Friday, 8 November 2013

Sorry I have been away - I have missed you

 Hello Dear Friends how are you?  I am so sorry that I have been away from Blogland this week, it wasn't intentional at all but work has been so so busy this week and I have been working 12 plus hours per day.  I am sure that lots of you work that many hours anyway and I take my hat off to you all.  However, being in work that long, doing all the usual things we all have to do such as eating, sleeping and sorting the house/family out doesn't leave me much time to do any craft or blogging.  I have really missed you all this week and hope you will forgive my absence.  Sometimes it is like that in life - something calls on you which you have to attend to which means that other things have to wait.
Now lovely Peeps I am sure that you are wondering about the Giveaways - no I hadn't forgotten.  The lovely Sophie Tilley chose two numbers at random to decide who the winners would be and she picked 3 and 36.  I had asked my lovely husband to randomly put numbers to all the lovely people who had entered and the two people chosen with those numbers were the gorgeous Jo from Three Stories High and the lovely Marianne from Ladybird Diaries.  I honestly wish I could send each and every one of you a gift but well done to our two winners.  I do hope you like your parcels when they arrive.
Here are the two little ladies just about to packed up and sent to their lovely new homes.  I know they will both be well looked after with Jo and Marianne.
As you can gather it has been very quiet on the crafting front but I am hoping to spend a little time this weekend doing some bits and pieces - there is bunting to make, cushions to finish plus some other bits and bobs I am working on.  I am going to catch up with all the lovely posts I have missed this week to see what you have all been up to.
I have started the Debbie Abrahams Christmas Banner - at least got the first square done.  It was so lovely to be knitting with beads again, I had forgotten how much I love it.
I love the colours and am hoping to crack on with this tonight and tomorrow evening.  Do you like it?  I have also been finishing off the first cowl - it is so easy to do, even when I am tired so I hope to finish it this weekend.
Well lovely Folks that is it for now.  I have other work to do before I am settle for this evening but I hope you are all well and happy.  I hope you don't get fed up with me leaving you from time to time.  Years ago there was a woman called Shirley Conran who was called 'Superwoman', you won't remember her as you are all too young.  But, I can remember even then trying to style myself on her and doing all sorts of things plus bringing up four very young boys of my own.  I haven't changed much as I still like to think I can keep going but obviously I am certainly not 'Superwoman' anymore, probably never was. 
I will hopefully speak with you all again tomorrow, have a lovely evening or day depending where you are in the world.  Big hugs to you all, Dorothy :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. Well, I am old enough to remember Shirley ;0)
    Love your knitted bunting.
    Congratulations to Jo and Marianne, I am sure they will love their Little Ladies.
    I hope you manage to achieve all you want this weekend.

  2. Congrats to both Marianne and Jo for winning such a lovely gift. Your knitting is lovely Dorothy and I do like the look of that garland, very festive indeed. Next year is the year I teach myself how to knit again, I might need to arrange a cuppa and some cake and a lesson or two, what do you think?? Thank you so much for your very kind and supportive comment, I so appreciate it, it really moved me, so thank you Dorothy!! Enjoy your weekend and sending much love xoxo

  3. Well done Jo and Marianne - very deserved winners! Looking forward to seeing the finished knitted banner - the beads look beautiful x Jane

  4. Thank you so much Dorothy! I am just delighted to have won such a lovely prize, so very very kind of you. I love the look of your Christmas banner, this will be gorgeous for Christmas, so festive. I have just finished knitting a cowl and have another on the needles. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Marianne xx

  5. Hello Dorothy - you have been busier than ever and I'm convinced you must be Superwoman! Congrats to the two lovelies, Marianne and Jo, on their wins of the gorgeous dollies and I'm sure they will love them! Your knitting is sweet Dorothy, I have never knit with beads, it'll make a lovely banner.
    I do hope your weekend is relaxing and peaceful! Warm hugs and love coming your way, Joy xoxo

  6. Life does sometimes get in the way of crafting and blogging. Congratulations to the winners of the giveaway...lucky girls! x

  7. Well done to the winners - I love the little "Head wraps" the little dolls have - so cute. :-)
    I've had a week off work, and while I rarely have to work more than the usual 8 hours I'm dreading going back. I've had a wonderful time at home! LOL Hubby is an HGV driver and can work anything from 10 to 15 hours a day; It's the only reason I let him get out of helping with the housework! :-D I never had a chance of emulating Shirley Conran... I'm a rubbish housewife; have always worked; and much preferred playing with the kids to getting the hoover out! (Although I do like baking on my day off.)
    It's a long time since I've knitted with beads; that garland looks lovely and I can't wait to see it finished.
    Hope you've been creative this weekend. Jude.x

  8. Congratulations to lucky Marianne and Jo on winning your gorgeous Giveaway!
    Your bunting and cowl are looking lovely too Dorothy...your bunting will look wonderful and sparkly with your Xmas lights on..
    Hope you have a wonderful new week,
    Susan x

  9. Congratulations to the winners! :) I do love your knitting, your bead work is gorgeous! I gave up trying to do it all a long time ago, far too exhausting! :) Sending hugs, xxx

  10. I'm so glad you stopped by my little blog to say hello because now I've discovered your lovely blog! Congrats to your lucky winners and I do love your knitted bunting. I look forward to following your crafty adventures,
    Happy new week,
    Love Gilly xx

  11. Congratulations to the winners, I met Jo, yesterday, she is lovely. I love your Christmas bunting, very pretty with the beads. Have a great week. Deb x

  12. Hello again lovely Dorothy, thank you for joining in the Christmas have been partnered with Jille of the blog Love to Craft - more details and links etc on my blog. Happy swapping!
    Marianne x

  13. Congrats to the winners - they both have lovely blogs.

    The beaded bunting is going to be gorgeous Dorothy!

  14. Hi Dorothy
    I am your new swap partner for the Christmas decoration swap. Look forward to reading all about you!
    Jille x

  15. Nice bead work Dorothy. Thank you for my parcel it has arrived and we love it. Take care. Love Jo x

  16. Congratulations to Jo and Marianne! Your little festive banner is looking beautiful, I love the festive sparkle added by the beads! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Dorothy.
    Helen x

  17. Congratulations to the winners! I have just popped over from Jo's blog and so glad I did. Now a follower xx