Friday, 21 December 2012

Merry Christmas to You and Yours : )

Well what luck, we have survived the Mayan forecast of the end of the world ~ that is assuming it was meant literally of course!
 When you look at the sadness worldwide, perhaps they had meant it metaphorically - maybe we should each use their pessimism, to revalue our worlds and humanities importance.
Any which ways..........on a more positive note!
I hope you all have a great festive family time and next year brings you health and happiness along the way.

My banners are up ...

the new bottle of gin is in the fridge... 

                               it's just a little tree this year tucked into a corner ...

and a little holly from the tree that grows in the village graveyard where my mum, dad and several aunts, uncles, grand parents and great grandparents lay...
                              with a couple of twiggy reindeer ...

and as you can see Fergus isn't keen on me ignoring him lol
So one way to avoid that, is by laying tween me and the laptop on my lap.

He's an old, skinny boy, so he's indulged as reward for living with me all these years. He was born feral, Very difficult to trap and resistant for so many months to being remotely domesticated, that by the time he trusted me........I couldn't bear to home him elsewhere.
He's on borrowed time so deserving of indulgence I reckon.

I made my last Amazon purchase a week last until they fess up and pay some blessed tax! I have to pay it so think they should too!
I bought this interesting book...
Victoria Findlay Wolfe

I love Victoria's Free-Pieced Made-Fabrics, which are basically a scrappy mele of fabrics, from which you cut shapes, be they hexis, strips, diamonds or whatever. The idea that you can achieve wonders by spending only 15 minutes a day has some credit but factor in my lack of discipline and how can I stop at only 15 minutes lol

Victoria has posted out small pieces of a supposedly ugly fabric and has challenged several of her blog readers to make a small quilty item with it, adding other fabrics to it of course. Mine has arrived so I'm taking a hexi making break to think on what to do with it. You can see some of whats been made so far on her blog if you chase over there.

Id acquired a Waterstones gift card for my birthday so finally took a trip to the store today and of course, bought books............
Well, I almost bought  the boxed game Shades of Grey for a great nieces 40th bday which is in January, but chickened out of taking it to the cashiers desk lol
(tho I haven't read the books and don't fancy them anyway, Ive picked up on feedback about them lol )
Instead I bought these... well I had to, Waterstones ONLY sell books!!

Oh yes, and Workbox have brought out a new magazine which I found in WH Smiths today!
Be Inspired..........Volume 1 is out now £6.95 and appears to be an annual.
It's beautifully designed I must admit, but seems to include a resume of the recent revamped Workbox editions along with afew new articles. 
Its a solid 127 page magazine and I'm wondering if EYES members will have the opportunity to buy this at a reduction, like we do the Workbox mags.
Okay folks........hope your all 'shopped' and over the shock of Kat having having been er..dallying with Derek in Eastenders! 
Arrgghhhh YUK!
That's quite put me off my food........... be truly fair............this is me at a recent fancy dress, the witchy mum in law............
so who am I to talk!! 
And where the hell did that double chin come from................sheesh.


  1. hoping the new year brings you all that you wish for. some interesting books you've acquired. enjoy.

  2. Love the pic of Fergus. Hope is Christmas is Merry and his indulgences are many!

    Can't wait to see what you do with the "ugly" fabric. Always enjoy a silk purse scenario.

  3. Lyn, you are too funny! I liked getting to see your decorations and Fergus, that very special cat. The 15-minutes of play book is something I'm extremely interested in, am going to check it out right now. I didn't know Amazon doesn't pay tax -- that's not good. Have a wonderful holiday, Lyn, I know you will with such de-luscious books to devour! xoxo

  4. New books for Christmas - perfect! I got a couple of novels, but no crafting ones. I'm interested to see what you create with the 'ugly' fabric!



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