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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.

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.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

It Was Great News!!

Thank you for you prayers and thoughts, I am so much more than grateful.
Clair got Great News, the wide excision was clear of cancer!  Yes I am smiling broadly today.
She must have check ups every three months for five years, so we know she will have the best of chances of beating Malignant Melanoma

So it is onwards and upwards now, I can relax and begin to enjoy this new year.  Everything has been on hold really since November when I took ill and then a doctor felt a couple of Clair's moles were looking suspicious. She has had seven remved and one was malignant.

So we are both looking forward to getting on with life and living to the full.  So watch this space, crafting is near the top of my To Do List!!

Thank you so much for your kindness xxx

PS I have been trying to thank everyone who commented but Blogger is not letting me do do on some blogs, so please accept my thanks from here, thank you with love xx

Tuesday, 22 January 2013


This is Not the usual WOYWW Post and I apologise if my post offends anyone.
I am requesting Prayers and Positive thoughts  today for my beautiful daughter Clair as she goes for the results of her wide excision biopsy. Her appointment is at 3pm so if you can spare 30 seconds your thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated. 
Thank you.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


This is me trying to get my MoJo back, noseying at other workspaces is a great way to gain inspiration. Mind you on saying that, mine isn't at all today, but I am getting back in to the phenomenon that is WOYWW and will try to do better in the coming weeks.

Now to pop over to Mrs Dunnit's place where the magic begins...http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year Hopes

Happy New Year.

I am hoping with the new year comes new inspiration to get back to crafting.  I have done nothing for months and have been wanting to sell all my crafting stuff.  But since my health scare my family are insisting I try to get back to it. So here I am making a start. I am looking for inspiration and motivation out here in Blogland so if you have any to spare, please send it my way.


Sheilagh :)