Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Sunday, 27 January 2008
Some weekends just turn out right......On Friday I treated myself to some very beautiful items from Katies blogg 'Home Keeping Hearts' for Valentines day. Katie produces the most divine ideas from paper, a medium I don't often work in, so I find it wonderful to be able to treat myself to something different, and beautiful. I also really like to buy handmade, or homemade, I have come to the decision that I would rather have less commercial items, and more handmade items, or vintage and recycled items.
Well the weekend does get even better. On Saturday I was out running under heavy grey skies , and just as I was coming home......I spied a skip (always promising) and look what was being chucked into it!!....Screeching to a halt, I saw this rail of victorian coat hooks sticking out of the top.....I was so thrilled,..... the builder of course was also thrilled, because this mad! red faced sweaty woman was emptying his skip. He did try to get me to take an old bike and a garden gate...but I declined kindly and ran off with my booty.
As I am decorating my work room, (I have decided on French Grey this time)I thought the rail would come in just perfectly. I thought it would be just fine and dandy for hanging all my fabric and embroidery samples off, so I am very pleased. I did also extracted a nice old photo frame from the skip, so I have used that, for one of my Valentine's Day, print /embroiderys, that I have just finished. I embroidered the little heart in darning stitch, hope you like it...
I hope you have all had a super weekend too, doing just what you like.
Thursday, 24 January 2008
I was SO THRILLED..
I had recently admired a vintage monogramme book of Beths...on one of her lovely posts on'My Little Footprints' that Beth had bought from a Fleamarket...... and then Beth so very generously photocopied both books and sent the pages together with this gorgeous parcel of Norwegian goodies to me!!. Not only that !! look she has embroidered my name beautifully :-) by hand, on my lovely hand made card. Where do you find the time Beth..... its stunning, thankyou
I am soooo thrilled I just want to start using them asap, I can't wait... thank you for all your wonderful inspiration Beth.xx
We are all so lucky having each other as blog friends.
There is always a smiling message to read, or a funny email from a dear sweet friend xx,
or a beautiful post to see, or some kind words to help to lift our spirit's in the bad times.
I count myself very very lucky to have started my blogg, because you all give me so much of your time, and you are to me, and each other, an absolute joy.....worldwide.
THANKYOU dear friends xx
Monday, 21 January 2008
So out we went, heading North, why not it may turn into snow if we go far enough (say's she hopefully!) Well we packed the car with a nice hot picnic. Chunky veggie soup, lots of chocolate type goodies, and warm snuggle blankets, and me wearing my new beret and sparkly cardigan (under a rather chunky coat I might add) we headed of to hunt Flea markets...........
........Look what I found, I am so thrilled a pair of 1950's wedge satin dancing shoes, and they fit me perfectly.... they have never been worn, and their lovely soles are leather and shiny clean.
I have always wanted a pair of red shoes.....I dreamed of them as a little girl, and now I have them. On Valentines day I shall use the same colour red nail polish on my toes, pop on my shoes and dance with my beloved husband, all night. Remembering however to be very careful and not tap my heels together three times......heaven knows where we might end up Ha Ha....
I hope you all have a super week , thanks for dropping by, hugs Lynn xx
Friday, 18 January 2008
This picture was taken last summer camping in the depths of the Highlands (so cold), my hair is not quite this dark, but looks it under the canvas, I used this one because I was really happy, I had just been swimming in a very, very, cold river (must be mad) and Adrian had cooked breakfast, so we sat amongst the bird song, watching the early milky sun climb into the sky, and dreamed of living a simple life.......
I have put a link for you to visit the wonderful Blogs below, just click on the Blog Names
Thank you Donna at Made in Heaven a twinkling lady full of fun .
Thank you My new friend in Norway at Bestemorhuset lots of pretty photo's.
Thank you dear Marja 'AHome From The Heart' my dear friend, who makes everything from her heart.
Thank you Anne at Hennas another dear friend who's wonderful outlook and creativity just inspires me through the week.
You all make my days special, and thank you for my lovely awards.
Sunday, 13 January 2008
Planning my colour charts one