Saturday, 31 December 2011

Family, food and fun.

Gather round one and all.

nothing like a good baord game on Christmas day.

Caught stuffing their faces on left over meat barms. Yummy.

He is scrolling through his mums I phone looking at pictures.
The high light of Christmas for me this year was being with my family.  Christmas night we all went to our Natalie's and had a great time, playing games, chatting and laughing and of course eating lots of delicious food. To night is the eve of a new year and I am so looking forward to 2012 and all that it brings.  So with that said I would like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year xx xx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Special gifts.

Pin cushion lid on a jar of buttons from my fantastically good friend Sue.

Latest homemade decoration by the amazingly creative Janet. 

A very me danglie from Janet also.

This adorable handmade bird from my lovely friend Gwen.
Last night was our Liverbird Christmas party and a good time was had by all. We had a couple of fun quizzes courtesy of my very quietly spoken and lovely friend Judith. We had yummy nibbles to eat and of course Jenny's amazing Pavlova's mmmmm! The mug rug challenge was met with lots of oohs and arrrs and quite a few people walked away with little prizes. The whole evening was full of love friendship and laughter. I am so very very blessed that all of these women are in my life and even more blessed that I can call them all, my lovely, amazingly, wonderful friends. From the bottom of my heart I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a fab 2012. xxx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The kitchen and a Poinsettia.

My kitchen and living room are open plan.

Poinsettia cushion for my Auntie Mary
My living room and kitchen are now open plan and whilst I lost a tiny bit of living room space I gained quite a bit of kitchen space.

Every Christmas I buy my Auntie Mary a specific pair of slippers but this year I wanted to get her something different. My lovely friend Janet (who always has the most amazing ideas) made her mother in law a Christmas cushion. I thought oooo I will make one for our Mary. I have this lovely poinsettia applique pattern from an old Popular Patchwork magazine. The image was designed by the very talented Patricia Archibald. It took me a little while but I found the magazine and set to work. I am pleased to say that I only had to buy the zip and the cushion the rest came from my fabric stash. I think it has turned out really well and i hope our Mary will like it.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

A christmas tree with a view.

The Living room

The veiw from the window.

Bag of decorations and a note.

My contribution to the comunal Christmas tree.
I have the most fantastic veiw from my flat. I over look the river Mersey and Bootle docks. My neice Paige said she does not like the veiw because it is too industrial but I love it because it is the heart of Bootle and its birth.  I know my photo does not really do the view justice but if you look closely as I took the picture a ferry is sailing up the river.

Yesterday there was a knock on the door and when Colin opened it he was greeted by a bag of Christmas decorations and a note saying dress me. In the corridor somebody had place a rather misserable looking Christmas tree. I am very particular about Christmas decorations and as you can see from my home I like minamalism so I had mixed emotions about this tree being in the corridor. I decided not to be a bar humbug and ask for the tree to be removed and decided to do my bit of the tree very tasteful. The last photo is what I did with the bits from the bag. I did however return the gold tinsel to the neighbour whose bright idea this was with a note of my own saying "I do not do tinsel its very tacky". I have not been out in the corridor since so I do not know if any of the other neighbours have added to the tree as apparently we all got a bag of decorations and a note.  Watch this space and I will let you know.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Welcome to my Home Sweet Home...

Welcome to my home x

the hall

My sewing room.

My mug rug.
At last I have found the time to post. Life has been so busy what with moving home and college I have barely had time to breath. Today I managed to completely arrange my sewing room and it is now fully functional.  My beautiful Bernie is sitting on her own big table and she is just calling out to me. I am itching to sew but alas I have far to much college homework so I will have to wait a little while longer.  I do not wish to bore anyone with just pics of my home so I decided to share the mug rug I have made for our Liverbird challenge.

Friday, 2 December 2011

A New Home

At last I have moved back to my fabulous flat that over looks the river mersey. All being well I will be back on line on the 8th December. I would just like to thank those of you who follow my blog for all your patience. xx