Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Black & White

Beautiful, stylish, elegant.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New Technique

Today at class we did brayering, I've never done it before and neither had the others. Barbara Gray
is the expert and I love watching her when she's on the tv, but I've never wanted to go to the expense just in case it wasn't for me.

I'm not honestly convinced that I would do it again, it can be quite messy, but I am very proud of both my cards.

This one is definitely my favourite. 

Monday, 24 September 2012

Ribbon Scarf

When we were away last month we came across a wool shop, Mum had been looking for a particular wool for a section on a Christmas jumper she's knitting for Marion, so I said to go in and take a look.

We looked in the window for a while at all these different wools and I remember looking at ribbon with a sample piece beside it and thought it would be impossible, but went in and saw the lady knitting one.  I decided there and then to treat myself.

I started this a couple of evenings ago, very late I might add and did pretty well.  I decided while I was waiting to leave to collect her from school this afternoon I would just sit and do a bit more and before I knew it in 20 minutes it was finished.

I Am Not a Robot

But for those of you who have the robot verification on their blog comments, it seems that I am.  I tried commenting on Barb's latest post and after 15 attempts at the verification I gave up.
I'm not blind and I can read, it just didn't accept what I was putting in.  Please don't anybody mention listening to it, as that makes no sense to me whatsoever.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Cottage and Sheep Card

I really love the scene on this card, I can just picture myself in that cottage with the sheep in the field beside me, it's my idea of the perfect house.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Golden Postbox

We have a golden postbox near to the school after Ollie Hynd won a gold medal in the Paralympics. It was already painted when we returned from the trip last night, although we did go and take a photo straight after.  I had promised her after school today she could get a nice daytime photo with the golden postbox.

Here is the one I took last night, the paint was still tacky as it had only just been posted that morning.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Paralympic Village Visit

We went with school to the Paralympic Games and what an amazing experience it was.  It's something that will never be forgotten. 

Mandeville - Paralympic Games Mascot

Her Majesty the Queen's floatilla

Women's Goalball China and Finland

Wheelchair Rugby

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Chatsworth House

Every since we watched the programme about A Year at Chatsworth, Marion has wanted to go. So we went today and had a wonderful time. Most of the pictures have been taken by the budding photographer, so I will leave you to browse the photos if you wish.

Hand stitched tapestry chairs, wonderful works of art.

 Marion and Granny

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Stitched Sentiments

Someone asked me if I would stitch them some happy birthday and best wishes to make into toppers for their own cards.  I did and now she's decided she doesn't want them.  That's really annoying when that happens.  I probably won't use them myself.

We're off out tomorrow so long as the weather is good, to Chatsworth House.  Marion really wants to go and see inside the house, she loves history and after the series called Chatsworth a few months ago, she's been desperate to go and visit.

Happy Birthday Grandad, I hope you and Granny are having a wonderful time together up there, we miss you so much.