Regarding SAL Sunday.

I am so sorry but I have dropped out of the SAL for the time being.  Unfortunately I didn’t let Avis know until yesterday so she will have been unable to let you know in time either.

I am up to my eyes in Christmas cards at the moment and my mojo is still on holiday where Garden Alphabet is concerned.  I thought a little break from it may refresh my enthusiasm and it will certainly relieve the stress I am feeling with this at the moment.

I hope to be back with you all after Christmas, and will try and visit some of you to keep up with your stitching in the meantime.



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Holiday Stitching – Daisy

Since returning from holiday, almost two weeks ago now, we have hardly stopped.  I have had very little time to stitch and even less for cardmaking.  As our holiday was a tour, I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of time for stitching but Daisy was well on her way so she seemed to be the ideal companion for this trip.  I knew I could stitch on the aircraft and also there would be times when we would get two hour stints on the coach travelling between destinations.  This was the only time I got for stitching but I am pleased to say I actually managed to finish the stitching part of this project during my flight home.  Here is how she looked when we got home. DSCF7306       I have since getting home managed to cut one of the triangles and have almost finished wrapping the bars on that.  Today I hope to finish the few bars left and then its back to Garden Alphabet ready for the next SAL post.  However I do hope to give you a short run down of our wonderful tour before then.

I have also managed one card since getting back, it was a get well card for a friend who was undergoing a very major operation.  I hope she liked the get well card I made. DSCF7308Well that’s all I have to share for now folks.  I do hope you are all well and thank you for your visit.






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Another SAL Sunday

On the 2nd September – the day after our last SAL Sunday, we set of on a tour of Italy and Sicily to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary.  We arrived back on Tuesday and today is the first time my feet have hit the ground.  Unfortunately this means that Garden Alphabet has gone a full three weeks with not one stitch.  However I am sure everyone else has been busy so please go and see what they have been up to as this is a SAL with a difference and everyone is working on different projects.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

I hope to be back in a day or two to tell you all about my adventure and share my holiday stitching.



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SAL Sunday -1st September

Hi folks its that time again.  Not a lot of progress to show but I did finish of the border on the left side and finished off some other bits and bobs – like wings and French knots for ladybirds spots etc.  I have now moved to the right side and started on the last letter.  I will be away for most of the next session but hope to achieve a little more when I get back.  Also because I am away I will not be able to reply to any comments or comment on anyone elses blog for a while.  I will be on the move most of the time so internet may be difficult.

Anyway this is where I am at the moment Z for Zinnias.   DSCF7278.JPG

I am sure you will see that others have made far more progress on whatever they are working on so why not pop by and pay them a visit.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

All for now peeps and hope to see you again soon.



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SAL SUNDAY – 11th August 2019

Since returning from holiday, when I achieved so much on my hardanger ufo, I have hardly touched a needle.  So here is Garden Alphabet as it looks right now, and with little progress since last time.  Though I am on the last leaf for the left side.

DSCF7232Why not pop along and see what projects others are working on, and if you would like to join us then just contact Avis (first name below).

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

Thank you for your visit and I hope to see you again soon



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The last of the July birthday cards.

Hello my crafty friends.  I thought I would share a few more cards with you.

The first is a stamp by Picture This, and I just adore this Guardsman, with a twinkle in his eye and his trusty “pop” gun.  He is for a friend of ours. 2 for David West The next three are from a set of digi stamps that were a free bonus download with a recent magazine I bought.  I only buy magazines when I feel the gift is something I really like and is  worth the money I am paying, I then treat the magazine as the freebie.

This is for another friends birthday and is using one of my new dies. The beautiful sparkly mesh was something I bought whilst we were in Florida recently. 7 For Jan Wilson and this was my other new stamp and a bit more of the sparkly mesh to make a bow.2and lastly using some of the new stamps I received for Mothers Day and playing with a new set of colouring pencils that hubby bought me.

12111098I hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoy sharing with you.  Its my birthday tomorrow so if I am lucky enough to get anything crafty I will be sure to share with you.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and share my scatter brained thoughts,




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Introducing Daisy

Hi there crafty friends.  I have just returned from holiday and I missed my last SAL post so please forgive me for that dear SAL friends.  Not long before going on holiday I decided to have a good sort out of my stash and came across a piece of hardanger that I had designed myself a few years back.  The outline had been completed and one of the foundation lines for the triangular bits (the line attached to the outer line), and that was as far as it had got.  As there are few colours to worry about in hardanger I decided that it was a good one to take on holiday with me.  So here is where I have got too now.1.Darlington Daisy Her official name is “Darlington Daisy”, but I am just calling her Daisy for now.  Though its probably not easy to see this is the part I am working on at the moment.

2.Darlington Daisy

I am doing the dove eyes in alternate green and lavender worked diagonally – just to be different lol.

It is sometime since I shared any cards but be assured I have been as busy as usual on that front.  I just think you must get bored with seeing so many.  I will share a few of my favourite ones from recent makes however.   This one was made for my cousin who was in hospital.    1. For Karen 2 FOR OZThis eclipse card was for my beloved grandson.   The card below was for my hubby.  As he has always wanted to go to the Galapagos Islands I could not resist this blue footed booby bird stamp when it was released at Hobby Arts. I also have to say – yes – apart from the fact they do not wear bows they do look just like this.21 for Keith

The  rest are just a few of my favourites made last month.


13I hope you enjoyed these few.

If I have not visited your blog in the last few weeks please forgive me, as I was so busy just before we went and then we have been away for the last couple of weeks.  I will try and catch up soon.

Bye for now and thank you for visiting,  your visit is appreciated and any comments are always welcome.  So many thanks to you all .





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