Friday, 28 December 2012

Happy New Year to one and all.

Well  after a lovely family Christmas 
I'm a few pounds heavier in weight and quite a few pounds lighter in the purse
but I do have my computer back so I've just popped in to wish you all a
Very Happy New Year.

The morning of Boxing day saw us on Cromer beach watching the  
Boxing Day dip.
Nearly 400 people ran into the North Sea 
(in swim suits-no wet suits allowed)
not just once but 2 or even 3 times.
My Son and some of his friends were amongst them
although I'm not sure he will do it again, it took him a while to stop shivering.

Then it was all up the pub for warm cider before lunch.

Sorry about the photo but it does give you some sort of idea 
of the crowds of people who go to watch--
literally thousands.

I am off to France for the New Year with some family and friends.
My little one is working the Ski season in the Alps so we are off to do some Skiing
and to spend the holiday with her.
I am really looking forward to it.

As soon as I get back I'm starting a beginners course in quilting so hopefully 
one day, I can make something like this.

So see you in the New Year and watch my progress
into the world of quilting.


Monday, 10 December 2012

Merry Christmas

I know it's a bit early but my Bl***y computer has broke so I have to take advantage of having one to use for a few minutes as I don't know when I will get mine fixed.

So let me take this opportunity to wish you all


and I'll see you all in the new year --hopefully.


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Advent Day 2

Day 2 of my photo Advent.


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Lagging behind

I wrote this post over a week ago but when I tried to upload the photos
Blogger threw a wobbly and told me I had no more for photos.
I've had this before and managed to make extra room  by clearing out some 
old buttons but this time I'm having more problems making space.
I have been considering giving up blogging rather than paying for extra
storage but I do enjoy the company and camaraderie that exists on here.
So I have a decision to make, If anyone else has been having this problem I love to here
how you have resolved it.

Anyway back to the post which should have been on
here ages ago.

I have done another of my one day workshops that I like doing so much.
This one was just down the road at Sew Creative at Wroxham Barns.

I got so involved that I forgot to take photos
but this is the end result,
We had scraps of fabrics under organza and then machine embroidered
and embellished
over the top. I had great fun.

The other thing I wanted to show you was my latest make.
A while ago my Mother-in- law gave me o load of wool
that she didn't use.

I have been inspired by Sophie Digard ,who's stuff I love,
to make my self a scarf. I love the colours but unfortunately it is a little bit itchy.

I am going to try and join in KC court's advent calendar
with a christmas picture every day (blogger permitting).
Todays picture is our fake christmas for our little one who is going to work in 
France for the winter at one of the Ski resorts so we had a Christmas dinner today
as she won't be here Christmas Day.
She also had her Christmas stocking in the morning
so now we are sitting watching a movie feeling really fat
 just like a normal Christmas day.

See you soon