Monday 30 November 2009

Urban Christmas

These two wall hangings are from a pattern on the blog of
they are easy to do . They come with several very attractive patterns as a mix and match set , They are PDF which is a bonus , no waiting for the postman, I shall use mine as a table centrepiece. Mine are made with pieces from my scrap bag so no cutting into yardage
If you are interested and have difficulty getting into the site just click Mrs Moen on my side bar

Friday 27 November 2009

Over the rainbow

Just a short post to say I hope my blogging friends had wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations.
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Wednesday 25 November 2009

Cherry Pie

The pattern for this cherry pie is on the blog of chitterchatter designs, I think it can be seen on both of Cori,s blogs, the other one being creativity among chaos . It is easy to make , she also sells the pins

This is my lunch, I wish the cherry pie was to follow

Monday 23 November 2009

The maharaja,s hat

This is a cushion I have been working on, it is very pretty even if I say so myself . I bought the pattern at the last quilt show I went to. You might recallI enthused about the fabric I bought from this lady , beautiful silky stuff and lace in prepacked packets . this was made from my stash but now i have the idea I shall be starting on the stuff I bought. The pattern was also available.
I will gladly pass on her details, click on the picture to enlarge


No this isn,t a scrumptious cake, it,s a scrumptious vanilla candle .

A friend of many years came to see me Sunday morning and bought this candle as a present , she also bought a bag of silk and satin bits of fabric for my crazy patchwork . I never have enough silk satin or lace .

Also she showed me her new card selection . she makes really nice christmas cards . One was absolutely very desirable, I begged her to send one to me as my christmas card . she told me it was a shared effort between her and her granddaughter, I hope the post comes early .

I now have my email problem sorted , I have a new email address, if any of my blogging friends need it just leave word on my blog
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Saturday 21 November 2009

The postman called

I,m so lucky, the postman bought this package to me from scrappy quilter , now I have to decide ,do I use the fabric in one piece or incorporate it with like pieces . I don,t want it to get lost with other patterns so I must think carefully . Isn,t it funny how fabric received is always something you have been looking for . Thank you Carol,the packet of goodies are delightful .
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Thursday 19 November 2009

Can You Imagine

All who read my blog will know I ,ve been out of action a bit lately waiting for the new router . It is now working, well I can get the broadband but I,m having a lot of problems with the email part of it , I have been chatting with the B,T people, going through the motions , they say every thing is O,K but as soon as I disconnect from them I,m back to sq,.1

when I firsthad talks with B,t about the said piece of equipment the fellow on the other end of the phone said why didn,t I have a vision box , If I signed with them for another 12 month contract it would be free, hmm, well he didn,t say it would be a refurbished one , I ask did they send a man to fix and tune in this equipment . Oh no said he it,s so simple you will be able to do it yourself !! I,m not a whizz kid said I , you will be able to do it yourself he replied again .

The parcel arrived , it sat in the hall like a squatter at a demo . bluebell phones , have you got a piece of whatever, ? Yes ! o,k I,ll be round for it . In she comes , have you not opened this box yet? she puts it on the table , undoes the parcel , plastic and brown sticky tape everywhere . I made coffee while she studied the paperwork . After a series of hmmm, yes , er, she said right you bring this into the sitting room I.ll bring that .

I,m very good at doing as I,m told , I take this and she brings that . T,V and cabinet pulled away from the wall , the dialogue begins . Pull that wire out of there and plug this in it,s place . Yes boss lady , I,ve done that .

Take the d,v,ds out of there to make room for the vision box,

O,K boss lady, now the once clear coffee table is piled with d,v,ds . little boxes ,cables and plugs . Arials and scart plugs duly and dutifully pulled out of one thing and plugged in somewhere else, ethernet cables attached to phone lines and other space looking objects .

Yes boss lady says , I think we are ready , (anyone would think we are switching on the christmas lights in town) Switch on ! are all the lights showing green the boss lady ask,s No, they are yellow says I . So , another phone call to the support team , by now boss lady was on first name terms with the support team ,and had quite a friendly rapport with them , there was quite a bit of o,k, babe in the conversation . but on this call the babe said we cannot help you anymore the computers are down . Is this the signal , clear off we,ve had enough of you ?

more reading of instructions , Ah !! said boss lady , whats this cable for , we missed this one , plug it in , we had been lying on the floor and almost standing on our heads looking for green lights ,up to this stage we had green lights but now they had turned yellow ! the t,v screen said please wait , after 1/2 hour waiting boss lady said I,m going home ,

After boss lady went home the screen said , wrong set up ,unplug everything and start again . Boss lady phoned again for the result of please wait sign . I told her the message , she said I.ll be round in the morning . Oh ! dear thought I silently

Morning came , boss lady came , more phone calls, it finally took a girl support worker called Amy to give the right information .and get us on the right track, all is now working .

P,S ,, I now know why boss lady bluebell wears combat trousers .

she is a very good friend and we do laugh a lot, coming home from our sewing circle we saw a man with those trousers where the crotch is almost down to the knees, wonder what he keeps in there we mused , bluebell couldn,t see to drive with tears in her eyes laughing .

Monday 16 November 2009

Learning the craft

This little cat was my friend when I went to Cyprus recently .
The new router should arrive tomorrow, it,s rather a heath robinson set up at present with the ethernet cable trailing the kitchen floor .

I did another stupid thing yesterday , I really must start reading labels . I decided to have some yoghurt , it was on it,s date, and anyone who eats natural yoghurt will know it gets a little sharp if not eaten really fresh . I decided to add a spoon of sugar , I thought ,sugar looks fine , must be caster sugar but carried on, while eating the said goodie I thought it tasted a bit grainy but not sweet,----I,d added ground rice .

I,m just going to have a browse around the blogs before going back to start some quilting , just 4 little pockets for a sewing bag
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Wednesday 11 November 2009

Silk ribbon embroidery

This last few evenings I decided to have a change from quilting so I have been doing silk ribbon embroidery .this picture will make a needle case for myself ,
The following little needlecase will be going off to my friend in Australia , she left these shores many years ago and settled easily into her new land .
I,m still without my new router, still have the ethernet cable trailing the floor. I,t makes me nervous if someone rang the doorbell I would most likely trip over the cable and have the lot on the floor but I did want to keep in touch and let you see what I was doing .
I shall browse around the blogs and then disappear again for a few days . I am now promised my router for the 17th November, so see you then .
Bye xx

Saturday 7 November 2009

One Happy Lady

Today I have received a pattern I sent for, check out this site to see the pattern You can also reach the site via

Creativity Amongst Chaos .

Please don,t let me mislead you IT IS NOT the picture shown, this is a christmas wall hanging from several years back. This is a pattern I created myself and please copy it if you wish. The delightful pattern I received from Cori Blunt is for Pies!! If you like doing cup cakes you will love these pies. Cori also has a tutorial for a cupcake .

Just read this, I am not a person who drinks normally, it makes my face go red immediately , but I do keep drinks in for guest or family if wanted . Yesterday I had been working at all sorts of things and had a trip into town . When I got home I was absolutely exhausted , my feet hurt, it had been a long journey and I had to prepare a meal for myself . I thought , I know, I,ll have a pick me up , I knew there was some Absolut Vodka in the cupboard , I,ll have a slosh of that and some fruit cordial in it, so . about an inch of this liquid went into the glass , then a slurp of raspberry squash , and then I added water , well I didn,t want it to be strong, just to give me a lift if you know what I mean. Being as I was frazzled I downed half the glass in a couple of gulps, ooh, ouch , choke, I had made the drink with white vinegar . Just goes to show what I know about drinking
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Friday 6 November 2009

Malvern Quilt show 2009

These are a few of the quilts that caught my eye at the show

Still no router

Still have the ethernet cable trailing across the floor , so much for it taking 4 or five days .

This is a pic,. of my darling great grandson last christmas . His name is River, he was 6 weeks old here . Now he is scooting around , crawling, standing alone but not quite brave enough to take that final step. He will be a year old on the 15th nov,. he is gorgeous .

His mum took his little fur lined shoes off when he arrived and he had a little bit of white fluff between his toes. I snaffled it as a trophy
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Thursday 5 November 2009

Still Tripping

I,m still tripping the light fantastic with the ethernet cable , the B,T man said 4 to 5 working days before I would receive the new router, perhaps tomorrow .! just a little nervous in case I get up to answer the phone and forget I have the cable trailing over the floor . At least for a while I can see what everyone else is getting up to .
A little more time on my hands while not blogging so I gave the kitchen dresser a going over and changed the pots . I have a lot of this pink stuff so thought I would give it an airing . my dresser in the conservatory is overloaded with blue and white. can you see the cake stand ? that was a bargain buy at £1 . just plain glass , I have plans to use it as a centrepiece at christmas with baubles .
A quick trip around the world to see what my friends are up to . Bye

Tuesday 3 November 2009

Between A hard rock and a stone

Hi, Friends , I,m using my laptop balanced on the cooker with the ethernet cable plugged in , what a performance . The cables will not stretch to any where else . No fun standing up to blog . Please Mr Postman bring my router quickly .

Sunday 1 November 2009

A word here and there

my blog might not happen again for a few days, . i have lost my internet connection for a few days i think .
The b,t man says I need a new router and it will take 4or 5 days, might be more because of the post office strike . Thats not the only loss, Silver sewer came to see me , we were fiddling with the camera , "you have a lot on here she said, looks like old stuff !! Get rid of it said I . Oooh !! in horror , too late, I forgot the quilt show and a picture of a bird table I wanted my son to make. Ah well ! doesn,t really matter

I,m using the laptop with the ethernet cable but will not bother setting up each time I want to do something. Bye for now