Wednesday, 19 December 2012

wishing you a very .....

Wishing you and your loved ones
 a Christmas time filled with peace, love and happiness
See you in 2013!

x Jooles x

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

elves and jingle bells

how are you doing?
Isn’t time flying?

I just wanted to pop in quickly to show you something wonderful

I entered a giveaway over at Chippernelly
 home of the fabulous Fee
and guess what?
I was one of the VERY lucky winners! 

 and just look what she made for me


 Ahhhhhhhhh .....
So beautiful
they even came wrapped with gingham ribbon and jingle bells!

 Fee ….. you are amazing and so so so kind
I will treasure them always

It was a 'carry it forward' giveaway
so I will be having a big think 
about what my giveaway will be in the new year

 We now have our Christmas decorations up
it was so nice to unwrap these little guys
Sweet B and I made them last year
BTW ..... she is home ..... it's so wonderful
while I am sitting here typing she is sitting on the floor
cutting out snowflakes for a special decoration
(they may even feature in a guest post ;o)
we have 'Elf' on TV
and all feels good with the world

 I have finished my last Christmas gift

a personalised bunting for my great niece
(sorry the photos are a bit rubbish)
It's a really nice feeling to be getting that long list ticked off
I have some foodie gifts still to make
which I am really excited about
in my pantry there is a mountain of chocolate ready and waiting

Thank you so much for popping by
It’s so lovely to see you
 and thank you for your kind comments on my last post
sending lots of love and Christmas cheer your way
Back soon
 BIG love
x Jooles x

Friday, 14 December 2012

happiness is.....

..... sweet B home for the holidays
my heart feels content and Oh so happy

..... a cute little sewing companion, snuffling up my pins
 from a beautiful and very kind lady

..... the tapestries that took me years to make
f.i.n.a.l.l.y made into the most beautiful of stockings for my lovelies
the kits were from here

..... the anticipation of putting the decorations up tomorrow

..... pretty lights outside
I'm in love with our new toadstool

..... the present list being ticked off
pattern from this lovely book

..... my indoor bulbs doing their exciting thing

..... pretty Christmas cards being made

..... lots of baking and making ahead

Not everything has been running smoothly round these parts
lots of lemons have been thrown our way of late
that's for sure
but I am choosing to accentuate the positive .....

Wishing you all lots of happiness
and positive moments
thanks for stopping by
BIG love
x Jooles x

P.S Percy Pecker was thrilled with all of your kind comments
and has asked me to thank you most kindly
he's a cheeky chappy

Friday, 7 December 2012

Hello ..... Percy Pecker here .....

..... How do you do fair maidens?
 It's very nice to meet you indeed

I have just flown in to announce the news 
that Mrs Pecker and I
have raised a brood of bonny Christmas babies
who all need cosy new homes for Christmas
our nest is overflowing you see
and Mrs P and I need to have a rest and put our feet up
for a while at least

They have been fluttering into Jooles's shop 

Mrs P has made sure that they are all looking dapper
in their Sunday best
she has even made them little
holly sprig and jingle bell posies
the boys weren't keen but she put her foot down

Well, if you'll excuse me, I'm off for a nutty snack
that's if that pesky bushy tail hasn't got there first
what's his game???

Exciting news ~
Mrs P and I shall be adding a few
festive twinkles and sparkles to our nest this weekend
just hope that that north wind doesn't blow too hard

* * * * *
The north wind doth blow
And we shall have snow
And what will poor robin do then
Poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn
And keep himself warm
And hide his head under his wing
Poor thing.
Author: Unknown

'till next time lovely ladies ..... 
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Monday, 3 December 2012

A make a month ♥ November 2012

Happy December
Gosh the month of merry making is now upon us
I'm feeling excited, if little daunted by my ever-growing 'to do' list
how about you?
are your lists behaving?

The reason for me being here today is to show you my 
'Make a month' for November
I actually have THREE (OoOoOohh)
 (I could even, sneakily, stretch that to four)

Want to see?

Liberty covered boxes

with pretty bows

containing matching Liberty hankies
which I posted about here

..... bless you
two more Christmas gifts

you've seen this one before, I know
sorry for recycling
but this is another make this month

Three pockets have now excitedly been emptied!
by two very happy and very cute little girls

Last but not least
new curtains for my sewing room ..... finally

they have been laying, unfinished and ignored for weeks months
I have been putting them off
but, actually, they really weren’t that bad
and I totally adore the Vanessa Arbuthnott fabric
such pretty colours

Btw .....
I am in LVE
and I don't care who knows it
with who? ..... I hear you ask

with Purdey

we are head-over-heals
she is more than I even dreamed of
I feel like a very lucky girl indeed
I compare her to a Ferrari of the sewing machine world

It has been a whirlwind weekend
really busy and lovely
some photos to come soon
lacking energy today though
need more coffee

Thank you for stopping by
it's always so wonderful to have you visit
Wishing you a fabulous list-ticking-off kind of a week

I'm getting Purdey withdrawals
sorry must go.

BIG love

x jooles x