Sunday, 28 February 2010

Goals and stuff...

I don't know about you but I can't believe it's already the last day in February. Where is the year going?
So I thought it might be a good time to review some goals and stuff with you all.I have a lovely card from a very dear friend recently and she was kind enough to agree I could share her 'rules for the year':
to stop writing things off so quickly
to take 10 minutes everyday to benefit me
to be outrageous
to be creative
to let people know how I feel
to smile more
And her motto is:
If you don't like the way things are going, change the way you're thinking.

I'm really impressed with these and I wholeheartedly agree wit the idea of if you don't like how things are - change something, take action. Otherwise they won't change.
Have you got any goals or motto you try yo live by?
This year I'm trying to spend time each day on my creativity, to look after myself and to be a good friend. What about you?

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Lots more snow...

Thought you might like to see a few photos from our morning stroll around the village in the snow this morning. How are things where you are?














Saturday, 20 February 2010

More snow...


Well - I can't believe it but we've had more snow. I'm not impressed. Thursday night we had lots and lots and these photos are from Friday morning. This morning there is still all the snow and we've had a really good frost too. I really hoped we'd seen the last of this - but never mind.
Hope you all have a good weekend. I'm hoping to get lots of sewing done - how about you?


Sunday, 14 February 2010

Work In Progress

Hello all. How are you? I'm great thanks.
I had a great day at the Bramble Patch yesterday - it was great to just get on and and do something different. You can see where I got to below. The Kingfisher was printed onto Lutrdor and then I free machined the colours in. As we looked at composition and I decided I hadn't made anything that was diagonal - so this is very obviously diagonal.  I also included some texture, with torn edges and lots of different types of material. I also used a mixture of stitches and threads. There is still some way to go - but our homework is to finish this piece before next week. So over the next weeks I'll show you how I get on.


And how funny is this. Both DH and me bought each other exactly the same Valentines cards. Shows what great taste we both have.
'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement: nothing can be done without hope'
Helen Keller

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Books and stuff


Hello all. How are you? I'm really good. I'm certainly enjoying the gradually improving weather. 
One of the challenges Bren set us was to stock take our books and magazines. Hmm Can't give you the results (as DH reads this sometimes) but there's alot. And one thing we were also asked was to pick the one book we'd take to a desert island. Well my selection is the one below;  'An illustrated Life' by Danny Gregory. I often pick it up and can always find something interesting to read. 
What book you you take?

One of the many books by my bed at the moment (there's always a pile) is this one 'The 12 secrets of Highly Creative Women' by Gail McKeen. I'm so enjoying this so much. The women interviewed are so generous with their ideas - it's a really encouraging book to read.


When I went to the November Rocheberie Schoolhouse Quilters one lovely lady was demonstrating making Christmas Puddings - they looked so cute I couldn't resist - so here are my two.

And finally here are my completed strawberries. Another bit of fun. I got the kit for these from The Bramble Patch some time ago and have finally stuck on the stalks.
I'm off to spend more time tidying up - have a good weekend.
'The mere sense of living is joy enough' Emily Dickinson