Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Say "Cheese"

Hope you like the new family photo. Everyone has gathered for baby Moll's Christening, even the family's dog are included!

Love and Blessings

Friday, 23 May 2008

Me !!!!!!!!! Tagged ????????

I've just been told by my lovely friend Raspberry Grace that I've been tagged!
I can't see any tags........................ oh Bloggie-type Tag (doh!)

Ooo dear, now lots of questions, I'm no good at questions, can I have multiple choice? no? oh well here goes.

I have to answer 6 questions about myself, then tag 6 more people, right?

Question 1; What was I doing 10 years ago?

Ooo, eerrrmmmm, I'm not sure. I no I certainly wasn't on the internet, no blogs back then.
I lived in the same house with the same people (scratches head trying to come up with something) I suppose, in my personal life a few things have changed. Back then I was deeply involved in my local church. I sang with the music group, worked with the children on Sundays and in the week, cleaned the church hall, was involved with the PCC (elected governing body).
I don't do any of those things now, but I am involved in other things.

Question 2; 5 things on my "to do" list for today.

Well that has changed several times today already. I was going to go shopping, but decided to wait until my other half came home from work.

I decided to wash my hair, but that went out the window as the tester-blokes came to check the gas fires.

I decided to do a bit of sewing, but haven't yet because the tester-blokes were here so long.

I decided to look through my stash (that's still waiting to be re-housed in the cubbyhole) for fabric for my rabbits (you'll know what I'm talking about in a few days) but haven't yet because I had to move stuff for the testers-blokes.

I decided to do the washing up, and I have.............well almost.

I decided that making "to do" lists are just a waste of time in this house LOL

Question 3; What snacks do I enjoy?

That's easy. FOOD hehehe

Question 4; What would I do if I were a millionaire?

First, I would have a house where I could have a spare bedroom, and a craft room.

Next, I would open a real Mustard Seed Gift Shop (but actually pay someone to run it while I made things)

Then, of course give some money to my favourite charities and ministries.

Of course, while I was so busy doing all this my fabric stash would have run so low I would have to buy lots more lovely fabric !

Question 5; Places I have lived?

That's easy too. I'm a local girl and have never moved around much. I have only ever lived in 5 different houses, all within a 10 miles radius, so basically boring but I like it and have never been bothered by it.

Question 6; Ermmmmmmmmm Is there a question 6?

Tag 6 other people? That's probably the hardest of all

Shabby Angel?, no she's been done.

Lace threads?, no she's been done too.

Raspberry Grace? no, she tagged me!

Now this is one I am going to give some thought to....................hey I have a new "to do" for my list LOL

Love and Blessings

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

It's finished !

After almost 20 years (at a rough guess) I have finished my blanket!

Well, I say mine but originally it was supposed to be bedspread size for my daughters bed, and she is 23 soon (I know, I know, you're all wondering how I managed to do it so quickly LOL)

It was started as a way of using up even the smallest bits of yarn, I sort of made it up as I went along but basically settled for a square (ish) middle, then 7 rows on each side, so each time I completed a side it grew quite quickly.

That was the theory. It grew quickly for a few months, then less quickly for a couple of years, then hardly at all for at least 10 years, but I have been having a major sort out last weekend (still doing it too) (why does sorting out make so much mess ???), anyway I found it in the cubbyhole, decided to complete the side in progress and wash it. And here it is;

I was a bit worried that after so long it might have dropped into holes (yes I know crochet has holes anyway but I mean bigger ones (slaps forehead)) But it washed fine, and I'm quite pleased with it. I think it will live over the back of the sofa now, but be used wherever it is needed, especially useful for those little afternoon snoozes.

With love and Blessings in Christ


Friday, 16 May 2008

I've been shopping !

Well, nothing unusual there LOL, but 2 posts in 2 days, now that really is something !!!

I thought I'd share my bargains with you, especially my beautiful new comfy sandals. Now I realise that they look like an odd pair (who knows if I can't make up my mind I might even wear them that way) but I thought showing one of each is a tad easier. So here they are.................

.................aren't they lovely!, maybe not everyones cup of tea, but I'm built for comfort not speed, and these will probably see me through the next few summers, proper shopping desert wellies.
But I've not told you the best bit yet..................... just £5 a pair, yep 5 bloomin' quid !!! I couldn't believe it !!!

I've been on the look out for something like them for a while but nothing seemed quite right, until I saw these (and the price)
For me, they'll do just fine

Then, after that lovely find I went to Dunhelms where I found this lovely stash. Can a day get any better ? well maybe, but not often.
The assistants told me some time ago that they wouldn't be stocking much Homespun fabric any more, so I was stunned to find a whole new batch with colours they've not had before.
All of the colours are mixed with pale cream/off white, from left to right they are Shocking pink, Black, Red, Beige and Blue, next is some lovely shocking pink sheeting fabric (although it looks red in the photo, it is almost an exact match for the homespun) and next to that is some batting, a lovely soft fabric I use in quilting or for lining some of my makes such as the dogs and cats.

Anyway, that's my evening sorted, I'm off to do some cutting out .................... happy days !

Love and Blessings in Christ


Thursday, 15 May 2008

May..................be it's time for another post (hehe)

Hello peeps out there in Blogland.

I've been reading so many lovely blogs recently I've totally (well almost) ignored my own.
(and I still haven't made any pegbags doh)

I'm off to look for something worth photographing so you don't have to just listen to my ramblings, you'll be able to watch them too LOL!

Here's just one to keep you going

I need to get my head around some new links for here too, especially for the (fairly) new Shabby Chic forum, I just love that place! even if it is addictive.

Love and Blessings