Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The Enchanting Rose - 11th Tea Cup & Mug Exchange

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

So It's Time For The Big Reveal....

The lovely Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose hosted the 11th Tea Cup & Mug Exchange and once again I joined in....There were 211 ladies who participated and Stephanie did an amazing job of organisation, as always. 

Thank you so much Stephanie......

....this is such a lovely exchange to be part of....

I was absolutely thrilled with the lovely parcel that I received from Adaline....my parcel came from Gainsborough which isn't far from where I live....and was a delight to unwrap.

Here is what I received from Adaline....

AUTUMN 2017 TEA CUP EXCHANGE

Such wonderful gifts.


Look at the beautiful tea cup and saucer along with a matching side plate.

I love them....they are so pretty and are now in pride of place on my dresser.


Adaline has really spoilt me....

Thank you Adaline for such wonderful gifts and a truly beautiful tea cup and saucer set. I will treasure them and think of my new friend whenever I use them....

We have already been in touch with one another and hope to meet up soon for tea and cake somewhere and maybe a spot of shopping too....

I sent my parcel all the way to Greece to the lovely Tina At Cream Linen....I didn't manage to take a photograph before sending my parcel as I forgot in my rush to get it posted in time for Tina's birthday.....which I am assured did arrive in time!....

This is such a lovely exchange to be part of and such a wonderful way to make new friends.


Don't forget to pop over to Stephanie's blog to see what all the other ladies received in the exchange....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Enjoy the rest of your evening. 




Sunday, 15 October 2017

Meet Monty....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I'm afraid there hasn't been much crafting done this week....

The reason....

Meet Monty......


He is eight weeks old and he has completely taken over.....

Both our home and our hearts.....


Now isn't he adorable.....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Enjoy the rest of your evening. 


Sunday, 8 October 2017

Little Sheep Virtue - "Hope".

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Ok....so I have failed again and made another new start on some cross stitching.

It is only a small piece but as there are twelve of them it could run into a bit of a project. No matter I will persevere and try to do them all!!!....

I have started a Little House Needleworks project "Hope"....this is a series of twelve pieces and I have four so far for me to be getting on with....

Little Sheep Virtue - No. 1

"Hope"


So Far So Good....


These little projects are small enough for me to pop into my bags or just pick up as and when I get a bit of time to myself.

I will keep you posted on how I get on.

I have managed to knit all four of my squares for my Blanket Knit Along for September but I can't share anything until the end of the year.....

But I can say that this month I have learnt the Intarsia knitting technique and guess what 'I can do it' and it looks ok.....I'm just a tinsy bit proud of myself too.....

Anyway must go....the family are popping round for Beery Barley Beef Casserole and Apple, Blackberry and Oat Crumble....all this and we've stripped the wallpaper, coving and skirting off in the living room this morning.....plasterer arrives first thing tomorrow.

Ah the joys of renovation.....This week we have started converting the garage into a kennel, storeroom and utility room, ordered our new bathroom suite and had a new wood burner fitted in the living room.....I can't wait until it's all finished and we can relax....only another 18 months or so to go.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. 



Sunday, 24 September 2017

Shawl Knitting......

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

 I started learning to knit last year.....I could cast on and off and knit and purl, beyond that I was lost but since I started going to a class I have wanted to knit myself a shawl.....not any old shawl no.....not me.....I decided it had to be a lacy number. 

So I have taken the plunge and bought a rather lovely pattern book and some beautiful wool and I have made a start....knowing full well that if I run into trouble the ladies at the lovely shop where I go will bale me out.....And believe me.....I think I will need a bit of baling now and again.

Wish me luck......


This is my first new start of the year too.....Apart from the blanket KAL I am taking part in. 

I have managed to stick to my New Year's Resolution of no new starts fairly well don't you think.....but I think September is long enough not to have anything new to tackle and I have finished a few projects this year.....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Enjoy the rest of your evening. 


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Eye On The Target....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

About a year or so ago my daughter and I decided to take up archery. 


We joined a local club and although we try to go as often as we can we do end up missing some sessions for one reason or another.....but we love it and last week I decided it was about time we had our own arrows made.

These are my beautiful new arrows..... 


And I treated myself to a new bag too.


Will these make me better at hitting the target....time will tell.....

I also treated my daughter to her own arrows and a bag but we agreed that these would be part of her Christmas present this year.....Yes I know I said the 'Christmas' word......

She chose purple as her main colour.....surprise, surprise. 

This has always been her colour of choice, even as a little girl. All the other girls wanted pink.....not my little madam....it always had to be purple.


Anyway we were all set to give our lovely new arrows a run out at the weekend and guess what.....

It rained and it rained and it rained......so archery was cancelled.

Oh well we'll try again next week.....I hope!......


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Enjoy the rest of your evening. 



Sunday, 17 September 2017

Bullet Journal & My Washi Tape Problem.....

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I'm still trying to shake this awful cold....two weeks and my nose is still running and I still have a sore throat but I'm sure it will pass soon......I hope!...

A couple of weeks ago I treated myself to a lovely new journal so that I could get back to 'Bullet Journalling'.....I started this a few years ago but gradually lost momentum and interest.....but now my mojo has been inspired to have another go....


And you can't start a new journal without brand spanking new pens can you?....

And 'Washi Tape'

Now here lies the problem....I started to search in all the drawers, boxes, crafty stash etc.....for said 'Washi Tapes'.....and I found some.....


Well lots if I'm honest....


But I like it....I use it....and I can't resist buying it.

I have added to my 'Washi Tape' stash lately and I know I will continue to add more....

Oh Dear....Do you think I have a problem here?.....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Enjoy the rest of your afternoon. 



Friday, 15 September 2017

Needle Minder Exchange

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today is Reveal Day for the Needle Minder Exchange organised by the very lovely Ingrid over at Mii Stitch.

The idea was to send a needle minder, a small stitched gift and a skein of DMC floss.

So here I can now share the lovely gifts I received from LeShawn at Boutique Stitches.

Not one, not two but three beautiful needle minders....




A lovely cross stitched piece, two beautiful skeins of thread and a packet of my favourite jelly teddies...

Thank you LeShawn for spoiling me so much....I love my new needle minders.

And 'Thank You' Ingrid for organising such a wonderful exchange.

My parcel is whinging it's way to Australia to Kaye and I'm hoping it has arrived safely by now. 


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Enjoy the rest of your evening. 



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