Tuesday, 20 May 2014

I have Been...

...inspired by 10 year old Mabel who invited me to have a table at her Fun Day.
(should have tidied my table before taking the photo!)
Mabel is aiming to raise £1,000 for Water Aid. So far she has raised over £500. Amazing!

...working to finish my free motion embroidery pictures that I started at the class taught by Lara Sparks
and trying not to notice the not-so-good bits!

...finally listing some items in my Etsy shop, after setting it up several years ago,
and sold them to one of my lovely blog friends, Joy

...making presents for (and based on) a friend

...listening to the new album from the wonderfully talented Paul Heaton and Jaqui Abbott
it's excellent!

...reading, reading, reading! Can't get enough of fiction books at the moment
this is the one I've just finished, you probably won't be surprised to learn that I was drawn to it by the buttons on the cover! It's a good (and quick) read.

Plus, of course, a lot of gardening and trips out enjoying the sunshine!
Youngest Boy is taking his GCSE exams at the moment and is making the most of the lovely weather by revising in the garden.

How are you spending your time at the moment?

Thanks for visiting
xXx


16 comments:

  1. What an amazing person Mabel is. I hope she reaches her target for such an important charity. Your free motion embroidery is wonderful, great design. You've just given me two more things to add to my shopping list, the CD and the book. The cover looks fab with all those buttons. Good luck to your son with his GCSE's. Our son is sitting his A levels and is very stressed, he's keen to get the grades for the uni he wants. How am I spending my time. I made a top but wasn't too happy with it. However today I've nearly completed another dress which has been much more successful. Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Ali xx

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    1. Are you going to show us your dress? I'd love to see it. I can highly recommend the book, I wasn't at all sure when I first saw it but couldn't resist the cover. Good luck to your son with his A levels, it's a stressful time for them, isn't it? XX

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  2. I love your Etsy shop ladies! You are so creative! And the embroidery pics are just gorgeous, I am so inspired by them! Good luck to amazing Mabel, what a fun way to raise money! Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Chrissie. You really must give the free motion embroidery a go - it's very forgiving. Mabel truly is a wonderful girl. XX

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  3. Well done on your shop sales!! See, they did sell, people do like pincushions!! Congratulations, I hope they are the first of many. xx

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    1. Thank you Amy - yes, I should have had faith - people DO like pincushions! XX

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  4. I'm wishing Mabel the very best with her fund raising, and what a fun way to increase the running total! I really like your FME Suzanne - those little birdies are looking very pretty; I would like to do more of this activity if only there were more hours in the day! How lovely that Joy bought your latest listings from your Etsy shop, I'm sure she'll enjoy them!Loving the buttons on the book front - they would have attracted me too! Enjoy your week and keep well! Joy xo

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    1. I know what you mean Joy, I always have so many ideas running through my head for things to make but real life gets in the way. That's why it was great to do the class as it was 6 hours just devoted to free motion embroidery! XX

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  5. It sounds as though you've been super-busy. I can totally see why you bought that book - I'd have been the same!!! :-)
    Carly
    x

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    1. Luckily the book was a good read too. I would have been happy to have just looked at the cover though!! X

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  6. I love your free motion embroidery. Anything birds is great.

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    1. I agree - anything birdie IS great! X

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  7. Hi Suzanne, I think your embroidery is really good and good on Mabels fund raising efforts. Lastly loving my pincushions my husband thinks they are very really good.Not very often blokes comment on crafty things!
    your latest one is good too x

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  8. Thank you Joy, they were such fun to make. Must make some more, the trouble is I've always got about a hundred new things I want to try! Very impressed that your husband commented on the pincushions! XX

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  9. Good luck to Mabel...a great way to raise money! You have been very busy, love all the bits and pieces you have shown us in this post. I would have been drawn to that book by the buttons too!
    Marianne x

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  10. Hello Suzanne,
    Thank you for your wonderful comment. I love my roses and I want more. My Husband wants for room for vegetables, which mean moving my roses elsewhere. I'm not agreeing on that, : )
    I enjoy Romantic Home magazine and have been for a couple of years. I only purchase it once in a while but I may sign up for a yearly subscription. They have my kind of decorating, gardens (of course roses), and other interesting places.
    Again, thank you for dropping by and have a wonderful week.
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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