Saturday, 17 March 2012

I think I am back!

Oh it has been a trying time. And still is. I came down the other morning and found water on the floor in the Utility room. Wher does water come from. Boiler? drains? The cat has wee-ed? No, the water looks clean ( phew) and it is not on the work surface, or in the cupboards, so not the manifold, and not the boiler, and not the cat!

The washing machine has filled itself with water, and it is wee-ing.

I am still waiting for my husband to look at it in the hope of saving the machine. It is not that old, and should not have gone wrong. Grrr.

I need to tell you, if you live within reach of Manchester, There is a one day sale on at Patchfinders, 20% off everything. I am planning to go, and take my daughter and hook up with the lovely Lucy, who lives not too manty hundred miles from there. So anyone available, next Saturday, 24th March, 9-30 to 4-30, get along there. They do have an incredible range of fabrics, rulers etc etc wadding , jelly rolls all sorts, just don't buy what I want before I get there. No I do not know what I want, but I doubt I will get away without something!

And no, they do not know I am telling you about it, but it is a very good offer!

Today I have done a tree block for Tara, in the stash bee. I have cheekily added some elephants from the gorgeous scraps sent by Nicky, because they seemed appropriate. I was chatting about it to a friend last night, and came up with the idea of doing an acacia tree, as it has a robust outline, and is very recognisable, so a few diagrams later and I had this, (grotty pictures as it is the wrong camera, )
Then I auditioned fabric, and ended up with this tree, and some elephants- I do not want you all to think I am totally hung up on elephants, but they just worked here, I hope...
I am a little concerned that Tara may not like the elephants, so I am thinking about an alternative...
And I must do a signature block as well.

Now, I am a lucky one, I have been tagged by Tanya, so here goes, if I can!

You must, if tagged, publish the rules. Rules?

  • You must post the rules.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you and then create 11 questions to ask the people you've tagged.
  • Tag 11 people and link them in your post.
  • Let them know you have tagged them. 

Now, I am not sure I can tag 11 people, but I shall see who I can tag . 

1) What is the meal and/or cake you most regularly cook?

I am most likely to bake a milk chocolate cake, it is a Be-Ro recipe, and moist and chocolatey and delish.

2) If you had a totally free weekend coming up (and a decent amount of cash in your wallet) what would you choose to do with the time?

That is a most unlikely state of affairs, as I work on Saturdays, I think I would choose to spend the weekend making glass beads, or having a go at silver clay crafting, probably with my daughters

3) What have you made that you are most proud of?

Prom dresses for my girls. ( To say the children would be a bit naff!)

4) What makes you happy?

sunshine and daffodils, smiles from my children (not so small now though), a hug from my husband,
a sense of achievement

5) What tip would you give me?

Grasp the moment. See the bigger picture, enjoy the children NOW.

6) What was your best moment of the past year?

picking a damson from our 1 year old tree.

7) What would you recommend as your favourite book?

too many favourites! I read all the time, everything from Jane Austen to Ian Rankin, Tolkein to Tolstoy.

8) Are you afraid of anything?

I am scared of pain. I have a healthy respect for danger. I am scared of how I would deal with it  if anything happened to my children

9) What is your favourite drink?

Sorry, tea. Builders tea. Milk no sugar

10) What colour should I decorate my loft bedroom?

 cream and light blue if it faces south, pale green and old rose pink if it faces north.

11) What's your best time saving advice? 

 Do not play tag!

My Questions? 

1.  If you could live in any country in the world, which would you choose, and why? 
2. What started you sewing?
3.  Did you ever feel like never doing it again?why?
4. Which gizmo has made your life truly easier?
5. What do you do for a living- if you are a stay at home now, what did you do before?
6. What treat could you not give up?
7. Which book made you cry the most?
8. Favourite flower?
9. When did you last overeat, and why?
10. What is the most romantic thing that has happened to you?
11. What age would you like to have stayed?

Now I would like to tag, not 11 people, that is far too many, how about

Lucy at charm about you
Nicky at Mrs sew and sow
Janine at Rainbow hare quilts
Helen at Archie the wonder dog
Di at the cheshire Quilter
and Wendy the craftiest Womble

Now, I really think this is long enough for this one, but I have to put some yellow from my garden in for Di, I hope you like it !it is one of my pleasures at this end of the year!


Second Chance Tan said...

Aaahhhhh I am loving your answers.... thanks for the painting advice, and the reminder to enjoy the children now... I try try try to remember that this exhausting time will pass all too quickly! And the cake sounds yummy x

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I enjoyed your answers and will have a think about your questions!!
Love the tree... and the elephants!! :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love your tree!!! Hope the washing machine stops weeing soon - you'd think they'd come house trained, wouldn't you?!!

Janine said...

I love your tree and you can never have too many elephants! Thanks for tagging me. I love your responses to the tag questions. I shall try to think up some questions and tag on soon!

Diane-crewe said...

thanks for showing us your garden and the YELLOW that is coming through x AND for taging me... I am going to have a "propper" look and have a go tomorrow when I have more time xx

Sewandthecity said...

Oh it was really nice reading your answers, and finding out more about you. Hope your washing machine gets sorted. Love the acacia tree block...and with the elephants.

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