Friday, 31 July 2015

A Weekend With A Difference....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

A few weeks ago we went to Whitby....just for the weekend. As many of my blogging friends know Whitby is one of my favourite places and we we're even engaged there in May.
 
We normally stay in the caravan but it was unavailable the weekend we wanted to go so as an alternative and by way of a change we decided to book a room in a hotel that I had heard about and we often walk past when we're pottering about....in Whitby.

The La Rosa Hotel....a themed hotel boasting Victorian Seaside Fun....

Well we had a wonderful time and our hotel was very different to say the least....but very enjoyable...




Our room was called The Saloon....

(this was the only room left in the hotel as there was a wedding party and I'm afraid to say that this would have been my last choice of room as I can't abide western/cowboy themes/films at the best of times but never mind beggars can't be choosers and our weekend away was a bonus)....

Anyway we had a lovely time and I would definitely use the hotel again but maybe a different room....maybe The Bram Stoker room......

This is our room....The Saloon Room....

(not sure about the ?buffalo skull above the bed but Heyho!!!) in for a penny in for a pound!!!


(Excuse the mess)


The Bathroom
(Now check out that bath)....it was fabulous...


And breakfast was delivered in a picnic hamper...and was delicious.



It was all very different and unusual but a great experience which we will do again....soon.....


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.


 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

A Card....At Last!

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It's been quite a while since my last post but the house is nearing completion and my craft room is open for business....if only I could find the floor.....

Never again will we take on a full renovation of a house and never again will we try and merge two houses into one.....Never, never, never......

But we are nearly finished.....yeah!!! 

A few weeks ago while I was at my local WI meeting one of the ladies asked me if I would make her a card for her brother and sister-in-law for their Golden Wedding......yes I said....of course I will!!!!

I am so out of practise and it took me ages to get round to making the said card.....but here is the result. 

I hope they liked it.






I stuck to an old and faithful design and kept it relatively simple.


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Sunday, 7 June 2015

A Little Bit Of Cross Stitch...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Yesterday I spent some time trying to organize and tidy my craft room...I can now see the floor....at last....

Anyway I decided to move my sewing frame to the living room....partly as its so big and takes up so much space in there and partly to shame me into completing my cross stitch which has been sat on the frame for what seems like an age...

I did manage to do some stitching while staying with my parents (during the house renovation) so I thought I would share a progress report. Before I moved house I had decided to do a regular stitching catch up here on my blog to see how I was getting on....I thought this would inspire/encourage me to crack on and finish it!!!! Ha Ha!!! I failed....

Anyway here is what I have done so far...


Miribilia Autumn Queen



07~06~2015



13~11~2014


30~09~2014


28~08~2014



So as you can see just a little progress has been made.....

I know its all very slow but I'm getting there.



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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 




Saturday, 6 June 2015

Learning To Knit...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I know I haven't blogged very much of late and there have been no cards made at all this year....Whoops!

But....as many of my blogging friends are aware I have been busy with other ventures...the house sale and renovating the new one...Oh when will it end!!! Soon is the answer.....We have now got to a point where we need the last push with the help of some experts.....

For instance the hall floor, which I am reliably informed is a solid oak, original parquet floor and is to be sanded and polished to achieve it's former glory (after it has been covered in lots of paint splashes while painting the original lincrusta which I wanted leaving on the walls) and the stair banister has been stripped down and is being treated to the luxury of a French polish.....

Photos to follow.....

Anyway I haven't been completely idle on the crafting front. One of my New Years resolutions was to learn to knit...properly....My nanna had taught me to cast on, knit, purl and cast off and if I dropped a stitch she was always on hand to help....Sadly my wonderful Nan (who was a great knitter) passed away a few years ago and I wish I'd listened more closely to her teachings.....

So I joined a class in January and apart from meeting lots of friendly, talented knitters....I am now knitting.....Yeah!!!

I started a simple blanket which I am working on and learning lots of new stitches.....all be it slowly I might add....I will share photos of this as I progress...

I also bought a lovely and very simple boxed pattern kit for a cushion....simple moss stitch but here is my progress so far...(a bit slow as the Fibromyalgia keeps rearing its head) but never mind...




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Have a lovely day. 


Thursday, 4 June 2015

My New Craftroom....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Just thought I'd share a few photos of my new craft room today.

The room is no where near finished but I have 'stuff'' in there...my stash needs organising and sorting into it's new home but the painting is finished and the floor is down and I am beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel....I think!!!

These are not the best photos but Hey-Ho....

My Storage...not sure this will be enough though!


My lovely new picture and my crafting buddy 'Hartley'....the hare...
(I adore hares and I just had to have him)...


I wasn't sure about the blinds but they are growing on me...


My craft room supervisor...my loyal companion...Bertie!...


I know they are not the best photos and it's looking a tad messy at the moment but at least it's clean and bright and it's my space....and I have a great view of the main road too....I know....I'm very nosey...

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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 



Sunday, 24 May 2015

Exciting News......x

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I know it's been a long time since I posted and a lot has happened.....in particular the house is almost finished.....Yeah!!!! 

But More Importantly & More Exciting.....

We Got ENGAGED......



While away on a break, in our favourite place....Whitby......My lovely boyfriend asked me to marry him...!!!

We were walking up the Abbey steps at the time.....how very romantic of him......

Anyway I just wanted to share this bit of news here on my blog.


I will try to pop round your blogs soon for a catch up and then I will hopefully let you know what else I have been up to recently.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy your evening. 


Thursday, 9 April 2015

An Update....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I just thought I'd pop by to say 'Hello' and 'I am still here!'...honest and the house (fingers-crossed) is getting there!!!!.....

The bedroom is finished....the bathroom is finished....the living room is finished....Brogan's room is finished...the utility room is finished and my craft room is 'Finished'.....we have nearly finished the kitchen-diner and the hall is nearly there. The furniture which has been in storage arrives back next week and the rubbish skips arrive at the weekend....

I am sick of the dust....I am sick of painting....I am sick of B&Q but the end is in sight.....At Last!!!!

Things are on hold at the moment though, for me at least as I stood on a nail at the weekend and am somewhat incapacitated and I am still at mum's but hope to move in, in the next few weeks....

We have had a few weekends away, I have done lots of reading and am learning to knit.....but I am itching to get back in the craft room.

We went to Twickenham to see my boys play in the Six Nations....what a treat...as many of my friends are aware Rugby Union is another of my passions...

England V Italy

February 14th 2015

47 - 17


Us Before Kick-Off


Me And Brogan 


The Anthems




Right Who's Got The Ball Then!!!!


The Victory Walk

No photos of the actual match as I was too busy yelling my head off....as usual.

I will pop back soon to show you how I am progressing with the knitting and hopefully to show some photos of my latest creative project....my new home!


I will try to pop round your blogs soon.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy your day. 

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