Saturday, 31 December 2011


My very last post on my Blog for this year - 2011 - where did those 365 days go?
I best try and make it a good one hadn't I! Let's start it off with a laugh, I could do with one of those today!!!!!


Starting with Number two:-

  • DO NOT buy any more fabric----did I?

  • Well how can I resist the wonderful fabrics coming onto the market? So no I didn't keep to this one, I bought some fabric, not a lot I am sure, but I did buy some.   :-((((
  • Be a better Blogger----was I? 

  • Well no I think this year I was a pretty poor Blogger, I just didn't seem to get to my page as often as I used to, no explanation available, sorry.   :-((((
  • Answer people's emails quicker----did I? 

  • Sadly the answer for this is also a big no-no, I saved emails and went back to them after several days sometimes to answer them, not good enough.   :-((((
  • Don't waste so much time on Face book games----did I?

  • Yippee-kayay, I didn't waste any time on the Face Book games as I DELETED them all, which when you think about it actually gave me more time to do the above points!!!! Oops. So a bit of a half and half mark I think for this one.   ;--[
  • Walk more----did I?

  • I did  indeed walk more, not as much as I would like to have done, but it was more than I expected to do. ----:-)
  • Eat less----did I?

  • I did at meal times - hahaha - but then I ate biscuits and cake and chocolate in between meals, Honestly! How old am I! ----:-((((
  • Try to be tidier in sewing room----was I?

  • Hmm, well I tried really hard at this one, I was constantly tidying my sewing room and today it looks brilliant. I am having a smiley face for this one.----:-))
    Which brings me to----
  • Finish at least ONE UFO each month----did I? 

  • You betcha I did indeed, and to prove the pint and possibly drive you away screaming with boredom here they all are, all old UFOs finished in 2011, not necessarily in this order... :-)))))))))))))
     backside of 18
    Then I kind of branched out and decided to offer my Quilting for anyone who wished me to finish off their UFOs, I got three takers which was fun...
    Pat's Bow ties Quilt...
     Marians Dinosaurs Quilt...
     Marians Space Quilt...
     and sound the fanfare, tada
    today I finished my last UFO for this year,
    my Baby Dinosaurs Quilt, which is
    number 21 and it is also....
     another double sider - two for the price of one again...
     Better picture of it tomorrow in the daylight.
    Because I was bored the other night I decided to make some Firework Postcards for New Year for a few peeps, hope you like them, I love making these, they are time consuming because of all the beads but I think they are worth it...
     and all together they make a pretty picture...
     then guess what arrived today?
    My prezzie from hubby for Christmas,
    this book,
    it is great he has seen one he would like already - we shall see.
    So another year comes to its close very soon now. I hope you have all enjoyed reading and looking at the piks on my Blog, I will try harder next year to get back to how I used to do it, which was a lot more frequent. Many thanks to everyone who has decided to become a Follower on here, you are most welcome indeed and many thanks for the wonderful messages and comments you leave or send by email, it is always encouraging to know someone out there is with me. If you see something you don't like, do tell me and we can discuss it, I am up for criticism. I can only do my best or at least what I am capable of, I am only a housewife, probably just like you really.
    I have met some wonderful people this year on the WWW, I have made some new friends too via the WWW. Mostly Quilters but then as that is what I do I guess I am likely to attract the same sort of people aren't I.
    I have annoyed some folk, I know I have, but that's life. I assume they will get over it or just not come here anymore, always their choice. I will miss a few people who have already made that decision as I don't see them as often on here. People move on it is a fact of life. I am a real stick in the mud type person myself. Boring as hell.
    I have been bossy to quite a lot of people but it is the way I get things done. Think about it, if you are one of those I have 'bossed about' this year, what have you achieved? Hmmm there you go then.
    I have sorted a lot of stuff out on the PP Forum, setting swaps and fun things to do [I hope so anyway] and just know I have 'ticked' off a few peeps on there, again it is how I am, straight talking, no embroidery with this chick!! I don't think I have ever been down right rude to anyone, if I come across as having been, I will apologise to you, publicly, just let me know. I will probably continue to annoy people as I go through life, I am getting old and apparently crotchety in my old age!!!! Says who? Hubby of course, nothing new there then, hahaha.
    Anyway enough, if you have managed to read all this you are a better man than me Gunga Din, as the saying goes.
    I'm off all I have to say now is....


    see you next year


    Fabric Postcard with a Pocket from Sandy...
    back of the card with a 3D handle and the pocket can you see it...
    dinky isn't it...
    and inside three beautiful buttons...
    can you see the flowers inside the buttons?
    thank you Sandy.
    Another fabric Postcard this time from Helen, for no reason at all
    except to wish me Happy Christmas and send me a gift,
    Thank you Helen, you spoil me...
    I saw this, had to buy one - can you guess who I was thinking of????
    Muffin anyone?
    Suzanne gave this to me Christmas Eve...
    Yep it is knitted...
    squishy too...
    the base, how neat is that!
    thank you Suzanne, it has joined my collection of fun stuff.
    Suzanne also gave me this cute bear, he is actually about 12" tall,
    thank you again Suzanne
    Christmas Presents now..ooooooo...
    Fabulous fabrics from Suzanne, I shall have fun with these...
    aren't they great...
    she also did me a new calendar for the coming year, hooray,
    I do love a calendar...
    I see she has put her quilt as first picture and why not indeed...
    All her cats and Bertie the Parrot,
    sadly Emma has died since this was done...
    yummy Valdani threads too...
    thank you Suzanne for all my prezzies...
    This was from hubby it is a HUGE bar of Toblerone, thanks Hubby,
    my real present hasn't arrived yet...
    Rebecca bought me this gorgeous thread,
    thanks Bab...
    Annette bought me these yummy threads too - they know what I like...
    thank you Annette
    My friend Pat bought me these threads...
    and this bundle of fat quarters...
    and a scarf and gloves, she knows I am always cold...
    and a box of chocolates, yum yum,
    thank you Pat I feel thoroughly spoilt...
    Tessa sent me this cracker...
    she made it herself...
    isn't it clever...
    NOT a loo roll tube - hahahaha...
    Tada..thank you Tessa, I love it a great idea.
    So once again I have been thoroughly spoilt with all my wonderful goodies.
    Thank you everyone for my gifts
    Thank YOU for reading my Blog
    I may manage to get a bit more in before the end of 2011
    you never know.
    Well this could be interesting
     these are the resolutions I made at the beginning of this year - 

      • Finish at least ONE UFO each month- did I
      • DO NOT buy any more fabric- did I
      • Be a better Blogger- was I
      • Answer people's emails quicker- did I
      • Don't waste so much time on Facebook - did I 
      • Try to be tidier in sewing room - was I 
        • Walk more-  did I
        • Eat less- did I
    I will be back later to answer my own questions hahahaha
    Honestly too.
    See you later :-)