Thursday, 27 November 2008
You may remember a couple of weeks ago that a lady from the stitching club that I attend asked me to make a card for her "young Man's" 80th birthday using the Penny Black 'Snowy Park' stamp, but she wanted the stamp made bigger!! Well here are two examples I have made to show her, one is using the stamp (I entered this for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge), the other is using a photo I had taken here in the New Forest but printed it out in sepia, I'm not sure if that one shows up well enough though.
I have been given this lovely award by Sally, the sentiment behind it reads as follows:
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I will be sending it on but it takes me ages to put the links on here so I will do that later.
Friday, 21 November 2008
Yes, I'm well and truly in the doghouse with the dog! Let me explain ... we were walking back across the fields above the beach when Bonnie found this old discarded ball, it used to be one of those squeaky things but this had long since lost its squeak and it was punctured so that when she picked it up it was squashed into half a ball, but no matter it was her find of the day. She couldn't wait to get back to the car with her treasure, no time now for sniffing at every blade of grass or chasing rabbits, she was well in front of me but when she looked round to see what was taking me so long I almost fell about laughing as the ball looked like a set of those false lips you can buy.
We arrived home and she was scratching at the front door in a flash, treasure still in her mouth, she was like a bank robber with police in hot pursuit. When she had her treasure safely indoors she started throwing it about and generally having a great time .... until I saw her chewing something, closer inspection revealed her treasure was perished and all the throwing around was making bits fall of it. Well I couldn't risk her choking so the ball had to be confiscated!
Bonnie was most put out, she hunted all around the house, in the large pot that is used as a walking stick stand, she was dancing around on her hind legs trying to see if I had put it on top of the chest of drawers, I was "frisked" and had to show her my hands to prove the ball wasn't there, then out into the garden, I think she sniffed every last inch looking for this blessed ball.
I now feel really guilty .... I'll have to buy her a new toy tomorrow when I go shopping, just to ease my conscience!!
Thursday, 20 November 2008
So far so good, now I have to tell you 7 things about myself, useless bits of information that I'm sure no one is in the least bit interested in but ...
1. I love crafting, especially card making and ATCs
2. I like the colour pink
3. I love walking on the beach early in the morning when no one is around.
4. I love Stilton cheese, whether it is in cooking or with biscuits or bread
5. For 2 years I provided recipes for a slot on the local Talking Tapes for the visually impaired
6. Every December my Grandchildren come over for a day of making chocolates for their friends and teachers
7. I love playing Hearts and Spider Solitaire on the computer.
Now for the difficult part, attempting to put a link to the people I am tagging.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Monday, 10 November 2008
Sunday, 9 November 2008
The preserves shelf is looking pretty good at the moment, there are still a couple of jars of Cognac and orange marmalade from earlier this year, together with this years Rosehip and apple jelly and Crab apple jelly and tomorrow will see the start of the ever increasing pickled onions. So now ..... on with some crafting!
Friday, 7 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
I have also been playing with some of the stamps that I bought last Sunday at the Ringwood Craft Fair, I'll photograph those and show them to you next time.
I must now get on with the ATCs that I started to make yesterday. Each week two friends and I get together for an afternoon of crafting ... BLISS!... We try out new techniques and ideas and decided that ATCs were easier to make and swap than cards, we are currently going through the alphabet, it can be any subject in any medium as long as it is the letter of the week, this week it's 'O' so I'm off to get my thinking cap on.