Monday, 27 April 2009

Today's efforts

Had a quiet weekend, OH was working Saturday stocktaking so he came home pretty tired. Over the weekend we received word from OH's cousin in Canada that his mother had died. She was a lovely lady and we have fond memories of holidays with her and her husband.
I made this card to send over and added one of my crochet flowers as a keepsake for her daughter. I do hope she likes it.

I made it up from my PC Crafter program and added the verses from another program I have. I finished off with the crochet flower and brad.

I also did another card in a similar fashion for a work colleague of OH who lives and works in Houston. The lady has recently retired so I thought this one would make her smile.

The picture has been printed twice then mounted with foam squares. A little glamour dust has been added and a ribbon to finish it off.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Butterflies & Sunshine

Well kept my appointment with the diabetic nurse today but not good news. My bloods are really bad and I have been put on even more pills for the next two weeks. If this is not successful then I will have to see the specialist at the hospital who will probably put me on insulin. I am not happy as I hate needles and I might have to inject myself 3 maybe 4 times a day depending on what they tell me.
On a brighter note it has been a lovely day here and I puttered about the garden a bit and then I got down to making a card for a cousin of the OH. I hope it cheers her up as she is in a home now down near London and will be 86 or 87 on her birthday. Anyway,it was a quickie from GCF and then I decoupaged the butterflies, added glitter and some ribbon and pretty corners.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Fantastic Blog Candy

Pop over to Bev's blog to see the fantastic blog candy up for grabs and if it's new to you please take the time to browse this wonderful blog.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

More crochet

Just a few photos of my latest crochet work. I finally managed to do the small flowers I wanted to master so feel confident enough now to make them with crochet thread and and not with my practice wool. Hope you like them.

Circular mat

Small flowers

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday and the sun is shining which is lovely for a change - no rain. Had a lovely lunch with youngest son and DIL yesterday and then back home as I am still not feeling right. I had the diabetic nurse on Friday or so I thought. Made a big boob and got the days wrong so now I have to wait until the 20th for my test results.
Made a card for my friend's birthday which is coming up soon, with flowers from Jak at Crafters Kitchen. If you like them then please go to her website which is linked here.

Flowers & background sheet from Jak, brads, names etc from stash.

Haste ye back and Happy Easter to all!

Monday, 6 April 2009


I have been catching up on what my friends have been up to on their blogs and found that my friend Karen J has kindly awarded me the Uber award which is very kind of her considering I have not been keeping up so much of late.

The rules of this award are:

"This award must be given to blogs that...inspire you...make you smile and laugh...maybe gives you information...a good read....amazing ideas...and anything else that makes you think they are Uber amazing blogs....You have to post the award and nominate 5 blogs that fit the criteria"

I would like to award Toni, Jak, Jackie, Cazz, and SheffSue all of whom have inspired me in different ways.


We are back from our weeks holidays in and around Ayr and had a lovely peaceful time. The weather stayed fine for us apart from some drizzle and fog on the Monday. The sun shone and it was quite warm on Tuesday and Thursday. The highlight of our hols must be our visit to Burns country. We saw the cottage where he was born, visited the Tam O' Shanter centre, the Brig O'Doon which was lovely and finally Kirk Alloway [where the ghosties and ghouls resided in the poem].
Here is a couple of photos I took...

Burns Cottage & Burns Monument

Brig O' Doon