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Sunday, 24 September 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Mellow Yellow



Hi,
Sorry I have not been around much over the last week,  I have a really bad cold/flu whatever you can call it,  which I came back off holiday with,  more about my holiday in another post when I feel well enough to write it,  I will catch up with you all in time.
Anyway here's another challenge from the CD Sunday challenge team,  this time its Wynn's choice of Mellow Yellow.
For this challenge I used a backing paper from the CD If flowers could talk by Patience Strong  Joanna Sheens CD,  and the parchment flowers came from a new CD I brought when I went to the Parchment Show in Bristol,  Garden creation 3D flowers by Maria Maidment,  I used a leaf die cut which I brought at the show and placed it around a cream oval which I embossed before adding the flowers and putting pearl centers in each one, I finished off the card with cream ribbon and a peel off words.
I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you used.  Here is a link to CD Sunday Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend
                           Hugs
                       Margaret


Friday, 15 September 2017

Update on Project


Hi,

I said I would update you on the tatting project,  its been slow going with tatting other things in between,   all I can say its growing,  the neckline of the dress its going on is quite large around so its going to be a long collar to fit.  
I am in no hurry although its is a winter dress so as winter is approaching I better get a move on with it.
I am using Lizbeth thread no 20. and the pattern is Jan's book Tatted Treasures Page 78  
While you are reading this I am sitting on a beach soaking up the sun hopefully.
                                   Hugs
                               Margaret

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Bab'ys Cardigan

Hi,
I am scheduling this post as I am away
My friend asked me to finish her knitting, she had knitted the back and would I do the rest,  so here it is finished,  it is for her grandson who is a year old.  The picture is not great but I think you can see the pattern and the random wool.
The wool is Drifter by King Cole, and the pattern sorry I gave her back the rest of the left over wool and the pattern so I cant tell you the pattern number.    I can say the wool was lovely and soft and really lovely to knit up.
She's pleased with it and thats all the matters.
                                     Hugs
                                 Margaret

Sunday, 10 September 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - CAS


Hi,

This year is flying by and time for another challenge from the CD Sunday Challenge blog,   this fortnight its Meg's turn and her choice is a CAS.
For this challenge I used a pink card and the image from Joanna Sheens Cd Enchanted Dreams,  I finished off the card with a pink bow and peel offs around the image.
I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you used.  Here is a link to CD Sunday Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend
                               Hugs
                            Margaret

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Update on Pinterest earrings

Hi,

I have finally finished the other earring to the Pinterest post which I did on the 31st July link to post to remind you.
I used Lizbeth thread no 20 Niagara falls,  with white beads in the middle and blue seed beeds on the rings,    the bead in the middle I think is a shade too big,  I did enjoy this pattern and its tatted on one shuttle, I am sure I will be making more in the future.
Heres is the pattern from Pinterest 


I am scheduling this post as I am in Sheffield for the third and last injection in my eye.
                                     Hugs
                                 Margaret

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Facebook tat-Along with Alenalea

Hi,

I finished this last week but did not have time to blog it, although it has been on Facebook.
This is the tat along with Alenalea,   its a lovely pattern to tat,  and I will be tatting another at some time, I used no 20 Lizbeth thread in Grape Pizzaz and white.   The outside round is very pretty but you need to watch it as I made two big cock ups and had to cut twice.
I am pleased with this doily.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend
                                              Hugs,
                                          Margaret

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Bookmark Competition at Papermill


Hi,
This post went wrong the other day so I am trying again hopefully it will go right this time.
There is a bookmark competition at the moment with Papermill here is a link for you if you wish to enter
https://www.papermilldirect.co.uk/…/handmade-bookmark-chall…
This is my bookmark based on the book I am reading at the moment call The Gypsy Madonna by Santa Montafiore.  Its a good book and is set in France.  Based at a hotel just out the village, the little boy is telling the story and why he does not speak.  A male guest arrives and has all the women at the hotel in a spin, guests and staff.  He likes to play his guitar by the stream or in the garden.   I wont say anymore as I do not want to spill the book for you,
I used blue card stock to represent the sky and cut into an oval shape,  the image is from Joanna Sheens CD The Pamela West collection,  I matted it onto darker blue card, and then onto silver card, corners rounded by a punch,  green flourish sprays die cut and placed the silver guitar on the bookmark, and finished off with a ribbon bow and matching ribbon tie.
                                    Hugs
                        Margaret