Saturday, 8 August 2009


It is a beautiful day today and our garden is full of butterflies they love the Buddlia and the Verbena Bonariensis. I am off to make an American Baked Cheesecake for High Tea tomorrow I have never made one before so wish me luck.

Photo Frame

I love this photo frame, I bought from she has some really pretty items and this one is going into my Christmas stash. Pop along and have a look at her lovely painted buttons I already have some that I am dying to use.

Friday, 7 August 2009

A Good Haul

Hi, as you can see I have been to the Quilting Guild (Kisko) today there were some lovely things I found buttons and ricrac fabric and lots of bits and pieces I love the book I bought it is called Quilt yourself Gorgeous and it has lots of lovely things to make I particularly loved the Tea Cosy which I forgot to rotate so you will have to crick your neck to look at it and I also liked the oven glove I thought these items would be good for Kate's charity stall as the theme is Make Time for Tea (Ovarian Cancer Charity) I have heard from cottonreel who is stamping her foot because she is away for the Quilt Festival never mind I will get her goods.


Thursday, 6 August 2009

Great Excitement and More Pictures

I am very excited today I have just ordered my ticket for The Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham for the 20th August I love this quilt show there is so much to see, the show quilts are usually breathtaking and there are so many stalls it takes a long time to get round sooo! lots of stops for coffee and pastries (always need a sugar boost) I will of course be missing my dear friend Cottonreel as she is sunning herself in Cyprus but she has given me her orders and I have a list of items I have to get for her.
The picture you see of the little graveyard is in Morthoe North Devon we used to walk to this village for coffee and found this peaceful place what a perfect place to be laid to rest. The other two photo's were taken as we were walking up from Woolacombe bay this was a very very steep hill and I thought I would not be able to make it but with lots of stops and encouragement from Tony I made it all the way home and believe me the views were worth it, we also saw some pretty little cottages on the way I walked 5 miles that day and I slept like a baby that night.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Clovelly North Devon

This is the lovely village of Clovelley in North Devon, Tony and I visited here when we were on holiday it is so pretty but it nearly killed me getting back up the street is so steep there are no motor vehicles and if you look carefully at the photo on the right you will see haow they transport everything it is a wooden sledge and all deliveries have to be broought down on these across the cobbles. Charles Kingsley lived in Clovelley as a child and returned as an adult many times, he wrote' Westward Ho!' while staying in the village and the village also inspired him to write 'The Water Babies'

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Hooray! I Have Pictures

I am very excited because I can show you pictures again. Look at these lovely things I got from Laurie Star's Etsy shop they are so lovely, buttons are my downfall and these are special because she paints them herself I Love Them.

I took my friend cottonreel to the airport today, she was looking forward to seeing her beloved Cyprus, of course we could'nt say goodbye for a month without first having coffee and a pastry they were delicious, I can of course have coffee and pastries whil'st she is away but I know they will not taste the same I am so going to miss her. I am checking on her house every day and feeding the fish. I am going to keep busy so that the month goes quickly,I do have lots to do.
My daughter Kate has asked if cottonreel and I will do a stall at a charity event it is for The Eve Appeal and is called' Make Time for Tea' this is all about Ovarian Cancer awareness and apparently if you take time to drink two cups of tea a day this helps protect against Ovarian Cancer. We of course said 'Yes' we would do a stall so we have lots of things to make between now and 26th September and cottonreel has left me my orders for things we will need.
It has been a lovely day today and some gardening got done also some ironing and if you check into Green Fairy Quilts you will see that when she gets excited she Mops The Floor so I am trying to get very excited as I have lots of floor that needs mopping. It is so lovely to be able to blog again properly, I will put some of my holiday snaps on tomorrow.

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