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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Happy American Independence Day / My Birthday



Hi,

To all my American Followers,  Happy American Independence Day,  I hope you have a lovely day.
Today is also my birthday,   and today I am in Cheese and Grain in Frome doing my craft table,   and then we are going out to dinner in the evening.
I saw this picture on Pinterest which I know a tatter will recognize as it was on her board,   I loved it and repined,  thank you Carollyn.
I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever side of the pond you are on,  stay cool in the heatwave.
                                     Hugs
                                 Margaret

Friday, 3 July 2015

Madeiran Food


Hi,

In my last post I showed you a picture of a dish we had in a Chinese Restaurant in Funchal and I asked if anyone knew what it was,   well Vernon and I had a real laugh some of the suggestions were a bit way off.
OK it was Fried Ice Cream,   yes I did say fried,   the middle was Ice cream and it was solid and very cold with a hot batter around the outside.   No one got it.
So above is another picture can anyone guess what this was...........   I will post the answer in a couple of days.
Hope you are keeping cool in the heatwave,   hope the thunderstorms are not too bad tonight as I really don't like thunderstorms.
                                   Hugs
                                Margaret

Friday, 26 June 2015

Chinese food in Madeira

 Hi,

Yes we found a wonderful Chinese Restaurant in Madeira,  the picture above was the decoration inside the restaurant.  It was one of the best meals we have had in a Chinese restaurant,  in fact we had an other meal on our last night,  I took the photos on my Mobile,  they seem to have come out well.  amazing what did we do without mobile phones?
Now heres a question for Wendy,   she often has food on her blog,  she has a very interesting blog so why not pay her a visit here is the link
So can anyone guess what this was....................


Answers on the next post.


                                        Hugs
                                    Margaret



Thursday, 25 June 2015

CD Sunday Challenge - four legs and a tail


Hi,
I did not think I would make this challenge but here is my card, I hope you like it,  the colours have come out a but wishy washy but I think its still OK as the photo goes.
The image is from Furry friends squeeze cards CD by Digi Crafts,  I did not use it as a squeeze card,  I used the image and them decoupaged it onto the card.  The backing paper is from a CD but I cant remember which one,  i have been re-organising myself into a new craft room and I found this piece,  it went well with the image and I think it might be from La Pash.
I kept the card simple adding a ribbon down the side and corner peel off s and two purple heart gems.
Its a lovely day here and they are arriving for the Glastonbury, hope they remember some sun tan lotion,  the sun is hot today.   We saw a lot on Tuesday  arriving  when I went to the dentist in Castle Cary those who arrive early had to camp outside the gates until the site opened on Wednesday morning.    It will of course rain and rain is forecasted for friday and Sunday,  It would not be Glastonbury without some rain.  The site is already the size of Bath,   having lived nearer to the festival I know the roads will be busy for miles around.  Once they get inside most stay inside,  there's always some problem or other on the site they have own mini hospital and police station, fire station, with buses bring them from Castle Cary station to the site and then taking them back to the station when its finished,  the days of walking and hitch-hiking have long gone. Lets hope this year goes off better without the usual  births and deaths,  this might be rural Somerset but its amazing what goes on at the festival and its not all music. After the festival it will take six weeks for the site to go back to being a farm.
Hope you are having a nice day,  and the sun is shining where ever you are in the world.
                              Hugs
                          Margaret

Monday, 22 June 2015

My Amaryllis



Hi,
I have a lots of photos of Madeira to organise before I can put them on my blog,  plus yesterday we went to the Parchment Show in Bristol which I also have a lot of photos to show,  so in the meantime here's what we came home to,  this Amaryllis never flowered last year,  in fact in January it look dead along with his mate who both got put out on the patio ready to throw away when the weather improved.   Around late April, when I was sorting  the patio and cleaning up from the winter ready for the summer,  I saw the pot and what looked like a green shoot.  He had been out in all winds and frost, rain etc,.  It was brought in and told if you don't flower you are joining your mate in the garden bin.
Well I got three leaves and he was unceremoniously reminded if you don't flower or do something you are going out,  and then I saw a flower bud.   It grow and when we went on holiday I thought we might miss the flower but no he waited and here he is in flower to welcome us home.  Better late than never he should have flowered just after christmas,
I think I might keep him for a while longer?
                                Hugs
                            Margaret




Saturday, 20 June 2015

Pinterest Challenge for June, 17/25 motif challenge


Hi,
As you know Suzanne and I have been challenging each other to find something on Pinterest that we could do,
Here is my June item,  I found this pattern done as a bracelet,  actually the pattern is Kersti's Floral Tatted Bookmark,  I did not have the right size beads that would sit in the ring these are a little large for my liking but they have worked well by sitting on the ring. I used Lizbeth thread no 20 in Summer Fun.  I am pleased how the bracelet worked out all I have to do now is add the  bracelet clips.
I hope you like my item for June. I am sure Suzanne will come up with something brilliant.
Hope you have a lovely weekend
                                       Hugs
                                    Margaret

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Huggins the Hippo


 Hi,

Two Hippos both knitted with double knitting wool,   I am sorry I don't have the labels as the wool has been in the draw for a while,  the grey has white flecks in and the other is a shaded blue with sections of multicolours.
The pattern is by Fuff and Fuzz,  its a lovely pattern and they are easy to knit.   I did embroidered the eyes and nose as they are quite small.
                                 Hugs
                             Margaret