Friday, 24 July 2009

Thoughtful Friday No. 54

"Realise what a unique and shining star you are.
No-one who came before you,
No-one that lives today, and
No-one that comes tomorrow
Can walk, talk, move and think like you."
Og Mandino

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Thoughtful Friday No. 53

"Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous to do ordinary things with the perception of their enormous value."
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Tuesday, 14 July 2009


Look what arrived in the post for me this week! A beautiful pink parcel from Pink Purl from one of her delightful giveaways. And inside the parcel was these gorgeous balls of turquoise yarn, a chocolate bar and a dear little note. Thank you Tracy!

Does anyone know?

how to add and change the size of the picture in the header here at blogger? I have tried the 'shrink to fit' etc and been on a couple of video tutorials but my personal photos seem to be too large and the free banner I have had as a header just doesn't fit properly. I would welcome advice here. I guess there is some editing of the Html and I have done this once (having taken advice from a blogger help forum and taken out the width etc numbers). I really want to change this and get it right and I have a feeling that it can't be that hard!! Help from those who have done this successful would be so appreciated. Thank you.

Crafty Endeavours!

The handles for one of my latest felted bags have now been put on.

The beginnings of a cushion cover for a friend of daughter no.1
The second attempt at socks, this time for daughter no.1. Still need to perfect this technique but a sock knitting course is up and coming this month so hopefully....

The hands are very busy right now sewing these hearts along the edge of my disappearing nine-patch quilt which I am aiming to give to my mother in law in two weeks time!!!
And here's someone who would just love to get under that quilt for a snooze!

Friday, 10 July 2009

Thoughtful Friday No. 52

"We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope."
Martin Luther King Jnr

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Thoughtful Friday No. 51

In memory of my very special friend 'M' who passed away on Wednesday morning, having lost the battle with cancer of the liver: I will miss her so very much.
"The best prayer is to rest in the goodness of God,
and to feel that goodness going to the
deepest part of your need"
Mother Julian of Norwich (14th Century)

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Felting, Felting, Felting!

I have been having a lot of fun recently making these felted bags. There is something very therapeutic about the process - a bit like making bread! Daughter no.4 came home for a few days this week and we felted together - me showing her the process. She decided she wanted to make a clutch bag and this she certainly did - beautifully!