Friday, January 22, 2010

A bit of this and a bit of that :o)

This is something my DH brought home from work the other day … he tore it off his desk calendar cos he thought I’d think it was funny ………. January 10 272 LOL ………… he’s absolutely right, I did ;o)!!!!

I got these in the mail a couple of days ago from the Book Depository (oh I love that site!!!!!!) … I’m in the middle of the latest Elm Creek Quilts book “A Quilter’s Holiday” at the moment so I can’t start reading either one yet, but they look like they’ll be good. I love a good quilty novel :o).January 10 273 Also had a bit of fun in the local op’ shops, my friend Valerie was looking for a pretty cup and saucer for a craft project and while she was browsing I found these ……………January 10 274I couldn’t resist them, so I bought the pair for just $8!!!! There was LOTS of lovely china, think I’ll be going back for another look very soon ;o).

I’ve tried my hand at something completely different this week and I really enjoyed having a play with something totally unrelated to stitching. Not that I don’t still love my stitching, he he, I ALWAYS love my stitching ~ but it was nice to have a little change ;o).January 10 276 I couldn’t resist the gorgeous little rosebud beads …..January 10 278and the pretty rosy charms :o).

I have been doing some stitching too, I’ll be able to show you what I’ve been working on very soon …. hope you like it! Here’s a little hint … keep an eye on the Among the Gumtrees blog ;o)!!!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend, looks like it’s going to be another (very) warm one here!! I’m off to the shops to get a new bike helmet and jacket tomorrow so that I can go riding with my DH :o) …. how exciting!!!!


17 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

That is so funny. You should have put a warning on it - just as well I wasn't drinking anything. Love the books and such a nice braclet. Have fun on the bike.

Jeanette said...

Very funny. :). Thos books look interesting, have togo & look now. :). Though i promised myself "no un-necessary" spending this year. :). Love the bracelet. Hugs, Jeanette

kiwicarole said...

The charms are gorgeous. Also love your hubby's sense of humour! lol :)

Julie said...

lol, my hubby surprisingly suggested a stop off the freeway at a particular shopping precinct last week then promptly drove past the only exit!!!!!! men!!!!

Dawn said...

He He He... cute!... those books look a good read... I too am hooked on Book Depo... have lots on my wish list... happy helmet shopping... you'll be a bike babe soon...LOl
Dawn x x

Sharon said...

Love the cartoon, too!!! The plates look like a really good find for $8 and I'm so glad to hear you are going riding with the hubby! Can't wait to hear about it. Be safe and have fun.
Sharon

Needled Mom said...

Think we can all relate to the cartoon. Too funny!

Thimbleanna said...

--Hahaha -- love the cartoon!
--Love the bracelet!
--Have fun on the bike!

Barbara said...

Thank your hubby for bringing it home to share, since you also shared with us, I love it, I guess cause my hubby would have rather had all his teeth pulled than go to a craft show, grin.

Love the plates, nice buy. BarbM

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks for the hint about the books. I've put those two on my list. I didn't know there was a new Elm Creek
Quilt book and when I looked, I saw she has a new one coming in April so I've pre-ordered it too.
I love the bracelet. I make some jewelry but haven't made anything so pretty.
Enjoy your bike ride.
Mama Bear

toni said...

I love your bracelet Joy, those rose beads are divine! toni xxx

Allie said...

Haha - that's a good one, and how true! Pretty plates - and I LOVE your bracelet!

Andrea said...

Loved the joke but those rosebud beads are the best........the bracelet is divine.
Andrea

Terri said...

Those books look real good....
I can see why you like the china.
I just love those lil' rosebuds on your braclet!

wonderwoman said...

hope there are some pics of you in your helmet and jacket!!! Love the bracelet absolutely gorgeous charms. On your recommendation i have been reading some of the elm creek books - they are really good!
hope you have a great weekend - hugs


xxxxx

Jude said...

The plates were a good find Joy and very clever to make such a lovely bracelet. looking forward to seeing photos of the new bikie chic in helmet and leathers.

Talin's Corner said...

Love the cartoon...so funny:) Love the bracelet too.