Wednesday, 27 August 2014

WOYWW - dumfling delight!

 My table is covered with dumfling delights this week!
I have done a bit of sewing but nothing I can show just yet.

My friend is coming over tomorrow to choose a picture from Maxine's latest dumflings.
So, I set them all out nicely on my sewing table.
Don't they look pretty?
I am sure she will find something to suit.
Click on the pictures to enlarge.
Now a quick update on that much younger sister of mine - Annie aka Wipso!
She says to thank you all for your lovely messages and that she is settling nicely into her new home. I think she is enjoying sorting and putting things in order but still has a long way to go.
She is so happy just to have moved at long last and is finding life in a bungalow much easier.
As yet, they don't have broadband so she is missing being able to contact friends/family etc but hopefully it won't be too long.
Well, that's it for this week.
If the sun shines today, I am going blackberry picking and having friends to lunch.
Have a good week all.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Friday smile

"Well!" said George
"They told me I was going to have a little friend to play with soon.
Maxine has left me here with Jo while she gets the nursery ready.
I wonder what sort of little friend will it be.
I have been doing a bit of research in my favourite book here.
And, well - anything cuddly will do!"

"They say I only have another four weeks to wait for my new little friend so I am getting excited now.
I think Jo is too.
She has been busy with all sorts of little sewing jobs and she has bought lots of stuff.

Oh well - back to my book - maybe it's a gerbil or a hamster - time will tell!!"

Happy Friday everyone.
I doubt Annie will be able to post her Friday smile this week so I thought I would make sure to post mine.
She says thanks for all your kind wishes.
She is really happy in her little bungalow and so glad all the waiting is over.

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend.
Love Jo

Wednesday, 20 August 2014


 Good morning all.
Firstly an apology for not visiting many desks last week. Unusually for me, I have been a poorly girl and been a bit lacking in energy and enthusiasm, plus, our computer was playing up.Thankfully, I am feeling better and my dear hubby has sorted the computer too.

So, this week - not a lot to show.
A few scraps of fabric left over from my latest secret project - the reel of white tape might be a clue!

In the bottom right hand corner is a most beautiful little pin cusshion that Annie made for me. She needed a project to keep her busy whilst she waited for moving day!
I love it and will put it to good use.

The best news of all.....

This was the photo that I put on Annie's  "NEW HOME" card!!!!!

Yes folks, Annie has at long last managed to get moved into her new bungalow.
In the end her moving day went like clockwork but was touch and go up till the last minute!

She is now happily settled - albeit surrounded by boxes  - but then she has grown accustomed to that!

I am doing this update for her because, as yet she has no broadband and is told it may take a couple of weeks.
At last she has her sparkle back and is bubbling with the pleasure of being able to make the fresh start they were longing for. So, I know you will be wanting to wish her all the best - you have all given her such a lot of comfort and support through the last twelve months and we are both very grateful and thankful to you all - you really are a lovely bunch!!

Have a great week
x Jo

Wednesday, 13 August 2014


 Such loveliness to share on my WOYWW post today!....

On the right you can see the most beautiful and clever card and ATCs sent to Annie and me from Fiona -  "Staring at the sea"
The card has a clever, little moving windmill which is weighted and moves along as you open/close the card. The ATCs have little snowstorm fronts that sprinkle sequins in front of a birthday cake with five candles - brilliant!
Thanks Fiona - I wll pass Annie's back to her once she has moved house - fingers still crossed here! See Annie's blog for latest updates.

The other bits on my table are just the tiny poppy dumfling I found after we had cleared all our stuff from the exhibition and also a little crocheted/lacey flower I am mending. It was attached to a little woolly heart but moths ate the wool!

And - especially to brighten everyone's day.......
This was the most glorious rainbow that appeared late yesterday afternoon.
If you click on it, you might see that not only was it a double rainbow but below the bright one is an extra band of ultra violet.
I think it is amazing. The little hill beneath it is called Roundton and used to be a hill fort in the past. I often wonder what folks made of rainbows before they understood the science behind them.
Maybe, like us, they just know that it means "all will be well".

Have a great week everyone and thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Saturday, 9 August 2014


Just a snap of the lovely flowers my nephew and his lovely wife gave me on their wedding day!

Join in with more wedding smiles over on Annie's blog "A stitch in time"

Thanks for calling in.
Have a great weekend.

x Jo

Wednesday, 6 August 2014


I thought I would share two desks with you today.
Above is the table Maxine and I spent all last week working at whilst lots of folk drifted in and out of our exhibition. We had a totally brilliant week. It was just a most perfect chill out week, spent chatting, chilling and "dumfing".
The little gallery at the Old Bell Museum in Montgomery was just right for us, allowing plenty of room for us to work yet still enable folks to peruse the pictures and other artwork which decorated the walls and tabletops. (See here if you want to see what we had on display!)

The next picture shows my tidy table today with just a few vintage bargains, my bookmarks that I made last week and a "dumfed" oyster catcher which just needs some machine embroidery to finish it off.
Thanks to all who popped into my blog last week and apologies for not visiting your WOYWW blog.
I will manage it this week I am sure. Well, that is unless Annie decides she needs me to help her with her move! Still got fingers crossed here! I am sure she will have news and fab pics on her blog "A stitch in time" so pop over and see what she is up to.

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling.
x Jo

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Tina Gilmore exhibition

Click to enlarge
Just in case you are in the Montgomery area this week .....

This is Tina Gilmore's exhibition in the Old Bell gallery until 7th August.
Here are lots more pictures if you want a preview..

There is an amazing amount of wonderful work, from big mounted pictures to little cards and tiny glass hangings.
Pop along and see what Tina has been busy with!

x Jo