Tuesday, 27 April 2010

A Blog Award !

Thank you Julie and Swedish House for this award !

I now need to tell you seven things about me !

Well...................here goes.............

1. I am 5ft 11" and grew up not impressed at being the tallest in the class but now as approaching middle age it has its own advantage of helping to disperse weight over a larger area!!

2. I celebrate the big 40 in June!

3.I have been a Cub leader for 20 years ! Yikes.......

4. My fav meal in steak in red wine and garlic and rosemary wedges cooked by hubby on a Sat evening :-)

5. I have always crafted from a very early age, I hate twiddling my fingers and having idle time.

6. I am hoping to train to teach one day........

7. I am enjoying blogging and swaps!!!

Nothing too earth shattering but suffering from a stinking cold so not very inspirational at the moment I'm afraid.

Linda x

Monday, 19 April 2010

A lovely Break and Lost Tooth!

Well we have been on holiday enjoying the sunny weather in our little part of the world. Southwold was the first port of call with yummy fish and chips down the Harbour Inn - Hubby and Father in Law spent the afternoon on an Adams Brewery tour - whilst I took the kiddies for their first crab fishing session of the year at Walberswick. Alas not many crabs about but lots of gloopy mud !

This followed with one of my favourite days out of the year - The Spring Fling at the Norfolk Show Ground, this must be the 4th or 5th time we had been and it lived up to expectations again.

After trying out the machinery, it was on to a little thatching..........

I can't praise the day highly enough - £6 a person (inc a hog roast and apple juice) - full of hands on activities, giveaways from seeds to sausages, milk to keyrings and educating the children all about farming and the countryside and they don't even realise, they are too busy having fun!

Then we went to see the beautiful majestic Suffolk Punch Heavy horses at Hollsey Bay

A wonderful sight, especially seeing the magnificent horses galloping so gracefully in the fields.

In amongst all this jollity, R lost a first front tooth - knocked out by a swing in the garden - my beautiful girl's smile is taking some getting used to!!!

Lastly, I have had little time to doing any sewing, but ran this up last night...

Too nice to give away I think.....

That's all for now, until next time

Linda x

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Beach Huts !

Just a quicky blog to show you a doorstop I made for a friend's birthday this week.

Each summer they have a beach hut in Lowestoft
and so it gave me the perfect theme for the present!

Each hut on the doorstop is named after a family member....

Must go, battling with uploading on ipods and a new camera (at last!) to master.

 I'm very near to 40 and becoming a techno-phob!!

Linda x

Thursday, 1 April 2010

CoLoUr SwAp LoVeLiEs

Thank you to JoJo Designs http://www.jojodesigns-jo.blogspot.com/ for my lovely Colour Swap parcel It came to work and was a lovely surprise as I was expecting my husband's coals for his BBQ he had ordered!!

My colour was purple and what a delightful lot of handmade items I received!

The cushion my favourite item ! A lovely little make up bag and soap...

An Easter chicken (a favourite with the children), tissue holder and shopping bag.

Thank you very much Jo  :-)

Jo's colour was green. I decorated a cushion using Poppy Treffry Free style embroidery
( much harder than it looked!!), and Easter bunny heart,chocolate, smellies and ribbon.

HaPpY EaStEr to you all!!

GoOd EnOuGh To EaT !

I have signed up for this lovely swap.
Why not pop over to Ems Shabby Shack www.emsshabbyshack.blogspot.com
and sign up right away!

Linda x