Tuesday 31 August 2010

New years resolution

I'm always making new years resolutions that I never keep so this year I made a couple that I was going to keep. I decided that I wanted to replace a patchwork quilt that I had made a few years ago after my Mum passed away. I wasn't the best quilt but I have been very proud of it. It' was starting to look a little tired. I've joined a quilting class at a local craft shop and the lady that's teaching the group of eleven of us is very helpful. Most of the people know each other so we have a giggle while hand stitching, YES hand stitching. I'm nearly finished my third panel and I have a few more to make before it's a double quilt. Here are the pics of the first two panels.

Just been thinking about the 6 weeks holidays. I wanted to blog what I've been doing each day. I have crafted a little each day but can't post pics yet as most of them are projects submitted to the Elusive Images Design Team. So pop over to have a look to see what these clever ladies have been creating. http://elusiveimagesdesignteam.blogspot.com/
Thanks for popping by

Monday 16 August 2010

Hols over and washing done

We had a lovely holiday and we missed the majority of the cloud bursts. I must say that a week away definately recharges the batteries. We stayed in Hawes and travelled around the area, seeing some beautiful countryside. I love to sit on an evening just taking in the views.

As you can see Archie took in the views aswell. He settled really well.
He enjoyed his visit to Graphicus on the Tuesday of the holiday. We popped in to drop off my sample cards for the Design team.
Here's another couple of my samples I sent in when I applied.

Reminder to me (This is day 25 of the hols)
Have a good evening

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Busy day today

Day 13 has been my D Hubbies birthday. He has recently passed his driving test and we had bought a car. So I bought him things for the car. He was as pleased as punch. I didn't buy a birthda cake I made orange and orange/chocolate cupcakes. Yummy. We've had a barbecue and he was left to it.
I've been finishing off my Elusive Images Design Team samples this morning. Jack my son asked me at lunch time to make a card for his lovely girl friend Jess (tomorrow). It wasn't quite an Aarghh moment as I had already thought what I was making.
Enormous pile of ironing that needs attention tomorrow.
Night Night Debbie.

Monday 2 August 2010

Busy weekend

This is one of the cards I sent in to apply to join the Elusive Image Design Team.
I used my scalloped square nestie to cut a mask. I chalked the edge with a light green and stamped the flowers with a greeny olive colour. The wording was done on the PC. I made a similar card when a friends husband passed away.

The weekend has been filled up with shopping, washing, taxi ing. Getting the washing out on the line is important at the moment. Our house backs onto a secondary school. Anyone remember Chris Rea singing Stainsby Girls, well it's going to be demolished soon. There's a brand spanking rebuild. So dust is going to be a problem over the next few weeks.
Off to add the finishing touches to another card.