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Thursday, December 30, 2010

My 100th Follower!

Wow, I can't believe that the number of folks who follow my blog is now into three figures!  What a good start to the New Year!  That deserves a little giveaway I think!

Congratulations Dorthe - you are the lucky person - if you would like to email me - link in my sidebar - with your address, I will post a little thank you gift to you.  I will go away and find something suitable and will be right back with a photo of it.

Right - I'm back and here is my giveaway.  This is a pretty linen pouch from circa 1930's, used for storing handkerchiefs or napkins, but could now be used to keep all sorts in, such as buttons, trim, lace etc.  It is a salmon pink colour with violets embroidered on the flap.  This is from a French chateau, bought from a lady who was clearing out the contents from the previous owner who hadn't thrown anything away for over 80 years!  Inside are 7 small pieces of lace - of various types, which I hope you will be able to use.

Thanks so much for the continued support of all my Followers.  Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bye Bye Santa!

Well, Christmas has been and gone amidst a flurry of snow, huge spending, food shopping, present wrapping and exhaustion.  I still have my family get together to look forward to, which is later than planned this year due to the very bad weather we have had and is scheduled for this coming weekend, to coincide with a very special birthday I have!

I am starting to get that "get rid of the Christmas decorations now" feeling but can't at the moment as Mr V-B likes them up as long as possible so I have started in a small way by having a tidy up of my blog.  The vintage Santa background had to go, along with several Christmassy photos!  I'm looking forward to Spring already and can't wait to get back into the usual routine.

I would like to wish all my friends, followers and fellow bloggers a very Happy New Year and a healthy and prosperous 2011.

To celebrate my special birthday, here are a few images for you :-


Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Well, there's certainly not been much happening on the creative front this month - I think my mojo has gone on it's holidays.  Also I have had  a problem with my toe and had to have a minor op last week and things haven't been helped by the unprecedented snowfall we have had for the second time in about a month, which has virtually brought the UK to a grinding halt, which in the run up to christmas is most inconvenient to say the least!

However, I have got my Christmas decs up and here are a few very seasonal photos - the snowy views are from the house looking out.

If I don't post again before Christmas, may I take this opportunity of wishing all my friends, followers and fellow  bloggers a fabulous Christmas and New Year - have a lot of fun!