Friday, 18 December 2009

Angel Giveaway

Today's the day if you had entered into the giveaway for this little lady.
Here are all the names ready to go into the pot to be drawn by Pati, our lovely receptionist.

This is Pati she is lovely, very efficient and we couldn't manage without her even if she does think I'm mad.

Here she is doing the deed.

And the winner is Gina. Congratulations Gina, your parcel will be in the post today I hope you like it.

I hope you are all enjoying the snow. It took me an hour to get to the shop this morning but my journey was very pretty. I used the back roads this morning and it was magical driving underneath white trees. The sun was just rising, the sky was beautiful and I forgot about all the inconvenience that the white stuff causes- until I go home!
January's issue of Patchwork and Quilting features Art and Stitch in the "let's go shopping" series. Judi Mendelssohn came to see us a couple of weeks ago (what a delightful lady she is) and we spent a couple of hours talking about us, the shop, the training room and our workshop programme. The article is an amusing (and encouraging) summary of what we do and how we do it -and has a picture of Neil in case you were wondering what he looks like!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Xmas Giveaway

OK, I give in and admit that Xmas is on its way. I did write three xmas cards this morning. Sunday evening Anthony and his girlfriend put the tree up. I think they did a great job it looks lovely.

The angel is as pretty as ever.

Monday morning we took Sparky back to the vets at Newmarket, he had to have some blood tests to check how he is getting on with the medication. Imagine the amusement when the vet picked him up to put him on the table and we spotted hanging from his neck a snowflake. It appears that when they decorated the tree they decorated the dog as well!

If you would like to win this little angel for your tree all you need to do is leave a comment before 9:00am Friday and I will put your name into a draw which will be drawn on Friday morning so that she can go in Fridays post.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Funny Weather

I thought I would show you some pictures I took in the garden this morning.

This geranium is still going strong

along with this fuschia. They are both very pretty and it is lovely to see them but not what I would expect at this time of year.

I got the pattern for these angels from here they are fiddly to make but there is a sense of satisfaction in making them. Thank you Dotty for the pattern.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Never Say Never

This is what we had for our evening meal on Tuesday. It's chicken and bacon pie with peas.

I thought I'd blog about this culinary achievement because nobody will believe me if I just told them about it.

This is how it looked before it went into the oven and that's egg not varnish on the pastry I'm not that hopeless! I will admit that I didn't make the pastry that was courtesy of Saxby. Well I can't do everything.

This was the spectacular offering that came out of the oven.

And this is how it looked when I cut into it.

Even if I do say so myself it was very yummy and everybody's plate was empty. You never know I might try again next year.