Thursday, 15 March 2012

Spring and Mothering Snday

It's definitely on the way, can you feel it? the daffodils are blooming the primroses are everywhere and it just smells of spring.

I love spring more than any other season because it means everything starts afresh. When we were little my Mom always made sure we had new clothes for Easter, new dress new sandals and new white socks and a little straw bonnet to wear to church on Easter Sunday it always made it so special, we were always given a bunch of Primroses to take home to Mum. Now Kate my daughter is a Mum to Jude and she went to a little club called Nappychino where the lovely ladies of the Baptist church serve coffee and home made cakes to the new mums and the mums get to know each other and have a good chat, when Kate went on Tuesday all the Mums were given a bunch of Daffodils to celebrate Mothers Day which is this Sunday 18th it is so nice to know that some of the traditions carry on.

This afternoon is going to be sunny and warm so I am going to the Garden Centre to buy my Mum-in-Law a garden pot full of spring flowers to celebrate Mothers Day, Unfortunately I lost my Mum a few years ago but I will think of her on that day and remember the smiles as she received her small bouquets from her children. Happy Mothering Sunday to all you Moms.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


Hello everybody, I have started my second class of my online class this is making ribbon flowers. I have struggled a bit with this and I did'nt think I would be able to do them but, my husband said "Are you reading the instructions properly"? well I am a bit of a noodle when it comes to reading instructions and usually skim over them quickly and think "I can do that" but I could'nt so I sat yesterday with the instructions and took it step by step, now they are not perfect but they at least look like flowers, I have only tried a couple of the shapes but will try more. I have started to fill the basket, I think we get to do the centre's in another lesson. Christen Brown who takes the class is so patient, I would recommend doing one of these classes to anyone, there is a lovely one which invoilves all white crazy patchwork and pearls, pretty! If you look on Maureens Vintage Aquisitions blog you will find all the lovely classes. I am off now to practice some more flowers.
Have a great day.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Beautiful Day

It has been a truly beautiful day today, warm and sunny, Tony went fishing early this morning and I had a day all to myself. I covered old buttons that I new I would never use and now they look pretty and I also made yo-yo's and decorated them, now I have some more things to add to my crazy patchwork, I enjoyed doing these and they are very effective for crazy patchwork.

This morning I went for a walk and called in on Kathleen( Cottonreel) who was busy quilting a quilt on her longarm, she is getting quite professional, she did stop to give me coffee and have a chat.
I get my second lesson tomorrow from Christen Brown, I have thoroughly enjoyed the first one and I have learn't quite a lot, I am hoping that one day I will be able to produce wonderful crazy patchwork with fantastic embellishments, Oh well I can dream.

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