Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Wot no Pics !

I have finally been able to use this lovely graphic,made my Donna (Donna is in my side bar )We had no rain at all ,thoughout April,is mother nature getting old? and getting her months muddled up ?because we are certainly getting lots of rain now ,as I type this ,it is coming down ,like stair rods ? (Do you remember stair rods lol).....The last weekend was a bank holiday ,meaning a Public Holiday Monday off work ,and for once Maurice was rotered off,so we decided to make the best of it ,(he has to work the next one )The plan was to chill on Saturday ,cos he'd just come off nights ,then on Sunday we would go to a craft fair at Sandringham,then on Monday we would do some gardening ,We went to Sandringham to the craft fair it was held in the park and not at the house ,remember I told you about our visit to the Queens home,the one she stays at over Christmas and New Year ,We decided to take Kizzie ,she has now had her jabs and is quite good on her lead,and she loved it ,when we arrived ,and parked up on the field directed by parking attendants,she had a good sniff around ,oh bliss all that lovely Dear poo,to sniff at ! then on into the Fair itself,boy was she made a fuss of every so many steps some one would stop and want to pet  her ,saying how lovely she is ,wanting to know her age ...breed ..name ..she loved it ! I took lots of pictures and have been kicked off twice ,once tying to add pictures and then again trying to put titles on them ,I have given up and will post another day when AOL is in a better mood ,We saw all sorts of crafts being demonstrated,but will leave that for when I can show you the pictures,we did go into a big tent with a notice out side that said cross stitch,I have done cross stitch in the past ,but dont like the counted sort !I was admiring all the lovely work that was on show ,and I came across this  its called Candlewicking,sort of a cross between embroidery and quilting

Then right at the back,kits were available to buy,,they had just one of these left, Maurice who was talking to a gentleman who had a guide dog,and his wife was saying she had made the one I was  admiring ,Maurice then saw the look of lust on my face and bless him put his hand in his pocket with the ever lovely words 'would you like it ?'and so on that happy note I will finish ,and because its raining .......This old chuck has decided to get on with her sewing.....With love From

With her dog at her feet ..lol ,this tag was made for me by my friend Debbie who is also in my side bar ,

36 comments:

sdrogerson said...

stair rods - oh yes I recall them well - like onion johnnies a thing of the past......
raining here too.......

mariealicejoan said...

Lovely graphics!  I had to get Todd to explain to me what "stair rods" were, if you can believe it!  I used to do candlewicking a long time ago.  I did quite a few pillows for our old sitting room, don't know where they are now, expect the new wife is enjoying them!  At any rate, that looks a lovely kit!  You will have to share the finished project with us when you are done!
Enjoy the rain!  We have had hardly any, but a few showers and we could sure use some!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

ally123130585918 said...

Donna's graphic is lovely Jan ~ you are right about the rain it has been doing that here on and off for the past 3 days (Just to make it feel more like a Bank Holiday :o) The Craft fair sounded good and I love the candlewicking ~ can imagine how much you will enjoy doing that ~ isn't Maurice Good buying it for you ~ glad Kizzie was good and got lots of fuss ~ Look forward to seeing your pictures when AOHell lets you post them ~Ally x

astoriasand said...

Well Jan  I am sorry AOL are messing pics up again.It's pouring here too Jan Grrrrrrrr OK for gardeners ha ha,had I not been tagged  I was going to do a similar entry to yours in a sense today I like you can wait.I am happy you enjoyed it and sound Kizzy did enjoy all the pats and the aw's too Haaaa.And well whatmore can I say but Cluck Cluck  to that Old Chuck from this Old Motherhen LOL!! Loved the posting happy stitching.Take Care God Bless Kath
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

sugarsweet056 said...

Rainy here too.
AOL pics have been acting up for a couple days, I emailed Joe yesterday & he said he knew about it & tech was working on it. GRRRR
Have a nice remainder of the week.
Hugs,
Sugar

kirkbyj05 said...

Stair rods are coming back into vogue Jan.  It seems that the young ones want to put the character back into their period houses.  Wait utill they have to take them off and clean them with the brasso...Lol!
I like the sound of the craft kit you have just bought.  I have never heard of candlewicking before.  I'm looking forward to seeing yours finished.  What about little Kizzie?  The star attraction of the day....bless her.  I can jus see it now.  Lol!  I'm looking forward to seeing your photos of her and the craft fair too.
Drat!   AOL!!!!!!!
That's a beautiful tag at the top of the page.  Very serene and idyllic.
See you again soon 'Old chuck.'  

Cluck...cluck from Jeanie  xxx

tillywooat62 said...

Its more like April showers in Derbyshire today, lovely warm sunny spells then the heavens open and down it comes for a few mins then back to sunshine again, love the candlewicking picture, I have seen these kits in shops, never brought one as I am not to good at sewing, if Kizzie is anything like our dogs then she would have enjoyed being the star of the show
take care  Lynne xx

madcobug said...

Sounds as if you had a lovely time at the craft fair. Your picture made out of the candlewicking is beautiful. I made part of a quilt out of squares I made doing that. I thought I had bought enough antique looking lace to join the squares with but when I looked the instructions were for a twin bed. Needless to say when I went back to get more lace they didn't stock it anymore. The quilt still lays unfinished. Guess I really need to take it apart and put different lace but I haven't found any more that would look good with it. It is a cream color fabric like yours and I haven't found any lace that color. I don't want the thin lace. Have a nice day. Helen

lindaggeorge said...

I wish I could sew, I'm rubbish.

As for AOL, isn't it annoying when you have an entry planned and the system don't work?

Linda x.

jaymact1 said...

Sounds as if you had a lovely day at Sandringham. Stuart and I were just saying the other day that we might go back agin when we come down next week. Hope the sewing coses well I have trousers to hem tonight again.  Love Joan.

icklemisssexpot said...

Aww bless isn't Maurice lovely for buying you the kit...You'll have to show us it once you;ve finished it :o) Stair rods are trendy again LOL...Rain was awful yesterday evening and i had to grab my washing off the line...Not been to bad today though...I love craft fairs and miss having a stall at one    Caff xxxxx

drb1064 said...

Good luck getting kizzie to sit still and let you sew lol. love the kit may pop round in the night and pinch it Kiz said she'd let me in lol.
Debbie
xxx

marainey1 said...

I love the Candlewicking.  The picture looks beautiful.  Something different to do.  I go crazy at craft fairs and have a room full of crafts just waiting for me to do them.  Someday...  I know your little Kizzee mus have loved the attention.  It sounds like a wonderful time all around.  We did get our April showers here, and the past week has been sunny, but mostly cool.  Today is a little warmer and there's cloudy skies, so maybe we'll get somemore rain.  Enjoy your cozy evening.  'On Ya' - ma

oddb0dkins said...

I've had trouble putting pictures on my journal too. AOL kept kicking me off. I wish they'd get their act together. B. x

lindapaterson177 said...

Nice pic Jan, and yes I remember stair rods lol!!
luv bella xx

siennastarr said...

I don't know what stair rods mean.  I've never heard that before.  Must be an English saying??

That is the most beautiful Candlewicking (never heard of that either, but I sure like the name..lol) quilt I have ever seen (never seen one before either...lol).  At any rate, I love way they merged the two different types of quilting (or whatever you call it) together.  Very beautiful.

Sounds like you, Maurice and Kizzie had a good time at the fair! :)

Can't wait to see the pictures!

Hugs
jackie

rdautumnsage said...

Sounds like a good time was had at the fair. Loved the Candlewicking! I myself have pretty much done it all, counted cross stitch (they have charts now that look surreal almost like actually paintings.) Embroidery, but never candlewicking. I wanted to try Quilting some time though. I bet Kizzy enjoyed this outing enormously. Can't wait to see the pictures. Your husband is a saint who loves spoiling you. (Hugs) Indigo

blpltt said...

That candlwicking looks verrry difficult, but a lovely result.  Yes, I remember stair rods; they did look nice when they were clean !  Bunny xx

jmoqueen said...

That Candlewicking picture is gorgeous and how sweet of Maurice to get it for you :-)  You are gonna have to take a picture of your efforts to show us :-)  I bet Kizzie was made a fuss of lots bless her

Jenny

tellsg said...

Glad you had a nice day out and I bet you will have lots of fun doing your quilting, I look forward to seeing the picture of it when its done, that was nice of your husband to treat you.  Oooh I love the tag, how special is that.  Hugs, Terry x

gaboatman said...

Jan
I'm glad Maurice was able to spend the Holiday off.  The craft fair sounded like fun and it was really nice of Maurice to purchase the kit you admired.  Good luck with the sewing, I'm sure it will come out really nice.
Sam

seraphoflove9001 said...

Oh it looks beautiful! I'll have to look that up and see how hard or easy it is to do. :o) Sounds like you had a nice time! ;o)
Lisa

erarein63 said...

Sounds like a nice outing.  De ;)

nightmaremom said...

sounds like a great day!  Love the balloons
hugs
d

lanurseprn said...

I love the balloons! I can't wait to see your finished product! The craft fair sounds like fun. I love those types of things.  And to be in Sandringham. That's a place I've only read about. I'd love to go there!  
I'm really looking forward to your pictures!
Pam

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad you didn't let the bad weather ruin your weekend Jan! I've done the candlewicking, I made a thingy of a teapot full of roses with mine, not sure what happened to it though! I'm glad Kizzy got all the admiration and attention she deserved, every one loves a puppy don't they?! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

emabecmar said...

Stopping by to say hi. Love the graphics. Kizzy sure is a cutie. (((((hugs)))))))))
Cindy

ktkamanski said...

It sounds as though you had a wonderful day - with a gift at the end to share with all of us.  Hope the rain lets up and the sunshines through. Have a happy day!
Katie

nedmoh said...

Me again ,what a lovely entry ,glad you had a good time at the craft fair at Sandringham , Maurice ,he's a good un to buy you a kit ,it looks interesting .Where ?like you said was the April showers, think we are in for them now .I have a line full of holiday washing  hoping it will dry but it said rain later !!!!I am still working my way through the emails ........Love Jeanxx

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - what a fabulous time you had, wish i had been with you :o)    the kit looks marvellous, let us know how you get on.
Luv Jaynee x

cacklinrosie101 said...

That cross stitch is lovely.  I used to embroider.  My SIL was a beautiful cross stitcher and made me many lovely things.  How sweet that Maurice bought that for you.  I love things like that.  I'm laughing at taking Kizzie.  My Grizzly just would not behave one bit around other people and dogs.  He whines and howls.  Love xx Chris

sarajanesmiles said...

Isn't it nice when people make a fuss of your dog, they do love the attention don't they!!  Looking forward to seeing the pics :o)
The candlewick thing looks lovely, can imagine you sat there with Kizzy at your feet, stitching away.  
Sara   x

susanebunn said...

I've always wanted to go to that fair at Sandringham.  I've only visited the Queen's home once.  Lovely grounds too!  Glad you had such a great time and everyone loved that sweet little pup!

Love,
Susie
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beckiepainton said...

yeah aol has been a pain i the arse lately, i couldnt read any journals cus no pages wouls load, now ive got a hundred to read!!that kit looks lovely, i used to do cross stitch but sort of gave up half way through a project, ive still got them, ill finish it one day.Ive been sayin that for 10 yrs, lol!Beckie.xx

lindachapmanuk said...

love your tag! you made me laugh at the look of lust on your face for the sewing lol Dear Maurice can read you like a book. Looking forward to seing your pic when finished! Linda xx

kaydeejay5449 said...

Good luck with your candlewicking projects.  It'll be lovely!  I've always wanted to learn but have never taken time.
Hugs,  Kathy