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I retired on March 11th 2014 after 26 years as a doctors receptionist. I am now looking forward to the freedom to enjoy my days doing anything I wish to. Spending time with family, catching up with friends. Playing in my Scrappy Shack, scrapbooking, cardmaking, art journalling, quilting, gardening, baking. Spending wonderful times with my beloved other half. I am so looking forward to this time in my life.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Hi Remember Me?

I have  started a new blog to celebrate being retired

You can find me here It's a New Day, It's a New Dawn, its a New Life

It's going to be a miscellany of  life observations, crafting, learning new skills and that old chestnut, keeping healthy.

I hope you can  pop in, it's been a long time....

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Here I Go Again,

I am wanting to get into a crafting routine after seveal months of not much at all.
Blogging gives me inspiration so here I am ready to get nosey again.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

My Boy is Coming Home Not the Usual WOYWW

Conor is coming home....Conor is coming home.... Conor is coming home.....

Thank You Everyone who kept him in their prayers and thoughts during his tour of Afghanistan.

My soldier Grandson is in Cyprus at the moment en route back to the UK.
I say we are happy and grateful is an understatement. 
We are more than Grateful. More than Happy.

Our boy was injured out on patrol and sustained four broken ribs.
But we did not allow our tears to flow, well not for too long.
Two boys he was out on patrol with are now double amputee's
so our tears and thoughts are for those boys and their families.

I think there may be some partying around here this weekend

God is Good

Sunday, 10 March 2013


I am still trying to produce a quilt for LillyBo but not getting very far. It will be done though. I am on late shift this week so will have at least 2 hours to spare each day to get myself and my nervous efforts sorted.

 I am in the middle of trying to get my home and my  craft space "She's Scrappy Shack" sorted.  I have given myself 100 days to be able to see a difference, my shed has been temporarily re named "The Shed of Shame" I will say no more at the moment.....

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Look What I Made.....

My first patchwork ever!! 

I went to a class today and this is what I produced. My first ever piece of patchwork.
With help and advice from the lovely Ella at  "Sew Simple" up at Lady Heyes.
I was not looking forward to the class to be honest, trying to get to know my new sewing machine was quite stressful and me and the bobbin did not get on at all!! The last time I sewed a seam I was 15 and hated needlework class at school.

But now I am very, very happy and I now know I am about to embark on yey another addiction.
All because I wanted to make something for LillBo Quilts, I did not realise what I was letting myself in for.Now I know I can have a lot of joyful satisfaction.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Here  it is, my new toy/challenge.....

My gift from Ralph, I cannot keep up with the man.
From the moment I put my name down to make a quilt of Jo's Lilli-Bo Quilts, everything went mad. I went up to Sew Simple up at Lady Heyes to peruse and stroke the material up there and ask about sewing lessons and the next minute, Ralph is ordering this little beauty for me. I bought some lovely fat squares up there to play about with. So Yes Donna it is was a sewing machine:) It arrived last night and I cannot wait to have a play with it.

Just pop over  to Mrs Dunnit's and have a look around world wide workdesks and be inspired.


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

I am Rather Excited....

I am rather excited this morning.
Awaiting a delivery that may take me in a different direction craftwise.
 If it arrives as promised I will share on WOYWW.