Friday, November 03, 2006


Well just to let you know I am closing this blog and opening another one just round the corner.
I searched various blogs and eventually thought this was the best one that suited me but in the beta version. So at last I am moving.... SEE YOU ALL THERE.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Finishing today!!

Oh I feel like floating and dancing away. Today I finish work!! I mean work work. I thought it would be a good day to go as it is my Birthday too!! Can't believe that I have been working for 28 years!! For the first time in years I won't be rushing around in the mornings. Mind you the weekends are already full with other things, so I hope I will get to do some dollying as well , inbetween the weekends. I am going to take a deeeep breath and start planning or perhaps I shouldn't plan as well laid plans do tend to get messed up.
It has turned into a beautiful day today. Very nippy with early morning frost but it is crisp and clear. So much nicer than dull and damp.
Hope all of you have a lovely day too. Hubby is taking me out for dinner tonight so it will be nice end to the day too.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

What Child?

But the Child that is born on the Sabbath Day,
Is witty and wise and good and gay

You see sunshine behind every cloud
And your smile can make clouds disappear

I would like to think so too but witty and wise? somehow I don't see myself definitely as someone wise LOL! Now 'good ' is something I keep trying to be.

Thank you for the link Sherry. I hope you all will have a go and let me know what you came up with.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Invaded by Chefs!!

Life has been busy so I have not found much time to write in my blog or visit or write in the groups. I am waiting for the 2nd to arrive when I will be a free woman. It is only a few days away and after that I promise to try and keep up.

This weekend we were invaded by chefs in the form of our nieces. They decided to give me a treat for my birthday. So they cooked a delicious meal for us. They did not allow us to go into the kitchen or the dining room the whole day. So here are some pictures to share with you all and tell you what a wonderful thoughtful gift for the day it was. The meal and the dessert was absolutely delicious. So I shall overlook their very small mistake with the cutlery placement LOL!

Last weekend was my doll club. I did a workshop on Jean Bernard's wings and did a workshop on a face. Perhaps because I was not feeling too well or I was just pure scatter brain I completely forgot to take my camera so I don't have any pictures to share of the class sigh! I have asked another lady to send me some pictures so it will have to wait till she sends it. The class went off well but we ran out of time so they couldn't finish the projects. I hope the ladies will finish their projects and show it next time.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Denia's quiz

A couple of weeks ago Denia
had a quiz on her blog. She uploaded a picture of a beautiful ring of her mum made with crystals and wanted us to guess as to, who we thought had made it. So I too had a guess at it. To my great surprise, I was the only one who had guessed the correct answer and was even more surprised that Denia had made a special bracelet as a prize! The correct answer was, her brother Benjamin! Today I received this beautiful bracelet made by Denia. It is really very beautiful. The picture does not do it justice. Denia I will treasure this bracelet always. Thank you very much for sending it to me

Last week was Denia's birthday so I wanted to give her a surprise birthday present. I couldn't show it to you but she has received it today so now I can show it to you all. Why the post just going across the channel takes so long my mind boggles! Here is what I made for her

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Goodies from Ally Pally

Here is what I bought from Ally Pally. Velvet flowers and leaves. Some Dya na flow dyes. Barbara and Bett's new doll patterns. New in the market some dyes called Quick colours. They are right up my street as you only have to wet silk and dab these dyes on it and microwave to set it. No messing around which is what I like quick and easy. Then some natural silk hankies. They will be fun to dye. Then bits of dyed silk cocoons. A packet of trimmings . More silk laps and throwsters waste hand dyed. Some mulberry bark dyed and undyed. And oh Barbara was generous and threw in a packet of paperclay which will come handy this weekend when I do the workshop in my doll club. So there is plenty there to keep me occupied and my brains whirling through the winter.