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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Hooray Finished at Last, My Tatted Hankie


Hi,
This is my take with me project,   its stays with me and when I get time where ever I am usually waiting for Hospital appointments for myself or Vernon,  I do a bit.
At last its finished,   its a pale pink hankie and the edging I did was tatted in Altin Basak thread (Turkish thread) no 50 white,  the pattern I used is from Renulek's snowflake mat,  Its so pale I found it hard to photo this is a close up of the pattern.
Hope you like it.
Until we meet again Take Care
                                    Hugs
                                Margaret 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Happy Birthday Vernon


Hi,

Today is Vernon's Birthday (my Hubby)  this is the card I made for him,   Oh why are Men's cards so hard,
We had a to go out this afternoon,  the wind has dropped and although its cloudy and for a change its not raining,  what is left on the trees as way of leaves are turning nicely into shades of gold and bronze,  its a pity the bad weather we had over the last few weeks has ruined the Autumn colours.
Anyway this is a Kanban Image I brought sometime ago I matted it onto a stripped sheet of brown card. The backing sheet which was free with my magazine a few months ago,  of  embossed wild grasses,  I think it goes well with the bird image.  I cut the card in half so the front is split and opens up to reveal more of the backing paper,   should have taken a picture of it open too,    and finished it off with gold ribbon,
He liked it so I hope you do too.
Hope you are having a nice day
                                 Hugs
                             Margaret

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Two Antique Brooches


Hi,
Another day of damp foggy weather at least its still mild here,  Hope you are having a nice weekend.
Today I have two brooches which I brought in the market last month,  I have used white no 20 Lizbeth thread on both the top one has gold seed  and crystal beads.  The pink rose one I have put gold seed beads,  neither needed a lot of enhancements in tatting,  I think I got them just about right.
 
I have another two to do I have enjoyed doing both of these, I hope you like them too.
Until we meet again Take Care
                              Hugs
                           Margaret

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Knitted Coffee Mat and Chocolate Doughnuts


Hi,

Finished at last,  I have been knitting this for a few months, its a coats pattern number 1179 it measures 20 inches round and knitted in merchandised cotton.



This is my latest cakes Chocolate Doughnuts the pattern is from
20 to make Knitted cakes,   I saw a chocolate doughnut in a bakers and thought I could do that.
I sewed the seed beads on in different colours.

Hope you like my latest creations and you have a nice day


                                    Hugs
                                  Margaret

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Coffee, Peach and Cream CD Sunday Challenge


 Hi,
What horrible day,  its very windy and raining,  dark and to be honest not a day to go out in.
My card today is for the CD Sunday Challenge of Coffee, Peach and Cream.  It took a while to find an image but in the end I settled for this one from Joanna Sheen CD Patience Strong,  down beside each image there are some of the flowers used used with the poems.  I choose these lilies I printed out three images and decoupage the image and then painted some glitter on them,  Matted the image on peach and cream card which is not showing up too well, and used the backing paper from the image on a cream card. The ribbon down the side is cream with a narrow coffee which I made a double bow at the side.   A spray of cream flowers with some coffee ribbon and peach gems top and bottom.
Added a gold peel off of Happy Birthday.
I am glad I took photos this card yesterday today would have been impossible.

Hope you are having a nice day
Take Care
Hugs
Margaret

11th Hour 11th Day 11th Month



Thank You Suzanne

Hi,

This beautiful poppy was made for me by Suzanne,   Thank you its lovely and was worn last Sunday on Remembrance Day.
She has just started to learn crochet,  and it was beautifully made,  and a joy to wear.
Margaret

Sunday, 9 November 2014

11th November 1914 to 2014.

Hi,
Today is Remembrance Day here in the UK,   A day which should never be forgotton, this year it has a more reasons to remember,   It's 100 years since the start of the First World War,   I have no idea if I have any family in the First World War,    But both my parents were in the second,  this year I seem to be remembering them both more, perhaps because my mother died in July.
My father was born on the 4th August 1914 and would have been one hundred,  he served in the dental unit of the army and followed the troops though France, Belgium and Holland before coming home on a weeks leave to go to Japan,   That was the week that they dropped the bombs on Japan and he never had to go.
My mother who was a Japanese POW.  in the Second World War,  she was captured by the Japanese and spent two and half years in a POW camp.  I have tried so hard to trace her war record to no avail, no stone has been left unturned in the trace but it's been destroyed, it appears their are hundreds of war records that have gone.
I wear my poppy with pride.
Now with recent wars to remember this day is one this country should never forget.
Margaret