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Saturday 31 December 2022

Happy new year


I wish all my followers and friends
Very happy new year.

 

Thursday 29 December 2022

Endrucks project December game



 Hi,

Enducks project this December was how many snowflakes can you tat,  well I did not do very well as I had some other things to do and finish.  All the patterns were inspired from pattern #12


This pattern is the little stars and snowflakes pattern by Krystyna Mura  I used Lizbeth white no 20




This is Celtic stars and snowflake again this is another pattern by Krystyna Mura.  I used Lizbeth white and ice blue no 20






This is Filigree stars and snowflake pattern again by  

Krystyna Mura I used Lizbeth white no 20



As you can see my points went anywhere but straight,  they just did whatever direction it looks like they are flying or walking which ever way you look at them,  I blame my silly arthritic hand,  I think it makes them more interesting.  Thank you Muskaan and Ninetta for organising this months project

I wish you a very happy new year.

Margaret



Sunday 25 December 2022

Merry Christmas




I wish all my friends and

Followers

a

Very Merry Christmas

or

whatever you celebrate at this time of year,


Sunday 11 December 2022

CD Sunday challenge - Anything goes # 100



Hi,

This is the last challenge of the year,  almost Christmas,  as always it’s anything goes,  as long as it’s from a CD, USB or digital material.  The host for the last challenge is Carol

For this card I used Christmas magical  moments CD by Cupcake crafting, I  matted the image on a dark blue card,  and then a silver card place at an angle,   I also used the lamp post die by polkadoodles,  and the trees are an X cut dies. I added a tartan ribbon bow,  finished off the card with snowflakes peel offs.

Hubby liked this card so much what he does not know its going to be his christmas card this year.

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret


Sunday 4 December 2022

Enducks Project, Tatted bell


 

Hi,

Its a very cold and misty day here,  we have had nearly a week of fog,  everything I went out it was foggy,  yesterday it was clear and cloudy and I stayed in to do some housework and catch up on some things,  today its misty and even colder.

Novembers project on the Enducks project was the angel which also made a bell if you turned it upside down,   it was my pattern which I designed from the enlarged heart,     I did made one change in the pattern when I got to the ring which is now at the bottom I did a small chain of three double stitches before making the ring,  and added a crystal in the middle,  and then another chain of three double stitches back to the outer chain.  I used Lizbeth thread no 20 in white

This month the project is snowflakes,  I am busy with an order at the moment so I may not get many snowflakes done,  my hand is not liking the cold weather and is painful,  but we shall see what I can do.

Also this is my new shuttle in memory of our late queen,  this will be kept and not used.





I hope you are having a lovely weekend

Margaret 

Sunday 27 November 2022

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes #99




Hi,

Almost Christmas and this is nearly to the end of our challenges for this year,   This challenge is anything goes as long as it’s from a CD, USB or digital material.  For this challenge the host is Jocelyn

For my card this fortnight I have used Victorian Christmas CD by Joanna Sheen,  I used three of the images on the sheet, two small in each corner and the larger one on the middle, matted onto silver Miri card by Hunkydory,  and the poinsettia flowers I have decoupaged,  the backing paper is the paper belonging to the image.  I finished off the card with red ribbon 

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 

Sunday 20 November 2022

Happy Birthday Husband

Hi,

Today is my husbands birthday,  I made him this card,  we have a trip coming up next year so bearing in mind our adventure,  I found this download on Debbi Moore’s web site that fitted just right. The boat inside is decoupaged,   I added the dolphin,  and birds with a ships wheel peel offs plus  added silver to the waves. I hope he likes his card 

I hope he likes his card,  we had a meal out last night at our favourite  pubs.  

Margaret
 

Sunday 13 November 2022

CD Sunday challenge # 98 - anything goes

Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday,  as usual its anything goes,  as long as its from either a CD, USB or digital material,  the host this fortnight is me.

For my card,  I used Magical christmas moments CD by Cupcake crafting for the image and the backing paper which went with it.  I matted the image on brown card ,  added a christmas tree from the festive collection of winter trees dies by Creative Expressions,  put some gems on the tress for lights and added a tartan bow and finished off with peel off words.

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 


Tuesday 8 November 2022

Endrucks 1920 November event Angel and bell


Hi,
I have been doing some more work on the Endrucks 1920 project on Facebook, this time I designed from the heart pattern, an Angel.  This Angel has been part of November event for November with tatters all over the world,  we’re the pattern given in four parts over a week,  but they had no idea what it would end up as.   When Muskaan made my Angel she turned it upside down and found a bell,  
This is a copy of what Muskaan wrote about the Angel on Facebook 


“” Let’s all extend a Huge Thanks to Margaret Davies for so kindly sharing her Endrucks’ Angel (and Bell) pattern for our #tagmeEndrucks event this month. We know many of you have enjoyed playing the game and will hopefully tat a few more versions for decorations or gifts.

Margaret also shares her Enlarged Heart pattern with us!

This is a good instance of how one pattern (and designer) builds on another – from Endrucks’ doily pattern #37 was derived the Eye Spy Hearts #2 (by me) which was enlarged by Margaret and then enlarged further for the angel. While testing the angel, when I flipped it over, voil├á there was a bell!!!

Keep E tatting ­čĺľ­čĺľ­čĺľ””

Thank you Muskaan for those kind words I hope you don’t mind me sharing your words,  I am so delighted my Angel has proved a big hit,

Happy tatting 
Margaret 



 

Sunday 30 October 2022

CD Sunday challenge, - anything goes # 97


Hi,

Here we are at the end of October,  I hope everyone has a lovely Halloween,  I have not made a Halloween card for this challenge as \i have no one to send it to,  so for this challenge I have made a christmas card,  I am so behind with christmas cards,  This fortnight the host is Jo,  and as usually its anything goes as long as it from a CD, USB or digital material.

For my card I used a recycled topper which I re cut into the shape of a bubble,  matted it onto a backing sheet,  from the CD Magical christmas moments by Cupcake crafting,  added some die cut snowflakes from the snowflake die by Chloe. and a white bow of ribbon

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 


Monday 24 October 2022

jacaranda Motif Cross




 Hi,  

At last I have finished this large cross,  I started it on holiday as we were staying in a Hotel called Jacaranda, in Tenerife,  we both came home ill with Covid, we are getting better but it’s been a long upward journey,   The holiday was booked 2019, carried forward from 2020 to 2021, and again 2021 to 2022.  Our journey home was eventful too with a delay of seven and half hours,  because the plane broke down in Bristol,  they had to go to Manchester to get another plane and then fly to Tenerife,  Bristol must be the worse airport with a lack of staff,  we waited one and half hours for the luggage when just 20 cases arrived,  of course none of them were ours,  so we had to wait longer for ours,  having left the hotel at 8.45 am we eventually arrived home at 2am the next day,

 The  name Jacaranda is actually a tree that has blue flowers,  I used Lizbeth thread no 20 in Blue ice and Peacock blues thread. The pattern is by Lilliantatlace,  here is a link to her Blog,  she also has a nice free pattern for  oak leaves too.



Margaret 


Sunday 16 October 2022

CD Sunday challenge - anything goes # 96


 Hi,

How time is flying and here we are in the middle of October,  time for another challenge sat the CD Sunday as usually its anything goes as long as it from CD, USB or digital material.  The host this fortnight is Pamela

My card for this challenge is from Sunflower Dreams CD by Debbi Moore,    I used the backing paper and image to match,  matted the image onto brown embossed card,  added a ribbon and a Happy Birthday sentiment from the same sheet.

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 


Sunday 2 October 2022

CD Sunday challenge - Anything goes # 95


 Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday,  as always its anything goes, as long as its from a CD, USB or digital material and the host this fortnight is Carol.

For my card this fortnight I thought I would shape the top of the card into a round shape,  I used the backing paper and image form the Roses CD by Robert Addams.    I wanted to do something different as this is for a wedding anniversary,  I embossed a white card, and then cut the heart shape out,  but even my largest heart shape was too small for the image so I cut the heart into half and placed half above the roses image and the other half at the bottom.  I decoupaged the rose and then glittered it unfortunately the glitter does not show up in the picture.  I added the ribbon bow and the peel offs 

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 


Wednesday 21 September 2022

Tatted Wave earrings

 




Hi,

This is a scheduled post,  hope you are all keeping well.

These tatted earrings are called wave pattern by Corina Meyfeldt. I tatted them with girly girl thread by Lizbeth no 20. with pink beads.

Have a lovely week see you soon.

Margaret 


Sunday 18 September 2022

A sad day



 



Hi 

This is a scheduled post,  I am sitting by the pool enjoying the sunshine hopefully,   today is a sad day for the country,  with the Queens funeral,  my thoughts are with her,  our new king and her family,  Shes had a wonderful rein and now we have King Charles,  it will be a long time before we have another queen .

Rest in peace your majesty 

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes # 94


 Hi,

At the moment I am in Tenerife,  so this is a scheduled post,  its time for another challenge at CD Sunday and this fortnight it is Jocelyn who is the host.

For my card I did a fold back card,  using another free image from Debbi Moore website,  this is called roses,  I used the backing sheet from the image,  matted the image onto pink miri card from Hunkydory,  decoupaged the image with the roses,  the butterflies were included with the image,  and added a hand made bow of ribbon,  with glitter peel offs around the sides.

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 


Wednesday 14 September 2022

Fluttering hearts




 Hi,

Today I thought I would  show you some tatted butterflies,   Actually I made a slight mistake and put the wrong picture,  they are hearts,   (Thank you for your comments,  I have managed get some Wi-Fi to change the post, which I scheduled as I am away).  I made these  recently,  this pattern is by aki-tatting.com,  which   is from her Instagram page and is a free pattern,  it’s also in Japanese but there is a diagram so you don’t need to work out the Japanese to much.

I used Lizbeth thread in white,  peacock blue, purple Iris fusion, Maple butter,  and then Lesur Pixie  thread in yellow all were in size 20.

I hope you like them,  

Margaret 


Saturday 10 September 2022

RIP your majesty




RIP to our wonderful queen

Thank you for your long service to this country and the commonwealth 

May you rest in peace 

 

Sunday 4 September 2022

CD Sunday challenge - Anything goes # 93


 Hi,

Yes another fortnight has gone by and here we are in September,  and time for another challenge at CD Sunday,  this fortnight I am the host.

This is my first christmas card I have made this year,  Yes I am behind,  and for this card I choose a free download from De bi Moore web site, called Yawning Penguin.

I used the backing paper and matted the image onto gold christmas miri board from Hunkydory,  used the strip with merry christmas that came with the download along with the sign Santa stop here which I put of gold glitter card,  finished the card off with gold line and gold snowflakes,  yes I know they are white but I only had gold or silver so I put some gold ones on the card. 

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 


Sunday 28 August 2022

Tatted bookmarks



Hi,

It’s a beautiful day here,  not as hot but I would say comfortable,  we did have some rain on Wednesday not enough no I am not greedy,  but some at night would be nice,  the ground is rock hard and the grass is now a mixture of brown and green.  

I made these bookmarks a couple of months ago when I got rid of the flu and to get me back into tatting again.  The top pattern is by Robin Perfetti called cross of sevens,  one of my favourite patterns,  I used yellow Lesur Pixie thread,  it’s a new thread to me and is very bright yellow, and peacock blue by Lizbeth no 20 



 This bookmark is from a bracelet pattern by Augusta Greco and I used purple Iris fusion by Lizbeth no 20

I hope you are enjoying the weekend here in the U.K. it’s a bank holiday 

Margaret 

Sunday 21 August 2022

CD Sunday challenge - Anything goes #92

Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday challenge blog,  as usual it is anything goes,   this fortnight the host is Jo.

For my card  I tried something a little different,  I used the backing paper from The Royal Horticultural Society CD by Joanna Sheen.   I embossed an orchid from the vellum orchids by Clair's Crafts,  I have had these for ages and it time I used some,  I used the large size orchid  and with orchid  leaves with pink ribbon placed it on an embossed card,  added a bow of ribbon and a die cut butterfly.

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.  Please remember we only allow three entries per challenge.    Here is a link to CD Sunday Plus Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret


Monday 15 August 2022

Happy 20th wedding anniversary


Hi,

Today 20 years ago, Vernon and I were married,  gosh 20 years it does not seem like it,  yes we have had our ups and downs,  the good times and the bad times, illnesses,  that’s me more than him,  wonderful holidays here and in Europe and Turkey,  not a lot more I could ask for.

I made this card for him,  reflecting on it I think it’s more female than male,  originally I was going to add an invitation in it hence the table where she sitting for afternoon tea,  but Vernon said he did not want an afternoon tea,  he wanted a pair of slippers,  so I will get him a pair when we go shopping.

Last week I had an injection in my hip,  a guided one with a scanner,  the injection goes deep into the hip,  the gland is very inflamed,  and I told to rest and it would take two weeks to settle down.  I could not shower for 24 hours because of the hole where the needle went,  and the dressing was not to get wet.  I am following their instructions,  it still hurts and is bruised inside,  just hoping this injection will work and the pain will ease,  it’s been very bad over the last few months,  less pain would be good.

Today we are having a quite day,  a Chinese meal and a bottle of wine.

Hope you have a lovely day

Margaret

Sunday 7 August 2022

CD Sunday challenge - Anything goes # 91


 Hi,

At the time of writing this its slightly cooler than it has been,  although I have been in heatwaves all over Europe,  this heatwave  has just killed me and played the fibromalgia up as well.  My garden would love some rain,  it seems to miss us and we just get a few spots that does nothing for the plants.   As usual for this challenge is anything goes.  This fortnight Pamela is the host for the challenge.

For my card this fortnight,  I used an image and paper from The Pamela Wrest collection CD by Joanna Sheen,  I matted the image onto Kanban card from stock, using a plain and embossed purple  shades of card,  I tried something different,  not sure if it worked,  I added the fence and lamp die from Polkadoodies.  and I made a matching ribbon bow.  I added silver peel offs  welcome to your new home

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 are having a lovely weekend


Margaret


Saturday 30 July 2022

Endrucks 1920 tatting Project

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Hi,

Mushaan and Nietta Caruso started a project last year,  using the Endrucks  1920 patterns and modernising them,  a few weeks ago Mushaan published a heart pattern,  see the above picture,  I tatted the heart in Lizbeth thread no 20 Cranberry bush,  but I did not think the pattern leaded itself to a varigated thread.

Then Mushaan said she thought it should be bigger,  that got me thinking and I made the pattern bigger by adding three rings see picture,  this is only a rough tat,  I added some beads as well.  Then someone on Facebook said it looked like an Angel,  



Back to the drawing board and I came up with this Angel,  it’s still work in progress and we think the head should be a bit bigger.  But again this is rough tat,  the finished Angel hopefully will look simular,  it’s not been blocked but it’s good enough to show you what I have been up to,  over the last week.,  

all I can say is watch this space.,  if you would like to see more of this project here is a link to Mushaan’ s Blog.  Link. You will also see her lemons from her tree.

Have a lovely weekend

Margaret 

Sunday 24 July 2022

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes # 90


 Hi,

Nearly to the end of July and we have another challenge at the CD Sunday challenge blog,  this fortnight it is Carol's turn to host,.

For my card I used Gnome and Faries CD by La Pashe,  the background is a forest scene,  and I added and decoupaged the gnome sitting using a computer,  I added various die cut leaves in shades of green and then added glitter to his hat, toadstool, butterflies and other gnomes hats with just a touch on the leaves.

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret


Wednesday 20 July 2022

Knitted and tatted picture


 Hi,

I don’t think I have ever shown this picture

Yesterday I looked at this picture and thought it looked a bit dusty, so I carefully washed it, hang it out to dry.  Then I thought I have never shown this tatted and knitted picture,  so here it is,  the foxglove is knitted on no 14 needles,  all the surrounding foliage is tatted,  the butterfly is also tatted.   I used embroidery silk to make it all,  three stands on the foxglove with small black beads in the each flower,  three stands for the tatted foliage and flowers and two stands on the butterfly.  All sewn on to net and blanket stitch to secure it to the frame,  Trouble is I don’t know when I made it,  I think it’s 30 to 35 years old.  When I washed it yesterday I really thought it would break up but no it’s fine.

Margaret


Sunday 17 July 2022

The knitted Elephants

Hi,

On this very hot day here in Somerset,  we now have a heatwave,  it’s just a bit warm for the U.K. and tomorrow parts of England could reach 40+ c.  In our climate it’s over powering,  we have summers that are cooler than Europe with a wet sapping heat,  while down in the south of Europe they have a dry heat which is usual bearable and you don’t notice the temperatures so much.  At the moment many parts of Europe  are in temperatures beyond their usual for this time of year and many countries are suffering with wild fires.   I always feel sorry for the wild animals,  they are the ones who get left behind and suffer.  Trees can grow again or be replanted,  animals can not be replaced so easily.

Today i am showing some knitting I have been knitting over the last couple of months some elephants,   This is an old pattern which I have knitted so many times,  I did two girl elephants,  both I did slightly different than usual and made a shawl,  instead of a ribbon around their necks and a boy elephant,  I made a scarf for him.  I think this is Chelsea football colours,  I’m not a football fan so if I am wrong  I am sure someone will post right or wrong.

I
 Back View

Both girls are the same but different colour skirts  and white  knickers

Back view with shawl

Front view 

The eyes are embroidered on with back wool.

I hope you are staying cool in the heat,  we are not going out tomorrow or Tuesday,  we are going to stay in the cool as much as possible,   No gardening,  I have been band from the craft room as it’s too hot,  the sun hits first thing in the morning and it’s very hot in there even with the blinds shut.

Take care

Margaret


 

Sunday 10 July 2022

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes # 89


 Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday,   as usual its anything goes,  as long as it from a CD, USB, or digital material,  the host this fortnight is Jocelyn

For my card I used Shoes in Bloom Cd  by Ooh La la creations,   The image is shoes made out of Lily of the valley one of my favorite flowers.   I mated the image on grey card to bring out the white of the lily of the valley flowers and matching backing paper.  I used Joanna Sheens signature die of Lily of the Valley spray.  I made a cream ribbon bow to one side of the card. 

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 


Sunday 3 July 2022

4th July American Independence Day


Happy American Independence Day

To all my American friends and followers

It’s also my birthday today,

Hope  you all have a great day,

Margaret 

 

Sunday 26 June 2022

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes # 88


 Hi,

Gosh these fortnight come around so quickly,  time for another challenge and this fortnight its my turn to be the host.

For my card I used Sketch Book collection Chapter IV Woodland birds CD by Pollyanna  Pickering.    I used the matching backing paper and image which this time I did a twisted decoupage which I matted on dark blue card,  finishing it off with peel offs.  I made this card for a male,  I have several male birthdays coming up so I am sure someone will be getting it.,

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 


Wednesday 15 June 2022

Embroidered pillow cases


Hi,

I am scheduling this post as I am away,   This is a pair of pillow cases which I was given as a kit by a friend,  she did not think she could do it justice,  it was not an easy kit and although I did simplify the flowers a little bit,  I completely changed the leaves.  They originally were in cross stitch,  but I felt it looked wrong so one the first pillow case I did unpick those I had done,  re designed them into more of a rose leaf.  I think it worked 

The kit was by Bucilla called florentine border no 63328 and designed by Terry Bertone.  I kept to the same colours as the kit.

There was a variety of stitches, mainly stem stitch, French knots, blanket stitch and satin stitch.

Hope  you are having a good week.

Margaret 

Sunday 12 June 2022

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes # 87


 Hi,

Here we are in June,  time has flown by this year,    time for another challenge at the CD Sunday challenge blog,   this fortnight Jo is the host.

For my card,  I used House Mouse Triple CD collection I love house mouse Disc one, by Joanna Sheen, I love House mouse and this is a lovely CD,  I used the backing paper and the matching image,  matted it onto Hunydory pattern card,  added die cuts to the corners and a matching gingham ribbon bow and finished off the card with peel offs in the corners. 

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 are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 


Friday 3 June 2022

The jubilee crown


 Hi,

Today is another bank holiday,   For the U.K. we have a four day bank holiday to celebrate 70 years  on the throne of our queen,  Queen Elizabeth,   Although she came to the throne when her father died,  her coronation was not until following year 1953.  She is the longest reigning monarch we have ever had.  After two long years of lockdowns and Covid the country is ready to celebrate,  

This pattern was designed by Jennifer Williams,  I don’t think it’s my best tatting but I am happy with it.  I used Lizbeth thread gold colour no 20 and used red and blue seed beads.   

I hope you are enjoying this long weekend,

Margaret 

Sunday 29 May 2022

CD Sunday challenge - Anything goes # 86


 Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday challenge blog,  at last I have a card for this challenge and I really appropriated that Jo stepped in for a couple of weeks,  This fortnight the host if Pamela,

For my card I used a walk in the countryside CD by Cupcake crafting Co, UK.  I used the backing paper that went with the image and the paper ribbon strips,  not something i used very often but my brain is not quite got its mojo back into crafting.    I hope to start tatting and getting back into crafting,  its been a long eight weeks since I picked up a shuttle or did any real crafting,

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 are having a lovely weekend


Margaret


Sunday 22 May 2022

Lily of the Valley

 




Hi,

It’s a beautiful day here in Somerset today,  my Lily if the valley are now more or less over, as I usually put a picture of my flowers on the 1st May,  but I was ill,  so I was unable to pick them or even take a photo.  So better late than never these were picked a couple of weeks ago and put in my whitefriars  glass vase,  I brought this vase back in the 1979s when I collected whitefriars glass.

I am beginning to start crafting again, I still have this cough that just won’t go,  but I am back in  with the living so to speak.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend

Margaret