Sunday, 31 October 2010

Half way there!

I am halfway through a cross stitch sampler. I do like band samplers, and this one is called a Rymic Sampler I believe!

Anyway it is in 6 colours, 4 pinks and 2 greens and I think it will be very pretty. It is to match a cot quilt handmade by Louisa Gault. I found her on Folksy and she made a larger quilt last year for my daughter to give to Alice.

This year is Lucy's turn. She will be One in December and we will not be able to be there so some special gifts from Granny and Grampy Apple are necessary. (Our name is Smith and I am NOT granny smith thankyou)I will show you the sampler and quilt before it is sent to Sydney.

Sunday, 24 October 2010


I logged in to check on all of the blogs I follow and my dashboard told me that I do not follow any blogs. What!!!!!!!!!!!

I refreshed the page a couple of times and you are all back. Phew!

I do enjoy popping into the blogs I follow and checking out the shops. All good fun and when people comment on my blogs I enjoy the feedback. I have even had some ideas given to me for items to make through the 'comments' so I would miss you all very much.

Just off out to lunch now to meet friends. We are off to Neston Farm Shop. It is such a beautiful day we are hoping to sit outside! (I have a jacket and scarf in reserve.)

Have a good day.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Wakey Wakey!

I am up so you should be too!
Here is a link to my new blog, bit rambling (I heard that!) but it was very early.

When you are really tired the best thing is to go to bed and sleep it off! So, why am I awake at stupid 'o clock with sore eyes, aching shoulders and a headache? Not a good way to start the day is it.

Still, I did decide to start another blog on my new Artfire shop! Nothing like work to relax you when you are tired...

As you have not heard from me for at least 2 days I thought I would show you my new blog and the earrings that were requested by Lisa following my last blog. I have since made the pair of white earrings for Mia.
(I do wish I could work out how to place the images INBETWEEN the text!

Have a good Saturday.

Friday, 8 October 2010

In the Beginning....

I was just looking for a photo for my shop and found a hidden file! It is ok, I was the one who hid it, then forgot about it!

I thought I would show you the first angels I ever made. That was 4 years ago. Eventually the ones you see today have evolved. Just by leaving off the wings and head I 'discovered' trees and then last year I saw a snowflake design in Bead and Button. So then I had the trio of Christmas Decorations you see today.

I have given you a link to my newest shop. I am going to concentrate on Artfire and Folksy from now on.

My Misi Shop is still there. I will not give up on it.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Happy Days

Yesterday I told you about my new shop on Artfire. I have had a sale from it already, a Misi friend bought a Christmas Tree from me. That Rachael is a gem!

This morning I woke to an email from Artfire telling me that I had been featured in a Collection called Strawberry Fields. I am very very happy about that. I have included the link for you to see his collection, you have seen my earrings before!

Happy Saturday to you all from a Happy 'Talking Bead'

Friday, 1 October 2010

New Shop!

Well, I have found another shop. Artfire is an American site and I am at the moment stocking my little page. It is all a bit beyond me at the moment but I will list a new item every day and then I shall learn as I go! This is for tomorrow.

I will let you know how it goes!