Friday, 6 December 2013

"Just for You"

Hello Blog friends, hope you are all well and not suffered any damage from the past couple of days storms.
We were very lucky no damage although quite a few trees down round us.   Roads blocked by them but no reports of anyone hurt, so that`s a blessing. 
Thank you so much for popping by today, I know time is very precious at the moment.
Nothing much happening here apart from furiously making some more of my Christmas Cards.  I am carrying on with all the "flat" batch ones.   It is amazing how many you can get done when you are not making each and everyone different.   Tomorrow I will start on my "special" ones, hopefully get them all done over the weekend.
Nattyboots:- LOTV   ..  short for Lili of The Valley
I know exactly how you feel, I often sit and ponder over certain "short cuts".   For a long time I really struggled with WOYWDW I had to ask for that to be translated.  What`s on your work desk Wednesday:- easy when you know what it is.
Today`s card is a card made for our friend Anne who had an operation for Breast Cancer  recently.  She is now going through Radiotherapy every day.  This is really taking it`s toll.  Hazel and I decided she needed a card to let her know we are thinking about her so this is it.

Base card approx 5x7
White Centura Pearl card embossed with Sue Wilson`s Tapestry Embossing folder
One white and one Tilda Card SB Die Cuts
I Die Cut 2 ovals cutting the Burgundy one in half, placing either side of the sentiment to make it look like I matted it.  The next size of Die up was to dominating 
Rose made using Tilda Card and my all time favourite SB Blossom Five Die
Leaves SB Foliage Die

That`s it for today thank you so much for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xxx


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Thursday, 5 December 2013

"Christmas Cards"

Hello Bloggers I hope you are all safe.
John and I decided to come home early when we saw the weather forecast and Boy! am I so glad we did. I would not liked to have been on the roads at any time today.
Glasgow had lost a little of its fantastic Buzz!!! which was very understandable after the tragic events of the weekend.   
We had a great time, the "highlight" for me is the fact that we leave the car at the hotel and use public transport.  Now! to tell you the truth we buy an all day ticket for the "Subway" jump off and on at all the places we want to get to.  I "LOVE" traveling on the Subway........sad or what??
Thank you so much for all your visits and lovely comments I really enjoy that you continue to support me on my Blogging journey.
I have been busy with my knitting and boy! it is really beginning to take shape.  There are a few mistakes, hopefully they won`t be too noticeable.  When I do my next one I know it will be much better.  I have knitted for years plain stuff, fancy things, multi coloured designs but for some reason it took me 2 or 3 goes to get into the swing of the pattern on the shawl.  It is a very easy pattern, I just could not get any rhythm with it.  Cracked it now though so we are off and running.
Had to start my Christmas cards today  ..... yes I did say "start"
I have done so many for the classes I was sick to the back teeth of blooming Christmas Cards.
I have gone for the easy route with the general batch made cards.  

LOTV  Paper Pads have been a real treat to use.
A few Cosmic Shimmer Glue pearl, glitter dotted here and there fairly makes all the difference.
I have kept all the ones to be posted as flat as possible.  I do not get much pleasure doing cards like this but the cost of postage really has to be thought about these days.
I will make my special ones over the next few days so I will have some nicer ones to show you
We have had to move the cars to just inside the drive gates to ensure that we get out through the snow.  I got up in the middle of the night to move my car I was worried that one of the trees might come down on it.  I left John`s, could not find his keys he had left them in his jacket pocket.
Our farmer neighbour is busy cutting up some of the fallen trees,.  Certainly plenty firewood lying about here at the moment.
Thank you for popping by I really appreciate it
Till next time, stay safe and warm

Patricia   xxx

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Monday, 2 December 2013

"Very plain & Smiple"

Good evening Blog friends, hope you are all well.
If you are a bit under the weather I send you a few (((((hugs)))))..
Thank you so much for visiting my Blog to see what I have been up to.  I love that you take time to do that and leave your lovely comments. I get great pleasure reading them all.  I have tried to keep up with my Blog commenting.  If I have missed anyone over the past few days I do apologise.
I have been very busy "knitting" a shawl, for me.  I bought yarn and a pattern at SECC started it so many time and never got past row 18.  That has been dumped in preference for an entirely different pattern and fine yarn.   Our Blog friend Rita (RMG Creations) has done a few of this particular one.  Rita kindly gave me lots of information and details of where to get the pattern and yarn.  Although I have taken a while to get started, it is coming on well.  The only downside is, you have to "concentrate" it is a very lacy pattern.   I am not good at concentrating or sitting still for too long.  My mind is always planning other things. John said it is doing me the power of good to sit still for an hour at a time.   I am glad I have managed to get into the swing of the pattern, I will take my knitting with me while we are away the next couple of days.  I am terrible when not in my own house I need to have something to do while waiting for John to get ready.  
John and I are off for a few days to Glasgow my favourite city in Scotland.  Unfortunately it will not be the Happy City that it usually is after the horrible tragedy of the past weekend.   I love Glasgow, the people are just wonderful.  Most of you will have witnessed that from the footage on the television.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all caught up in this event.

 My card is very plain and simple.

Base card a white DL card
Backing paper is some left over from one of my recent cards
White card also leftovers.  I deckle cut the edges and scored round to break the plainess
The Die cut is one of a few I got from a friend who had bought a load of new dies and was trying them out.  I do not have this Die so I managed to get a few done.
I coloured the flower head with distress ink and the stem with a Promarker
Red organza ribbon and a bow to finish off

That`s it for today thank you for calling by I really do appreciate it.
Till next time

I am off back to my knitting
Patricia   xxx
Forgot to mention that typical of children Thomas was a lot better on Saturday.  He has been away Sunday and Monday in Edinburgh with his mum, dad and Robert.  Still not eating at the rate he usually does but I am sure he will make up for    Thank you for all your good wishes for him
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