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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Bits of this and that

Hello Everyone, thank you for your visit.

It's very mild today so the washing is out drying and I'm keeping  my fingers crossed.

It's ages since I made any cards,  but I've made  three small ones using bits and bobs that fit into  4" x 4" envelopes.

Here are my cards






Challanges:
Pixies' Snippets
Clear It Out
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes


As an early Christmas present from T, and somthing I've always wanted to try, I had a Reflexology treatment,  oh dear me it was so good, amazing and very, very  relaxing.  The atmosphere - dull lighting, soft gentle music mixed with aromatic oil, being pampered, and me drifting in and out of sleep, just perfect for this time of the year.

I can't quite describe how my feet feel, but they are so  different as if I'm walking on air.  I enjoyed the treatment so much that  I'm booked in  again for January.

Have you had one of the treatments, and if so how did you find it  -  I'd love to know.

Thank you  for your comments.

irene
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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas Flowers

Hello Everyone, thank you for visiting me today.

My Flowers for Christmas


I love plants especially succulent, and have many all over the house.  
This is my first ever Christmas Cactis  from my friend  A.
The buds are tightly closed  and I can't wait to see 
what they look like when open.

 My Christmas would not be perfect without Hyacinths and this is my
first ever white one.  I love the smell but there is no heady perfume.

Another pot of Hyacinths this time Blue, but as you can see
they are still in bud.  A present from my Sister in Law  J.
Yes there is a little Christmas tinsel in the background


Thank you so much for your comments.



irene
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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Decorations

Hello Everyone, thank you for your visit.

I would like to Welcome Sarah, my latest follower.  Thank You Sarah for following my little blog.

Yesterday we decided it was time to decorate the house for Christmas, come and have a look.



Our main tree  in the Dining Room, various decorations we have had for many, many years.
My two little cats I bought in Spain.






Also in the Dining Room


In the Sitting Room

 

Our smaller tree decorated with crafty makes,  made over the years

The house and trees are decorated now it's the wrapping  of presents and the ironing.

Thank you for your comments


irene
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Half Way There

Hello Everyone, thank you for your visit today.

Oh dear me the wind during the night was gale force, it began early evening and never stopped, and we are forecast for snow, rain,  hail and terrible weather.  

I spent most of yesterday crocheting away and yes, I am finally halfway there.







I just love everything about my blanket  every little stitch, the colours and the simplicity of the design - four small squares of Autumnal colour surrounded by fields of green, and the bigger it gets the more I am in love with it.  I began early October, so it's taken me  just over two months to get this far, but there's no hurry as this is my Winter project.  My  blanket is on top on the Flower  inspired blanket which is a little too small for my liking.

The book I am reading is the kindle version of  When Camels Fly  by NLB Horton


It's not a book I would normally have chosen to read but while  blog hopping (as you do)  I found a lot of people reading the second novel  in the series,  they found it enthralling and unputdownable (LoL) but suggested it would be better to start at the beginning - hence this novel.  The main characters are Grace Maddison and her daughter Maggie.

Last night I read the first four chapters in bed cosy and  warm listening to the howling wind outside.

I am linking with Ginny at her Yarn Along, and it's still blowing a gale.

Thank you for your comments.


irene
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Monday, 8 December 2014

Monday

Hello Everyone, thank you for your visit.

More finger tingling weather, but it's dry with no snow as yet, but we are forecast for some later.

I made this card some time ago and completely forgot all about it, so details are a little sketchy. 




Details
Card:  White
Image:  Pe-coloured  from Lili of the Valley
Design Paper - Not too sure
Bits and Bobs:  Ribbon, Gems, Nesties

Challanges
Pixie's Snippets - Snippets 
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes but NOT Christmas
Crafts Galore  -  Anything Goes

My yarn arrived this morning so now I can continue with my blanket, and there was an absolutely magical sunrise this morning, you can take a little look here.

Thank you so much for your comments.


irene
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