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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.

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.



  1. Fabulous machine! Love the fabrics you have chosen, lovely & bright. Have a great day, Hugs, Shaz xx #69

  2. Fab toy... Janome are wonderful machines and so reliable. I used to be a rep for them and I can tell you that the faults were usually inflicted by the customer... eg., lack of cleaning, wrong needle etc. If ever you have a problem let me know as I have sorted a few over the phone or even via skype and they are always easily sorted.
    Believe it or not I was at Lady Heyes yesterday BUYING! With the stash I already have! Really!!! The shop there is fabulous and they are so nice too.
    Have fun...
    Love Jo x

  3. Oooh what a fab toy - have fun playing with it! I bought myself a sweing machine but only to use on papercraft projects cos I suck at fabric crafts! :lol:

    Ali #73

  4. Ooo exciting, your the second desk with a new sewing machine on it today, have lots of fun playing x
    Happy Desk Hopping Day
    Hugz Minxy #59

  5. Another one with a new sewing machine! How lucky

    Take care

    jakix #119

  6. You lucky lady lots of happy times shopping for fabric and sitting at that wonderful machine. Enjoy
    Ria #44

  7. What an awesome hubby have! Enjoy your new toy!!!

    Jeannie #12

  8. Well, I'm a Ralph fan! What a lovely treat and what a great machine, you'll get years from it. Hope you enjoy the learning process, despite my protestations, whe I finally get to the sewing, I really like it!

  9. You lucky gal!! What a fab present....you'll get so much use from it. I have a Janome, nothing flash just a good sturdy machine, it's brilliant.
    Love that alphabet fabric, really bright and funky :)
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

  10. Well done Ralph
    what a great way to get to know your new toy. love the alphabet fabric I'm sure your quilt will be fab there are lots of clips on you tube you can look at.... good luck
    janet #32

  11. Oh! You are in for some fun! I love mine, though don't use it nearly enough! Thanks for visiting, Chris 93

  12. Oh how sweet to have gotten that sewing machine. Enjoy creating wonderful things with it. Thanks for stopping by my desk.
    Brigita #124

  13. Wow .. Ralph did well .. you are in for some FUN!

  14. i'm in awe of anyone who can quilt - it's such a wonderful skill!
    you sound like you're going to be busy - the art journalling may have a wait a while... :)
    thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment.
    happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week!
    no. 5