Wednesday, 13 June 2018


Good morning to all my WOYWW friends around the globe.

Now - as you know I am NOT a card maker. My love is embroidery and textiles.
So, when my friend suggested meeting up with her card making friend for a little get together and workshop I did wonder what I was letting myself in for!!

However, our evening was perfect - four friends chatting over a glass of wine and nibbles with some very well prepared card making thrown in - I can recommend it!

Now, I don't take much credit for this, as each step was demonstrated and each piece cut out ready for stamping/sticking together etc.

BUT - I must say I was thrilled to bits with the results I achieved so, I just have to show and tell to all you brilliant paper crafters out there.

I think some of your inspiration must have rubbed off don't you?

Lastly here is my latest, beautiful, arty ATC that arrived yesterday...

Thanks to Cindy for the clever little card too.

That's it for this week.

My playmate/coffeemate is away this week so I hope she is enjoying meeting up with special friends over the border!

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 6 June 2018


Some more little WOYWW beauties landed on my mat this week.....

It's lovely how different they all are and so nice when little - very appropriate- cards send lovely messages too - don't you love the little kitten with a pin cushion!! Thanks lots to Sylvia, Julia, Nikki, Christine and Robyn. I now need to find a little frame to pop them in so that I can display them in my sewing room.

AND below is a little dolly sunning herself in the late evening sun on my sewing table.
My friend's little grand daughters came to see me this week and the oldest one already has a "little Josie" doll. As she walked through my door she said "I think my sister would like one of these dollies" "Please can she have a blue one." 

So - Voila-  here she is - I think she will be "little Jo Jo".
The felting brush does tend to look like a bed of nails - I think she might have found a comfy cushion to lounge on!

So that's it for this week.
Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 30 May 2018


Well, what wonderful ATCs dropped through our letter boxes this week!
Annie and I sent out about 20 ATCs and our WOYWW blogging buddies certainly kept Mr Postie busy. I still have a couple more to photograph but I left them at Annie's when we met up for Sunday lunch. So, I will pop them on here next week.

Thanks lots to all.....

What a lovely way to celebrate 9 years of WOYWW friendship.

My table hasn't really seen much action, although I did spend an hour trying out my new stitches on my sewing machine. I made this little rag book as a reminder of what they actually look like on fabric.

I don't have any stitchy projects on the go at the moment but I am really pleased with my machine and I am sure it will get lots of use soon.

AND - just to send you off with a smile - take a look at the clematis running riot over my fences this week. . .

So, that's it for this week.

Have a great week.

x Jo

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

WOYWW 9th birthday celebrations!

Good morning to all our WOYWW friends around the globe!

Thanks to that lovely blogger Julia, we have been linking up with crafty bloggers around the globe for 9 years.
We have "met" such talented crafters during our mad Wednesday blog hop and, even if we haven't met you in real life, we really feel that we have a whole set of friends that we would never have known without WOYWW.

So, thanks Julia and long may WOYWW keep going.

Annie and I posted our ATCs yesterday but I have saved one for my PIF.
So, if you sign up after me on Mr Linky - send me your address and I will post one to you today.

Have a great week!

xx Jo

Wednesday, 16 May 2018


Happy WOYWW everyone!
It's been a busy week so far.
I managed to find a little bit of time to get to know my new machine (well, I call it "playtime"!).

I decided to make a few cards using the free motion machine foot, hoping that it would work as well as the old Husqvarna it has replaced.
This was my first attempt and I think it worked well - it was smooth and easy to use and all the fancy add-ons, like thread snipper etc proved really useful.

I also had time to finish off and parcel up 25 little dollies for Margaret (glitterandglue).

Here they are waiting on my desk on Sunday and if you look on Annie's blog and maybe even Margaret's blog you might see us handing them over to the lovely lady herself!
She called in to collect dolls and bags from Annie and we managed a little get together for an hour or two - the time flew - so good to meet up with her at last!

Oops! Looks like one has escaped Margaret!

I will pop him in a box where he can wait for a few more friends to arrive.

I still have a bag full of wool - how did that happen!!! lol So, I will continue making dollies or twiddle mitts or anything else that takes my fancy.

Have a great week all.

Enjoy this lovely weather.

xx Jo