Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Monday, 27 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
buttons, threads - The Percy Pig sandwich maker was from another seller .... unused and a snip at £3
some lovely children's fabrics including some pretty Rose & Hubble
Friday, 24 July 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
Cathy at Menopausal Musing ...... please e-mail your address to email@example.com and the bag will be in the post to you without delay
Sunday, 19 July 2009
This is a miniature or toy sewing machine made by a company called Grain in Nottingham who produced them in the 1940s and 50s ... it has a very heavy wooden base and is in the original box with cotton reel, instructions and spare needle ..... it's so sweet and I was going to let my Ellie play with it when she sits with her old nan when she is sewing but I'm having second thoughts now.
On our return from booting the heavens opened and it has been coming down heavy for most of the day ..... when I took the photo it was the one and only bright spot of the day. I then had an argument with number two son which rumbled on but hopefully has been resolved now. Then the oven packed up just as I was baking some bread rolls. Then a good friend popped in to say she has to go for a CT scan on her liver on Tuesday as they have found a nodule growing on it ..... needless to say she is worried sick and has the big C word in mind.
They do say bad things come in 3s so I hope that's my lot for a while.
Some good news is that my new grandson who is due to make his appearance in the next week or two may have decided to swing round in his poor mum's tum from the breech position that he has been in for the past few weeks. I hope so because she doesn't want to have a C-section. It was his big sister's 5th birthday last Thursday and the tea party was held at my house ..... I still don't think I've recovered!!!
I am a registered childminder and our lot finish school this coming Wednesday so I have to get thinking about how to entertain them for the 5 weeks that I will be looking after them all full time (some days there will be six children from 3 years to 9 here so wish me luck).
Don't forget my giveaway for this
the lucky winner will be drawn tomorrow evening. Good luck.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
And there was more !!!!!!!!!!!!
Some stripey napkins, a striped Sarah Smith cloth (these are so lovely I don't think I could ever bring myself to clean with one), a Designer's Guild composition book with lovely striped cover and a gorgeous Winnie the Pooh door plaque personalised with my name. One day, hopefully soon, I will have a room in this house all to myself and this will have pride of place on the door.
Cor blimey Mary Poppins ....... the biggest THANK YOU ever ...... xx
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
In my favourite colours of green and brown (how did you know that one Pam) .... a mug for my cuppa with it's own hand knit jacket to keep it from going cold to soon ..... a soft wrap for my neck for later in the year ...... a lovely notebook with handmade cover in tweed fabric with beautiful embroidered bouquet of flowers ..... a handy pin cushion (I needed another to keep by my sewing machine) and a hand crochet flower brooch. Thank you so much Pam everything is just fantastic and I am so pleased.
On to parcel number two ....
Fabrose did her homework and knew I had a yellow theme in my kitchen ..... all superbly hand made in lovely vintage fabrics ....... a peg bag ....... tea cosy with enormous teapot on the side and a pair of tea towels to match and finished with the vintage fabrics and lace. Big thanks again for a lovely swap .... just perfect!
I love doing these swaps ... it is very rewarding to give and receive and I flast is gabbered at the skill and generosity of the new bloggy friends I have made. I think now I just have Mrs Thrifty's Sleepover swap to complete this month and then I am taking a swap break because my new grandson is due in two weeks time and I must finish some projects started for him.
Take care everyone and keep blogging and swapping ...... thanks again to Pam and Fabrose xx