5th December 2013

I often snap pretty sunsets this time of year but the sunrise this morning was just magical and deserved to be captured though my ipad camera does not really do it justice. Gill x

A Friday smile and a scary cat

22nd November 2013

A very good Friday to all my blogging friends out there joining in with Annie’s smashing smiley shares. Want to join in then go visit A Stitch in Time for more info. I hope my pic may make you smile this week too. Its of Lucy one of our cats who earlier in the year had to have loads of teeth removed bless her (she was a stray when we got her) Now she has…

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Friday’s smiles and feline harmony(ish)

15th November 2013

Here i am joining in with another Friday Smiles hosted by the ever busy/happy/lovely/talented/funny Annie. Thanks for cheering up our Fridays.  If you fancy joining in her blog can be seen HERE This is what made me smile this week Meg on left and her son Tom cuddling up with each other again. Ever since Tom was seriously ill and had to spend days in the vets back in April, Meg has either ignored him,…

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6th November 2013

Good morning fellow desk snoopers. I have the day off today using up holiday so i can join in on time for a change. For those of you who havent joined in before, shame on you where have you been. Simply click HERE to visit Julias lovely blog Stamping Ground and all will be revealed. I am about to embark on making a rag doll, something i havent done for many years. Hence the sewing…

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What’s on your workdesk? Wednesday 228

16th October 2013

Happy WOYWW everyone. I’m pleased to be back taking part again in this fun, snooping, desk hop Wednesday lark.  Fancy a sneaky peek at clever and crafty peoples desks?, you do? then go visit the Stamping Ground for more information. Julia will guide you through. This pic is taken late Tuesday evening as i work Wednesday morning and its a bit of a rush otherwise.   You can see my trusty laptop, my Life Story book…

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Friday’s Smiles Week 39

11th October 2013

Reasons to be cheerful 1, 2, 3… or so the song goes and i have three reasons to be very cheerful this week. 1.  Whilst searching through some drawers for old photographs the other day i found an old wallet that used to belong to my uncle which my mum kept after his death and used to store old papers and keepsakes in.  Tucked inside one pocket was a letter my dad wrote to her…

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easy NO SEW blanket is made

11th October 2013

Now that my mojo has been found, hiding in a drawer would you believe, i decided to have a go at the blanket making project i posted about a few weeks back (see post here) I chose a patterned and a plain fleece for the project so it would have a reversible design.   I layered them and used safety pins to keep them together while i trimmed the edges square. I made a 4…

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Bootfair bargain – update

10th October 2013

This was my cabbage patch lady who came to me via a bootfair for 50p (see post for details). I love rescuing unloved cabbies and bringing them back to life. So, after a good face wash with soap and a spot of Cif (other cleaners are available), a hair wash, a body sponging and some new clothes this is the end result   I am quite pleased with how she looks now, not bad for…

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My Life Story – 100 year diary

5th October 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to write down your memories and thoughts for your children, grandchildren or just yourself you might like one of these They call it a 100 year diary and it is over 2 inches thick and a beautifully bound hardback book. It has pages for journalling and photographs.  It comes in a nice slip case too. Its a bit pricey at around £26. I got mine from Amazon as a treat to…

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things to smile about – week 38

4th October 2013

Its Friday, its early and its time for…. Friday Smiles!  If you fancy sharing whats made you smile this week then clicky this here LINK to visit Annie’s lovely blog A Stitch in Time for more information. I warn you though it will make you smile, laugh and giggle your head off. Last Saturday gave me so many smiles my face began to ache. The reason being I finally got to meet a special lady…

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