Saturday, May 18, 2013

Soggibottom Giveaway!!!!!

My friend Soggibottom is having a giveaway of two of her adorable Dartmoor Hares......

Picture stolen from Soggibottom

The giveaway it up until June 1st, 2013 so go over and take a wee peek:)

I've also put a button on my sidebar just as a reminder.

Take care:)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Chuckie is back:)

I'm very happy to see my old friend Chuckie the woodchuck back again this year.

He does such an excellent job eating up all the fruit that those nasty squirrels pick and drop from our apple and pear trees.

Here he is visiting our next door neighbour's garden today. As you can see he's not much bothered by the fact that four people are standing there looking at him......he's keeping an eye on us though:)

He's about the size of our female cat Deva but a lot more heavier I'm sure. 

Spring must be here finally:)

Here's a really lovely black and white picture my son took of Deva recently.....she is a diva.

Take care.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Another Giveaway Win.....

I mentioned a while back that I had won another blog giveaway and it arrived today!!!!!

It's from Alix who has a lovely blog called "Used-to-Bees". 

I love redwork embroidery and when I saw this giveaway I had to put my name down.

A lovely little pocket sized book full of simple easy motifs...very sweet:)

A French needlecraft magazine full of some absolutely gorgeous projects for cross stitch and has charts, patterns and even full size iron on transfers inside.

And, as an extra special surprise treat......the most adorable needle case made by the very talented is so lovely:)

Big Ben. the London Eye and a London double decker bus:)
The front is a piece of very fine linen and look at the fabric she used on the back.....I love it:)

Am I lucky or what?...and spoiled....LOL

I must go make myself a cup of tea now and take a good look at my new magazine:)

Take care. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

To all of my Bloggy friends who celebrate Mother's Day today:)

I have only two or three pictures of me and my mum.  I think I'm about 2 1/2  in this picture. It  was taken in Streatham, London, England.

I always wore red shoes when I was little:)

My mum lived to be 90 and passed away very suddenly on December 30, 2003. I wonder what she would have thought about blogging. I know she would have loved Pinterest:)

Take care.

Friday, May 10, 2013

I Won A Giveaway.....

I was very lucky to win some lovely hand dyed threads from Lorraine Stobie over at Creative Daily,

I used my Ott-Lite to take a picture as it is bucketing rain here at the moment:)

way too dark:(
I really couldn't get a good picture of the colour mixes....go over can really see the lovely colours much better.

This was a very timely win as I'm just starting to learn how to do Crazy Quilting and I'm also taking a course with Sharon Boggon of called "Sumptuous Surface Embroidery".

The thing is though.....they are so pretty so I may just look at them for awhile before I use them....LOL

I'm really having a lucky streak at the moment. I also won another lovely giveaway but I'll save that for another day:)

Take care.