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My poor neglected blog and followers! So sorry for my absence over January.
Hope your 2018 has got off to a great start. Mine has been rather busy. After a short break away with the family I have been lucky enough to pick up 3 more days work on a temporary basis. So that means for the short term I am working 5 days. I know a lot of you reading this do this already but it is a while since I have. So far the house hasn’t fallen down but hubby and all the kiddos have been home doing all the washing, cooking and cleaning. Mr M (20) even did the ironing one day.
Anyway what have I managed to do? I managed to finish a pair of socks. You can find them here. I did have to frog (pull back) after the first sock as I realised I wasn’t going to have enough yarn to make the second sock. So I decided to use some yarn left over from another project to make a contrasting cuff, heel and toe. As I have more of this company’s yarn in other colours I will know in advance to pick a shorter sock or start with a contrast to save frogging.
Ms S is modelling for me
I made this shawl.
I used Bendigo Woollen mills yarn here no two balls are the same.
I must mention Ms S did really really well in her Year 12 exams. She made the high achievers assembly at her school plus had more than she needs for the course she wants to do. She also got her licence so we are now looking for a car so she can drive herself to her activities. In the meantime she is sharing with Mr M which means driving him to work so she can use his car.
It became to hot to do much else so I have been working on the never ending project of PP hexies. I have decided I will make them into grandmother’s garden and outline with white to make up into a quilt at some time in the future.
I need to get back into some card making soon. Miss A has 5 birthday invitations and she doesn’t return to school until Monday.
Until next time
I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and enjoyed the festivities.
We had 2 days of celebrating. Firstly Sunday lunch we had the 3 kiddos partners so they could all spend time with their respective families on Christmas day but so we could celebrate together. Christmas day we had my husband’s parents for a traditional lunch and then a big family BBQ dinner at one of his brothers.
Here’s a pic of my table for Christmas day.
A friend gave me some Chrissy fabric for my birthday back in February and of course it took me til 5 days before Christmas to decide what I was going to make. I decided on a disappearing 9 patch table runner backed with plain black fabric so I can use if for other occassions if the need arises.
I finished this a while ago but hadn’t had a chance to gift it until now.
I’ll take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year and to say thank you for all your visits to my little place in blogland. I appreciate all the lovely comments you leave.
Today I am sharing a card I made for Ms A’s 13th birthday last week. It is also my card for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here
This one was a little tricky to take a pic of.
I used a page from a colouring book and die cut “happy”, “13” and “birthday” from it and then inlaid the same die cuts with glitter paper.
Ms A likes to colour so I thought this was a great idea for her card.
This one was new for me. We had a memento book. I remember signing keys and books at 18th’s and 21st’s but a 13th was a first. Ms S and Ms A decorated this journal book.
This is a pic of the cake I made for her party Saturday night.
Hope to see you in the challenge.
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Time to share a few recent Christmas cards.
For this first card I used ME A beary Christmas and Cozy Christmas stamp sets. I coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut the images and popped up with foam. I mounted with some SU stacked with love pattern paper.
This card uses two new sets from Jane’s Doodles, Merry Christmas and Holy Night. Simple black stamping onto kraft cs mounted onto white card base. I really like Jane’s images and have wanted a nativity scene set for awhile. Fortunately it arrived in time to create for this Christmas.
I am linking this card upto the current challenge at AAA Cards here
This card I started last Christmas. Actually I stamped about 5 of the same layout! Each time I was not happy with the stamping of the deers. My recent order from SSS I purchased the ME dies that co ordinate with ME Winter Wonderland. I re-stamped and die cut the deers popped them up with foam tabs and finished with a red gem for the nose on each of the little deers. I am happy I was able to save these cards – the recipients will never know!
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