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Monday 20 May 2024

2024 TTAL - temperature tatting tat along part seven



Hi,

 Today we had a new colour added to my temperature tatting tat along,  pink is for 20c,  it’s a start I have several days at 20c plus,  at the moment I am 12 days behind in tatting,  note Scotland is in beads,  

I am working clock wise around in a square.

Margaret




Sunday 12 May 2024

CD Sunday challenge - anything goes #133


 Hi,

Here we are at the beginning of May,  and it’s time for another challenge at the CD Sunday challenge blog,  this fortnight is it Pamela turn to host

My card this fortnight I used images and backing sheet from House Mouse Triple CD by Joanna Sheen,  I used all theee images off the one sheet,  placing the largest at the top and the other two in front, all were matted onto silver brush card by Hunkydory.  I added a pink ribbon and bow down the side.

 CD Sunday Plus challenge has a Facebook page for those who would like to enter the challenge and do not have a blog,   here is a link to the page

I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Plus Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD, USB or digital material no matter how small and let us know where and what you used the material from,   and that it is a card or a project.    Here is a link to CD Sunday Plus Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.


I hope you have a lovely weekend


Margaret 

Tuesday 7 May 2024

2024 TTAL - Temperature tat along part six


 Hi,

Today it’s a beautiful day here in Somerset,  and here is part six of the temperature tat along on Facebook,

Yes it has grown a bit,  not as much as I would like,  having seven days in Scotland and not doing any,  I am about 14 days behind,  I am working in a clock wise direction and   on the very left of the picture are the first five days of Scotland two more to do,   You will see it was colder up there,  just as I was beginning to get some warmer days we went back into the cold, each Scottish day will have a tartan button sewn on the square.  They have just arrived in the post today so next time you see this the buttons will be sewn on.

The weather this week is set to get warmer and hopefully I can catch up with the garden and other jobs that has been waiting for the fine days.

Margaret 


Tuesday 30 April 2024

1st May - Lily of the Valley


 Hi,

Today is the 1st May and my Lily of the Valley are in flower,  recent years they have been late but this year they are coming into flower,  I took this picture yesterday when I picked them,  also in the whitefairs vase is some white alpine flowers that are beside the Lily of valley in my garden. 

When we came home from Scotland my bluebells were in flower along with my daffodils which I planted very late, in fact the earth in the tub was frozen when we planted them and did not expect them to grow,  but here they are in flowers.  Vernon is going to want this tub for his runner beans so I will transplant them into the garden,  hopefully next year they will flowers at the right time.



I hope you have a lovely week,  hopefully this nasty wind will die down and it will warm up so I can plant some tomatoes plants, I am going to try a marrow plant never grown them before,   and put my bedding plants in the tubs. 

I am preparing posts about Scotland,  we really enjoyed our trip and saw a lot of Scotland,  Vernon had never been to Scotland, and neither of us had been over to the Orkneys,  Hope I can make the posts interesting for you.

Margaret 

Sunday 28 April 2024

CD Sunday challenge - anything goes #132

 

Hi, 

Time is flying and time for another challenge at the CD Sunday Challenge blog,  this fortnight Carol is the host.

For my card this fortnight I have done something just a little different,  I took some thick card and printed the background straight onto the card from click, print and go CD by My craft studio,  all the images  are Debbi Moore’s web site, a free download called Gardening Gnomes. All I added was a hand made bow.

 CD Sunday Plus challenge has a Facebook page for those who would like to enter the challenge and do not have a blog,   here is a link to the page

I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Plus Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD, USB or digital material no matter how small and let us know where and what you used the material from,   and that it is a card or a project.    Here is a link to CD Sunday Plus Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.


I hope you have a lovely weekend


Margaret 






Friday 26 April 2024

Mike’s fund raising

 

Hi,

This is a little unusual post but I have permission from Mike of the Hive in Shepton Mallet to post this and help him raise money for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

These knitted dolls are in the nude, no I did not do any knitting towards them,  but the pictures has been blacked out for certain bits of their bodies,   It’s has and is a talking point not only in Shepton Mallet but around the world,  he’s had people contacting him from all parts of the world.  There is also a book with the patterns in,  which if anyone wants one please contact Mike at the Hive.

This is the piece from The hives Facebook page,

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance provides life-saving, pre-hospital critical care, to patients in need. They are a vital part of the community across Dorset and Somerset and they rely on your support.

I’m supporting DSAA as the service they provide is 95% funded by charitable giving; by people like you. Last year, they were tasked to 2,424 incidents, with each mission costing approximately £3,500.

Please join me in helping to raise funds for this life-saving service. Together, with your support, they can be there for patients.

We are a local crafting cafe which is a friendly hub for our local community. Our crafting community has created some nudinits to display in our window to fund raise for the Air Ambulance. Interest in our project has been immense and we have made the BBC news; Metro London and press in New Zealand. Due to some complaints as to the nudity a Free The Hive Five campaign has begun. People are asking how to donate to our cause, hence this Just Giving page. Help us reach our target !!

Any donation would be gratefully received

Who ever knitted these they are brilliant,  from a policeman,  to morris dancers,  I wish I could show you more but in the name of keeping the post clean,  and not receiving nasty comments,  I have left it to everyone imagination

Margaret 

Monday 22 April 2024

Happy St. George’s day


Happy St George’s Day to my followers and friends