Saturday, 18 April 2015

Mixed Craft Saturday

Good Morning Ladies,
Welcome to another Mixed Craft Saturday,
Don't they come around fast?!
Now I am getting to the point of not knowing whether I
have shown something already or not, so bare with me please!
 

 
First up today is this gorgeous MDF tissue box cover by Brenda (littlelamb)
I love how you have used the ribbon under the butterfly wings, it looks
like an extension of the wings, so pretty, the stamping of the leafy
flourish is brilliant too, are they Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms? I have
those and rarely use them, I must get them out and play, thanks for the
reminder, isn't funny how we get side tracked by our current dies
and forget about all the older ones that we once loved and couldn't live without!
I love this box Brenda, you must be our most multi skilled member I think!
Thanks for allowing me to share you craft with our friends.
 
 
This Necklace was made by yours truly, last November, I made it for
that ill fated Craft Fayre that I did and that has scarred me for life I think!
The necklace is made using  Genuine Amethyst Nuggets, with Lavender Pearls
dropped down on swags of gold chain, I also made a Bracelet and Earrings to match.
 
 
This last set of photos was sent to me by Michele (Pharmacy),
It comprises of this very cute little box that has a
hinged top (like a cigarette box)!
Inside there are..................................... 
 
These gorgeous little notelet cards, how sweet are they? they
all coordinate perfectly, yet they are completely different,
what an amazing gift to give somebody, I really don't think we use
notelets enough these days, it would be so lovely to receive one
of these through the door rather than an email wouldn't it?
It looks like Michele has used some Kanban Stamps, I think
I have the same ones, but I had trouble using them (due to my lack of skill)
I expect as they are clear stamps, I have more trouble with clear stamps!
Thank you for allowing me to share your project with our crafty sisters Michele.
Well what have you all got planned for the weekend?
I have promised Paul that I will go and spend the day at the allotment with him,
 I have a stool and table set up for planting seeds etc,
 I will take something crafty with me to do too.
 Luckily Paul has a huge Polytunnel so I can sit in there out of the wind and rain.
I felt that he had earned me going there with him as he spent the whole day at
 Ally Pally with all me friends last Saturday, although he quite enjoyed it I believe!
Love and Hugs to all of you,
Sandra
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
 
 
 

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  1. Good morning Sandra and all who call in today. I see we have a bit of a different layout today but nothing like the fancy one yesterday?
    Firstly Sandra you don't show us enough of your beautiful Jewllery this is gorgeous love your design with your amethyst and pearls.
    Brenda, I love your tissue box, how pretty is this to have sat on a side table in your lounge or even in the bedroom, but why hide it where no one can see it, I have boxes of tissues every where.
    Michele, aren't these little gift boxes great for giving. I don't know if you make your cards out of your bit box or do you start from scratch??? Love your design where they all are on the same theme yet different. I love using up my bit box bits doing cards. Tammy has asked for an Izzy bag with notelets for teachers gifts for this year.
    Well a beautiful morning here a bit of a haze,,so we will hope it burns off soon, I am feeling a lot better this morning all that water has helped. So I think we will maybe end up taking Harris for a walk some where different.
    Right every thing is filled up and on, I am going to make a nice cup of tea and I am not sure what I will have with it? Sue I hope you did as you were told and just let Chris and Gemma get on with it? Enjoy your holiday.
    Sam I hope today will be a good one for you?
    For those who are struggling with just everyday life and pain there are (((((( hugs))))) in the basket.
    Hazel x

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  2. Good morning must say I love the tissue box maybe because I just love this colour. Also the jewellery is stunning I'm afraid I haven't the patience although I would love to give it a try. I can sit and cut out the most difficult pieces and love to make different shaped cards but jewellery just seems a bit too intricate. Hope you enjoy your day at the allotment wish it was me - I just love my garden and pricking out seedlings and potting on is so relaxing - love the smell of compost - I know , weird or what lol. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend the sun is shining here in Wigan so need to get out and enjoy it (((hugs))) to all xx Jean

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    1. Good morning Jean,
      Lovely to see you in today, some jewellery can be easier than others, this design was a bit more involved, I really enjoyed making it!
      I though it would be a nice evening piece to wear with a nice amethyst colour dress!
      I am about to go and get ready to get dirty, have a great day,
      Love and hugs
      Sandra xxxxx

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  3. Good morning Sandra and the Gang!!!
    SANDRA:- another one hiding her talents, love your beautiful necklace. I need Tutorials in October for beading like that.......please!!!
    BRENDA:- WOW!!! love your beautiful Tissue Box it is stunning. Having that sitting out for all to admire is wonderful.
    MICHELLE:- your Box of Cards is beautiful, love everything. Like Hazel I try to make these little cards with Bits from my Bit Box.
    Sun is up,
    The sky is blue,
    I hope it is the same for you.
    My wish for everyone today.
    I think it is a little chilly here at the moment. Hopefully it will get warmer as the day goes on.
    I am feeling much better today, pain seems to have gone. Hopefully that's the Kidney Stones flushed themselves through.
    I have a couple of orders needing to be done, will get on with them today. I find working while not feeling 100% I waste so much of my stash of goodies.
    SUE:- enjoy your holiday
    SAM:- hope you feel much better today.
    I have had my Tea & Toast, cleared up, money in the pot.
    I have left my (((((hugs))))) in the basket by the door. All who are ill, in pain or just not feeling so good please help yourselves.
    See you all later
    xxx

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  4. GM everyone,

    A wonderful plethora of crafts you have given us today Sandra.
    Firstly, a gorgeous tissue box, made by our multi-talented Brenda, is so pretty it should be on show for all to see. I would love one of these in dark green please to match my suite in my living room.

    Secondly, Sandra, your necklace is divine my dear, it would grace anyones decolletage. It's so delicate looking and I for one am certainly glad that 'that person' did not claim it as her own so you could show it to us.

    Thirdly, oh, how pretty is the box of notelets Michele? I love the theme linking them and the box.

    A debate please ladies.
    Although I have reserved a GC machine from Janet for my granddaughter Tiegan, I am in two minds whether to buy one in Teal for myself or the Sizzix Big Shot A4. Both of them are on offer in Craft Superstore.
    Any comments please would be very gratefully received. I am so fed up with my Ebosser, it does not do what it says on the can, 'cuts with ease every time in one pass' Half the embossing folders I have collected over the years will not go through it with a lot of the pattern UN-embossed of those that do. And the fancier, more ornate dies need 2 or 3 passes. Even then I have to place them along the edges.
    Thank you ladies, looking forward to your comments.
    Love & hugs
    Cheryl xxx

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    1. Cheryl I for one would reconmend the Teal GC. I have a pink one and the difference is unbelievable. When I cut the Striplet Regal ( very fancy) on the pink one I needed 3 passes to make sure it wouldn't need bits to be finished? The Teal one I only have to put it through once and emboss the once and I get a prefect cut. And seeing I have over 80 striplets to cut along with the other bits the less I turn that handle the better, I wish I had it when doing Gillians invites! It's a good deal at the Craft superstore at £79.99 I was £89.99 but £10 is £10. Hope it helps. Hazel x

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    2. Cheryl I received my new Teal GC this week and everything Hazel says is absolutely 100% true also I have various EF and they go through no problem and the embossing is lovely and even pattern all over. I too have an Ebosser and everything you say about yours is ditto for mine too it just sits there I don't use it except if I am desperate for something cut and there is no one to help me as with my shoulder turning the handle is a problem at present. I got mine from Craft World they are very good at getting orders out quick as when I looked on Craft Superstore they were out of stock and have not sent me an email to say they are in stock.
      Craft World also have the Papermania storage bags for dies with an offer on them which I wanted. The Teal GC was £89 but came in 2 days and carriage was free.(I am like a little child when I want something I want it now not in a week's time!)
      Hope this helps you Margaret xxx

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    3. Hi Cheryl,
      I am going to cause confusion now as after seeing the Big shot demo'd at Farnborough by a lady that wasn't biased to any machine, she had a few for sale, we (mrsB) and I watched her use a fussy pattern E Folder that embossed cleanly and crisp all over, she then took a very intricate lattice effect die and put it in the centre of the plates, she used a 300gsm + card! it was thick and coated with a shiny pattern! the machine cut it perfectly! I was amazed! now Pat has the new GC and while I think it maybe better than the pink one, it still has the issues of the best cutting spots are the two sides of the plates, plus with the reliability of Spellbinders GC machines being less than perfect I think my option would be The Sizzix Big shot, so should you have a lotto win, that's on top of my list!
      Sorry if I caused confusion!
      Hugs
      Sandra
      Xxxxxxx

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    4. Hi Cheryl,
      I, too, recently bought the teal GC machine. It is much better than my old one was and the whole action seems a lot smoother. I use the small plates a lot and I find I can cover those with little flowers etc. they all cut evenly! You can put the small plate through portrait style and then landscape which is excellent. It also embossess much more crisply all over . It sits more firmly to the worktop too but I bought an extra glass mat and it's fixed to that really securely. Hope this helps you . It's a real shame when we spend a lot of money on something and it doesn't really do its job! Love Myra xxx

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    5. Love, love, love my Teal GC so much better than the Pink&Purple ones.
      In my opinion the worst buy for me has to be the EBosser. Don't particularly like the Big Shot either, I still love my wee Cutrlebug for small things.
      xxx

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  5. GM everyone,

    A wonderful plethora of crafts you have given us today Sandra.
    Firstly, a gorgeous tissue box, made by our multi-talented Brenda, is so pretty it should be on show for all to see. I would love one of these in dark green please to match my suite in my living room.

    Secondly, Sandra, your necklace is divine my dear, it would grace anyones decolletage. It's so delicate looking and I for one am certainly glad that 'that person' did not claim it as her own so you could show it to us.

    Thirdly, oh, how pretty is the box of notelets Michele? I love the theme linking them and the box.

    A debate please ladies.
    Although I have reserved a GC machine from Janet for my granddaughter Tiegan, I am in two minds whether to buy one in Teal for myself or the Sizzix Big Shot A4. Both of them are on offer in Craft Superstore.
    Any comments please would be very gratefully received. I am so fed up with my Ebosser, it does not do what it says on the can, 'cuts with ease every time in one pass' Half the embossing folders I have collected over the years will not go through it with a lot of the pattern UN-embossed of those that do. And the fancier, more ornate dies need 2 or 3 passes. Even then I have to place them along the edges.
    Thank you ladies, looking forward to your comments.
    Love & hugs
    Cheryl xxx

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  6. Morning Ladies

    Another beautiful sunny day here, can't put any washing out yet though as hubby wants to pressure wash the flags at the back!

    Brenda-the tissue box looks fabulous, a real work of at.

    Sandra- your necklace is amazing. Do you still make jewellery?

    My craft project is made out one piece of A4 card to make the main box, the rest is scraps. I can send Sandra the instructions if anyone is interested.

    Michele

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    1. Oh yes please Michele that would be great thank you so much
      Margaret xx

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    2. Hi Michele,
      I do still make jewellery, I have a huge hoard of genuine gemstones, that if need to make up into jewellery, but I haven't made any for a while!
      Thanks for offering to do the instructions, you are such a sweetheart!
      Hugs
      Sandra xxxxx

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    3. Yes please, Michele xxx

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    4. Yes please Michele I'd also like instructions. I haven't looked back, but did we have instructions for your pop up box?.

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    5. Yes please Michele,your box of cards is gorgeous! I'd love the instructions thank you xxx

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    6. That would be brilliant, thanks.

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    7. I would also love the instructions please Michele

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  7. Good morning everyone I love all of the makes. SANDRA - just beautiful and I can pictiure it in other birthstones hint, hint! BRENDA - what a lovely idea to hide tissues as I'm sitting here staring at a cardboard box perched on my sofa MICHELE - beautiful notelets and are always handy. We don't write often enough these days but I know that a handwritten note is always appreciated
    BIG SHOUT TO MARIA ALDER. I tried to email you and it's bounced back Can you let me have it again either here or on my blog.
    Had a panic first thing I couldn't find my credit card! Fortunately I had forgotten to take it out of the machine at my local supermarket Phew! So have got to go and rescue my flexible friend this mornig. That's what hjappens when you're under duress when going food shopping with a husband that hates food shopping more than me!
    Beautiful sunshine today but does feel cold
    Out dancing tomorrow afternoon and crafting today!
    PS I am going to sell my weaving dies. Email if you want them or visit my blog today with my disasterous results I'm so disappointed because I really wanted them No takers and they'll be on ebay next week karenlotty@aol.com

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    1. Hi Karen,
      told you last time not so loud please tihi
      mariaalder63@yahoo.co.uk

      hugs Maria x

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    2. Hi Karen,
      I have all the birthstones and last started to do birthstone jewellery with a matching colour card and box, my problem is overcoming my major confidence issues and getting things out there to sell, I spent many hours making that necklace but convinced myself that is was rubbish and nobody would buy such a thing!
      I also think that because you aren't a jeweller as such, people have doubts that you are actually using genuine gemstones, but I have all of the certificate to prove authenticity! Mind you it's the same with selling cards, people want a fully bespoke, personalised card but only want to pay a couple of pounds! I have been lucky in that my daughters colleagues order my cards and usually will pay me £10 for an 8 x 8, personalised boxed card! I didn't set the price either, they said that they thought that's what they are worth!
      Thanks for your lovely comments,
      What is your birthstone just out of interest?
      Hugs
      Sandra xxxx

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  8. Hi Sandra and all who call in today.
    I just love your necklace Sandra, it's stunning. Must watch how you make these one day. I was lucky enough to receive a necklace and earrings for Christmas and my Birthday, as their quite close together. They are simply gorgeous.
    Brenda another stunning string to your bow. You are such a multi talented lady and so modest with it as well. Michele I just love your box of notelets. Just love the stamping as its one of my things. Sandra I hope you gave a lovely day on the allotment with Paul. At least you'll be out if the wind in your Poly Tunnel.

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  9. Good morning ladies,
    Yet again my message has disappeared. This is very irksome to me, I don't do irks.
    What a wonderful plethora of crafts you have displayed today.
    Firstly, A gorgeous tissue box, made by our multi-talented Brenda, it would look lovely in any room. I would like one in dark green please to match my lounge decor.
    Secondly, Sandra's divine necklace would grace anyones decolletage. I'm so glad we get to see more of your talents Sandra nad that 'that person' didn't get to claim it as her own.
    Thirdly, oh how pretty is your box of notelets, Michele? I love the theme that links them all together.
    A debate Ladies please,
    Although I have reserved one of Janet's GC for my granddaughter Tiegan, I am deliberating whether to go for the Teal GC or Sizzex BigShot A4 for myself. They are both on offer in Craftsuperstore.
    I am SO fed up with my Ebosser. It does not do what they say, cuts everytime. And it does not accept half of my embossing folders that I have collected over the years, with some of them UNembossed in parts. So, who has what and which do you prefer?
    All comments gratefully received.
    Love & hugs
    Cheryl xxx

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    1. my friend went for the Sizzix A4, she has an electric Big Shot Pro ( i think) because she has shoulder/back probs and wondered if she'd cope with a manual She loves it. The plates are a lot longer than GC, therefore can load up more eg. 3 smaller embossing folders. The teal GC looks good and lots of people have said how much easier it is than the raspberry I've confused you even more now I bet

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  10. And my first message has poppped up. Ooooh irksome or what to have to type again? xxx

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  11. Oh Cheryl I can hear your screams up here in Fife, I no its happening so much at the moment with ones disappearing then they pop up later or not at all!!! My I pad is taking over what I write doesn't just change the spelling it puts something in that's nothing to do with I what I am saying? Hazel x

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    1. Now you mention it, strangely enough, the spell check wasn't working for any of my messages but now it is. Odd that as sometimes I do like the weird words Google dictionary gives me.xxx

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    2. Hi Hazel
      I have the same trouble with the iPad. It puts something completely different to what I write sometimes as well. It's a mystery as to why it does that.

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    3. I use my iPad a lot to message Hazel, J&A plus the boys. I keep loosing my keyboard it is most annoying. It only happens in the Messaging mode
      xxx

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  12. Morming Sandra and ladies, wow what a great selection of crafts for us today,
    Sandra your necklaces is gorgeous, I find jewellery a bit too fiddley for me, not good for arthritic fingers,
    Michelle love your little note lets, how lovely to receive one of them instead of an email.
    Brenda, love your tissue box cover so pretty.
    Sandra enjoy your day at your allotment hope the weather is kind to you.
    Coffee finished, Cup washed, money in pot. Will catch you all later out all day today. Take care everyone, Jess x

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  13. Hi Sandra and all the lovely ladies
    What a lovely collection again today, I do like mixed craft Saturday as it is lovely to see what else people do. I've been spending so much time cleaning and gardening I haven't been crafting much lately. I finally pinned some pattern pieces onto my fabric yesterday afternoon but neither Emma or I can find our fabric scissors so the fabric is folded up again. I'm trying not to involve Emma too much as she had got so much work to do but sewing is definitely not my thing!
    Brenda your tissue box is beautiful, I love the butterflies and ribbon and the flowers, would be proud to have a box of tissues in my lounge if it looked like that. I haven't had a play with mdf yet but it's on my very long list!
    Sandra your jewellery is stunning, my sister makes jewellery so I know how much work is involved. This really is pretty and I can see it with some dangly earrings too. Are you making jewellery for the girls prom this year? I presume they have a prom, most schools seem to now. When do they finish school for study leave, it must be soon. I don't envy you having two stressed teenagers in the house- one is bad enough!!!
    Michele you are so clever with your boxes and yes please for the instructions if you get the chance. The note lets are gorgeous too. I love a notelet, just right for saying thank you. I do like to write to certain people as they really apreciate it rather than a phone call or text. I've got some little notes to write at the moment, some family members have been sending old family photos to me for my cousin , she is doing a memory book for her dads 90th and asked my sister if she had any photos, it's amazing once you start looking how many different photos people have. I was sent one yesterday that looks like all the brothers and sisters with their wives/husbands with their mum and dad. It's not one I've seen before and there was my dad (with hair!) and my mum!
    Well the sun is out here but the wind is blowing so a good washing day. I've got seeds to plant and grass to cut so must get up and doing after this lovely cup of tea. Julian left for work at 9, he got home about 2.30 this morning and I don't know when he will be back tonight. It's a nightmare for food as he says to forget about him but I know he should be eating proper food with veg rather than junk food on the run! Hopefully he's not away next week so I can be in control of what he eats again!
    I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Patricia and Hazel I hope you are both feeling better today, I love how you share things! Keep drinking the water and the cranberry juice.
    Sam I hope you are feeling brighter today and Steph too and I hope your dog is ok.
    Mrs B enjoy your holiday.
    I can see we shall have to start up the ice machine soon for the cranberry juice and the late night Baileys drinkers!
    Have a fun day everyone and see you all soon.
    Love Diane xxx

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  14. Morning Sandra, morning all,
    Oh what a lovely bunch of coconuts,joke I mean craft !
    Littlelamb, I love your tissue box! I also sitting here looking at a very boring paper box and would be so nice to have something pretty like your box around it.
    Sandra, that necklace is fabulous and sorry it gives you bad memories. hope it haven't stop you from wearing it do and hopefully you one day will do another craftfair, without a silly cow.
    Michele, I love your notelet box. so happy,fresh colours. I too think we don't write enough to each other but unfortunately everything is on computers these days.
    Blue sky and sunshine here, off out in a minute for some food shopping etc. and if body let me some gardening this afternoon. Sandra , enjoy a beautiful day at the allotment with Paul ! see you tonight,
    love and hugs Maria xx

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  15. Morning ladies.
    Wow 3 fab smiles today and all so beautiful. I mean gorgeous, there isn't 1 that I love more than the other, but Id love the instruction for your box Michele please especially as its just one peice of card used ! Cant think it would be too hard to understand !!
    Still dozing the day away with not a single bit of energy so thats a full week without ANY cards made!!! Like our Patricia, if I even try to make cards when I dont feel well I know I will waste more stock than I can afford to.
    Sending hugs to you all.
    Lancashire Steph xx

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    1. Hi Steph,
      Sorry to hear you are still feeling flat and lethargic,maybe go visit youR doctor as it's been going on all week, maybe you are fighting an infection or something that you aren't aware of, than can really knock your body out of kilter!
      Have another lazy day and maybe you will feel brighter tomorrow, eat chocolate, that usually, helps!
      Sending you big warm, healing hugs
      Sandra xxxx

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    2. Oh sweet Steph, sorry you still 'pants', Bridget Jones's or cheese strings?
      Please go see your doctor, something's not quite right if you've like this all week. Big (((((HUGS)))) on their way to you. xxx

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    3. Hi Steph, sorry you still feel unwell. Here's a very gentle hug and I hope you soon pick up if not do what Cheryl says and visit your Doctor. xxxxx

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    4. Hi Steph just take it easy and if you don't want to see the doctor why not try the vets they do give better advice, just wish I could register with ours.
      Hugs
      Margaret x

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    5. Hi Steph,
      sorry to see you still not feeling good.Have another day's rest and like the other saying see the doctor.A viral infection can take a long time to get rid but can understand you want to feel up to make some craft for your market days
      hugs Maria xx

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    6. Hello Steph, please listen to the advice from your very caring blog sisters. Also to what your body is telling you.
      Take care LOL Brenda xxx

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    7. Hi Steph sorry I'm late,but please take care & sorry your still out of salts. As all your caring sisters are saying,if your not any better by Monday go visit the doctor. Gental Hug's Lynda xx

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    8. Hi Steph sorry to hear your still feeling low, as everyone says you need to go and see the doctor just in case it's something untoward .
      Look after yourself xxx

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    9. Good evening Steph, so sorry to hear your not having it good just now. Sending some (((((hugs))))) hope your not stressing about orders!!! As others have said I think a visit to the Doc. is on the cards.
      xxx

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    10. Hi Steph sorry you are still not feeling too good. As everyone else says I think it's time to visit the Dr.

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  16. Good morning Sandra and all the coffee shop crew
    What a wonderful array of goodies for us all to feast our eyes on Brenda your box cover is wonderful and so very useful are you able to supply
    instructions/directions for making them?
    Sandra I think you should have set up a stall in Hatton Gardens you would have made a fortune, your necklace is so very beautiful.
    Michele what a wonderful present to give someone and the colours you have used are super. If I could have the instructions that would be wonderful to lighten my bit box!
    Well the sun is shining here in Cumbria and looks as though we may get a warm day yippee! My daughter a deputy head had a group of school children out on Derwentwater yesterday pioneering but she said it was really cold but good fun until a child had a panic attack but all ended ok never a dull moment!
    Well I hope everyone is able to enjoy some lovely weather today so pleased our Scottish friends are on the mend hope that Sam is getting better too. Sandra do enjoy your day at the allotment and please don't over do things, take care everyone.
    With love and cuddles to you all
    Margaret xx

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  17. Hello Sandra,
    I was really disappointed with the layout this morning, it's only a little bit elaborate lol xxxxx
    Brenda (Littlelamb) the Tissue box is beautiful, it's just the thing to give as a little present, I must have a go at this.
    Sandra, how fabulous is your necklace, jewellery making is one of the things that I've never tried but this is just gorgeous - I'm amazed it didn't sell, but people do want things for next-to-nothing, and as you say - you know the stones are real - but they doubt you, even with proof.
    Michele, the box and cards are great, I have added my name to the ever-growing list of people who would like the box instructions, please.
    The sisters on this blog are a talented bunch aren't they?
    Well, I'm taking it easy today. Back and neck are telling me that I shouldn't have overdone it in the park so I'll do very little. Don't know if I'll even be bothered to do the baby card but hey ho, I've just remembered I've volunteered to pack bags for a good friend's breast cancer charity. I'll take George and he can pick up the heavy things - and I'll be his glamorous assistant (that'll be the day). I just think there are a hell of a lot of people worse than me, some of them being on this blog.
    Enjoy the sunshine ladies, my stint starts at 12 noon, so on with my shoes and off to Tesco (other Supermarkets are available lol).
    See you all later
    Muriel xxx

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  18. Oh, I'm useless, I hope everyone who is poorly has the best day they possibly can and remember (Myra - take note) "I'll be There" xxx

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    1. Wherever you go, whatever you do , I'll be right here waiting for you! Xxx

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  19. Hi Sandra and all crafty cronies!
    Well Sandra, I do confess I look forward to Saturday to see what goodies you have to show us! It is lovely to see what everyone else makes .
    Brenda - your tissue box is lovely! As Hazel , I think it was, said I have tissues everywhere! Grandma's are usually at the ready with the tissues! The boxes have to match their situation so I struggle sometimes! Sad eh! It would be so much simpler to make some lovely boxes.i tend to get the cube boxes as they take up less room. I love the colours you've used and your butterfly is gorgeous.
    Sandra - your jewellery is always lovely ! This necklace looks way too tricky for me but an awful lot of work went into that. It's lovely.
    Michele - I am trying to concentrate on getting your name right! Every time I think I have the iPad thingy changes it! I love your box and cards and really like the idea. I love how you've made them all different yet matching! I , too , would love some instructions - thank you! I like little cards because they are great for a thank you - and I will write a brief note more readily than a long letter.
    It's a gorgeous day here today too and Conservatory doors opened wide for first time this year! We were away when we had the warm week two weeks ago!
    I cleaned glitter off the inside of the lenses of my reading glasses this morning!
    We think we may take a trip to the garden centre today and it's just lovely to enjoy the sunshine.
    Enjoy your day at the allotment Sandra - hope it's warm enough for you to emerge from the poly tunnel !!
    So pleased Hazel that you are feeling a lot better . Enjoy the good weather.
    Norah - coo eeee! We miss you! xx
    Sam - take care and don't do too much!
    Sheila and Nikki - have a good day together. Xx
    Maureen - live life in the slow lane today please! xx
    Saba - keep off that trampoline ! Xx
    Steph - sorry you are having such a bad bad week! Do hope and pray next week will be lots better. Hopefully some warmer weather will help you! xx
    Love to everyone,
    Myra xxxx

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    1. Oops I've done it again! Meant to say Patricia - pleased you are feeling a lot better! I get you two lovely sisters confused sometimes! Hazel hope you are feeling better too. Xxx

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  20. Afternoon ladies, and what a wonderful afternoon it is. Sunshine and such a beautiful array of crafts.
    A box of cards like these is always a great gift to give anyone, so useful.
    Brenda, this is a lovely tissue box, much nicer to have one to match your decor.
    And Sandra, I knew you made jewellery, but this is really stunning.
    Some of you may be interested, there is a new website started, OK it's very small scale just now, but I suppose it's up to folks like us to push it further. It's called www.mycraftseller.com.
    A place to put our extra creations on to sell, or unwanted stash, or buy bits and bobs. I can declare that my interest, and how I know about it is, my cousin's partner did their website, and she was telling me about it.
    Lower fees than ebay which is good, Might be worth pushing it on blogs and putting our stuff on.
    Right, better get some work done, I'll look in later.
    Janice
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  21. Good afternoon Sandra and the crew,
    Lovely goodies on show today, thank you for sharing your ideas.
    Brenda, what a lovely tissue box, I love the butterfly seated on the ribbon. Did you make it for yourself or was it made as a gift.
    Sandra, your necklace is beautiful, it must cost quite a bit to make it from semi precious gems. I made a necklace for Joanne to wear on her wedding day and I know it would have been cheaper to buy one. She loved it though.
    Michele, I like the idea of a hinged box with the little cards inside. They are so sweet and would make a lovely gift.
    I haven't read all the comments yet so don't know what the topic of discussion is today.
    We have had a fairly lazy morning and are about to go to a barbecue at the neighbours house. The sun is shining but it is still a bit nippy.
    Tomorrow I am going to stay with Val again and am looking forward to that. We have been chatting on the phone the last couple of days and she is sounding a little more positive and has been to her sewing class and even though she only managed a couple of hours, it did her the world of good.
    I will be back later to catch up,
    Love you you all in the meantime,
    Saba xxxx

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    1. Great news about Val! So pleased for both Val and yourself. Enjoy the barbie! Xxx

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    2. Hi Saba that's lovely to hear Val is feeling more positive , your confidence can really take a knock so it great to hear she is taking little steps going to her sewing classes. Enjoy your evening xxx

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    3. Hi Saba wonderful news that Val managed her sewing class she is doing great. Give her a Big (((Hug ))) from me enjoy your time with her tomorrow. Hope you enjoyed the barbecue.
      Lynda XXXX

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    4. Saba, I am so delighted to read that Val managed to get to her sewing class. Another big step along that road to recovery. Have a wonderful time together, give her a (((hug))) please.
      xxx

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    5. Saba. I hope you had a good outside meal,, So glad Val has managed to take another baby step and attend her sewing class? Just getting back to doing normal things does help. Hazel x

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    6. Hi Saba. Good news about Val. Enjoy your stay with her.

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    7. Saba delighted to know that Val was feeling up to going to her sewing class and feeling brave too as after what she has been through it really would take some courage, so pleased for both of you. Do enjoy your time with her.
      Margaret xx

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    8. Saba, So pleased to hear Val is well and truly on the way to full health. So pleased too she managed he sewing class. Baby steps mind, Val. Love & hugs to you Both xxx

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  22. Hello Sandra and all of the lovely ladies,
    What a lovely array of crafts you have brought to us today, the ladies on your blog all seem to be multi talented, I am completely in awe.
    I hope you and Paul enjoy your time at the allotment, love the idea of him having a big poly tunnel where you can shelter and craft away to your hearts content and keep warm.

    BRENDA - your tissue box is beautiful. Like Sandra I love the ribbon you are put under the butterfly.
    SANDRA - your necklace is exquisite. You must have the patience of a Saint and such nimble fingers to do such fine work. I Love it.
    MICHELE - I love your little box with the notelets, what a delightful gift this with make. I have added my name to the list for the instructions.
    I have really enjoyed looking at all of today's beautiful gifts thank you girls for allowing Sandra to do this.
    Another reason why this blog is so special, Sandra you are so generous in allowing so many of our crafty family to bring us their talents as well. I for one really appreciate this LOL
    Well off out into the garden now, will do a little weeding and enjoy the sunshine. Also check everything is coming on okay. Be back later girls.
    Love and hugs to everyone, Brenda XXX

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  23. Helloooooooooooooo
    I'm like Arnie, I'm back!
    Had to throw in the towel and come home to lie down, but feel a lot better now. Rachel sent a text asking if the girls could have a sleep over tonight but for only the 2nd time in 11 years I said no.
    Myra, I had a good laugh at you cleaning the sparkle off the inside of your reading glasses this morning, And here was everyone thinking your beautiful eyes were twinkling!! I bet it was a real "Thriller".
    Saba, enjoy your barbie, and have a lovely time with Val. I am glad she is feeling more optimistic and happy and the time she spends with you will cheer her up immensely.
    Patricia, if you can collect your kidney stones Sandra could show you how to make a very unusual necklace!!! One of my neighbours who had them went everywhere with a sieve until he got rid of them!!!! A little more difficult for a woman! (I think that may be too much information).
    Cheryl, Are you even more confused with all the information as to which machine to go for, but isn't it great that we can compare notes on these things?
    Ooh, I see Baileys was mentioned earlier. Now I'm no drinker but I do like a Baileys on ice. I think the last one I had was about 14 years ago, but I could fancy one now.
    Sandra, I hope you have had a lovely day at the allotment with Paul, and have enjoyed some sun shine. I would also like to say thank you for allowing us to see the sisters' craft on your blog every Saturday, it's so nice to see what the others are getting up to.
    We still haven't heard from Norah, I hope she is well. I don't know if she's been on Sue's blog because this is the only one I've been on today. I think I'll have a meander around the blogs and will report back later.
    Love and hugs to all
    Muriel xx

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    1. Hi Maureen or is it Muriel. I can't keep up. Hope your feeling a bit better now you've had a lie down. Your quite welcome to a Baileys if you call in later, I might have the bottle out. I can just imagine Patricia's kidney stones made into a necklace,it doesn't bear thinking about.

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    3. If I thought I could use those Kidney Stones I would after the pain I go through trying to get rid of them from my body.
      Yes! a handbag charm would be good.
      xxx

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    4. Oh no you've just made me remember one of my great aunts used to keep things that had come out of her (probably gall stones?) in a jar in her handbag!!!! It must have been memorable as I was quite little when she was alive but I can still see her holding up the jar! (Scarred for life!). Can you imagine it these days? Lol xxx

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    5. Our Labrador had stones which had to be removed! The vet kindly gave those to my husband in a jar! Strange idea! I promise I didn't carry them around in my handbag! Xxx

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  24. Yes please MICHELE I'd like the instructions for this box and the pop up box
    SANDRA my birthstone is opal (Oct)
    CHERYL Good luck in choosing your new machine
    STEPH & ALL Big hugs from me Off to check my emails and get dinner Then as I have the tele remote Will watch Britains Got Talent I love this stage coz it's so funny seeing the "not so good" acts shall I say Will be in for a night cap later

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  25. Good evening Sandra & lovely ladies. Hope you had a lovely day at the allotment with Paul today & you didn't over do all the potting. Sandra your necklace is gorgeous you must have so much patience. Brenda ( Littlelamb) your tissue box is also gorgeous I have never used MDF your very talented.
    Michele I love your notlet box such a lovely gift.Well I unfortunately only make cards & I'm not multitalented like the clever ladies on this blog.
    Will pop in later Sandra, OH wants his dinner now. Like you Karen I like Britains got Talent it is funny.
    Love & Hug's Lynda xxxx


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  26. Well ladies, how are you all. Hope you have all had a great day and enjoyed good weather.
    That's me ready to get my feet up. Busy, busy here today. Thomas phoned to ask if he could come here this morning. All his friends in his football team were still on holiday. He did not want to go watch Robert play ... was like waiting for paint to dry says he!! He was here by 10am off with Grandpa on their bikes for over 2 hours. Back and hungry, dad and Robert appeared, it was Bacon Rolls, Sausages on Rolls and about a gallon of milk. John Jnr went home to walk the dogs, boys stayed here. Audrey working, John Jnr said he would give the boys a treat and they could have Chinese for tea so don't go cooking ........thank goodness.
    I got an order for a few things including Boxes, once the boys left I got one of the things done and that's enough for today.
    Time to rest for me.
    Will try to pop back later, have had to put my IPad on charge someone had been playing games on it ..... !!! and it was not me .... boys me thinks.
    xxx

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    1. Sounds as if you've had a good day, Patricia! The iPad - playing games - and out of charge had a familiar ring to it! I don't mind them playing the odd game - at least I know what they are playing! They are not allowed to use an iPad to play games for any length of time which is good! You see children sitting in restaurants playing on them or phones - or even watching a film! Colouring books and pencils don't fit the bill any more! Xxx

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    2. They don't bring their own iPads, they know they don't get to play them. So much to play at outside here. Robert was exhausted after his foolball and helping John. I let him play while his days and I were having an indepth conversation, Thomas and Grandpa were collecting and laying Bark Chips in the garden.

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  27. Hi all just a quickly while I wait for the dinner to cook. Hope everyone has had a good day, I think a lot of gardening gas been done, Sandra I hope you were lovely and warm in your polly tunnel. I've managed to plant some seeds and painted the chiminere or rather I painted it, the wind blew and now bits of yellow flower have stuck to the wet paint! Ho hum. I will need to "relight my fire" and give it another coat -will it be Joseph's coat of many colours?
    Right must go timer is going off again. See you all later for a baileys! Xxxx

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  28. Hi all. Well another busy day. Went to the studio to put my new pottery in the glass cabinet. Went for a walk along the cliff top into town. Was very windy but not as bad as last weekend. A lot of people about. Went to Poundland but didn't see any craft bargains. Then went to The Works as wanted some tissue paper - 9 sheets for £1 very pretty - pink with white polka days, a Dovecraft clear stamp - a bunch of flowers for £1.50 and 6, 7x5 canvas boards suitable for Oil and Acrylic reduced from £3.99 to £2. Walked back along the cliff top to the Gallery as one of the Artists had a preview afternoon for her Art Show. Had a lovely day.
    Thank you for all your lovely comments about my tissue box. It was made for a Christmas Present. I made 6 in all. The colour was to coordinate with my friends lounge. One I made for a friend who likes beach huts. It was blue and yellow with beach huts all round it. On top I made shells out of Fimo and also put some fishing net on it. Was pleased with that one. As Sandra said the box is made out of MDF. First I put a coat of Gesso on it and then several coats of the Turquoise. I did it with a small paint roller so as not to get any brush marks. The butterfly is a Spellbinders one, I stencilled the foliage on the top and around the sides of the box in a slightly darker colour. The die I used is a blue one but cannot remember the name. It may be a Marianne's one. I cut it out and used the other part for the stencil. The flowers were Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms. Thinks that's all I can say about it.
    SANDRA thank you for showing this today. I love your necklace. It is beautiful. I too make Jewellery but haven't tried anything as intricate as this. As someone else said earlier people just don't want to pay the money for handmade things but will pay twice as much without quibbling in a shop.
    MICHELE. Love your notecard box and the notelets. Would love the instructions please. I am sure anyone would be happy to receive this as a gift.
    Maureen, sorry you have not been feeling good today. I think sometimes we have to say no to our grandchildren coming. It's very hard, I know, but sometimes it has to be done.
    To anyone else feeling under the weather I hope you will soon be feeling a lot better. Will be back to normal next week as going home tomorrow so will be posting earlier. Not looking forward to being on my own again but that's life.


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    1. Hi Brenda,
      It sounds as if you have had a lovely day! Thank you for explaining so clearly how you made your lovely box! The beach hut one sounds lovely too! Sounds as if you got some good bargains today too. I have never been to The Works will have to see if there is one nearby.
      Was tempted to get some plants today but resisted in the end as we could still get frost! Xxx

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    2. Sounds like you have had a great day and got bargains as well.
      Your friends were lucky to get such thoughtful gifts. I love your Tissue Box
      xxx

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  29. Wonderful afternoon with Paul at the allotment, I did very little, sowed some more radishes, pak choi, rocket, lettuce, cauliflowers for later in the year, we managed to get A cucumber plant this morning, luckily it's the garden centre with a craft shop! We also bought some white cabbage plants and something called a Cucumelon, it looks like a cucumber plant but it grows little olive/grape size melons that taste of cucumber with a hint of lime! A bit quirky, we'll see how it grows!
    Anyone want to give me a massage, must have stiffened up whilst leaning forward potting & sowing! I am off for a shower!
    See you later, oh Pat I think I could even manage a Baileys over ice!
    Love and hugs
    Sandra xxxxx

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    1. Sandra, sounds like you have had a fantastic day.
      Just hope you have not overdone it.
      xxx

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    2. Great that you've had a good day Sandra, surely you want Paul to give you a rub down, no maybe not!!!! xxxx

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    3. Hi Sandra
      I saw one of those plants in our garden centre and thought it sounded interesting - if it grows please le me know what it's like, might be fun to try next year. I bought some seeds at Chelsea flower show a couple of years ago for round cucumbers but haven't planted them yet. Must dig them out and get them going. I planted radishes and carrots today - or slug good as we call them! Hope you get your massage!
      Night night sleep tight love Diane xxx

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  30. Brenda, you seem to have had a very busy few days away, but it sounds like you have enjoyed yourself. Hope you took photos for your pieces? I was very lucky today and found a few pads of the 12x12 card at the works, it was hiding behind other papers, but assistant telling me there will not be any more, they get shipments from China and once the stock is gone they don't get anymore. So make the most of the bargains when you see them. Hazel x

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    1. Guess what that wonderful sister of mine did ... shared her haul with me. She bought all the 12x12 pads they had in "The Works" I would have done the same, see if you get folk like us there's NO CHANCE ...!!!!?
      xxx

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    2. Hazel, I'm sure you've been down to the Gosforth and Gateshead stores as well because I've looked and looked but there's none of the lovely pads down here! xx

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    3. Hi Hazel and Patricia. Looked in several of The Works whilst I have been away and non of them had any 12x12 pads. Didn't realise you gad been as far south as Essex.

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  31. Maureen, delighted you had the sense to say NO!!
    I am sure like us the girls are no problem when they come for a sleep over BUT they are there and your responsibility. Although John does a lot for the boys I am usually glad to climb into my bed when they come for a sleep over.
    Hope you feel better tomorrow (((hug)))
    xxx

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    1. I don't really relax when they are here. as you say they are no problem but I worry about them in a different way to when it was Rachel. The responsibility is more intense because they are not mine. By the way did you go paddling in the Burn when the boys came over? xx

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  32. Oh Myra, I really like The Works. There's a small one in a nearby garden centre, but a large one in the Metro Centre. It's great to have a good mooch around and some good bargains to be had. "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to Work I Go".
    Have you thought about having your Labby's stones made into a pair of earrings? They would be quite unique, sort of "Hound Dog".
    Ooohh I can hear the clink of glasses and bottles, whose got the Baileys? I've got a pint glass here, with the ice in it, so I hope you're not too long otherwise it'll melt.
    Brenda, the sound of the beach hut tissue box sounds fantastic. Where did you get the blank boxes from? Everyone is giving me great ideas for small presents or stocking fillers, it's wonderful, and all thanks to Sandra for posting peoples super crafting makes. So thank you again Sandra.
    Well, no sign of the drinkers yet, so I'll have a quick shower and pop back.
    By the way Pat, I'll answer to almost anything. Long ago in the mists of time, Diane sometimes called me Muriel instead of Maureen, and I decided that I liked that name for this blog!!
    Muriel xxx

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    1. I was not here when you arrived as I'd gone to Google The Works! I discovered there is one in Bolton. I can be in Bolton down the M61 in about 25 minutes. I did look online as they have an online store too but it's much better to actually see things methinks! I've got my glass of white wine - not too keen on Baileys. So I 'll sip quietly in the corner. Xxx

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  33. Good evening all. Glad you had a good day at the allotment Sandra. I ran a nursery and garden centre for years (in a former life) so potted up rather a lot of seedlings. My in-laws at 92 and 83 are busy with their seedlings now, still garden a huge garden. I would like them to cut back but it probably keeps them going, even though they still argue about where everything goes.
    Could you please send me your email address Sandra, I have a couple of pictures for you. I know you put it here before, but there is SO much here now to read back, tried it but gave up. I kept re-reading and getting sidetracked.
    Oh, and if you are volunteering to make us a stunning piece with our birthstone...well, mines is next week, so I need a DIAMOND!!
    Hugs for all
    Janice

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    1. Janice, you know what my memory is like so Happy Birthday for next week. If I wish you that again, well you'll have twice the luck xxx

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  34. Great to hear that everyone has had a good day Sandra I hope you have not overdone things today so pleased you enjoyed yourself with Paul at his allotment.
    Maureen and Patricia so pleased you are both feeling better and have both had a good rest.
    Hazel thank you so much for the tip about the Works, if we see anything useful get it, delays are dangerous!
    Where is that bottle of Baileys I have brought my glass and it is half filled with ice but it is only a small glass not as big as Maureen's! I hope she has not emptied the bottle, typical I am always missing out on a little treat, ho hum.
    Still no Norah I do hope our cheery little lady is ok, and I hope Sheila is ok after her visit to see Nikki, thinking of you both.
    Well I have filled the dishwasher and cleaned all the tables and put that darned cat out so I shall put the key in the usual place for safety.
    Good night all and sweet dreams
    Margaret xxx

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    1. OK, I will enjoy my Baileys tonight again, Had one with Pat last night and slept well...far nicer than sleeping pills.Although if Maureen is drinking it by the pint, perhaps we better see if it can be delivered in bulk
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    3. And she days she doesn't drink!!!!! I think we should have a tanker delivery if Maureen's drinking it by the pint! Xxx

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  35. Good evening ladies,
    Just got back from the Barbie, burgers, sausage and chicken were all very good, but the prosecco was excellent and I have to admit to being a bit tiddly. However, a baileys on ice would be rather nice!
    Patricia, sorry you are suffering, kidney stones are horrid.
    Years ago, whilst doing a medicine round, I once had a patient who having had her gall stones removed and was still a bit sleepy from the anaesthetic told me she had already taken her tablets and to my horror saw that the little jar on her bedside table which should have had her stones in was empty! She really had swallowed them. We never put her right!!,
    Sandra, glad you had a good day at the allotment. We grow veg at my MIL's and also have chickens, so plenty of fresh eggs and seasonal produce without any chemicals. The only downside is that they take a lot of cleaning to get rid of the soil and " creatures" and I hate "creatures", especially in my lettuce.
    Saba xxxx

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      So pleased you had a lovely time and that the food was almost as good as the wine! Not keen on creatures in my salad either!
      How thoughtless and ungrateful of your patient to swallow what had just been so carefully removed! I knew it was a daft idea to put these stones in jars!
      Sounds as if you'll sleep well tonight! Muriel will too on her pint of Baileys! Xxx

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  36. Saba hic, prost,
    Glad you've had a good day, I'll have another Baileys. Have a safe journey to see Val, and enjoy yourselves. I bet you never stop talking!!
    I know what you mean about the "creatures", when we used to grow a lot of our own veg it was the bit I hated when cleaning them.
    I think I'll have another Baileys before I turn in, hic.
    Night, night all, sweet dreams to all. I hope you all wake up well and happy in the morning. As for me, I just hope I wake up lol !!!!
    Muriel xxxx

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    1. Oh Muriel!
      Not the P word! That means you have to drink more too! Bad idea!
      Listen to the voice of reason!
      Little old wine drinker me! Xxxx

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    2. Oh Muriel I do hope you waken up in the morning that is the trouble with home brew I knew we should have bought a bottle of Baileys instead of trying to save money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. I don't mind finding whole creatures, it's when you find half a creature I start to worry! My mum forgot to put her glasses on one day whilst washing spin ache from the garden, I will say no more!!!! I'm off to be now, I hope you manage to make it up the stairs ok Maureen - good thing the grandchildren aren't staying if you're on your second ping of Baileys! I will bring paracetamol in the morning!
      Night night sleep tight
      Love Diane xxx

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    4. Diane - may I just ask - what are you off to be?
      May I suggest a cup of black coffee! Xxx

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  37. Talking of bugs in veg, I had an aunt who was terrified of eating any bugs and one day was at a friends for lunch and insisted on cleaning the cauliflower before cooking so they let her. As they sat eating their lunch her friend picked up a piece of cauliflower put it in her mouth just as my aunt looked up to see a very large slug going in too!!!!
    Sweet dreams and do take care cleaning your veg for Sunday lunch tomorrow.
    Margaret xxx

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  38. Its international rescue here - had a bottle of Bailieys, it was a gift just sitting in
    the cupboard will leave it on the counter. Anyone like a top up? OK still need ice...... Help!!!!! It's lovely to spend time with the night owls ....... Not sure how long I can stay awake though. Sweet dreams everyone, love Brenda xxxx



    Sweet dreams

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  39. I went to a friends for dinner once and we had cauliflower and I had a caterpillar in my portion :-)

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    1. Not sure I like the sound of that extra protein! Ugh!
      Please Brenda , don't give them any more!
      Has my friend Maria called in yet? Xxx

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    2. Oh Brenda what did you do? Push it politely to the side of your plate or swallow it to avoid causing offence!
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    3. Was it the hairy version ? oh yack tihi Think the only thing I eaten is fly's out cycling so trying to keep my mouth shut.It's not easy sometimes, I'm sure the mix of painkillers give me verbal diarrhea' oh boy it's been a long day so I'm saying night,night see you later
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  40. Night all Hope you haven't overdone It Sandra I'm glad Val is being more positive and Ai was going to mention Janice for some reason but my memory of a goldfish has kicked in Sorry! Must try and find a The Works near me You all sound like that's the place for bargains!

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  41. Oh, you taking my name in vain, Karen. I just had a glass last night, I didn't drink the whole bottle. .
    My veggie story is when my mother in law had a veg shop, and one lady on Christmas Eve bought all her veggies, but no sprouts. When Jean asked here why, she said the delivery had came before the shop opened, and was sitting on the pavement, and she saw a wee dog lift it's leg on the bag of sprouts.
    Always wash your sprouts before cooking..
    With that, I am off to bed.
    Night night
    Janice

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    2. eeeew that's gross, I had a friend that worked in Asda and they had Rats running in the store all over stuff, it was beside a big river so that's probably why, but how gross to think that they were running all over the produce!
      I guess we don't know the half of it, I will never drink out of a can as I read a story about someone drinking from a can and dying of from the Rat pee, how scary is that!
      Well I am off to clean my teeth!
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  42. Hi, anyone left or have you all gone to bed after your drinking party? tihi
    Saba, great the bbq was nice. Nothing better than have that and be able to sit outdoors.Say hi to Val when you see her! Glad she doing well.
    Sandra, I'm glad you had a good day too. Say hi to Paul. is he rub-a dub duck tonight ?
    Slugs, spiders, wasp and other creepy crawlies and bugs, don't like them much but maybe Diane's gardening gas could kill them off, does it help if you eating lots of baked beans ? and then you were off to be now ,what? hihi it's so funny to read all the comments with spelling hiccups oh,sorry was that Muriel trying to get up the stairs lol.
    To all that are missing,take care and do come back soon!
    Good night all, hope you get a peaceful night and not in to much pain.
    Love and Hugs Maria xx

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      I am still waiting for my massage, my back is quite stiff!
      So fingers crossed, there's still time!
      I hope you manage to get some sleep xxx
      hugs
      Sandra
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  43. Hi again night owls. I really must get my head down. I am presently sitting up in bed with a heat cushion at my back having just downed an anti inflammatory tablet with my glass of wine ( not very sensible,but who said ex nurses were sensible). Remember the zip wire and trampoline? Not a good ending I am afraid to say and have been suffering since Wednesday.!!!! However am hoping that by tomorrow all will be well again. So it just remains to say goodnight and God bless to you all. Saba xxx

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    1. sorry to see you are suffering after having so much fun with grandchildren,we do forget that our bodies can't do what our mind want's God natt Saba, hope you will sleep well after all
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    2. Thank you Maria, I was trying to show him how to do the splits in mid air, touch your toes and then land on your feel again and totally forgot I wasn't young anymore! God natt love. Xxx

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    3. hihihi glad you meant the feet. Never been able to do the split and if I falling down it's not a pretty sight to see me getting up again oh dear
      on a good day if tummy not to big I can still touch my toes
      sleep well xxx

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