Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Don't miss this!

Silver Healer is offering a most beautiful kit for free. It is called "Christmas in the City"- a seasonal kit with an unusual twist. You will find the link on her site "Sweet Maple Designs"

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Working on brads

For Hummie's World design class, the current lesson is on making perfect brads with no jagged edges in sight. Here are mine, keeping within the theme and colour scheme I have chosen.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Weekend away in Cambridge

It was a windy weekend with trees being blown over. Here are a few views around Cambridge taken between the showers.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


Welcome to my blog Catherine:)

Most of the trees round here are coniferous, so there isn't much autumn leaf colour, but I did find one tree strutting its stuff:

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Busy Day

My busy day again, so just a quick post to say welcome to Mary (that's two Marys here now) and to Isabella and Nancy.

I've taken my Christmas "Elf Yourself" video off now- I'll make another next year.

Monday, 9 November 2009

New Sunday Scrappers Challenge

Hi Mary- thanks for coming to look at my blog:)

For those who missed the chat last night, Stitchmich gave us some word art to use in a new challenge. There is a bonus of more great word art for all who take part.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Sunday Scrappers

I co-host an on line chat called "Sunday Scrappers"  over at DSP chat room.  You can sign in as a guest. All are welcome to attend a friendly hour chatting to people from Europe and USA, sometimes early rising down-unders manage to come too. We meet at 3pm EST, (8pmGMT,  9pmCET). Thanks to Dutchsparky for making our logo.
One of our Sunday Scrappers has just put up a lovely freebie add on (look for the main kit too) at "Lotsofprettythings"

Friday, 6 November 2009


Here is a freebie for you- "From Grannie's House". Hummie's World has a subtle colour swatch which I liked and I used it in a makeover of a kit I was working on a while back.


Tuesday, 3 November 2009

My Busy Day

Just popping into my blog to say "hi" to Derfiss, A1nnie and Tora- thanks for coming to look at my blog.

Tuesday is my "volunteering time" and is always the busiest day of the week. I spend the morning helping to cook for about 80 needy people- many of them homeless, and in the afternoon I run computer starter sessions at the local library.

Sunday, 1 November 2009


When did I first start gathering mushrooms? Probably more than 60 years ago, and so I felt fully confident in identifying an edible one. Yesterday, I found several perfect-looking specimens and until I came to prepare them, I had no doubt that they were edible field mushrooms- the shape, colour, texture, peeling skin, pale pink gills all looked right. Luckily I plunged my nose into the bag to enjoy that evocative earthy smell- but it wasn't there. The smell was strange, rather like strong disinfectant. As I removed the stalks, I notice a rim of bright yellow appearing. This sparked a deeply buried memory "yellow staining mushrooms".  Although not toxic enough to kill, they can cause severe stomach upsets.