Sunday, 13 February 2011

Like mother, like daughter...

Hello everyone, hope your weekend is going well!

Every Monday evening, a dear friend,, and I get together for a sewing/crafting evening.  Its been going on for over a year and during that time she has patiently taught me patchwork, dressmaking and many other skills. We have a great time, catching up on all the news, and sneaking in a cuppa and the occasional cake (or even baklava!!)

BUT...its not just us who enjoy this time.  Her daughter and mine also keep up the good work and create something lovely every week too.

A felt and chiffon cosage

A cute little pincushion

A bookmark for a friend

An anniversary heart for me and DH - can it really be 23 years??!!

Together with a hand felted heart, made by suepops daughter and embellished by my daughter!  I cant begin to tell you how chuffed I am that the two girls get on so well (as suepops and I have been friends for a very very long time - since college!  We wont go into exactly how many years that is :))  and that they share our love of crafting.

And, before I forget - thanks again suepops for the stylish blogger award!! Im very new to this blogging lark, she is my technical adviser, and she tells me that I now need to give 7 interesting things about me (Im a bit worried that there wont be that many, but here goes...)

1. I love making cakes and puddings, especially baklava!
2. Im scared silly of flying, but am addicted to all those TV programmes about airports and airlines...
3. I am very fond of cats, which is a good thing as we have 2!
4. Im a big football fan - I went to see the Brazilian national team play last year - awesome!
5. Im not really a girly sort of person, but I do love pretty things - as long as they are not TOO over the top
6. I still sometimes need to check my instruction book before using the sewing machine...
7. I make up my mind about what someones name SHOULD be (and usually this is not the name they actually have) then continue to call them that name even if I know its wrong!

And now my trusty adviser tells me that I need to pass on the stylish blogger award - I would like to nominate

I have been reading this blog for quite a long time, before I started with mine.  Lots of colourful crochet which I love!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!



  1. We're only there for the cake, no seriously, we wouldn't miss it for anything..... The girls have come on such a long way. I think its the blind leading the blind as far as me telling you about blogs, however your much quicker learning things than me and once you get it, you'll be teaching me!

  2. I love it that your daughters are also getting in on the crafting, what pretty things thy've made. Thanks for the comment on my tutorial.

    I did get your email, I replied on 13th Feb, just wondering if you got the reply- (my outgoing mail is playing up at the moment so I'm never sure!)Let me know if it fdidn't arrive and I'll resend it. xxx

  3. I love that bookmark - it reminds me of something I made when I was little.

    take care,

    Nina x

  4. Very sweet the girls are getting to craft/learn as well. What a great night out. Love your fun facts and congrats on your award.

  5. Awww!!! Thank you so much!!! I feel honoured!!! I love your blog!



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