Monday, 9 December 2013

I've been a very bad Blogger!!!!


Yip..... exactly what the Title says..........

I have been a VERY BAD Blogger!!!

Things have been very chaotic for a while and unfortunately blogging has not fallen into my list of priorities!!!

We have been busy though........

Saving Butterflies.......

Stitching...... time permitting....

Travelling to Africa........

Admiring beautiful sunsets.......

 Planning the next creative item......

Travelling to Pisa and Tuscany for Martial Arts World Championships!!!!

Yip........ I've been VERY busy!!!!!

And now...... Christmas is just around the corner....... 16 Days away in fact!!!!!!

I can not wait!!!!  It will give me time to step back for a moment, take a deep breath and reflect on everything that we have done over this last year! (And hopefully give me a chance to update you all, as I've given you some snippets and I know if you are anything like me, you want to know more!!!!)

Hopefully I will see you soon over the next couple of weeks with LOTS of updates!!!

Until then....... thanks for stopping by :)


Monday, 5 August 2013

I'm Back!!!!

Hellooooooooo Everyone!!!

Sorry I have been AWOL, but things got kind of hectic around here for a while!!!

Needless to say, they are still hectic, but hopefully more stable, and I should hopefully be back to updating my blog, which I have to say I have missed dearly!!!

For now a gorgeous African Sunset for you all to admire......

There will be more about this and other things that I have been doing whilst I have been away.
So until next time.......
See you soon!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

A little bit of this and that!


I hope you are having a brilliant week so far.....

Well, I have been having a play with various bits and pieces....

I have some green yarn, which has been sitting looking at me for quite a while, and I could not think what to do with it, as I do not have a lot of it, so I decided I would make a very simple straight forward scarf.....

Nothing tricky, just simple stocking stitch and garter stitch, so that I don't have to think about what I am doing!!!

I love the way the green shades change hues, and the simplicity of it all.  It is nice to create something that does not have a deadline to meet, or complicated stitches to concentrate on, it can be picked up when I have the urge to do some of it, or it can sit and patiently wait for me..... 

I have also been experimenting with making little brooches, and I came up with this.....

It did turn out a bit bigger than I was thinking, but I do like it!!!  I just need to get a few bits and pieces to finish it off, so that I can attach it to where ever I please!!!

Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend....

x o x o x

Friday, 15 March 2013

A little bit of print....

Welcome back....

Well, I have been busy with bits of print which I thought I would share with you....

Bean, managed to completely destroy her P.E. bag, and came home upset and begged me to try and fix it.... Sadly it was beyond repair, but fortunately, I had a couple of days to come up with an idea.....

Bean does Mixed Martial Arts to keep fit and competes in competitions with it, and I have to say she does pretty well in it, and I have to admit...... she is crazy about it, so I created a bag using calico, and then I spent a day coming up with an appropriate design for her bag......

Here goes.............. 

What do you think???  Above the writing on her actual bag, I also added her name in red, with black back stitch around each letter to ensure it stand out.

Well.... bean was absolutely thrilled with her new P.E. bag and I was pleased that it turned out so well!!

I have now got other bits to do for bean, relating to red nose day!!!  So watch this space....

See you soon!


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Hexagon Blanket


How are you all?

Do you recall this post??  You may recall at the very end of it I left you with a black and white picture of a Hexagon blanket.........

Well, here it is in colour for you.....

It is going to be a large blanket when it it complete, and progress on it is slow, as I mainly pick it up when I have a few minutes spare.

The picture below shows the progress on it so far.....  

I have joined a few more hexagons to it since this last picture, but it is gorgeous and very bright!!!

As it progresses, I will post more about it.

Well, until next time.... keep creating!

See you soon!
x - x - x

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Winter Glimpse

Good Morning......

How are you all doing?  Well, we have had terrible weather again!!!  

But...... it is beautiful!!!

Sunrises have been pretty and picturesque....

Then we have the snow melting and freezing over and we wake up to sights like these icicles....

and frozen stems, which look surreal.....

The trees and shrubs are not only covered in snow....... but ice and they look absolutely stunning!!!!

These pictures really do not do them any justice.

 Everything looks crisp and white and beautiful!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!


Monday, 11 March 2013

Mothers Day wishes

Hello Everyone!!!!

I am finally back in the world of blogland!!!!

Well, after our lightening strike, we had total and utter chaos!!!!  The internet worked intermittently and each time I created a post, I'd get half way and the internet would go down, which resulted in a lot of frustration and cursing on my part as I lost lots of work!!!

Anyway, I am pleased to say that we updated a few bits and pieces and during the update, the engineers discovered that our line was faulty to the extent they were mystified as to how the telephone and internet were even working!!!  But..... it has all been fixed and everything is back to normal! Yaaay!!

Well, where to start!!!  Firstly, I hope that everyone that was celebrating Mothers Day yesterday had an amazing day!!  It's pretty weird, as we celebrate Mothers day in March here and when my late Mother was alive, I always had to remember that in Africa Mothers Day is in May!!!  Luckily, it is easily remembered as it usually falls around the same time as my birthday!!!

Anyway....  I was truly spoilt by my gorgeous girls!!!  They got me the biggest basket of flowers plants....

It is truly amazing!!!  And...... they also got me a double stemmed orchid!!

I only took this close up, as it is the only bud open.  the others are all still closed, so as they start to flower, I will take more photos.

And to top it off M and the girls cooked a roast dinner with all the trimmings!!!  It was amazing and I feel lucky and blessed to have such a wonderful and thoughtful family.

Well, I must close for now, but keep an eye out for lots of updates!!!

Take care and see you soon!


Monday, 11 February 2013


Hello Everyone!!!!

I just wanted to pop in, to let you all know that I am still about, but I have had very limited time to do any blogging, due to a number of things happening in my personal life, (nothing bad... just poorly animals/Children), which have taken priority, add to this a lightening strike a couple of weeks ago....... and yes,...... I'm sure you get the picture!!  Chaos!!!  Lots of it!!!

I am busy working on getting everything back into working order and full health, and will be back as soon as I can!

Thank you for the patience and understanding, and I will be back with lots of updates soon!!!

Have a good week!

See you all soon!!!!!


Friday, 11 January 2013

Pencil Pots

Hello Everyone!!!

Welcome Back!!  I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and New Year!

Firstly, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all my New Followers!!  Thank you for joining me!  I hope you have a pleasant stay.

And.... to my old followers.... Helloooooooo!  Welcome Back, so glad you keep visiting!! :-)

Where to begin next...... hmmmmm..... I have so much to update you on, and when I was browsing through my pictures ..... there's millions of them!!! (Eeeeek!!!)

Soooo..... I think I will take you back a bit and work as swiftly as I possibly can to bring you up to date....... this may take a few posts!!

Do your remember these flowers? Well, Bean and Peanut both had found themselves a plastic pot each and were using them as pen and pencil holders, when peanut asked if I could make hers pretty and she thought it was very ugly!!!  This was the end result!

Peanut was absolutely delighted with it and straightaway, before I could finish taking a couple of photo's took it to her desk and started putting pencils into it!

Needless to say, bean spotted it, and asked if I could do a cover for hers as well.....

The only stipulation on Bean's was it was not to be the same colour!

Bean was delighted with her pot as well and filled it up straight away and placed it on her desk in plain sight for everyone to see!!

I have posted the pattern that I made up for these pots on my patterns page here (without photo's). It is the first time I have written a pattern to share. I am going to try and do a pattern with photo's for the flowers, so keep your eyes out. 

Finally, before I disappear to create my next posting..... remember these?? Well I finally finished making the Hexagons and it's starting to look like this.......

I know..... I am a tease...... more of this soon, and there will be colour photo's!!!!

Until next time....


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year.......

Wishing your all a Prosperous 2013!!