Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Nearly Thanksgiving!

Well, what a hectic week it's been here...I did a Craft Fair last Saturday, but only had a days' notice to get ready, so that was a mad rush! I didn't get time to sort things out, so I had boxes and boxes, which meant more work loading and unloading the car! My friend Helen came with me, so it wasn't too bad! We're doing another one this Saturday too...getting the Fair Bug now!! I've still got lots of stock from my shop, so need to get it sold!
This was our little table...

Helen happily waving!

I got a frame for the Sampler I got from Christine of The Primitive Shelf. I stained the Sampler and have put it in the frame, but I need to iron out the creases...I think it looks really Prim now and I LOVE it...Christine's work is superb and every single stitch is perfect!! Treat yourself to one of her pieces of fabbyness!! This one really looks like it was made a hundred years ago, the style is perfect! The frame is a rough wood one and really suits the Sampler...made for each other, I think!
(the picture's a bit blurred, so I'll take a better one tomorrow, after I've ironed it!)

Sampler Addiction... 

Last week, I bought another Sampler...from the USA. Linda posted it on Friday and it arrived this morning!! I asked Linda to take it out of the frame for me and just send the Sampler. Two reasons...in case it got broken and to save on the shipping cost!!
This Sampler is absolutely beautiful...the work in it is amazing and I just absolutely LOVE it! I'll take some close-up pictures and post them, then you'll see what I mean. Every stitch is perfect and it is a wonderful piece of Crafts~woman~ship!! I don't think I would have the patience to do something like these...plus my eyes are not so good now...even WITH glasses! I'd need a magnifier on a stand LOL!!

Here's the American Sampler... 

Zoé will be 19 on Friday! Oh me oh my, where did those years go to? It only seems like yesterday she was a blonde haired, blue~eyed little baby! My baby is all grown up now! We're going out for a meal in the early evening, then she's off to a club to party the night away! Terry's daughter, Toni (the one getting married in February) is going out with her...she'll either look after her or get her blind drunk!
I'll post some pictures on Friday or Saturday evening...after the Craft Fair!!
Well, have a good rest of the week and I'll be back soon!
Love Karen xx

Friday, 11 November 2011

11.11.11 ~ Armistice Day

It's a pretty poignant day here today...
Armistice Day...a day when we take 2 minutes to remember all those who died in the Second World War...
[Armistice Day (also known as Remembrance Day) is on the 11th of November and commemorates the Armistice signed between the Allies of World War 1 and Germany at Compiégne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War 1. This took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning ~ the
''eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month'' of 1918]
My dear old nan was born on this day, way back in 1917, Bless her, she would have been 94 today! She left us 5 years ago, well, it will be 6 years in January. How those 6 years have flown by!
So, not only have I been thinking about nan, but all those brave soldiers in the past, those who have been killed or injured in Afghanistan and those still there right now. Terry's son, Jamie, is in the army. He's in the Royal Engineers. He's been to Afghan three times...and seen the horrors going on over there...
God Bless those who have gone before and those still there...may you all come back home safely x