for her....


Now please be kind....I haven't made a card for about eighteen months or more and I am so out of practice with the Copics Pens. I spent ages rummaging through boxes for things as all my card making paraphernalia is still packed away after our house move.

Anyway it turned out ok....I think....and Brogan seemed to be pleased with my efforts which was the main thing.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:~

Creative Inspirations ~ # 279 ~ Anything Goes!.
Fussy And Fancy Friday  ~ # 191 ~ Celebration
Crafting With An Attitude ~ # 29 ~ Anything Goes
Penny's Paper~Crafty  ~ # 337 ~ Anything Goes


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Enjoy the rest of your evening. 



Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Tea Heaven....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Now it has to be said that everyone who knows me is aware of my love of tea....and that is all things tea....

I collect vintage teacups and saucers, strainers, fancy spoons, teapots and of course tea....I have a cupboard full of teas.....anyway the less said about it the better.....for now anyway!!!

Recently on a trip to London we popped over to Covent Garden and yes I had to have a few moments in Whittards.....

I love Whittards and spent quite a while Oohing and Aahing at all the pretty tea caddys, mugs, teapots until I settled a a couple of purchases....


 

 
So many varieties to choose from...



 
And such pretty packaging too...




Anyway I eventually settled on the Limited Edition Alice in Wonderland teapot (for one) top shelf in the photograph....and the trio of Alice in Wonderland teas (bottom shelf of the photograph)....

I have to admit to being swayed by the very pretty tea canisters and have yet to try the tea but they do smell wonderful so I have high hopes.....I will let you know when I get round to trying them though.....

I also purchased some new spoons and a tea strainer but have my eye on a few other goodies......maybe I will pick those up on another visit!!!....


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Sunday, 9 July 2017

FNWF ~ Putting Together A New Project...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Again I found myself taking part in.....


Friday Night With Friends




Joining in with like minded crafter's from around the world who join together (virtually) that is.....on the first Friday of the month to do a spot of knitting, sewing, crocheting,quilting etc....whatever craft you like....

Thank you to Cheryll for hosting this fabulous get together. 

Here is something I started putting together for my next new project....

Stargazer


Actually I started sorting threads and beads on Friday afternoon as we went out with friends in the evening...OK so I cheated a bit but I still haven't started anything new which is good!!!....and I have also sorted all the threads for this project but haven't taken a photograph.

I have only added a few stitches to this little number which is just about finished....

The Holly Fairy


I need a serious kick in the pants at the moment but there are lots of other things going on at home right now and of course the suns out and although Summer is my least favourite season it is nice to get outside into the garden and the lighter nights are a bonus too.... 


I know...I know...there isn't much crafting going on here at the moment but I am trying honest!

I have a week off work now so hopefully I can get a little time to myself to do some knitting and stitching.....Is this likely?....probably not but I live in hope.....

Right now though I can spend a bit of time having a look at what everyone else was doing before the rest of the family descend on us for Sunday lunch.


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Friday, 30 June 2017

ELO ~ Mr Blue Sky & Rainbows Over Wembley...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I just wanted to pop by to share a few photos of my first trip to Wembley.....and definitely not for the football I hasten to add....I'm a rugby girl through and through as all my friends know and Twickenham is where my heart is!.....

We went to Wembley to see ELO and what a fabulous night we had....of course I was allowed to go shopping earlier in the day and this time round I opted for a trip to Covent Garden which was a delight as always.....

So here we are at Wembley....


Impressive....Yes but Twickenham is still the place for me....


View from our seats which were great....aisle seats so easy for the perfect view, dancing, getting the drinks and of course popping to the loo....which after a few ciders was greatly appreciated by me anyway.....well I am a woman of a certain age now you know.


Supporting Acts ~ The Shires


Tom Chaplin (Keane)


They were great and I knew the songs too....Get Me!....

ELO 

The Stage ~ The Lighting ~ The Music


What a great show....truly spectacular.



The weather was warm and although there was the occasional light summer shower even I took off my cardigan.....and then there were.....

Rainbows Over Wembley


But then there was....

Mr Blue Sky


These two very sporting gentleman (I did get permission for the photo) were sat behind us and were incredibly game in these rather 'dapper' suits.

Well Done Guys.....

They were very popular with the photographers I might add....

It was a sheer joy to be at the concert and I sang my heart out....it's amazing how many songs you know the words to!!!....


What a great experience.....


Take care.....


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Enjoy the rest of your day.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

A Few More Knitted Squares...

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

 I haven't had a lot of time lately as I have been off doing other things but I have managed to complete another four more knitted squares towards my Simply Stylish Knitting Blanket....that's 24 squares so far....only another 60 or so to do....



I don't think I'll manage to catch up at the rate I'm going though but I'll keep trying.

I have also managed to read another couple of books towards my 2017 Good Reads Challenge...that's 20 books of the 24 I challenged myself to read this year....so that's good going as we're only half way through the year.....


Anyway I have a few little jobs to be getting on with this evening.


Take care.....


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.



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