Saturday, 30 July 2011


My mate Lyn is doing a mystery give away over on her blog http:/ You just have to leave a nice comment, she is celebrating nearly 11,000 views.
I am still adding to my speculative giveaway which I will start on 1st August and pick a name......if anyone spots my giveaway..... on 31st August.
My giveaway is to see how many people read this blog in a month. I am just a baby in blog viewing numbers. Doesn't help if I haven't done much to blog about and I didn't want to blog too much about illness.
 My only daughter has been to see me before she marries her sweetheart. Next time I see her she will have changed her name. How I wish I could have been there. A while ago we sat down and discussed what would spoil her big day more......not having her mum there (her dad is dead) or mum being there and being ill and the upset and worry it would entail. They are getting married on the beach in Bali which will be very special for them. When I get back on my feet I will feel like I should have gone and risked it, but right now I know it is the right decision.

Monday, 18 July 2011

giveaway finds

found 1954 Stitchcraft magazine with tranfer embroidery print for a traditional English hunting scene. Lots of old adverts and patterns.
More old embroidery transfers including some sweet transfers of little Dutch children.
A vintage sleeve of Dennisons very best Crepe paper with some contents (purple)
A range of coloured transfoils. (stick onto drying off glue, irons onto fabrics, wonderweb/wonderunder/bondaweb and photocopies.
Some square mother of pearl buttons.
Will see what else I can find.
Have been busy enjoying seeing my eldest son and his wife and MY GRANDCHILDREN who have been over in the UK for a few weeks. Bliss

Thursday, 7 July 2011

no prizes for guessing where I ended up !

Thought I might as well use the bits and pieces from the hospital and stick them in the book. The glue off the sticky ECG tabs was so o o hard to get off my skin. The Drs bless em said it was unstable angina and wanted to whisk me away to the heart wards out in the sticks for another angiogram. Its only a year since I had one.........So taking it easy for a bit.........
I have been pottering around trying to throw away/give away stuff I haven't got around to using. You know, less for the kids to do if I pop my cloggs before I think I should. So I've been thinking of doing a giveaway online of some of the things I have found. Will anyone be interested I wonder? Anyway I will post a picture of the stuff soon and see what happens.

altered book play again

tried these dressmaking pieces on various backgrounds. they ended up on the only background that I didn't photograph it on !!