Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Searching For Lost Patterns....

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I started to have a clear out during the summer in my craftroom and I came to realise that during our move last year I seem to have lost/misplaced/thrown away a pile of much wanted and 'On My To Do List' patterns which were I thought safely tucked inside a little plastic folder....be they cross stitch, knitting or crochet. 

I thought they were safely popped away during the move.....but can I find them....

'No' is the answer....

Did I give them away by mistake....'Who knows'....what I do know is that I can't find them and I'm just a bit upset about it.

So I am wondering if there is anyone out there who might be able to help.....

I know it's very cheeky of me but I would be happy to pay for any costs incurred in my search.

The patterns that I have lost are:- 

I know these as I write them down in a book.....organised or what!!!!

Sadly not as I wouldn't have lost them......

March Hare - Cross Stitch Collection Magazine - Issue 195 - Designer Lesley Teare

Cushion Pattern - Simply Crochet Magazine - Issue 18

Cheeky Chickens - The World Of Cross Stitching Magazine - Issue 214 - Designer Madeleine Floyd

Peter Rabbit - Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine - Issue 201

Green Apple Cross Stitch Books -

The Tailor Of Gloucester - No. 540

Jeremy Fisher - No.

The Tale Of Peter Rabbit - No. 549


I would be so grateful if anyone is able to help in any way.....even to give me an idea as to where I can source them would be great or if the magazines/books are still available to buy.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Enjoy the rest of your day.  




Sunday, 18 September 2016

New Hobbies....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

So to continue with my catch up on what I have been doing during my little summer blogging break....

I took up a new hobby with my daughter Brogan...

Archery....


and I love it....

I have always wanted to do this but with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia two years ago and a bulging disc and nerve compression in my neck and arms last year I thought the chance had passed me by...but apparently not. It turns out that I can use this fabulous hobby to rebuild my neck muscles and strengthen my arms...and it is working and I love it. Light bow, short distances and wonderful club coaches and away I go...


And it is also twice as nice as I get to do this with my beautiful daughter Brogan....


I'm really enjoying it. We have only just started a few months ago so it is all very new to us and we have a lot to learn but I think it is helping with my neck problems which is a huge plus as far as I can see.

As you can see...still not much crafting but I'm sure I'll get round to some as the evenings start to draw in.


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

Enjoy the rest of your day.  



Thursday, 15 September 2016

My Birthday Girl All Grown Up At 21....

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I thought for the next few weeks I would try to do some posts to catch up on what I have been doing over the last few months.....

So to start off during my summertime blogging break my daughter celebrated her 21st birthday.

Where did the time go......!!!

This is my lovely girl cutting her cake...


And this is the card I made for her...not my best as I'm so out of practise....the colours were far too bright but she loved it all the same.


And here is a photo of the actual cake....


Her perfect cake. 

She just loves her shoes...and 'yes' she does have a pair of Jimmy Choos which she received as an 18th birthday present. For this birthday she wanted a bike so we bought her a very smart willow green coloured Pashley...which I have to say is rather beautiful just to look at let alone ride.


Happy Birthday Brogan.


We Love You All The Way To The Moon And Back....



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

Enjoy the rest of your day.  



Sunday, 11 September 2016

Still Here And A Strawberry Swap....

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Wow....where does the time go?..... It has been a while since my last post...about 4 months to be exact but I promise I have been very busy....not much crafting done but busy all the same.

I thought a blogging break would be good for me over the summer as I felt that my posts were getting just a tad boring and a little stale....so there has been a reason for my absence....

Anyway I'm back and one thing I have done over the summer is to take part in a swap....

Tracy at  Mad About Bags hosted a Strawberry Swap and I was partnered with the lovely Kim from Wisdom With Needle And Thread and this is what I received from Kim....


The beautiful stitched plaque is now in pride of place in my kitchen where the colours match perfectly and the lip balm is in my work bag....I love lip balms and am never without one. Thank you Kim for such gorgeous gifts.

And this is what I sent to Kim...


It was such a pleasure to put together this strawberry themed package for Kim but it was so much harder than I thought to find strawberry themed items.

I also made a card with a strawberry theme to send to Kim...


My water colouring wasn't perfect but it's been a long time since I'd made a card and I really enjoyed colouring this cute little image.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I hope you are all still out there.

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



Thursday, 19 May 2016

Oh Dear....Puddings...

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

So this is how I managed to put on 8lbs while on holiday.

It is official....The Diet Starts Monday!!!

And here are five reasons why the diet starts Monday.....






It was a good job we were only away for eleven nights.....


But it would have been rude not to try these wonderful desserts...don't you think.....


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



Friday, 13 May 2016

Wool Art - Tenerife Style....

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are well.

Just a very quick post today.....

While on holiday, one of our ports of call was Santa Cruz, Tenerife and look what I found while having a walk around.....








It was lovely to see these pieces of woolly art draped around the trees and my partner was quite intrigued by it all as he'd never seen this done before....


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

Have a lovely evening.


Sunday, 8 May 2016

A Life On The Ocean Wave....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are well.

So we finally arrived back on dry land yesterday after another wonderful cruise.

The weather was warm, occasionally sunny and often overcast but that suits me fine....and we have arrived back to beautiful sunny weather and the garden is looking great which I'm thrilled about....just a spot of weeding required....

My home for the last couple of weeks was this lovely lady...

The Emerald Princess


This was the best photo I managed I'm afraid apart from...

Does My Bum Look Big In This....


Well it does now I'm afraid after too many sweets and fine dining every night....I managed to acquire an extra half stone from me boarding as a passenger and being rolled off with the cargo....Oh Dear!!!

We travelled to Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Madeira and Vigo with plenty of relaxing days at sea in between...(which I love.....)

View From Our Balcony....Vigo


And Another View Leaving Port...Madeira


Sunsets....From Our Balcony


I love the sea....as lots of my friends and family are aware and I can spend hours looking out at the water....I was rewarded once again when we were lucky enough to see whales on three separate occasions passing by the ship....you have to really keep your eyes open though....!!! And that's why I insist on a balcony too....

And This Chap Brushes Up Rather Well...


The Diet Starts When We Get Home...



We have had a fabulous time and been to lots of wonderful places. Seen so many beautiful things and made new friends along the way....So now it's back to work to earn pennies towards the next adventure.

I will add a few more posts about some of our trips over the next few weeks though....

I managed to read quite a few books while away but abandoned all crafty projects.....too busy and too many things to see....


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

Enjoy your Sunday. 



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