Sunday, 5 February 2017

Finally....Some Stitching To Share!!!

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all keeping well.

So I am being very good and as promised I haven't started any new crafting projects. 

I have completed my first four knitted squares for January for the KAL 2017 that I am taking part in at my local knitting shop....I am told I will have one finished blanket by Christmas....Mmmm, we shall see. I will collect the next pattern for February's four squares at my class on Saturday.

I have spent some time adding a few stitches to 

The Holly Fairy


So you can see I have made a little progress.

I have also managed to read 7 books towards my 2017 Good Reads Reading Challenge. I have set myself a target of 24 books this year. Less than the previous two years but probably a bit more of a realistic goal. You can see my progress and the books that I have read so far in my sidebar. You can also see what I am currently reading.


Anyway I must get on....


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.


Monday, 30 January 2017

The Twelve Days Of Christmas 2016 Swap...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Yes I know I am terribly late with this post....and I am very sorry about this but after moving house over Christmas and New Year we have just managed to get the Internet sorted at long last!!!!...

Anyway this year/last year I took part in a 'Twelve Days Of Christmas Swap' again. The wonderful and amazingly organised Jo at Through The Keyhole hosted the swap and I was partnered with the lovely Marlene from Poppy Patchwork.

Here is what I received...


Such lovely things too....there are two boxes of chocolates missing....I ate them before I could photograph them....well you can't blame me can you.

Thank you Marlene for being such a sweet and generous swap partner, I love all my beautiful gifts.

So what am I doing craft wise at the moment....mot much is the answer as its all a bit hectic at home at the minute but I have managed to read 4 books towards this years reading challenge and I joined a KAL at my local knitting shop....so there is a spot of knitting going on.

I have also put one or two stitches more into my

Holly Fairy


So far so good....

I'm not allowing myself to start any new projects this year until I have finished half a dozen or so others.

I wonder how long that will last!!!.....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Christmas Card Swap 2016

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I know I am very late with this post and for that I am very sorry but with work, Christmas and packing up the house it has been a bit of an odd Christmas for me....lovely but very different.

So to catch up I would like to share the card that I received when I joined in with Amy's Christmas Card Swap. My partner was Little Wandering Wren and she sent me this lovely handmade card....isn't it beautiful...sadly his little twig legs were damaged in the post but I love my card....

Thank you Jenny.... You did a fabulous job.



I'm sorry for such a short post but as you can imagine it is so busy here with packing for our move but I felt I really must post about my lovely card while I still have Internet access. Hopefully it won't belong before we're back up and running though. 


Anyway lots to do.....so I must get on....

And I just want to add....

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Have a wonderful day today and a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year.


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Ok....So It's Been Awhile.....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I'm here to apologise for my distinct lack of blogging and commenting.

There are many reasons, most of which I won't go into....but the main one being is that we are on the move.....

We sold our house in 'four' days....four days.....so we will be moving in the New Year.



It's all a bit of a whirlwind here at the moment but it will be fine.

I love our house but the plan was to complete all the renovations and then move on....so we are. We have bought my parents detached bungalow as they are now downsizing to a much smaller bungalow, about a 3rd of the size to be exact....

It's all very exciting for all of us and we have so many plans.....next year is a big year for us for other reasons that I will let you in on at a later date though.....

There's not much crafting going on but lots of packing and organising to do.

My parents will be stopping with us until their new home is ready so it will be somewhat cosy for a time. Much of our belongings will be going into storage so I have sorted out crafting projects that need finishing...Ha Ha!!! and books that need to be read....

I will let you know how I get on.....

I might not have managed to craft much this year but I have almost completed my Goodreads challenge of 26 books in 2016 which is probably my only resolution that has servived this year.....I have enjoyed the challenge and will definitely be doing it again next year.

The only other thing I have planned which is new for the New Year is to join a KAL at my local wool shop.....So if all goes well I will be the proud owner of one comleted knitted throw by next Christmas....

Anyway if I don't manage to blog again before Christmas I hope that you all have a 'Wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy & Peaceful New Year'.

I may be without internet for a while until we get organised but I will do my best to blog somehow along the way.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Enjoy the rest of your day.



Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Calling Little Wandering Wren....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Sorry I have been absent again of late but I will reveal the reasons in time...I promise.

This is just a quick call out to...

Little Wandering Wren...

We have been paired up in Amy's Christmas Card Swap but I can't find your email address...

Mine is in my 'Complete Profile' on the right hand side of my blog...

Hope you can see it there...I'm struggling to find yours on your blog....

Hoping to hear from you soon....


Sunday, 6 November 2016

FNWF - Oh What Shall I Do?....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are well.


 Friday evening found me joining in with like minded crafter's from around the world who join together (virtually) that is.....on the first Friday of the month to do a spot of knitting, sewing, crocheting etc....whatever craft you like....

Thank you to Cheryll for hosting this fabulous get together. 

I wasn't too sure what to do as my head is little all over the place at the moment I'm afraid but I will blog about the reasons for that at a later date.....

So I hit on the idea of putting a list together of all my projects that need to be completed before I can start anything new....so it was more of an evening of sorting and organising than actual doing although the needle was picked up for a short time....

Here are some of the things I need to finish....

The Holly Fairy


The Knitted Throw


The Autumn Queen


The Spirit Of  Christmas


And Finally

The Beaded Santa



I have a dozen or more other projects to finish but these I have decided are to be completed first....

Wish me luck!!!

Right now I can spend a bit of time having a look at what everyone else was doing.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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

Enjoy the rest of your day.



Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Enchanting Rose - 9th Tea Cup & Mug Exchange

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

The weather has definitely taken a turn and it is very cold here tonight...time for woodburners and hot chocolate I think!!!

The lovely Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose hosted the 9th Tea Cup & Mug Exchange and I have joined in again....This time around there were 192 ladies who participated and Stephanie did an amazing job of organisation as always. Thank you so much Stephanie......

Once again I was absolutely thrilled with my lovely parcel that I received from the very generous Dawn....this time my parcel came from Cornwall....and was just perfect. 


Autumn 2016 Tea Cup Exchange



Here are the lovely gifts that Dawn sent to me. 

The cup and saucer are so pretty and the lovely brooch is adorning one of my jumpers. The little bird is hanging in my craftroom from one of my shelves and the tea has almost gone...The beautiful doily is now sat on the hall table for all to see....

A beautiful selection of gifts and all perfect.

Thank you so much Dawn....

I had the pleasure of putting together a parcel for Tiina in Estonia....

and here are the things I sent....


I do hope she liked them....

Will I take part again....Absolutely....I can't wait...It's such a lovely exchange and so exciting.

Thanks again Stephanie for organising this lovely exchange....

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. 



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