A big unexpected thank you to one of my bezzies the gorgeous Kirsty Wiseman who has created a fabby layout of ME !!! I think sh e is a fab scrapbooker and have always been in awe of her work. She created 2 of my dearest possessions, a canvas layout of me , and a mini book all about stealing my creative brain (?????) . The fact they were made especially for me means as much to me as the fact that they are stunningly produced. As well as an immense talent she is also one of the most thoughtful and giving people I know. We don't see enough of each other we just leave sarcastic and rude comments on each others blogs, but I love, love, love her to death. xxx Pop over to her BLOG and have a look at it for yourself.
Yesterday was a very busy workshop and extremely rowdy. Not sure if it was the hot weather but they were all at it...!!! We always have a lot of friendly banter going on but yesterday I was getting hit fast and furious from all sides, lol. I wont mention any name (mainly because there were too many to mention) but you know who you are and you are now barred..!!!! Ha ha , only joking but in future - "you know where the bloody kettle is, so make it yourself"...!!!
From L - R Julie, Linda ,Doreen ( my surrogate mum ) and Jane.
Karen ( a complete newbie, who must have thought she had landed in purgatory, with all the sarcasm flying around, but who coped marvelously with the task in hand ) Gill and Jill.
Jane and Marie who I think is indicating that she takes 2 sugars in her tea...!!!
Northern Soulie Chris, Sexy Susie and lovely Katie.
Jeanne, Cath and Helen
Do you think you could pick out the culprits...??? Answers on a postcard please... Just look at the mess they make...
We had a surprise visit in the afternoon. My gorgeous Maisie brought her newborn Cousin in to see us. Welcome baby Sadie. She is 11 days old and absolutely gorgeous. Just look at those cheeks. Unfortunately she didn't wake up even though I was pinching and poking her. Oooh I just wanted to pick her up and drink in that gorgeous baby smell, ah well another day perhaps..
Even though they didn't really deserve it Katie brought Cream cake in for the afternoon, which was quickly devoured, apart from this piece. This was newbie Karen's who says she has never worked so fast in her life, lol. She didn't have time to breathe let alone eat. Don't fret she did eventually get time to eat it and assured me she had a fab time and is now hooked.
I bribed Susie and Katie with more tea and got them packing kits for the Macduff retreat. Amazing what they will do for blue lollipops, isnt it...??
Oh and I just need to clear something up. The lovely Katie is not engaged to our Ben, nor is she pregnant or getting a new puppy, lol, as the blog readers assume. And Ben was fine once he recovered from passing out and banging his head...lmao. No you'll have to wait a bit longer for the exciting news, if you still haven't worked it out.
Sexy Susie never fails me for shoe watch. Check out these beauties...
I need to say some belated thank yous as well. First to the lovely Ann who bought me this massive bunch of my favourite lilies. I have taken them home and they smell heavenly as I walk in the door.
These beauties were from Elaine the Baker.
And I also got a gorgeous bunch last week from the lovely Glynis. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you, you make me feel so special.. Please note it is not mandatory to bring me flowers, but you get first go at the choccie biccies..!!!
So now onto the Queen challenge. Below are all the entries, I do hope I haven't left anyone out...!!! Patty from http://www.lisasalteredart/ will be doing the judging and I will let you all know as soon as she has decided.
The first one is a last minute entry from the lovely Dawn, who has used actual cup cake cases as the drapes at the top. Cool eh..??
A big congratulations to everyone who took the time to enter, they are all fab and I am soooooooo glad I am not judging.
Right heres a little sneek peek and a clue to those of you who havent worked out the mystery yet. We are in labour as we speak, just need to check the estimated time of arrival..!!!