Sunday, 29 November 2009

Sunday Night

Sunday night here in Lincoln has been very peaceful as has the day. It has rained and rained all day, but now it has cleared up for a while.

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'!!!!

So ll that remains is to wish everyone a lovely week either at home or at work

Thursday, 26 November 2009

A saying

This is so lovely that I just had to share it with you all.

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

To Cally

This is my Santa Stocking Swap from Cally , and what a beautiful collection Cally has sent me, I do hope you are all able to see. On the left is a little card called Christmas Cup of Kindness, and inside a tea bag, Yorkshire Tea mind,, my favourite, a very cute stocking, some hearts, a bag of roses, and a bag of beautiful beads, which I shall use on a special Christmas Bauble for myself in memory. A lovely little hat, a bow, and some Divine little buttons, I shall be hanging up the stocking etc here in my room and each time I look at them I shall think of my first swap and Cally. So all that remains for me to say Thank you Cally from the bottom of my heart.

Friday, 20 November 2009


My trip yesterday was fantastic, arrived at the Stitching and Knitting Show, Harrogate about 11ish, with my lovely hubby Dave, and what a day, loads and loads to see and watch, did not know where to look first. It has been about 6years since I last went there, and I was not disappointed.

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 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.

Today Dave and I went to Staffordshire to the National Memorial Arboretum, what a place, so loved and well kept, its not just the forces there, its the Police, RNLI, the Co-Op to name a few. Dave has wanted to go for quiet sometime as there are a couple of friends names on the wall, it was very emotional, so if you have not already been pop over to Stafforshire and have a look or visit, the scenery is beautiful.
Whilst I was there Lichfield is not far about 12 miles, so I got Dave to take me to the Spellboundbead Shop, what a treasure trove, beads coming out of my ears!!! and everything you could possibly need, again pop over and have a look at their site, the knowledge they have is second to none, and so helpful. I also met them at the show, and have brought from them for a couple of years and their on line service is fantastic.
On a personal note I would like to wish Dave a happy 54th birthday today, the day was his even buying beads from Spellbound lol for me to make into Christmas decorations, the colour orange and black!!!! Bless him.
I am off now to put the finishing touches on Cally's pressie for the Stocking Swop so that I can get them posted on Monday, so everyone have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Day out

Tomorrow I am really looking forward to, Harrogate, our big craft show of the year, this time in the town and not the Showground. Hubby is taking me which is a pleasant surprise, specially after the work he done for me in my room, which I must say I am loving it. Got the varnish today so shall get the last job finished on Friday.

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

Work Room

Why hello everyone, sorry its been a while, but I am now geared up and ready to go.

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!

And now the sorting out, what a lot of stuff I have and did not realise it.
Got some pretty boxes to keep bits in.

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.
The short wall has my new printer/scanner/copier, the laptop and the wireless connection so everything is away neat and tidy, all thats left for me to do is stain the work bench a pine colour to match the other part of the bench which was a computer desk, minus the shelves and cupboard, re-cycling a number one priority, save where I can.

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

Night out

Good evening my fellow bloggers. Well what have I to say tonight, I have left hubby Dave watching the F Word as he is a lover of Indian food, as am I, but I wanted to tell you all about my week so far.

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

Just a quickie

Just a quick note to say hi, I have had a busy week since the 4th where does the time go to. Last night the 6th, my daughter Maxine and I attended a ladies night in aid of Cancer Research, the total that we all raised was nearly £500 hundred pounds.

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


Hi everyone, I am excited, the day has finally arrived, I have found out that my swop partner is Cally, so I am going to contact Cally to find out a few things about her, what a lovely way of making friends, thank you to Beki on her Christmas swop and my first go. Yippie

Tuesday, 3 November 2009


Well here I am at last, managed to get the picture off my external hard drive, I can tell you I am pleased with all this technology, did not think I was capable.

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

Hi everyone

Hi everyone, I am pleased to be back working on my new Laptop, it is exciting. I have got all my craft photos save to an external hard drive so it wont slow me down ha ha.

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