Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are all looking forward to a crafty weekend 🙂 I am!
Today’s post is a real lucky dip of delights. I’ve been out in the garden, doing a bit of sewing 🙂 and collecting three awards.
I’ll kick off with the awards which all came in within hours of each other a couple of days ago. The rules of acceptance are going to be broken as usual 😆
Thank you very much to the lovely Amy at suchthelike for two!! awards, The Sunshine Blogger and One Lovely Blog. Reading Amy’s blog is like reading a great magazine. It is full of fab ideas on all sorts of topics. Go on, take a look for yourselves. Thanks also to my friend Hutch at Doublebarreloutdoors who also nominated my blog for the One Lovely Blog award. Hutch is an expert wildlife photographer from the deck of his houseboat. Hop over and take a look at the egrets. You’ll also find Benny, his gorgeous labrador 🙂
Now, I’ll tell you all more things about me and hope you find them interesting 🙂
1. I use far too many emoticons but I don’t care 😆 because they make me smile 😀
2. I suffer withdrawal symptoms when I don’t sew.
3. I like all kinds of music but prefer silence.
4. I enjoy cycling when the weather is good.
5. I love homemade corned beef, onion and potato pie and prefer savoury to sweet.
6. I think my photography is improving (at last) but the weather is still against me.
7. I’m still looking out for the right dog.
Rather than nominate blogs again this time, I’m going to add a blog roll to the right hand side of the page so you can all follow the links to some of my favourites whenever you wish. Is that a deal?
Now for some photos…..
Any ideas what this is?
Need another clue?
Now you should get it….
Still don’t know what it is?
This poppy revealed itself from a bud to this flower in three hours yesterday. Oooh the power of the sun! And today, the rain smashed it to pieces 😦
Next up, my sewing. Lots of lovely squares, 160 to be precise. These are going to become Ohio stars I think. However, by the time I get back to the sewing machine, I could have changed my mind. I’ve used up another birthday charm pack by Moda called Fa La La La. The colours are warm and rich. I’ve teamed it up with some ivory and burgundy Moda Bella Solids which are my favourites.
Its fun starting new projects 🙂 I might be more adventurous with my quilting of this one….jumping the gun a bit there 🙂
I’ll be catching up with all your latest creations over the weekend and I’ll sort out a blog roll too.
There is one other thing I’d like to mention. This one could be turned into a book or a play or a film or….
Stevie, my bloggy pal and his girlfriend from notwithoutthebike have continued their journey through France, Spain and Portugal on their Harley. Stevie kept mentioning that he had some business to attend to and that he was heading for a particular location, camping along the way. I’ve been following his journey for weeks now and his posts of his travels are fantastic (particularly if you like motor bikes). I’ll let you go off and find out where he ended up 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you have made. I really enjoy reading them all 🙂