Saturday, 19 December 2009

SNOW and GIFTS and CARDS and DVD

It wasn't there when I went to bed last night, but oh my, open the curtains this morning, and POW! The snow has arrived...pretty..but cccccold...

Through the window, my back garden...



the white lawn...



white sky, with snow coming down...
David Bailey - eat your heart out!!!!



my front garden...



ooh look E, can you see...



I'm not daft, another picture through the window...



Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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I have been receiving some wonderful post of late, OK the post is late in being delivered, but just look what I got, this from Maggi, perhaps I shouldn't have opened it, but I am like a kid with prezzies, I cant wait to get at 'em....
A notepad, yes, but wait...



the front of the COVER for the notepad plus the card that came with it,
that is a beautiful brooch on the front, thank you Maggi, I love it...
fabulous beads by the way too...

what a beautiful message this was, I blushed, the back of the cover also has a gorgeous bead on it, I believe this cover has been felted....


I'm not allowed to open this,  cos Annette has got one the same and has
forbidden me to open it, my fingers are itching to get at it, I have squeezed and nipped it, to no avail,
thank you Marian...



How posh this is from Angela, who does superb work, it is still - at the moment -
in its pretty tissue, but prob not for long, ha ha, and just look at the
fabulous postcard she made me too,
thank you Angela...



Ahh a gorgeous Poinsettia, it's just not Christmas without one in the house,
Annette bought me this one, as she does every year,
thank you Annette...



Now we come to Fabric Postcards

This one was a total surprise from my lovely friend Elisabeth in Vienna, Austria;
thank you so much Elisabeth, it is a very smart PF Tree, I love it...



One of the Popular Patchwork Girls off the Forum has sent this card to me
for the swap we are doing of Theme - TOYS from our childhood -
This is from Irene B who tells me she was a real bookworm,
great card, many thanks Irene...



Different group I am in on the Web - an Embellishing one this time,
we had to make a Christmas Card using the Embellisher and wool somewhere on the card,
I have received this grogeous card from Carol, I hope you can see how it sparkles,
thank you Carol, I love it, those petals are blended beautifully, one day I will
be bale to do something like this - I hope....



A few years back, my Suzanne organised my Quilting Groups to send me a fabric Postcard each with a letter on, OK, I have shown these before, but they only come out at Christmas and I want to show you them again, I have found a better place to display them too, each one a real gem, can you see the message -

Janet a Merry Christmas Ho Ho Ho



Rebecca made this card for us at school,
the sleigh is a cut-out and the gold surround sparkles like mad,
we love it, thanks Bab xxxxx



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Now for something really STUPID

The school do a secret santa present for all the girls and boys, this is what Reb got, a lad in the class got a girly book but wouldn't swap with her !! No comment, but really, she is 10 this is aimed at 4-5 year olds I would have thought. Shame on you school



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AND NOW THE BEST BIT OF NEWS FOR YOU

I told you I had some good news for you didn't I - well

Myfanwy Hart's Embellishing DVD is now out ready to purchase here -





and guess what -
I have my copy in my hot little hands and have already watched it, to say it is Brilliant is probably putting it mildly, but honestly, I wish I wish I wish I had had this BEFORE I went on that stupid class, I have learnt more from this DVD than the whole day spent at the class. True, I really have, there are eight separate lessons on it, you work at your own speed of course, it is so great to have it on DVD, Myfanwy explains things so easily, it is as though she is in the room with you, what a lovely lady she is. I can refer to it again and again, I have had to finisih several things before I can have a go at all these wonderful ideas on the DVD, I can see the Embellisher Machine and me are going to be the best of friends. Who would have thought that after that dreadful class?  Thank you Myfanwy, and I see there are going to be two further DVD's each one getting progressively harder, I cant wait. Bring it on.

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6 comments:

Pat said...

Oh, my goodness...so many nice things that I don't know what to say....so I will say they are all TERRIFIC! I do believe I see Santa near that car in your one photo!! What fun!!!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

Santa rules, we love the Santa Claus. Love all your prezzies..

cookie said...

Hi Jan,

did you put Milk and cookies out for Santa??

nice presents you got there

Anonymous said...

Wow! More snow than here on Sheppey!
Spotted Santa too... and you are naughty opening presents but it's so very tempting isn't it????
Fiona.

maggi said...

Glad you liked the book Jan, and yes it is felted - on the embellisher which is also how the squares were made and attached. Great that you have got your DVD, I can see your machine being 'abused' from now on. Lovely gifts and cards, and by the way, what is Santa doing around so early??!!

Reflections of life and art said...

I prefer DVD's for instructions myself....you can stop, start over and over and the teacher is always there at your fingertips....enjoy!