Thursday, 30 December 2010

Kirstie eat your heart out!

As you may have read previously, our daughter was born on Christmas Day and celebrated her 8th Birthday this year. No one is ever able to manage Birthday cake on Christmas Day so this year I attempted a gingerbread cookie Christmas tree (thanks to a Lakeland template kit!) with the children breaking off a star as when they were hungry - a success!

Secondly, this is my finished picture for my Mum for Christmas. "Blue bells and Morning Glory"  - felt embellished with ribbon and stitching, unfortunately the light is not great but I was really pleased with the final piece.

All which it leaves me to do now is wish you a Happy and Safe New Year - I think 2011 will see my life taking a different direction - more to follow in due course.

Linda x

Monday, 27 December 2010

ThAnK U SeCrEt sAnTa !!

Thank you Secret Santa - I'm afraid in my haste ( and trying to keep an eye on the children opening presents in a hurry) I never took a photo of the lovely packaging and handmake crocheted tag, but inside lots of lovely candy cane material there was choc reindeer, pretty pins, a felted stone, needlecase, mug, tissues and a little crocheted robin I'm sure I have seen on someone's blog............ I wonder whose ??

Thank you again Secret Santa x 

Friday, 24 December 2010

A Midwife with Antlers, playing Jingle Bells, eight years ago!!

Yes at 2am tomorrow, Christmas Day, I gave birth to our lovely daughter  Rebecca. She was the first baby born in James Paget Hospital Gorleston that Christmas and the nursing staff were very lovely - having your baby delivered by a midwife wearing antlers and jingle bells playing was certainly novel.

As was my husband's quote for the local paper which stated" We were happy Rebecca had arrived safely, but she made a bit of a mess of Christmas Day" - heavens forbid!!

So tomorrow will be filled with Merry Christmas wishes and Happy Birthday's and far too much eating, drinkingand being merry.

Have a lovely time everyone and I look forward to sharing my Secret Santa present with you all.

Linda x

Monday, 13 December 2010

Thank You Secret Santa !

Just a very quick update to let Santa know the Secret Santa Swap parcel has arrived safely and is sitting under the tree ready for Christmas! ThAnK yOu!!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Snails pace!

I must start with an apology at how slow I have been recently to blog! No excuse except busy nights and not enough time to collect my thoughts!

So today a brief update :

More experimenting with felt and machine embrodiery.

  My friend's and my first craft stall at the local school Christmas fair - we both came away with a tidy profit and things left for Christmas presents - so a result all in all!

Ah... my visit to Birmingham NEC to see Aha say farewell! Very enjoyable.

Last but not least - our Cub Christmas Tree Festival Second place "Best of Britain."

The lovely Secret Santa Swap has been completed and sent and I am looking forward to receiving mine!! :-)

I hope this week sees lots of carol singing, mince pie eating and a little less excitableness (is that a word?) from the children!

Linda x