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28 September 2009
I had to start with Cut, Crop and Die as I wanted to find out what Kiki Lowenstein is up to now!! Well I sat and read all day and I finished the book. I can’t remember that last time I did that. Probably too long ago to remember!!
Now to start on this one..........................
26 September 2009
My blog of choice this week would have to be my sister Ruth's. Pop over and say hi. She's a SAHM to my 2 year old nephew and has a few adventures mixed in with some lovely scrapbook projects :) You'll find her here Everyday Life of a Suburban SAHM and if you're quick you can join her giveaway.
25 September 2009
And today's treats fitted in perfectly with the HSMSHS prompt for today which was........Cake!
It is also my Birthday today and I was totally spoilt. I got loads of lovely cards and presents and tonight John and I are off out with friends. We're also out tomorrow night too. I don't know....night's out are like buses. You don't see one for months and then two come along at once!!
I chose these delightful little tartlets as my Birthday cake today. The bases were like shortbread and the raspberries were huge. Shame we only had one each :(
Thanks to everyone for the lovely gifts. I had one present back in July when my sister Ruth and I went to Summer Swing at Kew Gardens to see Bjorn Again. Fabulous night with a picnic and Pimms. Even the rain didn't put us off. Samuel said he didn't get me a present but he'd be good for a week instead..............................starting next week!!! Makes you wonder what he has planned for the weekend!!
24 September 2009
This fits really well with the photo of Samuel last year finding out he had tickets to see Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dream Coat in London's West End.
23 September 2009
22 September 2009
21 September 2009
This isn't an Autumn shot but it was my favourite pic of the day. The boat was a bit worse for wear and full of water.
I spotted these lovely flowers on our way along the river. They seem to be everywhere and in varying shade of pink. I have no idea what they are but they look a bit like a small Orchid.
20 September 2009
The ups are I finished my first felt project, took a 6 mile walk along the Speyside Way, had a quick drink in the pub and made a batch of carrot cake muffins ready for lunch boxes tomorrow.
This sign post is right on the edge of the river where the car park used to be before the floods the other week. You can't even tell where the car park should have been!!
A few months ago Samuel and John cycled this route. It is not supposed to look like this. It used to be a path of grass and a few stones, all of which was washed away and all that is left behind now is a pile of huge pebbles. Mossy hated walking on them!! Bless.
This tree never used to be there either. We have not idea where it started life but it is now on the side of the Spey along with wheelie bins, shoes and bits of metal.
19 September 2009
This week, while trying to think what offering to show your for PS, I realised that back in April I'd had my own Pink Saturday. So today I'll share that with you. It was a few things that were pink that day. Who knew that 6 months later I'd be taking part in a world wide Pink Saturday?
Before I go please take time to pop over to Riet's blog Quiltin' n Stitchin' Lady She has the most amazing photos of gardens, windmills and of course her lovely family.
April 2009 -Yesterday was Pink!!
18 September 2009
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13 September 2009
I bought some new material last week from a lovely lady on E-bay, so armed with that and some left over felt and embroidery threads I set to work making some Love Hearts. I wasn't sure what to use for lettering until I remembered that I still had some Maya Road chipboard alphas left in my scrapbooking stash.
I traced the letters onto the felt and then over sewed them in silks.
Edited for my Mum - they are about 5 1/2 inches and have fabric on the reverse. :)
12 September 2009
While he was busy on the river, for and hour or so, John and I sloped off down into Aberlour and had lunch in the pub!! (Well why not when you have no kids in tow?) After lunch we took the dog for a walk/bath along the river Spey.
Walking along the river you come to this lovely bridge. It's one of those that will bounce as you walk over it so...............................being the big kid I am I waited for a couple to finish taking their photos and walked to the middle and bounced!!!!!! Well I had to. It would be rude not too!!
The views today were stunning. These shots were taken from the middle of the bridge (once I'd stopped bouncing) and you can just make out a few anglers (who don't like kayakersbut that's their problem not ours).
It's hard to believe looking at these pictures that just last week the water was so high it flooded. The water last week was brown and disgusting. This week it's back to being crystal clear. What a difference a week makes.
This week I thought I'd share a crochet cushion I made for my Mum earlier this year. It's not very big but fits perfectly on her rocking chair.
I hope you're all having a lovely Pink day.