Friday, 25 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Phoebe was beautiful and dainty like her mum, we are all very upset here in Lincoln, it has put a damper on the festive season for us all.
I would just like to say that God has taken a beautiful young child to sit by his side for now and always.
Friday, 18 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
There's happiness in every heart and all the season's cheer.
There's a special kind of joy that's part of Christmas too.
The joy of wishing all that's best, especially for you my friends.
With love at this special time
Monday, 7 December 2009
The other week I lost all my focus on things, so hubby did me a craft room (previously shown) and do you know what I am now never out of it. Once tea is over and I have watched Emmerdale, well thats it off I toddle into my room, switch on the radio, I listen to Smooth 106.6, its fantastic, it reaches over the country, and from 8pm its Andy Peables, and the music is so varied, 60's, 70's, Mowtown to name a few, he is on till midnight, and guess what I actually sat up last night making a new bauble till the midnight hour, it was fantastic lol.
I have got a thing about pretty boxes so this morning I went out with my granddaughter and friend Tara, and I picked up 3 different size boxes, black and pink, with flowers and flutterbys, they are scrummy, what I will put in the I don't know but they look lovely. Tara then cooked me lunch, poached salmon, new pots, baby sweetcorn and mange tout, with a lovely Herby sauce, nothing was left on my plate!!!! I do love fish as does Tara, but both partners are not that keen, fish and chips fine but anything more refined or different no chance. Next Tuesday the 2 of us are going to the new Japanese restaurant in town, so watch this space for the comments.
Well my lovelies, I shall sign off for tonight and get back to my beading, tatty bye for now.
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Today I also learnt how to make a decoration out of material and a polystyrene ball, something I have wanted to learn for a while, it was easier than I thought, now all I have to do is buy some Christmas material and edgings and I shall be well away.
On the home front, I have not really been in a crafty mood until last night, when I managed to make a new bauble, in red and gold, its looking good, so now I am back focused, and my new craft room is so lovely to use, I don't have to pack things away when the grand kiddies come round, and can sit there till my hearts content. I light my candles and put on the radio so its heaven.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Yesterday I had the pleasure of my daughter Maxine and granddaughter Paige's company for the whole day. Hubby, son in law Mark and Ben went to watch footie at Northwich verse Lincoln City, it was Ben's first football match, he was so excited bless him, mind so where the 2 men.
Us 3 girls went into town for a look around and to have coffee, only brought some Christmas Cards, which I must say is good for me, and then we went for lunch at a place called Woodcocks, and the meal was delicious, Maxine treated me which was brill. Then back to Maxine's for a few hours. Bliss!!!
Today Dave and I again went to town, I needed some new shoes, but alas did not find what I wanted, but hubby brought my Christmas pressie, I had to disappear for a while so looked in PC World, and brought a idiots guide to Windows 7!!!!, then home and rest, mind we did get wet, it was fun as I love the rain, I know what your thinking 'She is mad'!!!!
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance, take it.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it!
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
I brought myself some goldwork and beads for myself, once they are made I shall post them on my site. Joined the Beadworkers Guild again, as I lost my membership, it was only £23 for the year, I received 3 mags which of course I have sat and read thru last nite, they are fantastic go and have a look at http://www.beadworkersguild.org.uk/ they have a lot of information that you can use if you are into beads.
On another note I have decided to try and get my City in Guilds in Goldwork and Beading, as it is a passion of mine, with a view to teaching at the end of it, as here in Lincoln there is not much for crafts.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Been over to my craft afternoon today which was a good afternoon, I had made a pattern up for the Christmas Baubles that I made and handed them out to the girls, they are the guinea pigs and one lady Linda followed it no problem, so that made my day.
I also had a talk with my tutor Brenda about teaching crafts to others and she has encouraged me to follow my heart, and pointed me in the right direction. I have decided to also try and do my City and Guilds in crafting so fingers crossed for me.
I have been on everyones blog site and there are some parts that make me smile, its a marvelous thing this site. I have been busy with my Santa Swop partner, Cally swopping addresses etc, ready for the parcel to go. Dont know what happened to my write up last night, it all looked good when I closed down but tonight what a mess, what am I doing wrong!!!!!
I have been thinking about flowers of all things today, been looking at my Orchid that I have grown on my kitchen window sill, and listing my favourites, they are Pansy's for their happy smiling faces, Freshias, for the perfume, Fushias, for the splendour of the bud and forgetmenot in memory of my mum. There are plenty more nut those stick out in my mind.
Thats it for this evening, hopefully shall have a lot me to say tomorrow after my day out, till then take care
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Well here goes, my work room is now finished thanks to my lovely hubby, hope you enjoy the photos.
This is what my room looked like at the beginning of this morning, not much to look at!
The hubby Dave, just gearing up ready for the mamoth task ahead, got all the gear laid out in the hall, and ready steady go!!!
10 minutes into the job and its cuppa time, how do we manage without the great British drink?
Watch out the drill is out!
My he did need his cuppa, bless him
And he hoovers
The work bench is now being fitted,
Next its the legs for that work bench, not much more left to do!
The final finish, under the long shelves, Dave put me some strip lights for the intricate work, and on the short shelves a smaller light, so now I am all lite up, cant say that I cant see anymore.
I hope that you have enjoyed my day in my craft room with my hubby at work, now I can get on with my crafts without disturbing the rest of the family. Oh! and I got a new chair as well.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Last night I went to the theatre here in Lincoln, its a lovely place, very old and desperate need of renovation, if I won the lottery that's what I would do. The place has a quaint feel to it, and I am told that there is a ghost, which I believe. Lincoln has plenty of them. I went and saw That will be the Day, which has now been going for 24 years and it is fantastic. Its all 50's, 60's and 70's music with comedy thrown in. I introduced my 2 friends Tara and Alex to it and hubby came 2, they really enjoyed the whole show and pleased that they went. Next year we shall all go again cause its the 25 year and they shall be celebrating.
As from tomorrow I shall be having a week away from work, and do I need it, I have so much sewing to do from altering curtains and putting in zips for friends, even doing some repairs for my craft tutor. In between that I shall be having my 2 grand kiddies to stop the night next week, that will be fun. Dave has promised me that he will build my work station and put up shelves so I shall have somewhere of my own to sit and craft, listen to my music and relax.
I have also been putting onto paper a design for a new Christmas bauble, I have taken pictures but cant down load them at the mo cause having trouble with my printer come scanner, there is a connection problem, can only happen to me. Not much cop with computers, printers etc, shall have to call on my daughter's help.
Next week Dave is also taking me to Harrogate to a knitting and stitching show, really looking forward to that, more news next week. All our shows for craft are either at Harrogate or Birmingham, so its a good day out.
Well my lovelies, I shall say goodnight, till the next Happy Blogging and have fun.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
2 husbands kindly donated their backs for a wax, and between them raised £200, my they did look sore at the end, but what brave people, 1 husband dressed up in ladies clothes (all in pink) complete with a Marolyn Monroe hair style, it was nice that the gentlemen gave up their time for this worthy cause.
On another note I have got in touch with my swop partner Cally, and I am in the middle of sorting thru my stocking, this is so exciting as both of us are new to this.
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Don't know what happened to last post but was having trouble down loading the picture, still cant post my signature for some reason, I can copy but not paste. I think it's the new Windows 7 I have on here
But here is the living proof, hay presto the said Baubles for Kelly and her mum, Kelly's are the white and pink an the others are Jan's hope you like them, don't know what happened to the picture last night ha ha.
love Connie xx
Monday, 2 November 2009
It has been a very busy couple of weeks getting things sorted out, and I am pleased also to say that I had a brilliant weekend with Jan and Martin Kelly's mum and dad. Jan calls me Conifer and I call her January, even Kelly calls me Conifer. I have also sent to Kelly her baubles, January loved hers, and I am busy making her some icicles for Kelly's old room in the colours of pale blue, clear and white, they do look nice so far, here is a photo of the baubles that I made them. The turquise ones are January's and the rose and white are Kelly's, I have to admit I do love making them, have had a break from the Cancer ones to make these but shall now get back to making some more.
One Wednesday, I shall be going to my craft afternoon, where I shall be showing a new lady how to make them, we started off last week on the icicle which is the easy one to do, its good fun. My husband Dave is now going to sort me out my craft room, I took down his shelves that he had up displaying his model vans!!! and stored them in a box ready to go up the attic, bearing in mind that I only live in a bungelo and dont have much room, to make way for my new shelves. I managed to get some lovely boxes at the week to store some of my stuff in they are red and black, my favourite colour is red so I was over the moon.
Tomorrow I shall be having a busy day, got to nip into Lincoln, have my flu injection, put 2 new zips in some trousers for a friend at work, so tomorrow will fly by. and then shorted a pair of curtains for another friend, where do I find the time!!!!
Right my lovelies I shall close now, till the next take care.
love Connie xxx
Sunday, 25 October 2009
I am going to give you a link to my friend Joanna who was part of the Jane Austin weekend, in the opening shot Jo and her husband can be seen for a few seconds, hope that you like it, Joanna is in the blue jacket and bonnett, also check out her site for the medival wedding dresses she makes.
I have been busy again making crystal hangers for windows which I must say have come out ok, quiet pleased with myself for a change. It has been a stressful week at work as no staff but I can rest for 2 days, mind if having 3 nippers under 6 tomorrow is restful I must be mad lol.
Well my dearies that shall be it for a few days till I am up and running, can wait. Enjoy your week xxx
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
At the moment I am busy down loading photos from my visit with Michele (friend of 40 yrs ago), I shall post a photo tomorrow when all sorted. It was a fantastic weekend and one that shall be repeated again and again. I am also down loading the caravan phots as I have also got them sorted so everyone can have a look.
So till tomorrow take care
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
This is a request for help, I belong to a small self help craft group and we have all been asked to make something for the Christmas tree in the hall where I go and the theme is PEACE, and we are after some ideas on what to make etc, any ideas would greatly be received. You can email me any ideas if you like. Thank you.
This shall be my last message (unless my nephew's comp is up and running) as I am off to Portsmouth tomorrow night for a few days visiting my sister, I have a big box of craft goodies to take down which has been donated and I am looking forward to the break, so i would like to wish you all a lovely week whats left and a lovely weekend.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
My youngest daughter Gemma is in love with a shop called Ruby Red, which she has on a few occasions dragged me up to have a look and I must say the clothing and jewelery and accessories are really scrummy, and I have found them on the net and made the mistake of telling Gemma here is the link to Ruby Red and see for yourselves if you like them or not. I am not lucky enough to wear the clothing as I am not a tiny lady any more ha ha, but Gemma is being only a size 8.
Tonight I am having a break from the Cancer baubles but instead making some crystal hangers for the windows, ready for a craft nite on the 19th Oct, its a few people getting together for a ladies nite, chance to get spoilt.
Till later fellow bloggers, enjoy
Monday, 12 October 2009
Kelly has kindly asked for some photos of the bauble that I have been making, I shall be posting some once I get my camera back from my in laws as they have borrowed it to take some pics of the inside of our caravan, so once I have it back you shall see them.
Today I have had my grandaughter which I do every Monday to help out with nursary fees, they are expensive. We have had a lazy day, Paige fell asleep in the car to Asda so I went for a drive for one and half hours so that she could have a good sleep, she is teething so its keeping her awake (and her mum), called into one of my favourite shops Dunelm Mill and brought myself some little stork sissors they were a good buy at only £3.49, last time I got some they cost me £8.50, so I brought 2 lol.
At the moment I am busy making Jan 2 Christmas baubles, and then I shall do some for Kelly, and then back to the Cancer ones.
Rite thats about my lot for today, happy blogging x
(Sorry I can talk for the world when I get going)
(P.S) One of the ideas fro Hobbycraft
Friday, 9 October 2009
I am going to start making my friend Jan ( Kelly's) mum a mobile case out of the velvet, but its hard deciding what colour so I think I shall make it bright and cheerful. Then I am making some crystal hangers for my daughter Maxine, this came about last Friday, Max need a raffle prize and asked if I could knock something up in 10 mins, and hay presto I came up with the crystal with red beads, at bit of Christmas, and now Max wants a load more, and as they say the rest is history.
On the Cancer bauble side, I have so many orders coming out of my ears that I have asked a friend Sylvia, (who also makes bits and peices) to give me a hand as I taught her how to do them a couple of years ago, and guess what she said yes, relief I can tell you. Max has already sold 50 of the baubles and is still getting more orders in, poor B & Q where I work have not had a chance to sell them yet!! Still not to worry.
I have lent my camera to the in laws to take some inside photos of the caravan for me, so when I get it back I shall take some more photos and post them at a later date.
On the inspriation side, I have just had a wonderful hour with my friend Brenda who also happens to be a craft teacher and she has given me some things to make over the next couple of weeks, Brenda designs stuff for her classes and has no use for them now, so I am lucky.
Rite thats me for now till later folks enjoy the rest of the day and have a lovely weekend, just in case I dont get the chance later.
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Thank you Della for this award, its my first one and I am so proud, you are most kind. As I am new to all this I am awarding this to everyone that follows me as I can't decide who to give it to as everyone of you have given me inspriation and a very warm welcome. I am enjoying this very much and love reading about your days and inspriations.
Today I am not at work due to an illness I have, but the time is not wasted, I have been busy with my sewing making a new bag, I have also been making crystal hanging's for my daughter Maxine, as prizes for her candle party's, its the one thing that you can choose different coloured beads to make the decorations, and it adds different colours to your room.
Up here it's sunny Lincoln, been sat in the conservatory, with the 2 dogs enjoying it. Very blissfull.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Me I just sat and made the rest of the baubles for Maxine, just 2 more to go, and then I shall have a rest and make a bag for a friend.
I have also been maling plans to travel down south to Portsmouth to visit my sister Lainey for the weekend, I have got a large box full of craft bits because I have been teaching her how to do some bits, in order for her to teach the Service User's that she has at the home she works for, I shall also be going to visit my Aunt who lives near Aldershot. Whilst I am there I have also made arrangements to visit a very very old friend from when I was 9 years old and living in Barnard Castle, now there is one very pretty town. Sorry strayed away there, memories. Now this old friend contacted me thru a friend of my mums, they where reminiscing about the olden days ha ha, and she gave Michelle my address, and as they say the rest is history.
I shall let you all know how the weekend goes. Well that's it for today and would just like to say have a lovely week in what ever you all shall be doing.