Wednesday, 31 December 2008

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Determined to get this finished before the New Year arrived, made it by the skin of my teeth.
This is the January Journal Page for...hope you can read this.

the right hand side

the left hand side

the complete journal page

Will I make it in time I ask myself, the minutes are ticking away and I have so much to do before the witching hour. Argh!!!!!


Today I did a really silly thing. I went into the garden and collected the washing, came in, and...


I walked straight into the Patio doors, they were closed. I had forgotten I had shut them. To say I screamed is putting it mildly. My forehead hit the glass and my left knee hit the glass. I now have a prized egg on my head, and I just cannot tell you the size of the whopper on my knee. My head, I can handle the pain, my knee, I cant. It feels dreadful, I really want it to bruise quickly, outwardly not inward, as that will be awful. It is uncomfortable sitting, laying, standing, walking.

As ET said.........................OUCH!

Tuesday, 30 December 2008


I have once again been very lucky with the presents I have received from family and friends for Christmas. Just look at these and drool....

My lovely Poinsettia from Annette started the ball rolling...

These goodies were from Annette also, she made me the little miniature Quilt it is Foundation paper pieced...

close up of fabrics...

A beautiful reel of thread from Rebecca, she paid for all the presents she bought herself this year...

These were from my friend Di, I laugh at the fabric, I think I can see me on there!!

These were from hubby, Annette's idea...

Wonderful assortment from my friend Pat...

Another assortment from Suzanne and Richard...

a close up of the fabrics...

and these biscuits are yummy...

a tin of biscuits for hubby and me from Richard's dad...

This beautiful candle holder from Annette's friend Zana...

close up to show candle inside...

I consider myself very lucky indeed to have received such wonderful presents yet again, from everybody, they are ALL things I can use, which is just perfect. Thank you everyone I love them all. :-)

Monday, 29 December 2008


One of Reb's presents was a Latch Hook Kit from Di. Gagee showed her how to do it...

And she was off....

Way to go Reb...

This is a Cot Quilt Annette ran up quickly just before Christmas for her friend's little boy Nemo.
It is a printed panel of course, but there is a lot to be said for them, they are an excellent way of practicing your quilting, be it hand or machine. I am all for them. I'm sure Nemo is going to love his 'chakta'

Well done Annette, you made that in double quick time.

Soon be here


Well here I am again. It is a while since I last posted - 3 days - which is a long time for me. So Christmas has gone, New Year is on its way. I best get the Christmas pictures up first or I will be further behind.
OK. This year because money was tight for everyone, it was decided we would only spend £15 on each other. We all agreed to this, and it was great fun having to really search out the bargains for the set amount. Most of us went over by a few pence, but what we managed to get for each other with the set limit was amazing. As I am sure you will agree. Naturally we didn't count Rebecca's presents in this as things for children are so expensive anyway, she would have ended up with dismal prezzies. So she was unlimited. She is after all our only Grand child. OK we spoil her, I enjoy spoiling her. She is my little Angel. We gave her a limit to spend on us, she was allowed to spend up to £2 on each adult. She did extremely well too.

I got a reel of variegated YLI thread from Rebecca - she must have gone over the limit for this.

Just look at this little Princess....amongst her presents.

Lots and lots of them, she is a very lucky little girl.

Annette got some vouchers for various shops, I love getting vouchers, don't you?

What's in the box Rebecca? This was from Gagee.

WOW, a new Stereo, lucky you. Here it is set up in her room ready to play.

Annette bought these brilliant candles, she stuck them in the Christmas cake and lit them, they went so high, they lasted for about 30 seconds each, I loved them, we all did.

Aren't they great?

So high!!!

Annette got a bit worried about this one, it went higher than the rest, look at her face, she is

saying, mind my decorations.

and then it went out....ahhhhhh


is what it is all about....a full relaxation.....snooze away Gagee.


We had the old records on and the three of them, you cant see Pete, 'played' the piano on the table....crazy....... it was so funny. We were supposed to be playing UNO, one of Reb's new games.

Ahhhhh, doesn't she look grown up?

This is a cushion I made for Michael next door. He just loves Rebecca to bits. I took this picture earlier in the year when he came in to practice his writing with Rebecca one Sunday. I printed it onto fabric and made this for him. He loved it. You cant see in this picture, but on the paper he is holding, is a message to his sister, who lives in Tasmania, Australia. Hi Gilly!

I will post pictures of my fabulous presents when I have taken the photos.