Saturday, 15 September 2012

well not been on here for a while, I have set up a new blog so dont suppose I will be visiting much from now on.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Back to Blogging

Well, havent been on here for some time now,  didnt feel like parchment for a while and have now gotten into sewing again,  been doing some quilting just to get my hand in again and will put some of the things (not a lot though) Ive done later but am now making other things and will be putting piccies of those on as well,

This is just being put on for me to get started.

Olympic year, only another 19 days to go, Cant get excited about it though as it will put a stop to me going to London and anywhere near London for a while, it will I suppose also alter all the tv programmes, I dont mind watching a bit but am not into sports to have to watch it all the time instead of some of my favourite programmes.  An excuse to do some more crafting I suppose.

I went and saw the Olympic torch rushing through our town yesterday, couldnt believe the amount of people that turned out,  must have been just over a mile up to our town of about 2/3 deep and then in our town about 10 deep right through the town which is quite long.  Made me feel good that we can put on a show if we need to.  There were a few grumbles as the traffic wasnt stopped for it so the little kids were in danger of getting run over as the road was getting narrower and narrower due to people in the road trying to see where the torch was.  Then there were a few VIPs that seemed to think standing in front of the barriers and so stopping peoples view was a good idea.  Still it was enjoyable to see the crowds even though all the pubs and coffee places were full up and we couldnt get a drink, good for business though.

Will add more later.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Oh its sooooo cold today, not windy though which I suppose is a bonus.  Been to town as someone wanted my blood again but much better phlebotomist this time, not a very happy one and receptionist threw a wobbly when I called her a nurse, well I thought phlebotomists were also nurses, get it right sometime,  she was though much better although had to put a huge thick pad on to stop it bleeding too much.

Market in centre of town now, not a bit like the old market though that had its own quite large place, that is now a car park, this is the only place they cant get some money out of people, much to small to park.  All the dignitaries were there today, town cryer, mayor,  the little French councillor and loads of others all blocking people who were just trying to shop by all lining up for a photo shoot and getting really annoyed by people saying excuse me to get by them.  I nearly went round the front and stand right in front to be in the photo, what could they have done,  they could only have asked me to move couldnt they, they couldnt have manhandled me out of the way, or could they.  So many of them, and all for 6 stalls selling (apart from the veggie man) a load of rubbish.  Not at all like the old market which had been there for years and years,  where will the meat man or the clothes or the sewing accessories stalls go, no room.  I was glad to go into Boots and get a bit warm, mind you I was about the only person in there.

I am doing some ATCs, some parchment ones for a change,  I was asked for some samples a while back and ATCs would have been just right.  Will put some on here when Ive finished them,  I used to love doing ATCs but havent done any for a long while now. 

Looks a bit like snow to me,  its cold enough but my house is lovely and warm.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Well, another year is here 2012, the year of the Olympics.  Not much interested in Olympics and get bored to tears when they keep showing things about it on the telly.  I will watch some during the 2 weeks its on but dont have much interest in most of the sports and am certainly not at all interested in keep seeing things about it. 

Have done some parchment this week, hurray,  about time I did some.  I have scanned it on a different scanner and dont think its come out very well, must get my old scanner out as that one was good for showing it in almost real life.

Its a Pergamano pattern sheet, not sure of the number as have mislaid it although I must find it because there are some others on it that I would like to do.

Am quite pleased with this one and will probably do it again sometime.

I hope everyone has a very good New Year and that the whole year is a good one.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Boxing Day

Well another Christmas day over,  take a long time coming but over in a flash.  Had the family to Christmas dinner this year,  7 of them, cooked the turkey, a huge thing the day before and so glad I did as it took up the whole oven and seemed like hours before it was done.  I had requests for different veggies, I wouldnt have done so many and was in danger of running out of saucepans and oven dishes but it all worked out well and everything was cooked to perfection in the end, enjoyed it very much. 

We all had a good time, well they said they did and played trivial for a while, older questions in this one so just up my street, dont know if I would cope with some modern questions.

Still not done any parchment but fully intend to start soon, arm has healed up well although still going up the hospital twice a week, getting to know the routine now although they were too busy to see me Friday so had to go to Doctors instead, Doc was not happy but did take some blood although I must have picked Mrs dracula the result being 2 very bruised arms again, not had a nurse like that before who did so much damage and then hospital when they rang me later with my results wanted me to go to docs again so I refused so hospital have fitted me in. 

Been warmish today, not cold at all, not a proper winter, YET,  gosh did I temp it,  probably wake up to snow now, funny, all the years I was at work and had a job getting down the road to the bus stop through either thick ice or snow making it so slippy and this year now Im not at work its so mild. 

Doesnt seem like much on tv tonight, load of rubbish on today, all repeats of young childrens programmes, cant see why the people who arrange the programmes to be on think loads of children are watching,  Its so rubbish I think I will get some parchment paper out and make a start on something.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Well not been around for a while and everything changes.  Cant do a lot with a poorly very bruised arm so thought a tidy up was in order on here now I can type with 2 hands again.  Very difficult using only one hand for everything but very necessary to do what hospital tells you and not use it. 

I did some parchment cards though before so will try and find them on computer and put them on.  Also been doing a lot of cooking, an old hobby but a good one.

I must get this blog in order and try and learn the new rules about it but for now

Such a pretty card from the November parchment mag by Christine Coleman, all done in inks, think I used about 3 different colour blue.  Will certainly use this method again as loved doing it,  one for a frame though as its a bit too large for a card.

Not very exciting but they were practice pieces.  I found that not doing parchment for quite a long while I was really out of practice and couldnt seem to do anything right so though start again simply.

One of my own designs,  even did the border freehand and very pleased with it, would probably make a good winter scene as well, used promarkers for the shading, still love promarkers can do so much with them.

Must get going again and do some more.

Monday, 4 July 2011


Blimey where did June go to?

Been busy out in the garden, growing a lot of the things I like this year but its constant watching for all those bugs that also like to eat what I do.  Had a lot of strawberrys and raspberrys eating those every day, love em.  Beans had loads of flowers on them but flowers have all dropped off without leaving any little beans so dont know what went wrong there and am hoping for some more flowers later, think its been a bit hot for them to set as the bees have been busy polinating them, love my beans and would be quite upset not to get any after the work of growing them.  Rest of garden is, I think, looking its best, lots of colour, loving it, its so nice to go for a walk out there. 

This one is from a picture in a book with a random border

This one and the next one are downloaded images from Make it Crafty

another one from MIC, a good image for loads of events, loved doing this one added my own wording to the middle

 Also been sorting and looking through loads of my magazines, Parchment Mags for old images and patterns that I missed doing at the time, loads to keep me busy. 

Nice little pattern with a stamped image in the centre

A Dorothy Holness Pattern with my own border

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