Friday, 6 March 2015

Friday

Hello Everyone

Looking out of my Snug window this morning there was a beautiful and  colourful  sunrise.

Last night I managed to make a card , that took me no time at all.




Details
Card:  White and SU Wisteria Wonder
Stamp:  from SU Best of Flowers
Colouring Medium:  SU Wisteria Wonder ink Pad and 
coloured slightly with Polychrome pencils
Bits & Bobs:  Oval Nesties and Gems


Challanges I am entering
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Crafting By Designs  -  Anything Goes


I'm shortly going into town for a few bits and pieces for my little cushion, then planning to continue sewing this afternoon.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me, reading my post and any comments you may leave.

irene
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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Work In Progress

Hello Everyone

Many, many years ago (I will not say how many) before the days of  the internet, computers, digital cameras, blogs etc., I used to cross stitch,  the drawback being most materials/goods had to be purchased from abroad.  I used to look at books and think  I would love to make this or that, so I set to and made   Baby Cushions,  Baby Bibs, Wedding  Cushions, Babies toys etc., to give as gifts to  Friends and Family using what materials I could find  locally.   Unfortunatly, I have no photos of anything I made.

So what is she getting at you may ask.  

Over the past few weeks I've been collecting materials  to start cross stitching, and as my Autumn blanket is finished I can now begin.   

So this morning, I started, and here is my work in progress.


My coloured threads in my nifty little box.
The lilac gingham is under the box.

My work today, sorry the colours are terrible  but the weather is 
 useless for taking these kind of photos.


The design when finished measures 4" x 4" and I intend to make it into a cushion, using lilac gingham with  white brodrerie anglaise to hide the seam - well that's the plan.  LoL.

I am so enjoying stitching  once more, although when I  began I had a few hiccups.  I even  organised my day to enable me to  sew in the morning,  read ( yes read ) part of the afternoon then continue to sew.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Thank you for your visit to my blog, reading my post and any comments.


irene
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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Year In Books : March 2015

Hello Everyone

I've been finishing a few jobs crafty and around the house, so I am a little late with my post.

A new month and  a new read,  hopefully I may manage two books - fingers crossed.

I read my February choice The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham.  The adventures of  Ratty, Mole,  Mr Toad and Badger.  The book is brilliant and I throughly enjoyed it, more so than in my younger days.   I couldn't help but chuckle to myself the antics the four friends got up to.

My March read is the novel The Christmas Angel by Marcia Willett, a favourite author who  has wrote many novels, most of which I have read and enjoyed.



The main character is a little boy called Jakey.  It is just after Christmas and his Cornish home  which he has lived in all his life is to be sold and everything is about to change not only for himself but also his family.  Will they still all be together next Christmas, and what if anything will they have learnt about each other.

I am joining in again with Laura at Circle of Pine Trees.

Thank you for visiting me, reading my post.

irene
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Monday, 2 March 2015

Spring Blanket

Hello Everyone

The official date for the beginning of Spring is 20th March but according to the weathermen it is 1st.  Thinking about this I decided to have a blanket change around, and put a Spring  blanket on to our bed.

You may remember this blanket  I made to cover the  futon in my snug,  the colours are very Spring like.  So when changing our  bed (love, love white bedding) I put on what is now officially going to be  my Spring blanket.




Smaller yes,  not so heavy yes , but still just  as cosy and warm.
The blanket that was on the bed is now nestled on the futon.



My Autumn blanket is put safely away in a cupboard until Autumn or if it gets colder.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me, reading my post and your comments.


irene
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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Birthday Cake

Hello Everyone,

Happy March to you.  Where did February go to ??

Gale force winds again, and it howled all night.

I've made another card using a different shoe stamp, it's for a friend who has a birthday later this month.  I  have had these stamps for years and usually forget about them.  It's only when I am looking for somthing else I find them.



Details
Card:  Kraft and Yellow
Stamp:  Stampendous Birthday Cake Ml6l from 2006
Colouring Medium:  Polychrome Pencils
Bits & Bobs: Tiny Heart and Gem

Challanges I am entering
Pixie's Snippets
A Gem of a Challange - Clean and Simple
Less is More - this makes me happy -  in crafting it's using my Polychrome Pencils
CAS on a Sunday - Girl Power


 Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, read my post and comment.



irene
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