Thursday, 20 April 2017

Tomorrow I Will Marry My Best Friend....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well...

Just a short post today...

 I can't believe our wedding day is almost here and tomorrow I will marry this incredibly special man...

My Best Friend...



Love you always darling...xxx

Also I would like to thank everyone who has already sent such lovely messages and congratulations for our day tomorrow...you are all very kind and your words are much appreciated....'Thank You'...


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, 19 April 2017

The Enchanting Rose - 10th Teacup & Mug Exchange.

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

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




The lovely Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose hosted the 10th Tea Cup & Mug Exchange and  I joined in again....There were 212 ladies who participated and Stephanie did an amazing job of organisation. 

Thank you so much Stephanie......this is such a lovely exchange to be part of....

I was thrilled with the lovely parcel that I received from Carol....my parcel came all the way from America....and was a delight to unwrap.

Here is what I received from Carol....

Spring 2017 Tea Cup Exchange


So many beautiful goodies in my parcel, a pretty teacup and saucer with such a lovely delicate pattern....there were a few other items besides the ones you can see enclosed in my parcel but I'd started to use them before I took my photograph....Easter Tree decorations and some lovely shelf edgings.....

Thank you Carol for such a lovely parcel of treasures.

I sent my parcel all the way to Canada to the lovely Judith of Lavender Cottage....I didn't manage to take a photograph before sending my parcel as I forgot in my rush to get it posted so it would arrive in time, but you can see what I sent if you pop over to Judith's lovely blog.

I'm afraid my head is a shed at the moment as I am getting married in 2 days time but I really didn't want to miss this exchange as it is such a lovely 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....


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

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Friday, 14 April 2017

A Bit Of A 'Hen' Do....Mine!!!

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

So finally I can reveal the reason for my lack of blogging and crafting lately....

I am getting 'Married'....next week...Friday 21st April....

Hence the reason for the push on my weight loss mission (see previous post)

I have had my mind on a million other things as you can imagine so very little crafting has been taking place....

Here are a few pictures of my 'Hen' do...which I had no intentions of having but am so pleased we did as we had a lovely day and the sun shone all afternoon.

We opted for a very civil 'ladies' that lunch affair and had afternoon tea for 22 of my friends, family and neighbours.

Sorry this is a little photo heavy....

Me...The Bride To Be...

(Thank you for the badge Louise)....


Ladies Who Lunch....





Delicious...


Friends From Work...


Me With Mum...


My Lovely Daughter Brogan...


Feeling Rather Full...Me Thinks...

(although I look a bit bewildered by something)


I had a wonderful time....afternoon tea was just perfect for me.

Thank you girls for such a lovely afternoon and for sharing my day and a 'Special' Thank You to Marcia for persuading me to have a 'Hen' do in the first place....


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

Enjoy the rest of your evening.



Saturday, 8 April 2017

The Mission Continues....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

So my weight loss mission continues....

I have lost another 4 pounds....Yeah!!!!...




I'm nearly there....

I have increased my step count by 5000 steps a day and this seems to have given me the extra push forwards.....




There are just a few more pounds to go until I reach my target weight....this is the weight I set for myself....it has taken me almost 14 months but my aim was to take it slowly and keep the weight off.....

The reason for my determination on the weight loss is now only a few weeks away....and I am just a bit proud of myself.....24 pounds gone!!!!!.....

Just a few more pounds to go....


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

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Woman On A Mission....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

The woman on a mission is 'Me'....

To lose weight that is....last January 2016 I returned to work after being off for 6 months with a neck/shoulder/muscle problem. In that time my weight ballooned due to gross inactivity....forced inactivity that is...but since returning to work I have gradually managed to lose some of the weight and today I can happily say I have now lost 20lbs.....yeah....!!!


I still have a way to go to reach my goal but I'm getting there, slowly but surely.

I am thrilled as my will power is just awful, I love chocolate and biscuits and I can't bear gyms so all in all I'm pretty pleased with myself.....more so as I have a rather special ocassion coming up in the next few months or so......

More about that later though.....

I will try to post again re my progress.....


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

Enjoy the rest of your evening.


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Sorting and Knitting....FNWF.

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I know I'm late with this post but it's been a busy week.....but better late than never!!!

 I promised myself on Friday that I would join in at

Friday Night With Friends




So  Friday evening found me joining in with like minded crafter's from around the world again 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. 

Anyway I decided to do some sorting and some knitting.....

I sorted patterns and balls of wool and continued to knit squares for the blanket below.


I am so behind with this blanket and I have wool coming out of my ears but I will keep going with it.

I also continued to knit another three squares for my other blanket....(to be revealed towards the end of the year) for the KAL I joined at my local knitting shop....

I'm really enjoying the knitting....but I'm still a novice and learning all the time.


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

Enjoy the rest of your day.



Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Enchanting Rose Tea Cup/Mug Exchange...

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

My awful cold is now beginning to improve although I still have a sore throat and dreadful sinus pain but I feel as though I'm on the mend....Thank goodness....

To cheer myself up I have once again joined in with Stephanie's 'Tea Cup & Mug Exchange.




I have waited patiently and with just a tad excitement for this lovely exchange. I have taken part twice now and think it is such a lovely thing to do....

Especially as a) I collect vintage tea cups and saucers 

and b) I adore tea.

This is the perfect exchange for me and Stephanie runs it fabulously. It's also a lovely way to make new friends with similar hobbies and interests.

Take a little look at the past exchanges and you'll see why I love it so much.


The Enchanting Rose


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

Enjoy the rest of your evening.



Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Something Lovely In The Post.....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I've been feeling a little sorry for myself lately.....I have had Pharyngitis and now have the most horrendous temperatures/headaches and an awful cough but I was cheered up last week when a lovely parcel arrived from the amazingly talented and kind hearted Jenny from Winnibriggs House who had posted a tutorial for making ear warmers/headband and had hosted a giveaway for the materials to make one.



I was very lucky to be one of those to receive a package which included two pieces of fleece and matching Velcro fastenings...perfect colours for me Jenny...!!! I also received a lovely handwritten note and two lovely brooches, one felt, for my crafting interests....which is now adorning one of my craft bags and the other a beautiful vintage heart brooch from Jenny's collection. 

Thank you Jenny....you are so very kind and I promise I will get round to making my earmuff/headband as soon as things settle down here at home....I have an idea that I can wear it for my trips to Twickenham for my beloved rugby.....



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

Enjoy the rest of your day.



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....


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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!!!.....


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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.


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