Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Eye On The Target....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

About a year or so ago my daughter and I decided to take up archery. 


We joined a local club and although we try to go as often as we can we do end up missing some sessions for one reason or another.....but we love it and last week I decided it was about time we had our own arrows made.

These are my beautiful new arrows..... 


And I treated myself to a new bag too.


Will these make me better at hitting the target....time will tell.....

I also treated my daughter to her own arrows and a bag but we agreed that these would be part of her Christmas present this year.....Yes I know I said the 'Christmas' word......

She chose purple as her main colour.....surprise, surprise. 

This has always been her colour of choice, even as a little girl. All the other girls wanted pink.....not my little madam....it always had to be purple.


Anyway we were all set to give our lovely new arrows a run out at the weekend and guess what.....

It rained and it rained and it rained......so archery was cancelled.

Oh well we'll try again next week.....I hope!......


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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Bullet Journal & My Washi Tape Problem.....

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I'm still trying to shake this awful cold....two weeks and my nose is still running and I still have a sore throat but I'm sure it will pass soon......I hope!...

A couple of weeks ago I treated myself to a lovely new journal so that I could get back to 'Bullet Journalling'.....I started this a few years ago but gradually lost momentum and interest.....but now my mojo has been inspired to have another go....


And you can't start a new journal without brand spanking new pens can you?....

And 'Washi Tape'

Now here lies the problem....I started to search in all the drawers, boxes, crafty stash etc.....for said 'Washi Tapes'.....and I found some.....


Well lots if I'm honest....


But I like it....I use it....and I can't resist buying it.

I have added to my 'Washi Tape' stash lately and I know I will continue to add more....

Oh Dear....Do you think I have a problem here?.....


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Friday, 15 September 2017

Needle Minder Exchange

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today is Reveal Day for the Needle Minder Exchange organised by the very lovely Ingrid over at Mii Stitch.

The idea was to send a needle minder, a small stitched gift and a skein of DMC floss.

So here I can now share the lovely gifts I received from LeShawn at Boutique Stitches.

Not one, not two but three beautiful needle minders....




A lovely cross stitched piece, two beautiful skeins of thread and a packet of my favourite jelly teddies...

Thank you LeShawn for spoiling me so much....I love my new needle minders.

And 'Thank You' Ingrid for organising such a wonderful exchange.

My parcel is whinging it's way to Australia to Kaye and I'm hoping it has arrived safely by now. 


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Sunday, 10 September 2017

The Cleethorpes Colour Run 2017...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

So despite having a dreadful cold for the last three days I was determined to take part in this year's 

COLOUR RUN....

I had quite a few sponsors so I couldn't drop out could I......and I didn't want to let anyone down....

Having dosed myself up to the 'max' with well known brands of cold and flu remedies I was ready to run....well walk at a reasonable pace anyway.

My lovely husband ran/walked with me and we finished in good time...


By the look on his face I'm not quite sure he knew what he had let himself in for but it didn't take him long to work it out.

Brogan runs with me normally but she is away at a band competition today so Mr T. stepped in!....



The PINK Colour Station


The Finish


My Poor Old Trainers



Hopefully we will all be able to run together next year....


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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Graduation Day....A Very Proud Mum.

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Yesterday was a very special day for us.

My beautiful daughter graduated from Lincoln University and the ceremony was in the stunning setting of Lincoln Cathedral.



What an incredible experience for us all, especially Brogan and something we shall never forget.



The preparations took place in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.


One very proud mum and an equally proud step-dad.....

(Yes I did think of wearing a dress but it was just a bit too cool for me and yes it poured with rain)


A rather soggy but very happy looking graduate pictured outside the cathedral.


Inside Lincoln Cathedral...a truly stunning setting.


All very pomp and circumstance.


The Lincoln University 'Graduation' Knight.

We all had a fabulous day and I am one incredibly proud mum.

Well Done Brogan.

We all love you very much.


'And So The Adventure Begins'



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Monday, 4 September 2017

Blogging Break Over....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

 I decided to have a blogging break as I didn't seem to be getting any time to myself lately and I wasn't sure if anyone was really interested in what I was blogging about....

I know I have my faithful followers and commenter's and I 'Thank You' so much to those of you who have stuck with me in my blogging drought....but hopefully I can now come back and have something to share and things to blog about.

Over the last month I have been busy with 'Yes' work but I have managed to reach my Goodreads 2017 goal of 24 books....I am now on book 26....

This month I have knitted all four squares for my KAL at A Good Yarn.....I still have to catch up with a few of the other month's but on the whole I'm doing fine.....

I have also completed another small cross stitched project.....


This bookmark is now winging it's way to it's new owner in a small parcel as part of Mii's Needle Minder Exchange.....I have received part of my exchange parcel but will reveal my goodies at a later date....

We have completed Brogan's bedroom... just the blinds to be fitted and a new windowsill.

(Photos to follow)....

We are now on with the living room and Gareth is on with the building of his 'Sulking Room'....sorry sorry.....'Office' at the bottom of the garden.....not before he's completed the building work for the new wood burner though......

So as you can see I have been a tad busy lately......

I've also started a new bullet journal......to try and keep things a little more organised....Ha Ha!!!...

Watch this space.....


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Saturday, 5 August 2017

FNWF - A Finish.......

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Once again I found myself taking part in.....


Friday Night With Friends




Joining in with like minded crafter's from around the world who join together (virtually) that is.....on the first Friday of the month to do a spot of knitting, sewing, crocheting,quilting etc....whatever craft you like....

Thank you to Cheryll for hosting this fabulous get together. 

And I have a finish at last....it's taken a while but here it is.....

The Holly Fairy


Please forgive my terrible photography though.

I am so pleased to have finished this project....I feel as though I have been stitching her forever. I will be so pleased to be working with some other colours on my next piece of work although I'm sticking to my guns and not starting anything new.....Yet!!!

 Now I can spend a bit of time having a look at what everyone else was doing on Friday.



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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Butterfly Cross Stitch...

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Just a quick post to share another 'small' project that I am trying to complete.

I found this little number idling in my sewing basket and thought I'd get it finished.

 Orange Butterfly Bookmark




It makes a nice change to use these lovely bright orange tones when I have used nothing but greens recently for the....

 Holly Fairy


...which I still haven't completed yet....


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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

So Proud Of My Little Girl....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I just want to say a huge 'Well Done' to my lovely girl....after lots of hard work over the last three years she has now achieved a degree in English .....


We are so proud of you Brogan....

(Photograph by Phillipa Buss ~ 21/04/2017)

Here is the card I made for her....


Now please be kind....I haven't made a card for about eighteen months or more and I am so out of practice with the Copics Pens. I spent ages rummaging through boxes for things as all my card making paraphernalia is still packed away after our house move.

Anyway it turned out ok....I think....and Brogan seemed to be pleased with my efforts which was the main thing.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:~

Creative Inspirations ~ # 279 ~ Anything Goes!.
Fussy And Fancy Friday  ~ # 191 ~ Celebration
Crafting With An Attitude ~ # 29 ~ Anything Goes
Penny's Paper~Crafty  ~ # 337 ~ Anything Goes


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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Tea Heaven....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Now it has to be said that everyone who knows me is aware of my love of tea....and that is all things tea....

I collect vintage teacups and saucers, strainers, fancy spoons, teapots and of course tea....I have a cupboard full of teas.....anyway the less said about it the better.....for now anyway!!!

Recently on a trip to London we popped over to Covent Garden and yes I had to have a few moments in Whittards.....

I love Whittards and spent quite a while Oohing and Aahing at all the pretty tea caddys, mugs, teapots until I settled a a couple of purchases....


 

 
So many varieties to choose from...



 
And such pretty packaging too...




Anyway I eventually settled on the Limited Edition Alice in Wonderland teapot (for one) top shelf in the photograph....and the trio of Alice in Wonderland teas (bottom shelf of the photograph)....

I have to admit to being swayed by the very pretty tea canisters and have yet to try the tea but they do smell wonderful so I have high hopes.....I will let you know when I get round to trying them though.....

I also purchased some new spoons and a tea strainer but have my eye on a few other goodies......maybe I will pick those up on another visit!!!....


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Sunday, 9 July 2017

FNWF ~ Putting Together A New Project...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Again I found myself taking part in.....


Friday Night With Friends




Joining in with like minded crafter's from around the world who join together (virtually) that is.....on the first Friday of the month to do a spot of knitting, sewing, crocheting,quilting etc....whatever craft you like....

Thank you to Cheryll for hosting this fabulous get together. 

Here is something I started putting together for my next new project....

Stargazer


Actually I started sorting threads and beads on Friday afternoon as we went out with friends in the evening...OK so I cheated a bit but I still haven't started anything new which is good!!!....and I have also sorted all the threads for this project but haven't taken a photograph.

I have only added a few stitches to this little number which is just about finished....

The Holly Fairy


I need a serious kick in the pants at the moment but there are lots of other things going on at home right now and of course the suns out and although Summer is my least favourite season it is nice to get outside into the garden and the lighter nights are a bonus too.... 


I know...I know...there isn't much crafting going on here at the moment but I am trying honest!

I have a week off work now so hopefully I can get a little time to myself to do some knitting and stitching.....Is this likely?....probably not but I live in hope.....

Right now though I can spend a bit of time having a look at what everyone else was doing before the rest of the family descend on us for Sunday lunch.


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Friday, 30 June 2017

ELO ~ Mr Blue Sky & Rainbows Over Wembley...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I just wanted to pop by to share a few photos of my first trip to Wembley.....and definitely not for the football I hasten to add....I'm a rugby girl through and through as all my friends know and Twickenham is where my heart is!.....

We went to Wembley to see ELO and what a fabulous night we had....of course I was allowed to go shopping earlier in the day and this time round I opted for a trip to Covent Garden which was a delight as always.....

So here we are at Wembley....


Impressive....Yes but Twickenham is still the place for me....


View from our seats which were great....aisle seats so easy for the perfect view, dancing, getting the drinks and of course popping to the loo....which after a few ciders was greatly appreciated by me anyway.....well I am a woman of a certain age now you know.


Supporting Acts ~ The Shires


Tom Chaplin (Keane)


They were great and I knew the songs too....Get Me!....

ELO 

The Stage ~ The Lighting ~ The Music


What a great show....truly spectacular.



The weather was warm and although there was the occasional light summer shower even I took off my cardigan.....and then there were.....

Rainbows Over Wembley


But then there was....

Mr Blue Sky


These two very sporting gentleman (I did get permission for the photo) were sat behind us and were incredibly game in these rather 'dapper' suits.

Well Done Guys.....

They were very popular with the photographers I might add....

It was a sheer joy to be at the concert and I sang my heart out....it's amazing how many songs you know the words to!!!....


What a great experience.....


Take care.....


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day.


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