Friday, 29 August 2008

Hello again, here finally is the pic of the chair I painted and distressed. On it is a quilt I made and a bear I made too. Can't decide whether to do the other chair the same or not.

Today Lewis and Lisa moved house. They have bought a lovely house ,here they are at the front door , as you can see they look pretty happy.
I'm hoping someone can tell me where I'm going wrong as I cant get my pics where I want them or move them either, any help gratefully received.
Hoping to go to a car boot sale in 2 wks time. Not looking for anything in particular.
I have been busy making things, cant tell you what as they are for a surprise. You'll have to wait till after xmas to see.
Kate, if you red this, NO MORE BASKETS !!!

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Hello again, this is a tin house I got off Ebay, it was bigger than I thought so finding a space was hard, I had to jiggle things to fit it in. Below is Penny, sitting in the only bit where the sun was shining.

The schools went back yesterday and that meant the traffic was dire. Stewart had hospital appointment so we took the dogs to the woods rather than spend an hour sitting in traffic just to get to the beach. Finding a space to park at the hospital is like finding hen's teeth, on Fri I will sit on yellow lines at the clinic and wait for Stewart to be seen, if I'm moved on I'll drive round then sneak back.

I am finished Kates pressy, it looks really nice. I painted a chair but it wasnt going well, so I used a different paint on top and it took ok, then I sanded bits of it back to the base and wound twine round the bottom of the legs, Im pleased with it now, photo to come later.

Only 9 days till my son and his girlfriend move house. I think they'll be packing this week. I hope it doesnt rain that day.

rosie isn't limping anymore, must have been her leaping about at the beach that did it. Walking her on the lead for 3 days seems to have helped. Saw the swans and their babies this morning , they have 7 this year, and they are almost as big as the parents now.

Till later...X

Friday, 15 August 2008

Well, we have now nearly finished painting our kitchen, just got the cupboard doors to go over and were done. This is a pic of the right hand wall, the plates came with the blue rim and I stencilled the red hearts onto them.

The blue paint was left over from an old colour I'd used in the hall at one time but was too dark for the kitchen so I added white paint till I got the colour I liked. No point in buying a whole new tin of paint if I could mix up a suitable colour myself

This is a stichery I did, the words read like this....

The snow came last night

and the door is frozen tight,

the soup is in the pot,

the fire is cosy and hot,

a place is at the table,

so come in if you are able.

I have been watching the olympics and have just seen Nadal make it through to the final, hope he gets the gold.

I have bought a pattern to make a christmas pressy for my friend Kate, the material for it came today so I can now make a start, cant tell you what it is as that would ruin the surprise. I will take a pic of it when it's done.

Two weeks today and my son Lewis and his girlfriend Lisa move house. I think they are excited now, it will be here before they know it. It will be nice for them to have so much more living space. Also nice for Lisa to get her car parked off the road as she's had some damage done to it recently when it's been parked on the street by mindless thugs who have no concern for other peoples property but wouldn't like it done to their stuff.

That's all for now...later X

Thursday, 7 August 2008

This is a Halloween Crow I made for my friend Kate. It's not a vey good pic of it. I also made her a witch on a moon, which I forgot to photograph, I will get her to do a pic for me and put it on her blog. Thats the trouble with me, i make things and give them to other people and forget to photograph them first. I have all I need now to make a Christmas gift for my friend, all I need to do is actually get on with it! later,,,X

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Here is Penny trying to get into what little there is of the sunshine. This is the block of the month quilt I made at the class run by Lisa at Seattle Quilt Co.

We have been up at the hospital having my husbands dressing changed. Looks like its healing really well and we hav to only go once instead of twice next week.

Lewis and Lisa move from their flat in town to a nice house not far from us. They will be glad once its over as its been very stressful. What with the housing market doing nobody any favours. This house looks lovely hope to see it the day they move in.Plenty of room for them to get a dog ha ha!
Hers is my snowman collection on an old pine shelf unit, that I got a long time ago.
Havent done any crafts at all this past week, done some knitting though and I made a watch for a gift. I forgot a friends birthday what with all thats been going on with my husband I sent her an email card so I hope she understands, goonesss knows where all the time has gone lately here it is August already and the leaves are sadly falling off my big tree, way too early for my liking.

A friend of mine had to have her greyhound put down, he was very sick, it was his liver.They are all very upset, I sent her a poem that I had all about why its for the best to put them to sleep even though it breaks your heart to do it.
I have been invited to a "renewal of marriage vows" by a girl who used to work with me, its in October, so that should be very nice, never been to a ceremony like that before.

Thats all for now. X