Thursday, 26 March 2015

THE DAYS HAVE FLOWN BY

Just had a look when I last posted and it's about 10 days ago!! Where did they go??
I've struggled for a few of those days with this darn muscle I keep pulling in my lower back, or is it rheumatism, or just a big ache when I actually do more than just sit sewing or crafting or watching the 'box'??? Whichever, it pulls me down and stops me sleeping at night. Away with you, nasty pain!
So, what have I actually managed to do. Well there was this
My latest door wreath. So far it's coping with the rain and gales and looks bright and cheerful. Then I did this
A little house leek bowl that I'm hoping will grow into a swirl throughout this summer. Along with this bit of horticulture
Sweet peas in a trough ready to go out on the decking so they can climb the wooden frames - hopefully. Then I put my delphinnians and penstemon cuttings out under fleece, to harden  off when the weather allows.
Last week we did a bit of fence painting and I put some soil conditioner on the perennial border plus tidied it.
When the weather gets better the paths will be power washed and then I can concentrate on creating my baskets with annuals for this summer.
Crafting?? Not done much. I did manage to change the colour of one of my toes however!!!
It really hurt but I have no idea how it happened! 
I finished my bench seat pads by the skin of my teeth - deadline was 21 March, I finished the last one on the 20th after getting my machine back from the machine doctors following its minor breakdown the Monday before.
These are 2 of the 4 pads and 2 cushions.
My friend was still in hospital up to Monday this week. I haven't heard any more so just hope she can go home again soon. Thank you for the good wishes for her. They will mean a lot to her.

Friday, 13 March 2015

MY LOVELY FRIEND

2 weeks ago, my lovely friend Sylvia suffered a stroke. She is fighting really hard to get her health back and as she receives my blog posts, I hope when she sees this one it will let her know how special she is to me.
Keep fighting Sylvia. Xxx

Monday, 9 March 2015

FLUTTERFLY

I managed  to finish a few projects yesterday one of which was this framed canvas board. I've called it 'FLUTTERFLY' .

Sunday, 8 March 2015

A NEW IDEA - FOR ME AT LEAST

At Christmas I bought a lovely wreath for my front door. It doesn't actually 'say' CHRISTMAS like so many at that time of year, so instead of binning it after twelfth night, I left it up for the winter.

I made the decision to have a wreath on the door all through the year, after all, why not?
Yesterday I kept myself amused by making one for Spring, although it may become one of two or three until Summer arrives.
The ring is made from willow, the flowers are silk, the chicks are from a £1 store and the feathers were from Hobbycraft. I've used a hot glue gun to fasten it all in the hopes it can withstand the weather. If not, I shall just make another. 

Saturday, 7 March 2015

12 TAGS OF 2015 - MARCH

A week into March and I've only just managed to make my tag. I am usually that excited to see each month's tags that I jump straight in and have a go. However, I have been so busy sewing and running around here there and everywhere, today was my first opportunity. But, boy! have I enjoyed this one. Who would have thought that embossing powder on top of masking paste would turn out so spectacularly. I love that technique.
The new Distress colours from January and February mixed so well with the others in the range giving a fabulous background. Can't wait for Mermaid Lagoon to arrive now. So, thank you once again Tim for another beautiful tag.