Wednesday, 28 November 2007


These will wing their way to American when 3 more are finished. They sell them for $25 each for a Children's Charity. Had great fun making these.


Both these pictures are A4 size.....sooo...
Why does the top one look bigger?

Hmmm, I loaded these two pictures before, but something was wrong as you couldn't zoom in on them, so I am trying again, with the hope, this time, it will be right.

In the hope that it will be, they are pictures of two A4 size quilts, made just for fun, and I am very pleased with the way they turned out.

Friday, 16 November 2007


I am grinning like a Cheshire cat as I have finished - yes finished - the Penguins. I have to say I am very pleased with how they have turned out. I have 'crystalled' them on top of the star quilting I did, and in the right light you can see them shine. Very satisfactory.

I have also finished the 24 gift bags


50 Tree pocket decs


5 Gift envelopes plus two extra done tonight using silk


several postcards - also started some more......


I have everything ready for tomorrow.


So pleased with myself I actually forgot to post the pictures of the first two postcards I have received from the first swap group I am in. Correcting that right now. The beautiful butterfly is from Dede in USA and the lovely sea picture is from Sue in Australia. I am going to enjoy this swap enormously.

Friday, 9 November 2007


Got up really early - for me - 7o'clock, as I had to go out and put up a banner I had made and some balloons on next doors front door to welcome them home. They have been in Australia for a whole year. Have been yawning my head off all afternoon, did manage a catnap, but the computer is like a magnet and keeps calling me.....

Thursday, 8 November 2007



Well, today I looked at Elaine's blog and saw the sliding picture show she had at the bottom and thought, hmmm I like that I wonder how....and there it was all the information of how to get it on your blog. So I filled it all in and hopefully it will turn up on mine somewhere, sometime, somehow.
IF you ever get to reading my pages Elaine, I hope you don't mind me 'filching' your idea.. :-)
More later, off to sort out my dinner, then, da da dahhh....the Penguins.


I seem to be getting better at this blogging and posting lark. I have managed to post pictures onto one of the swap sites I am on. Actually created an album. Clever or what??
I have made a friend of the list mom plus her friend, so in time we may do separate swaps, apart from the group. That would be good. I have joined yet another swap group. Arghhh! Will I never learn? Ah well, we are only here once. May as well fill my time somehow.
Anyway, here are some of my Postcards I have made, just to prove I can post picture's AND sew. Oops, they are UP there. Haven't yet discovered how to move stuff around. Give me time......
I really should have got on with my Penguins today, but, didn't happen, goodness nows where the day went. I did manage to have a good clear out of a load of paper rubbish, and general tidy up, then I did some sewing, at last. I am trying to finish my two A4 pictures I started over two months ago!! I am getting close now.

Monday, 5 November 2007


This should, if I get it right! be a picture of a Postcard made by my GD R. She is only 8 but loves to sew with me, and is not afraid of my sewing machine. I think this is pretty good for an 8yr old. I am very proud of her.

Saturday, 3 November 2007


Well, off we set, A, R and myself to go to Brum.
  • Get to station.
  • On strike.
  • What.
  • Decided last night.
  • Thanks.
  • R = dropped lip.
  • OK says I, let's go to Milton Keynes.
  • Yeah.
  • So off we went and had a good days shopping.

Received a lovely postcard this morning from D. Its a single Poppy for Remembrance Day. Its very smart, beads and a bit of fancy stitching AND vermicelli. Getting the hang of the machine then D?

Been on both postcard sites and nothing exciting happening, so signed off. Just as I am about to do here also.

Friday, 2 November 2007


Wow, I have got a picture of Robbie on, don't know how I did it, can't remember, but hey, it's there, at the bottom of the page. Got to now find out how to move it. He he he. It's all go on this blog I tell you. If my friend D ever finds me she will chuck up, she doesn't like Robbie, bless him! I am so chuffed with myself. Learning, well not really cos I can't actually remember how I did it as I said before. Oh dear, repeating myself now. Really tired. That's my excuse anyway.


Still trying the picture.

Can't do it.

Grrrrrr I've clicked that many things, heaven knows where I have sent stuff. I'll try again another time, when I am not so tired.

A, R, and myself are off to Birmingham tomorrow, we are going to raid the rag market.
Tonight I carried on with the 24 bags. Crazy woman! Should really be doing my penguins. Tomorrow. I also started the book A brought up yesterday for me to read, oh dear, once I start a book I can't put it down. I also nipped into town, very quickly, this morning, to Beatties, well, House of Fraser now, and bought yet more threads. Naughty girl!!!


A left her present job today, hooray, I am so pleased, she will be better off out of that place. She starts new job Monday, much better, I am sure she will be happy there.

I am trying to put a picture on the page, [it is Robbie of course], as a trial run. Here goes. I will have to come back to see if it worked of course.

Thursday, 1 November 2007


Oh yes, I am impressed with myself. I have managed that all by myself, Gold Star Jan. Had to come back to say that. Eejit!

The penguins are coming along nicely, the Snowflakes are a bit of a pain to sew, all that 'in and outing' still, I'll get there eventually. I will have practically a whole day to myself tomorrow so am hoping to get loads done.

Think I might risk it and go over to Yahoo and have a look. Scaredy cat!


I have just been looking round this blog site at the different things, and I think......I think I have found the time, so I have clicked and clicked and hopefully I will have the right time displayed now. It is just gone 11.00pm. fingers crossed.


Well I have finally turned up Z's trousers, she will now be able to wear them tomorrow as she wished. I don't know why I put it off til the last minute, silly really. Had to be done.
I have started making some little bags, with Christmas fabric for the raffle table for group. Must be mad, got rotary cutter happy and cut out 24!!!! 24? Yep 24, crrrazy woman. Mind you I love making the little bags and people always seem pleased to get one, last meeting I made 6 Halloween style - they had pumpkins on - for the raffle, some ladies wanted a bag rather than the real prizes. ?? Nowt so queer as folk they say.
The real time is 10.50pm I have put this because the time at the bottom will be wrong, it has been so far and I don't know how to correct it. Yet.
Did I say I'd finished 'Mercy'? Mmmm thought the end was a little abrupt, good read though, made me think about things.