Wednesday, 29 July 2015


 Good morning all - I hope you are well wrapped up for this early autumn weather we are all enjoying!
It's been a bit wild, wet, and chilly here for the last few days.
My desk is very neat and tidy with just the remnants of Maxine's busy half hour when she was trying to finish her crocodile page for the busy book. Note the neatly sorted boxes of bobbin threads.

Below is my latest little hoodie - I just need to decide what colour buttons to put on it. What do you think?

 And here is the little card that I made for one of my friends who has just had a new grandson.
My next job is to shorten a pair of ready made curtains for my lounge.
I told hubby I was collecting the pole today and his response was...
"Oh I hope he is going to put the curtains up"

My daughter's response was...
"I didn't know you'd been having dance lessons!"

My family!
Shall I post a pic of me pole dancing next week then?!!

And on that note...
Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.
See you soon.
x Jo

Friday, 24 July 2015

Friday smile

Share a Smile 
The Value of a Smile
It costs nothing, but creates much;

It enriches those who receive without
impoverishing those who give;

It happens in a flash, and the memory of it
sometimes lasts forever;

None are so rich they can get along without it,
and none so poor but are richer
for its benefits.

It creates happiness in the home, fosters good
will in a business, and is the countersign of friends.

It is rest to the weary, daylight to the
discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and
nature’s best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or
stolen, for it is of no earthly good to
anybody until it is given away.

Nobody needs a smile so much as those who
have none left to give.

If you feel in need of a smile - just pop over to Annie's "A stitch in time" blog and see what's making her smile today! Her new poppy blog header makes me smile every time I see it.

Have a great weekend.
x Jo

Wednesday, 22 July 2015


Good morning all!
Where do these weeks go - here we are on What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday again.
We love showing our work desks and anything that we have been busy with.

This week I have managed to elbow Maxine off my sewing table for a little while!
My friend needed clothes for Sindy  and Action Man so I have been making tiny outfits in my spare time.

 Also, I found a nice chunky cardi pattern for Ben and some chunky wool - not sure if Max will like it but I will knit it up anyway.

She decided a seat harness, that they could use on normal chairs when out and about, would be very useful. So, using a friend's as a pattern this is what I came up with. I love the little elephants on the fabric - a nice practical colour way too, I think.
Ben seems happy enough in it....

Annie and I managed a quick shopping trip to Watson and Thorntons in Shrewsbury yesterday.
If you need fabric or haberdashery - it has a wonderful selection (See LLJ's blog from last week!)
I bought some spotty tabling and Annie bought some fabric for backgrounds. Brian is always so knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to finding suitable fabric etc.

Well that's it for this week.
I hope you are all well and making the most of Summer.

Thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Friday, 17 July 2015

Friday smile

My Friday smile:

These little daisies are raising a smile in my new garden at the moment.
This is the google description....

A remarkable introduction from the Netherlands, this produces daisies in a gorgeous butter-yellow shade fading to ivory.

Hope you are enjoying a sunny Friday!
Have a great weekend.
x Jo

Wednesday, 15 July 2015


My work table is still rather empty this week.
Maxine has been using it to make her busy book for Ben and I have been having the best time - playing with the little one. He is coming along so rapidly - we see something new that he can do every day.
Luckily he loves all the big diggers and dumpers that are busy on the building site so he enjoys watching them from the house. The workmen have started waving and tooting their horns for him now!
If you want to see what Maxine has been up to just follow the link to Tilly Tea Dance.
She is a clever little crafter. I think she will also be joining in with our weekly blog hop on WOYWW.

My crafty activity has been limited to knitting a couple of hoodies.
I have made so many now, I can almost knit them with my eyes shut - er and that sometimes happens!!!
Here are the latest two.. . .

Enjoy your snoop and leave a message so that I know you have been!
Have a great week.
x Jo