Wednesday, 31 December 2008


Only one - and only one word, the word by which I will make all my decisions and choices for the coming year hopefully.
It encompasses everything that matters I think,
  • family - always
  • friendships - which I WILL take more time to nurture this year, other issues got in the way this year and please realise that this is only a reason not an excuse
  • health
  • spirit

Thanks to all who have visited this year, your support means a lot. I wish all of you and your families a Happy Ne'er Day - lang may yer lum reek!

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Hope everyone has had a fabulous Christmas and that you are all enjoying the festive season. It is just so nice to catch up with friends and family and to kick back and take it easy now - lol it was a good idea to do all OUR entertaining in the Christmas week - I can now relax and enjoy what's to come.

Thanks to some inspiration from the talented Joanne, I made my Thank you cards from selected pieces of last year's cards. This is the second year of doing this and I love it as an idea, so much so that I made up a few packs of 10 for hostess gifts for over the holidays and those have gone down a treat. Here are some of this year's cards.

Enjoy what's left of the weekend!

Monday, 22 December 2008

Christmas meme

I haven't done one of these for a long time but this one caught my eye with its mix of statements so what the heck here goes.

Items in bold I have done and those in italic I would like to!

1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band
4. visited hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to disneyland/world
8. climbed a mountain
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped - no thanks
12. visited paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. taught yourself an art from scratch
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning (and it was terrible!)
17. walked to the top of the statue of liberty
18. grown your own vegetables
19. seen the mona lisa in france
20. slept on an overnight train
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch hiked
23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. built a snow fort
25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping
27. run a marathon
28. ridden a gondola in venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise (people who know me know that will NEVER happen)
33. seen niagara falls in person
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an amish community
36. taught yourself a new language - already got 4 but would love to learn Greek
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the leaning tower of pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen michelangelo's david in person
41. sung karaoke
42. seen old faithful geyser erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant (I would if I felt I should)
44. visited africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. had your portrait painted
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the sistene chapel in person
50. been to the top of the eiffel tower in paris
51. gone scuba diving or snorkelling
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theatre
55. been in a movie (I did get a part in a movie when I was 12 but the filming schedule didn’t work with family holidays)
56. visited the great wall of china
57. started a business (hand having worked in finance never will – don’t need that kind of pressure)
58. taken a martial arts class (judo once)
59. visited russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold girl scout cookies.
62. gone whale watching
63. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood
65. gone sky diving
66. visited a nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a cheque
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favorite childhood toy
70. visited the lincoln memorial
71. eaten caviar
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in times square
74. toured the everglades
75. been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the guard in london
77. broken a bone
78. been on a speeding motorcycle
79. seen the grand canyon in person
80. published a book
81. visited the vatican
82. bought a brand new car
83. walked in jerusalem
84. had your picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire bible
86. visited the white house
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox
89. saved someone’s life
90. sat on a jury
91. met someone famous
92. joined a book club
93. lost a loved one
94. had a baby
95. seen the alamo in person.
96. swum in the great salt lake.
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee

It's an interesting one - feel free to copy it onto your own blog and have some fun with it! I'm off to a Carol concert now, feeling very festive!

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Christmas cards

So there's not been much time for crafting at the moment but I thought I would share what little there has been. Time being what it is all my cards so far this year have been made from my Anna Griffin kit. I love this anyway so I was quite happy working away. Sorry for the less than great pictures but these need written and posted sooner rather than later lol.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Proud Mama

Stuart on his way out to his school prom. Where did my wee boy go???

Saturday, 6 December 2008

A Date Day

What a lovely day I've had. My wonderful husband suggested a day out today just the two of us (DS was working - it wasn't abandonnment lol). After a bit of light shopping in the morning (DIY store, craft shop, wool shop) we went to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and museum. We had seen one half on our visit last year and it had taken us this long to get organised to get back there. We had a great afternoon and then went for an amazing curry on the way home. It was a lot of fun, but now I'm off for a sit down and a read.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

A Family Tradition

Albeit a fairly new one. I made this a few years ago for my son. It was time consuming to sew all the beads and sequins on but as a Christmas fanatic I feel it was time well spent. In fact I have started another one - this time with individual stitched toys for each pocket. Well I figure that someday when he leaves to set up his own home we will still need something to hang up - almost sounds feasible doesn't it ;o)

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Just checking in

This was the magnificent view that met me as I turned the brow of the hill across the River Clyde Estuary this morning. Fabulous isn't it!