Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Hi everyone hope this finds you all well as it does me. Thank you for the lovely comments I do so enjoy reading them.

I have a good friend in Kelly how she puts up with me I dot know!!! that's years of friendship I reckon.

Well at last I have managed to take a photo of the necklace, but the picture does not do justice I think. I am pleased with it and the colours are shocking pink, a very pretty blue and black crystal beads!!!!

The large bead is glass and its pink and clear with lots of bubbles inside, and very heavy. I do so enjoy doing this type of thing.

From tomorrow I will not be on site as I am travelling down to Portsmouth to visit my sister for 5 days, I am also taking my sewing machine and I am going to teach my sisters charges how to make swimming bags, been busy cutting out 16 in total plus handles, we are then going to decorate them so they are just for them. Looking forward to that it should be fun. Lainey's (my sis) charges are all adults with learning disabilities, so it shall be challenging for me but different. More on that when I am back. You never know my nephew might allow me to use his laptop!!!

So for now I shall close oh and also off to collect my new car at 3pm, excited or what.

Bye for now, have a lovely week

Saturday, 13 March 2010


Well good evening my friends, I hope this finds you all well.

I have had a very long day, been up since 5am to go into work, but did not get much sleep last night, worrying about doing the cash office but it went well, the hard part is tomorrow!!! It stressed me out.

Came home and found my family all here, and what a greeting I received from Paige who is 18mths and Ben who shall be 6 next month where does the time go. I had brought them both a little pressie cause they have been good, Ben got a pushchair and doll and Paige got some Ben10 alien figures!!!!, Ben thought I was nutty giving him the dolly ha ha, they where made up. Paige kept giving dolly a biscuit, not often does she give her food away cause she loves eating!!! she will change that when she gets older. Ben is full off cold and has a Rudolf nose bless him.

Hubby Dave made tea tonight, chicken wrapped in parma ham stuffed with phillie cheese along with a salad, did not touch the side.

I am now sitting here with laptop whilst watching a film and having a cool drink of lemonade and fresh orange, lovely, the log burner is nice and hot, but no central heating on.

So my lovelies I shall close for the night my battery is getting low, so good night sweet dreams x

Friday, 12 March 2010


Wow what more can I say but wow, what a revamp its incredible, Thank You Kelly from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic make over, a thousand thanks. XXXXX

Thursday, 11 March 2010


Today has been another cold day at work even though the sun was shining. In fact it was warmer at 5.45 this morning when I got up for work, even though there was a frost.

Today I was invited to my friend Tara's house for lunch because I was due at the dreaded dentist for a filling and check up.
Tara made me a slimming world curry called Kofta, it was lovely! We both go to slimming world, Tara has only been going 2 weeks and she is very competitive, and has turned it into a competition to see who can loose the quickest, I am not that type of person and so I laugh at her and her ways. Tara is good company and a good dose of salts if you are feeling down. People are surprised at our friendship as Tara is the same age as my oldest daughter!!! She says I am just like her mum in a lot of things which is a lovely compliment.

Oh the dentist went well next check up in 6 months.

The necklace is now finished so I shall get round to taking a photo this weekend, the colours that I have done it in are bright instead of the traditional colours of say black and red or gold and black, Glenda the tutor laughs at my colours but is surprised at the end result.

As I am writing this I am watching the second part of Emmerdale and the wedding ah its snowing!!! My daughter is drying her hair and trying to sort out a fancy dress for wearing to school tomorrow, she was dressing in army but has changed her mind again. Hubby is out at the golf range whacking some balls so all in all its peaceful.

Well my lovelies I shall sign off for tonight and like to wish everyone a happy Friday. Keep safe.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


Well what a lovely couple of days I have had. Yesterday I went over to Gainsbourough to get picked up to go to Scunthorpe to a beading class. Glenda the lady who runs it is brill, she showed us how to make a St Petersburg necklace, and I must say it is very pretty, I shall take a photo to show you all when it is finished. The lesson only cost £6.00 and that included all the beads, pattern and tea/coffee, it was for 2 hours but went on for 3.5hrs. We have all booked for another class in April.

Today I went again to Gainsborough for my normal afternoon craft class and found out that 2 more ladies would like to join the April class so phoned up Glenda to discover that she was in hospital having her Gall Bladder out she got rushed in last night bless her.

Well I now have a full car to go to the NEC on the 25th for the day so that is good, the ladies are all like minded on our crafts so that is good, its going to be an early start for me, but I do not mind.

Up here in Lincoln it has been freezing specially at work, I even had my jacket and gloves on, and everyone said it must be cold cause normally I don't wear a jacket let alone gloves, but the sun was shining so that helps.

Rite my lovelies I shall close tonight's news, until the next take care and keep smiling.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Busy busy!

Well today has been a busy busy day. Firstly had to go into work for an hour for some training in the cash office ready for this weekend, then went back home and picked up hubby, decided to have breakfast out for a change, then up to one of my favourite shops, Dunhelm Mill as I forgot to get grey cotton to fix Gemma's trousers, whilst up there showed Dave the bedding set that I liked but he did not, chose a carpet for the front room to cover up the coal burns Dave has done on my new carpet!!!! and then Dave decided to look for new bedding for our room, and went for really feminine items, with flutterbys and flowers on it, then nipped to Maxine's for Dave to fix her outside tap cause it was leaking, then back home for a little while, had a quick cuppa and then back out to work again for a meeting.

Got back in at 6.30 cooked tea and dinner for tomorrow cause my friend is coming for lunch, I normally go there but SKY are coming to fix the box, as it keeps freezing. I was going to sew the heading tape on the curtains and cut out the linings for the caravan curtains, but my hip is playing up so been banned and told to sit down!!!!

I have also brought 2 more shelves for my work room as running out of space for my lovely boxes so Dave has promised to do them this week.

Just watching Pineapple Studios we like that in this house, they make us laugh. Its good to laugh, stops the wrinkles!!!

Well my lovelies that's about my day, just left to say have a lovely week at doing what you do and keep smiling.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Nutty day!

Well what a nutty day this has turned out to be. At work today everyone was in a great mood, it must be the sunshine. Customers where full of jokes and laughter for a change, I was in one of those moods as well. Firstly I could not pronounce my words, they all came out wrong, we call it a "Connieisim" here and everyone I work with know what I am like, but it made the customers laugh, anyone would have thought I was drunk!!! not had a drink for 18yrs.

Then went over to my craft afternoon and we are trying to arrange a days craft with a great teacher called Brenda Scarman, we are aiming for May so fingers crossed for that, that reminds me must e-mail Brenda next. I am also going to the NEC so going to offer anyone a lift with me as so far there is only Jackie and I going now in the car as my friends girl is off to her nans.

Going on a trip on the 18th March down to Pompy to visit my sister, she has also arranged with her work for me to go in and teach some sewing to her clients, they all have disabilities of different kinds and she thought it would be nice, so I am taking my sewing machine down and they are all going to make their own swimming bags. The home relies on donations from the public for materials etc, so I have a load of blackout lining that I am going to cut out ready, I am looking forward to the day I am spending with them, more on this when I get back.

This month is proving to be very busy on the sewing side, just been asked to make another roman blind for a friend at work, plus alter some curtains for the outlaw!! ready for our caravan being opened next week.

Thank you to everyone on their kind thoughts about Maxine's dog Jessie, I have passed them on to her.

Well that's about it for tonight, until the next, loving thoughts to you all x

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Whats happened?

Well my goodness what has happened to my page!!! It is a mystery to me, Kelly help, I did try to put Kelly's button on my side bar but must have pressed the wrong button lol, this is me who does not know what to do.

My daughter Maxine had to put her dog Jessie down last week, poor Jessie lost 4kg over night and they discovered 2 tumours, one in her stomach and the other growing on the side of the ribs, she lost weight over night and it was a big shock and as she was not a young girl anymore the vets recommended putting her to sleep. Maxine is going to get another dog as soon as she can, as it is horrible going into her house and not being greeted by Jessie and the kiddies are missing her. They have decided to have a rescue boxer when one comes avail.

On the home front, all is warm, we had no shower for 12 days, so had to go to Maxines for a bath cause we don't have one, but the shower is now fixed, yippie, wonder what is next.

On the sewing front, my lady with the OCD keeps changing her mind about her curtains, I am running out of patience now!!! but shall keep trying to please her fingers crossed. I have also been busy making linings, shortening trousers and trying to make 2 baubles!

It has been a lovely warm day up here in Lincoln, the sun is shining, the crocus and snowdrops are out, everyone has a smile on their faces it is so nice to see. My 2 dogs are sleeping and I am watching Ben-Hur again for about the 1000th time, its a classic.

Well my lovelies that is me for 2day, warm wishes and a loving smile to you all xxx