Sunday 25 September 2011

One Tiring Saturday

photo taken just before opening!
Yesterday just before 8am my friend Janice picked me up to drive an hour and quarter to Exeter.  I helped her on her stall till 5.30.  A very tiring day but a very good one with good company.

Some of the kits Janice produces
I also chatted with  Sue Hawkins her work is spectacular!

One of the exhibition pieces were these beautiful dresses. 
My photographs do not do them justice!

The dresses as worn in Downton Abbey

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham's dress 

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Creative Stitches - Exeter

I will be here on Saturday with my friends Bill and Janice on their stall C37 County Needlecraft,
I will be there all day!  Come and say hello.............

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Very embarrasing and Thank you.

I would like to say sorry........... Why I  hear you ask?  It it's all very embarrassing. I am not very good at English comprehension, never have been but then I blame my senior school, and an English teacher called Miss Drake.  I can still see her now in her low heeled shoes and tweed suit.  Dare I say very 'old school' but this was 1967, I was eleven, first week in my senior school wanting to try hard for everyone and I was bored!  It wasn't that I didn't want to learn, but excuse me I always thought in my naivety that English lessons were reading classics, which I did, not just Dickens and Austen in later life, but also read and enjoyed Children of Green Knowle by Lucy M Boston and Railway Children, and Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit and Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce - .  I could carry on listing the books I have read over the years, but quite honestly you will get bored!   I always thought it was getting the spelling correct, I was always top of the class for this, and knowing where the punctuations go.   I just couldn't get on with English.   Ask me to do a five hundred word essay, just like that, forget it! Tell me what did Hunting, Shooting and Fishing and Sex have to do with English….?  I can still see the words on the blackboard now and this was only my first week.  I tried my best!  I have been known to cry out of frustraion because I cannot do it!

Well anyway for all of this, my last post.  Instead of reading "Everybodies"it should have read "Everybody's" I gave my husband a good laugh!  He is a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to the English language so I don't usually allow him near my blog unless I specifically ask for help, which I invariably do, but on this occasion I was in a bit of a hurry to do the post! Well that's my excuse anyway..............

THANK YOU to Lizzie for this pretty Lavender Bag 

Wednesday 7 September 2011

The Great British Seaside Swap

After putting everybodies names in a pot.  I duly drew eveyrbody in turn and partnered the first person with the second person and third with forth and so on.
My partner was Michela

I had some really lovely gifts from Italy

Some jelly sharks - quite safe I eat them!
A giant rock lollypop - I have eaten it yet!
Lip Gloss in a pretty shell container
Some crafty bits.
Painting of an Italian Fishing Village now hanging in my craft room

A fish themed necklace
It is black and silver and I think it is amazing.

A white cotton bag........
.......full of shell beads and abolone shell buttons


Hope evervbody who joined in had fun

Tuesday 6 September 2011


I have decided to downsize my brooch collection
If you would like to see them please go here

Sunday 4 September 2011

We did it!

We finally did it!

You at the back there stop sniggering

We went to the cinema and watched a 3D movie.
We bought our tickets and glasses and sat and enjoyed

The last installment of the Harry Potter story
Oh wow!  Would we do it again........?  We certainly would!
I won't spoil it in case there are some of you out there who still haven't seen it yet, but some of the scenes came out into the auditorium.  We were very impressed!

Friday 2 September 2011

The Great British Seaside Swap

Just wondering how everybody is getting on........?

Michela has posted and I have posted be blogging about them soon!