Sunday, 30 March 2014

A little break

Hello Lovlies, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all you fabulous Mums out there.  I hope you were spoiled today and received many special gifts and tokens of love, you deserve them.  I had some lovely cards and gifts from my wonderful Sons which all made my heart sing.  My eldest Son came over yesterday and stayed for the night and we managed to get out for a bit of fresh air in the fabulous scenery of North Wales. It was so good to feel the wind and sun on our faces.  We had time to talk about everything and also to have a little giggle together.  A perfect day.

I also managed to pop over to IKEA one night last week and picked up some fabric which my lovely friend Coddyette had told me about.  It is such fun and I cannot wait to make something out of it.  As you can see the children can even colour it in with the special pens which you can buy.  I am thinking about what I can make, any ideas from all you talented bloggers out there would be really appreciated.
I also managed to find some old cushion covers which I have  unpicked and have loads of ideas in my head about what to do with them.  I have washed them carefully and unpicked them all - any tips or suggestions would be gratefully received Folks.
Well my lovely Friends this is a very short post as I have so much to do but I really wanted to stop and say hello to you all.  The changes on my blog continue so please don't get confused by the changing images.  I am not 100% sure of the way it looks at the moment so Laurence and I are going to work on it together to make it as perfect as it can be.  Sending a huge thank you to Laurence who is one of the kindest and most Christian people I have ever met.  I do hope you all have a wonderful week with lots of fun and smiles.  Thank you for your continued support which means more than you will ever know.  Take care of yourselves and be happy.  Big hugs and loves


  1. Thank you lovely Dorothy for your kind message. It sound as if you had a nice time with your son and the Welsh scenery looks beautiful. That fabric will be great to make something for your grand children and the obvious thing that comes to mind is a bag but then I was wondering about pillow cases or aprons.
    Have a pleasant week
    Take care
    Jackie x

  2. Hi Dorothy, I am loving your blog is looking fab! I am glad that you had a lovely Mothers Day and received some nice gifts. That fabric from Ikea is great! We are heading to Ikea in Glasgow tomorrow so I will certainly have a look for that, thank you for the tip. Wishing you a very lovely week.
    Marianne x

  3. The blog looks great Dorothy. I like the white sparkly background; it's sparkly like you. :-)

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I rarely meet anybody that has been to my hometown and that was so wonderful to read that you have been there.

    I am excited to see what you do with the cushion. It will be lovely I am sure!

    Happy Spring and Mother's Day to you!

  4. I think that your blog looks lovely already, but I hope that you can work it out to be how you like it! Glad that you had a nice day today. xx

  5. Hello my dear friend, I am so happy that you had such a lovely day with family talks and giggles AND beautiful scenery to boot; sounds perfect to me!
    Your blog is looking wonderful, I love the lightness of it - I also love your new fabric, it's so cute, how about library book bags or for keeping safe the on-the-go projects - you could even incorporate it in little quilts, or as individual cut-outs appliquéd on this and that!!! I'll be looking forward to progress reports on that and the made-over cushion covers! You have a good week now, and take good care of yourself, loads of love from over here to over there, Joy xoxo

  6. What gorgeous scenery you've been visiting! I was in Wales once a long time ago to visit relatives. That lake is beautiful with the massive hills around. Happy Mother's Day to you! I'm glad you had some special family time. Our day doesn't arrive until May ... probably because there are more flowers blooming here in May. Have a great week! Wendy x

  7. you had a lovely break, my dear!!!!
    the ikea fabric is really fun, but I don't have any good idea for you!!!!! ;oD
    happy week, xxxxx Ale

  8. Your blog is looking just beautiful and I am glad to hear that you had a wonderful mother's day x
    Love the Ikea fabric, such a clever idea!
    Wishing you a happy new week
    love Jooles x x x

  9. So many interesting changes going on and it looks like you enjoyed your mothers day. Gorgeous ikea fabric and how clever that you can colour it in too!! I hope you have a lovely easter my dear and I look forward to popping in when I return, I suspect there will be many changes by then. Much love xoxo

  10. Good morning dear Dorothy,
    So lovely to hear you had such a perfect Mother's Day with your dear sons and your new look blog is looking beautiful!
    How fab is the IKEA fabric too...I'm sure your little ones would have so much fun colouring your makes....(I think I need a trip to IKEA myself next week...there are always some little gems to be found along the way!...x)
    Happy Thursday!
    Susan x

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  12. Hi Dorothy, I do hope you're enjoying your break and are feeling re-charged again. Love your fabric, it's going to be so much fun for the little ones to colour in! Take care, love Tina xxx