Thursday, 30 August 2012

Lucky Me

I have been a very lucky blogger this week. 
I have won a bag made by JoAnne at The Patriotic Quilter
I had to choose the one I liked. I decided on the lighter one but I have to say I did like both.

I have been busy making Halloween Pumpkins this week. I'm going to make a few more in different sizes. I really enjoyed making them, they come together really quickly. Which is always good.

I am off to join a Quilting and Embroidery group on Monday evening so I will let you know how I get on. I really should have made the effort sooner, but the one closest to me was full. I found this one in the village magazine so fingers crossed I'll enjoy it.

I hope you all have a good week with lots of crafting.  xxxx

Friday, 24 August 2012

Halloween Hanging

I haven't done much sewing this week but I did manage to finish this Halloween wall hanging that should have been done ages ago. I really like how it turned out.

I have also been doing a few more Halloween themed bits and bobs for my swap partner I will show these later when she has received them. 

I took Lily to the cinema tonight. I had been promising to take her for the past 2 weeks so I thought I had better bite the bullet and take her. We went to see  Brave. To my surprise it was really good, lots of bare bottoms. We both had a good time and came home feeling sick from too much Popcorn.

I hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and lets hope it doesn't rain too much! It's not looking very promising though. 
At least I will get plenty of sewing done if it is wet : )

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Sweet Treats

Hello as it is lovely and sunny at the moment. I thought I would treat us all and make a Coffee & Walnut Cake. I think it is about the only cake that everyone likes besides Chocolate Brownies. I did make some of those but they were gone even before they cooled so no photos of those but here is the cake.

I will work off the calories tomorrow as we have a full day of gardening in store.
Allotment in the morning. We only got it a month ago and it was like a jungle. We have managed to get half of it under control , so tomorrow we start on the other half.
Home garden in the afternoon. I think I will be slapping the factor 50 on as the forecast is for a scorcher.

Friday, 17 August 2012

All Things British Swap

My Parcel arrived  yesterday. Just look at the goodies I received from my partner Deborah @ Love from Poppy

It was such fun opening them.

Look at the gorgeous handmade thing she made me I love them.

The hanging hearts will look fabulous in my bedroom.

I forgot to take photos of the gifts I sent so I popped over and copied them and here they are.

Thank you for being a such wonderful swap partner xx

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Cosy Autumn / Haunted Halloween Swap

I have just found this swap and have decided to join in.
 I have chosen to go down the Halloween route and cant wait to get started. 

Why don't you pop over to The Blueberry Heart and have a look.

 The swap is open until 23rd August 2012

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Jar Of Love Swap

My Jar Of Love swap came today. I was paired with RosaLily. I couldn't wait to open it and when I did I was amazed not only had I got a jar I had 2 extras. 

Inside was :  Mug Cosy, Peg Bag, Pencils, Welcome Pebble, Pencil Case, Ribbon, Pin Cushions, Crochet Heart Bunting, Two Bunnies, Wooden Apple, Wool, Hand Wash & Lotion, Union Jack Soap, Napkins, Cute Owl, Bookmark & A Beaded Neck Purse. 

Didn't I do well......

Thanks to Katie at Booty-full Things for organizing the wsap I have loved it.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Lighthouse Quilt

I managed to get my Lighthouse Quilt finished before I went on holiday. 
The photo was  taken before I put the binding on,I am really pleased with
how it turned out.

I have just got back from my holiday in Norfolk so normal blogging will now be resumed.

We had a great time and the weather was very kind to us it only rained once.

We went to Norfolk Lavender it was amazing and I spent far too much on plants and Lavender.

Lily spent far too much on Ice Cream but we all had a wonderful time.

While I was away my Jar of  Love swap needed to be posted so that came on holiday too.
To see what was in the jar pop over to Rosalily and have a look.

When we got back we found we had a new Robin visiting us , a young one from the brood of our regular Robin's he is so tame. He hopped up the path next to me I couldn't believe it.