Sunday, 6 June 2010

Back in business

Hello everyone remember me ? in case you have forgotten Here is a recent picture ,taken after a meeting at a Sheltered housing sceme in Littleport near Ely , Where the co maker of the Harley Davidson ,had his roots ,before he went of to America and teamed up with Mr Davidson ,and they then produced the world famous Harley Davidson motor bike ,the one I'm sitting on is made of stainless steele in commemoration of the towns famous son ,and is opposite the Church where Harley senior is buried ,I did an entry on it a few years ago when we were AOL journals many of you will remember .....This entry is to be a condensed version of what I have been doing ,as it has been sitting in the starting blocks since last Sunday ,when I found I couldnt add my ,pictures however The lovely Pam came to my rescue and pointed out I was in HTML mode instead of compose ,Thankyou Pam ,as ever fellow journalists/bloggers are never far away in times of need ,
In April , Sharon and I went on a quilting course at Peterborough ,at Art and Stitch ,owned by Angela ,our tutor that day was Pam ,such lovely and talented Ladies ,along with Barbara ,here is a picture of Sharon ,hard at work ,dont know why we didnt take a pic of me, to busy sewing (or nattering) I suppose !

And here is the quillow that Pam was teaching us to make ,Id like to say mine is finished .it is in mauves and lavender colourways ...but erm I have been busy , ,....www.artandstitch.co.uk


For my Kate's BirthdayMay 16th , I made her a handbag ,she loved it ,especially as I put a sheep on it ,(she loves sheep ! )now everyone wants one a bag ...not a sheep !
and below, a picture of the other side of the bag ....
And then ,the highlight of my last few weeks ,we went down to Portsmouth to welcome home my Grandson Iain ,who had been on board ship the HMS LANCASTER ,after seven month tour ,so we stayed overnight ,in order to see the ship come into Portsmouth harbour early Thusday morning May 27th (lots more on that in another entry ) so I made myself an over night bag ,

And finally has anyone ,in the UK been watching ,the seach for the girl to play Andrew LLoyd- Webers version of Dorothy ,it has been wonderful and great entertainment for a Saturday evening ,and now a very talented young lady called Danielle was chosen and she gets to wear the ruby slippers in Lord Andrew's stage version of the Wizard of Oz .... And, the programe has now finished, I miss it ..... and guess what ,we have wall to wall football coverage of the World cup Grrr ....
and so on that happy note I will click publish post ,and send you as usual , love

34 comments:

LYN said...

ALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU JAN!
HAVE A GREEAT WEEKEND!
LOVED THE PICS....

mortonlake said...

hi jan,welcome back,nice pics.hope you ok,take care love mort.xxx thanks for all the kind comments on mine xx

Marie said...

How lovely to catch up with you and all your goings on Jan! Love the quilt and the bags. How lovely they are!! Love, too, the picture of you on the motorcycle! YOU look so happy! HOpe you don't take so long to post again. I Miss your posts! Hellow to Maurice and the Kizzie! xxoo

Odds Bodkins. said...

Hi Jan, I reckon you'd have made a great Hell's Angel in your day.

I too like sheep. I seem to have acquired a small collection of them for some reason. ( I really don't want one of those bags though, honest.)

B. x

Bunny said...

What a thrill to go to Portsmouth to see the ship coming in. Dear old Pompey always reminds me of happy holidays on the IoW.
I'm surrounded by sheep, Jan, love them, but not in the garden, where they create havoc in seconds, homing in on cherished plant.
Bunny xx

Angie said...

Good to have you back Jan

imac said...

Hello er Jan. lol Welcome back my friend.
Nice to see you blogging once more, love the work that you have been busy on.

Thanks for your visit and kind comments.

Jeannette said...

Hi Jan,
It's lovely to see you back again! The bag is beautiful, you're so clever with your needlework! I used to love embroidering but just don't have the time any more.... not till I retire! I'm glad you managed to get down to Portsmouth to see the ship come in, it must have been so exciting for you all to be reunited. Love the photo of you on 'your' Harley! Yeah, football....ugh!.... I banned the 'f' word at work. Anybody talking about football gets a slap! Lol! Jeannette xxxx

Sybil said...

Hi Jan, great to see you back again...we miss you when you aint around....Thanks for sharing that lovely sewing weekend and all these gorgeous looking bags...you are so talented...
love Sybil xxx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I loved the picture of you on the Harley. I guess I didn't know it was English based but have certainly heard of them here. The handbags make me want to dive right in and try making one but I don't think I'm as talented as you are. However that may not stop me. I'm going to have to find a pattern now and see what I can do. It's always good to hear from you and see what you've been up to!

Jeanie said...

Dear Jan

Your bags are fab! I too would love the 'sheep' one. We can't not love them here in the Lakes. lol
It's lovely to read an entry of yours again.
You looked really 'cool' on your Harley.
I can imagine how excited you all were watching the ship coming home. Hope you had a lovely sunny day for it.
Hugs
Jeanie xxxxx

Ally Lifewithally said...

Lovely picture of you on the Harley ~ and your craftwork is lovely ~ those bags are great can understand everyone wanting one of them ~ It must have been great watching your Grandsons ship dock and how pleased he must have been to see you waiting for him ~ Ally x

Julie said...

Your bags are gorgeous Jan! I'm not surprised they're in demand. You look very at home on that Harley. I can never understand how they can ride them nearly lying down.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog today. Oh dear! England didn't get anymore goals!

Yasmin said...

Wow look at the Biker Chick...lol you never cease to amae me you have such a est for life.

glad your grandson is home and safe.

Didn't watch the search for Dorothy more of a BGT girl and the Xfaxtor starts soon..

Nice weather were having so hope your getting out and about .

Take care

Yasmin
xx

Missie said...

So good to hear from you! Don't be a stranger!

nancy said...

So glad to hear from you. Lovely bags or purses, CUTE! Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite all time movie. Never saw the stage production. Have a good summer. Finally feeling like it here in NY. Raining this weekend. Take care!
Nancy

Coelha :B said...

Hi Jan!! What wonderful works of art you have created! I did not know that Harley was from England---learn something new every day.. Take care! Julie

Joan said...

Hi Jan, yes it has been a while but blogspot has mad it so difficult for us to add pictured and I find writing my entry bottom to top very flustrating. You are a clever needlewoman your handbags are lovely. Take care Love Joan

Jean said...

Hi Jan pleased you were able to add Photos as I know you have a lot to catch up on ,being a busy lady ,I love the bags ,well you know I do ..love and hugs
Jeanxx

Maggey and Jim said...

Hello Jan,
Thanks for the comment and I love your bags and that quillow will be wonderful. I have made a few of those myself..no easy task. Your trip sounds great and you really do some great work.. Seeing that ship must have been so thrilling.
Maggey

Moogsmum said...

Lovely to see you back, Jan :o)

Your quilt and bags are gorgeous. I especially like your overnight bag. Your trip to Portsmouth sounds great and I bet it meant the world to your Grandson to see you there waiting for him.

xx

Sheila said...

Great picture of you on the motorcycle, Jan!

Lorena said...

That's the Harley spirit Jan !
Great picture :)
OMG, you are so crafty, that is a lovely bag your Kate got, there seems to have gone a lot of detail+love into making it.

sweetypie said...

hello jan, you have been very busy recently havnt you, are you coming up to the pearoom exhibition this weekend?--at heckington?

lunarossa said...

Hi Jan, fantastic creations. Love the bags, so beautiful. I wish I could saw and knit but I'm totally useless at it! Maybe you can teach me some time??? Ciao. A.

Kath said...

Whoo-Hoo Jan you look great as a biker LOL!!Thats better than any pic I have of all the bikes that come to the coast he-he.What a great Bag Maker you are.They are brilliant well done Clap Clap.How nice to have anight away to welcome your Grandson home.Enjoy the sunshine this week while it lasts.Thankyou for the lovely comment and well wishes you gave me.Much appreciated.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

The List Writer said...

I love that butterfly bag - very summery. And you do look like a natural on that motorbike!

TARYTERRE said...

You are looking good on that Harley. GREAT photo. You look so happy. Loved the handbags and overnight bag. You really should go into business, selling them. I bet you'd make a fortune. Andrew LLoyd Webbers, stage version of Wizard of Oz ought to be a smashing success. Let us know if you get to see it.

no such word as can't said...

Hiya Jan,just popped by to say I am back blogging,hope you are fine and look forward to reading your blog xx

karen said...

Hi Jan, thanks so much for the comment and I love the bag with the sheep on !!

Connie said...

Ooooh, I'm jealous..I wanna sit on that Harley too.... Love that sheep bag ..it is really darling.

Kerry said...

You are very talented those bags are amazing. I used to work in a quilting shop many moons ago, it was my first ever job and I loved it. Haven't done quilting for ages, nor sewing for that matter. Last night I made some drawstring bags and I loved every moment of it! xx

Aileen said...

Hello! Jan

What super looking Bags,mine would be mauves/lavender too....

A little late here, and hope you see this!

Have tried to email you, but it wouldn't recognise your 'addy' have you changed it?

*A new entry from me, but news not so good just now, but have to keep positive.

Aileen....X

Micki said...

Hi Jan,
I enjoyed the pics, esp. the sheep bag. I just made a sheep pillow, so I really loved that one. Thanks for stopping by, and it is nice to get to know you .
Micki