Sunday, 20 January 2008

Projects, Crafts and awards....

At the moment my head is full of plans....... Plans for crafts I want to start, projects I wish to finish and a whole load of books I hope to enjoy! I don't know about you but I can spend hours on amazon looking for books, books on crafts, decorating, food and fiction. So much so in fact that I have decided I need a lap top, at the moment I am sitting at a computer stand on a not so comfortable chair......... oh how I long to sit on my sofa with a lap top on my knee drooling over your amazing blogs!

As I have been visiting you all, I noticed most of you have started back on your craft projects for the new year, this reminded me of the ones I have on the go, currently a Halloween door hanger, which I never did complete for Halloween, a Lizzie Kate Halloween Cross stitch and a Teresa Wentlzer 'Spring fairy' cross stitch from a season chart pack!

When I moved house last year I was working on the fairy, here is a photo of my progress so far.....It is from a Teresa Wentzler collection called four season fairies, they are beautiful and appear to have butterfly wings. I am planning to make her into a pillow for my favourite chair.........
As I mentioned in my last post I am hoping to take up knitting, I have had a go as a child but have not picked up needles for years, the first thing I did was visit amazon where I found quite a lot of interesting 'beginner' books. I think I may order one from amazon and see if my library has the others.

Here is the first book I hope to get.........

The Knitter's Bible: The Complete Handbook for Creative Knitters

Another book I found on Amazon is called warm Fuzzies, I don't think the crafts are all knitted but the book just looked so cute! I am definitely going to find this one......

Warm Fuzzies

Other amazing books I want........ even if my skills are not quite there yet, I am optimistic!

I want to say thank you to Marie over at
Wild Rose.
for awarding me with two wonderful awards.

Thank you ever so much I dont quite know what to say, I think its great that we can share our appreciation of others by sharing these awards. As one of the awards is called 'You make my day' all I can say is no truer words are spoken, I really do enjoy visiting you all, you lift my whole day and give my mind inspiration. and I am so pleased that I have also made your day! Thank you again Marie........ I am passing the 'You Make My Day' award to Homestead mercantile

And I am passing the 'Amazing Blogger' award to Somewhere In Time.

I hope you all have a wonderful week, see you again soon

Priscilla x


Allison said...

Hi Priscilla, it certainly is that time of year when we set our sights on the projects and endeavors we hope to complete. I think it's great your taking oup knitting. I don't knit, but I do think about starting something like that, or crocheting. The "Warm Fuzzies" book looks very cute. Those cupcakes on the front are adorable. Congratulations on your awards! Happy New Year and I wish you the best on your projects.


Wild Rose said...

Hi Priscilla

You are most welcome! Your awards are richly deserved.

I know what you mean about spending hours on amazon looking at the books! I placed an order at New Year and I'm still waiting because some of the books I ordered are not in stock.

Like you, I have unfinished craft projects including a cross stitch of the Shambles in York. This one is a challenge to work because most of it is in varying shades of brown! I had enough trouble trying to work out which was which as the instructions are rather vague. I also have an enormous coastal cross stitch sampler which I have yet to start, as I have not found a frame that is big enough.

Have a great week.

Marie x

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Priscilla...yes..looks like we are all inspired by others to get busy and be creative!! Congrats on your award too....and I love your top image too...

Linda said...

Hi Priscilla, thank you so much for my award, you made my day!
All the books look very inspiring,especially the one with the little cupcakes. I hope you do get started knitting, I think you'll enjoy it. I'm working on a little scarf and doing some stitching too. Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

Hi again...this is too funny. I just left a comment and then looked at my blog and you had just visited me. I'm in the Vintage Valentine Heart Swap.It's a fun one everthing is to be pink, red or white one vintage item and lots of hearts...and you know I love hearts. Have you heard of swap dex? This site list upcoming swaps they are check it out see what you think. There is an Easter one that looks like fun. Hugs Linda

Homestead Mercantile said...

Thanks so much for the "you made my day" award. How very kind of you. I am having screen issues and have not been able to blog for a few days. But the pc tech is coming with new parts in the next few yippee. Right now, my laptop is connected to another pc, making me able to type on laptop and read on screen of the other...weird, but is is working for the time being.
Thanks for sending others my way...will be blogging soon! Thanks again, Priscilla.

the feathered nest said...

Hi Priscilla, Congratulations on the awards! They're fun aren't they!

I've been wanting to learn how to knit too. I find how to knit books confusing. Might just be me! I bought a DVD instead and it's pretty good because they show you the needles from you perspective looking down. So you might want to check into that.


Back Through Time said...

Hi Pricilla, thanks for stopping by my blog! It is so nice to meet new bloggers! And I want to know what is the Shopaholic book on your blog? I can't make it out, I thought I had read ALL of hers! I love that series!!
Congratulations on your awards:-)


ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Priscilla, Thank-you for visiting my blog it is always so nice to meet new bloggers. I love to visit new blogs there are so many of them to vist. I like all of your crafts there so nice. I am not much of a crafter but I am wanting to sew something here real soon. Have a wonderful day

FrenchGardenHouse said...


What a great blog you have! I bet it is just so beautiful where you live, I have totally fallen in love with England.:)

Thank you for entering my blog GIVE AWAY!

xo Lidy

Anonymous said...

What lovely ideas. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Kelli said...

I have been working on some projects too. I *love* the fairy, so pretty! Congratulations on your award!

Teresa said...


I have craft books I will probably never use, but I love to look at them. Enjoy your books, get done what you can and dream about crafts. I love the name of the book "Warm Fuzzies." It makes me think I need to have a cup of hot chocolate while looking at it. LOL!!

Awards are wonderful to receive and to pass on. I am so happy for you.

Take care

Michelle said...

Hi Priscilla, Well done you on your awards!
Im loving the books and Ive copied down a couple of titles I may like myself!
Did you know that Betz White (warm fuzzies) has her own blog?
Heres the link incase you dont have it:
Thanks for your comment about the radio!
Its a repro one from Asda of all places but I really love it!!
Michelle xx

Books I have read and enjoyed

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