Monday, 25 August 2008

A trip to the sea

Went to Brighton today, DH to visit a record fair and me to stroll along the front, nothing like the bracing air of the sea to clear the cobwebs away and refresh you for the week ahead. Huh as you can see from the photo the weather was appalling and I only took the one shot from under cover, bracing was not the word, the umbrella ended up inside out as we shot up the road with the wind behind us. Things were a bit calmer when we stopped for coffee by the duck pond at first the ducks were in shelter but then the sun came out and so did they.

Finished my machine embroidered picture, hopefully will get a frame this week, another project done.

Was going to download picture of a card I made but my camera has now decided it will not work, will try again next week. Oops got it working now I think the USB is a bit dodgy.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Show and Tell Monday

Been a busy weekend making cards and knitting finished another neck scarf, this time in a mohair/silk mix. Cards were hand stamped with a water colour technique. All posted to Dawanda shop.

Weather has been up and down and the rain is getting a bit too much now. DH watching the Olympics to the extent that I wake at 4:00am and he has gone to catch more events.

Dragged the dog to the vet last week, not his favourite place but his annual check up was overdue. They have given him a steroid jab so now thinks he is 13 months not 13 years young.
Mind you his mental age has always been questionable.

BIL birthday on Friday have bought him a lovely samurai figurine and of course made the card, a nautical theme.

DH going to Brighton next Sunday for a record fair, if the weather is good I will walk along the front, normally quite busy and with it being a bank holiday weekend expect to see the crowds.
I enjoy this part of Brighton as quite eclectic part of the English seaside. will have a picnic on the way back, parking at Storrington next to the duck pond. Photos to follow!

Check out the other Make Mine Pink blogs to see all the things the ladies have made, collected and been up to.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Show and Tell Monday

Another Show and Tell Monday, only offering is a tassel bracelet, used seed beads had to be careful that none got on the floor, otherwise they would have been sniffed up by the dog.
Spending the next two weeks planning new designs for my Christmas Fair and Open House, so many ideas do not know where to start.

I was tagged this week by Inka from Inkings Designs, had to list 7 things you may not know about me, quite difficult this, so check out the other MMP blogs for the Pink ladies offerings.

Have just got out my bead looms so watch this space for some sample work also plan to do some roses in petit point.

The sun is now shining, after the torrential rain last night it makes a welcome change, planning a picnic on the front at Southsea with MIL on Tuesday, heres hoping the weather stays fine so that we can take a stroll along the front, finishing with an ice cream. Very summer.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

7 Things you may not know about me

I've been tagged by Inka from Inklings Designs here are 7 things you may not know about me:

1. I love working for myself from home and would never go back into being employed by anyone else. Hate office politics and everything else this brings about.
2. Favorite food is salad, cous cous and chicken
3. Favorite colors are pale lilac and pink
4. Books have to be murder mysteries, ideally set in a Miss Marple type village. Quintessentially English
5. I drive a mint green Mondeo estate usually with a Golden Retriever in tow.
6. Love 60's music and new age
7. Addicted to fabric, lace and bead collecting.

Here are my tags may have duplicated apologies in advance:
cottage violets
janets creative pillows
Lyndunes Tassel
mamas pocketbook
manic for mosaics
pale pink and roses

Monday, 4 August 2008

Show and Tell Monday

Have just posted my first entry onto Dwanda
This neck scarf is my offering, something a bit different but I though a good idea for summer.
The colours are bright and cheerful. Gathered in the centre and decorated with glass beads, becomes a scarf and necklace in one.

Check out the other MMP blogs full of lovely goodies