Monday, 24 August 2009

I have nearly finished this little wall hanging, and then as usual because of my impatience I put the border on wrong, got fed up and put it in the drawer, its really sweet and I must unpick and put a new border and backing on it , as you can see I'm not the greatest quilter I seem to get very frustrated at keeping everything square ! I enjoy doing the stitcheries and embellishments but seem to spoil it when it comes to the quilting.
My new mantra I must take a class ...... I must take a class...... I'm sure if I did I would be a lot less disappointed.
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009

A few weeks ago I found these two strangers from a foreign land (you guessed it at the car boot...) I loved them instantly they are made of wood and I have no idea what they are, they have a small indentation at the top but are not hollow any ideas ?

A few weeks later my other half and I were mooching around the age concern charity shop

when my husband saw this little lady at the back of the shelf. I was overjoyed I couldn't believe we had found another one.It certainly earned my husband some brownie points.

I took her home and reunited her with her family, how sweet are they. I wonder how many more of them are out there ?

Monday, 17 August 2009

Car Booty....

A very good days work at the car boot yesterday.See the picture with two.. yes two robins, well just had to come home with me.
I saw a lovely old song book,I might take this into choir and see if we can sing any of the songs. We are always looking for interesting material.
Look at that little jewellery box, it plays a lovely tune when you open it up, its a bit neglected (shabby chic I think you'd call it)!!! but I love it.
I found two lots of embroidered handkerchiefs which I am hoping to use in one of my sewing projects.
The children's books (my grown up children despair!!!!) I bought these as I thought I might transfer some of the pictures and make them into stitcheries, I'll keep you posted.
Also found an unused stamp set (you can never have too many) and a lovely horse money box. Much shaking of the head from two of my children that were with me. I told them I'm leaving them at home next time...............They just don't understand.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

I'm so excited today I have become a member of The Toy Society (see link on right hand side)
If you don't know about this (I'm sure you do) pop over and have a look its a fabulous idea.
You make a small toy, label it and leave it for someone to find, the label will let them know that it is a gift and they can take it home, how great is that! I am definitely going to participate so I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

I've nothing much to show today I had two attempts at the weekend at sewing and the first two pieces I sewed back to front doh........ so I put the machine away in disgust. I really need my sewing room back.
This morning I am not a happy bunny, I was looking for something in the bottom of my wardrobe and the iron fell of the shelf above me and hit me on the head....ouch.... I am feeling very sorry for myself and am nursing a big bump on the back of my head. I must admit I had a few tears. Hopefully will have something more interesting to report soon. bye for now.

And the winner is ........................... Nadine..... If you would like to email me Nadine with your address
and the colour of bird you would like, it will be winging its way to you.
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Thursday, 6 August 2009

I forgot to say when I would make the draw for one of the little birds. I will do it on Sunday
9th August, so if you havent already then leave a comment and tell me what you think about them.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

World Picnic-Milton Keynes

Saturday - weather was awful, I stood gazing out of the window feeling a little sad that the World
Picnic would be cancelled. It rained and rained all day.

Sunday - Blue sky's, sunshine, I cant believe it. Well I never would have thought after yesterday the weather would turn out like this, someone was obviously smiling on us.

The day was a great success, there were stalls with different world foods and goods, and a very diverse programme of entertainment from Bollywood dancers, belly dancers, our choir of course,singers, musicians and lots more. The day stayed fine and we finished at 7pm tired but very happy. Hopefully in coming years this event will go from strength to strength.

Sunday, 2 August 2009


Good morning, look who has just flown in to the garden. It's the word birds !
These bright little birds have there tummy's filled with sweet words and sentiments.
They tell me they come in all colours, for any occasion, with words of your choice.
I'm going to give one of these sweet little birds
away so please leave a comment and tell me what you think.
I'll pop back later today and let you know how my choir performance went, stayed tuned.

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