Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween

Hope you all have had a fun Halloween.  We stayed at home this year and Sophie dressed up as a witch and painted her face bright green!  Has taken quite a bit of washing off too!  We had some great costumes standing on our dooor step and I have to say that they were all polite, complementary of our decorations and only took one of any choccy item on offer.  A very friendly Halloween.  Pumpkins have been rather small this year so the picture is of last years creation.
Take care

Sunday, 30 October 2011

I am Back!! October OPAM 2011 Round up

Finishes have been a bit thin on the ground this month but I did manage to make some knitted cupcakes for Gina a Fan my Flame.  I used different sized needles to gain different shapes and overall finished sizes.  I simply had to use my single cupcake stand to take the picture.  These have now arrived at Gina's.
The above is my example which I made along side my year 9 fashion group.  I intend wearing it tomorrow.  They are making a small range of corsages using a ranges og methods and fabrics.  We shall continue tomorrow and i hope to have some pictures to show you later this week.
I am sincerely hopeing that November will be a more fruitful month.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Kind Thoughts and Gestures - Thank you

The above card arrived in the post on Friday.  It is from Lise in Australia and also known as The Chocolate Cat.
It is sending thoughts and good wishes for me and my family for the past weeks and it is such a lovely thing to do.  We have never meet but have been in touch since Lise took part in my first swap back in 2008.  It is also typical of fellow bloggers but especially craft bloggers.  Many thanks for all of the comments on the last post and emails that I recieved. Sorry if it was a bit cryptic but that was how I felt at the time.  Actually typing the facts was too much.  Although many of you worked it all out.
 Another friend, much closer to home, gave me a white orchid.  She wanted to do something but was not sure what, hence the lovely orchid.  Honesty put forward and a lovely flower to boot, a proper friend in my book, does anyone really know what to say?
I shall be back soon but not just yet, it has not even been a month and adjusting to the loss of a parent takes time.  I have started to do some making and tonight I did open up my sewing table in the attic and tidy it up.  I have added some makes to my OPAM 2011 list and made some knitted cupcakes but that is all.  Trying to concentrate at work has taken all of my effort and everyone has been great, except one person but I suppose everywhere has at least one thick skinned individual who can only put themselves first.
So, a few more days as I need  to go away and there is no Internet access to speak of but later next week I hope to have some happier things to show you and write about.
Again, many thanks for your kind words and taking the time to write them.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Bowing out of blogland for a bit....................

September has been a very sad and emotionally devastating month for my family which is going to conclude with a funeral next Thursday.  There will be months and months of trying to come to terms with what has happened and the sheer speed of events.
So I am dropping out of blog land for a bit.  I hope to still blog hop and comment here and there.  September was my 4th blog birthday but it seems pointless at the moment.  I do have a giveaway prize but I have simply not had the time or indeed the will to do anything about it.  I have started several projects and had several publication deadlines to meet, which I will complete.I have been off work since last Tuesday and I am not sure whether o go in next week before the funeral.  I will need to decide tomorrow.  Today Hubby, Sophie and I had to go and find some suitable clothes for Thursday which was a trip that I hope not to have to make again for a very long time.
Take care
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