Saturday 3 August 2013

This n That

I've had 'stuff' going on lately so haven't been in a mind to blog  but I'm back now with an odds 'n sods sort of post so I hope you'll bear with me.

We've had a couple of family parties lately, a fortnight ago it was the Ruby Wedding Anniversary of my aunt and uncle who held a lovely celebration for forty friends and relatives in a delightful village hall in Kent.

Here I am with them, together (wearing my latest chazza acquisation) with my bro, SIL, their kids and Dad. 


Sam my aunt is very handy with a needle and recently made me this gorgeous quiltI was so touched by such a beautiful hand made gift which must have taken hours to complete.

So many personal details, like the buttons....
 and the hand stitched message on the reverse.

The only trouble is I know what'll happen if I put it on the bed, by the end of the week it will be covered with sodding cat hair!  Methinks it will be only making an appearance when I have guests which is such a shame as it deserves to be showcased, but I can't risk it being ruined by a furry feline.

I so wanted to make Sam & Des something for their 40th but as I'm crap with a needle and the worlds slowest knitter/crocheter it had to be just a card didn't it?


Which I then promptly forgot to take to the celebrationsDurrr!
I made this card using a heart die by Xcut, the stamps are by Cardio. I'm entering this one into the following challenges:

Die cutting Diva's - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

On the subject of cards, I knocked this up earlier today to link up with this week's LIM colour challenge.

It seems like a few of us had the same idea this week...great minds and all that.

Tomorrow there's a friend's birthday barbie to look forward to and next weekend we've a family reunion picnic planned on Ashdown Forest where throngs of Dad's eccentric rellies are expected to pitch up, some of whom I've never met.  Can't wait!  

I heard this on the car radio this week and yodelled along with gusto, much to the amusement of other motorists.

Seventies magic, I love it.  I hope you'll indulge me.

Have a top weekend.


  1. Both cards are stunning Fiona and that quilt is amazing!
    Margaret x

  2. Beautiful cards, it was your LIM entry that brought me to your blog, looks like you've had some lovely family times and I enjoyed reading about what you've been up to. Hugs Bev x

  3. The card is dtunning! And Focus brought back a lot of memories, so thanks! Have a fun and creative weekend, Gerrina

  4. My other half inflicts Focus on us from time to time, they aren't my favourites, I'm afraid!
    Hope all is OK with you, Fiona, and that the "stuff" is merely irritating and crappy, rather than utterly dreadful. At least you had a good do with your uncle and aunt, they look a very happy couple. How great to see you with your family, your niece is a bit of a stunner, isn't she? Almost as beautiful as you... though not quite! Love the card you made, and Sam's quilt is beautiful.
    Funnily enough, the colour scheme of the second card matches the dress I am wearing today exactly!
    Enjoy your BBQ tomorrow! Xxxxx

  5. i love your LIM card it really caught my eye. gorgeous quilt your aunt made too - we have the same feline issues - why do they only sit on our best stuff????

  6. A great post Fiona! Congrats to your aunt and uncle! What can I say about that quilt except FABULOUS!!! I wish I could make something even half as good!
    Both of your cards are gorgeous - I really love the anniversary one.

  7. Ooh it's good to have you back, I for one have missed your posts on your blog. Yours is one of the first I check when I log on. Hope you're ok. Your cards are great and Sam's quilt is stunning - clever lady. xxx

  8. fiona your lim card is gorgeous ... i love the aperture

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  9. This is so gorgeous, just love it

  10. What an interesting post ..thank you for sharing .
    The LIM card is awesome . The card for MIM is just as amazing . love the floral image and the sponging . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  11. Beautiful LIM card-such gorgeous stamping.
    Your other card is very pretty too(and the quilt the lady made in your post is amazing!)
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  12. What wonderful happy pics, and super cards.
    I love the scene on the LIM card!
    Sorry I didn't get around to visit much last week!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. More beautiful cards! I can sympathise about the lovely quilt. I have many a bedspread being saved for the demise of our cats! That sounds dreadful doesn't it? Anyhow I can't see myself cat-less ever so perhaps I should let them go? Or buy another house for my best stuff? xxx

  14. Hope all's okay in your world, Fi!
    Your auntie and uncle look a gorgeous couple and your entire family are stunners - great gene pool obviously!
    Your cards are always beautiful! xxx

  15. Wow.... both cards are awesome! looks like a fun party!

  16. Love your chazza dress, and that quilt is just gorgeous - I'm in awe of anybody who can sew, as I am just hopeless!

  17. Here she is!!!
    As long as it's fun stuff, what the hell!
    I love your Aunt's frock, and envy her skills! What am amazing gift!

  18. You look stunning in your new frock. Yep, good looking family you've got there! The cards are great, hope you find a good use for the quilt, there's a lot of love in it! xxx

  19. Two gorgeous cards. I love the LIM card. Beautiful use of the colours and great design.

    Congratulations on your win at Make It Monday with the first card. So bright and fresh.

    Enjoyed hearing your news and seeing the lovely photos. Lucky you having an Aunt who can sew such beautiful quilts

  20. great to catch up! Loving your cards as always, that quilt's a real beauty, and smashing dress, jolly gorgeous on you. Hope all's well, and family picnic in the forest was fun xx

  21. Hello Fiona, What wonderful photos, happy families and gorgeous dresses, celebrations and quilts too :D. Wonderful post thank you so much for sharing:D Your card is beautiful a classy oval filled with wonderful inking and stamping :D xx

  22. Gorgeous photo's Fiona and gorgeous cards too, love your LIM style. Nice chalaza dress, you find some really great stuff! Chris x

  23. congrats, the cards are nice!!

    and the quilt is so pretty!!



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