Sunday 29 August 2010


A very exciting parcel
arrived last week!!
When I saw the Honolulu postmark

my heart skipped a beat....

Recently I ordered a bundle of estate linen and lace
from Just Lilla.
It included Cluny lace, Reticella, both bobbin and needle lace
and Swiss eyelet lace - all pre 1940.....

just look at this beautiful label - I love Lilla's eye for detail
Inside the bag were these treasures......
Old linen and lace from France and Belgium....
I ask you what more could a girl want....

My favourite piece - a very fine, delicate doilly and
I wonder whose clever hands made it

Thank you Lilla - as always I'm more than delighted
with my purchase from you!

To see more of Lilla's artistic creations visit her etsy here.

Monday 23 August 2010

Show and tell!!!

At last I've taken some photos of my journal!

Remember a few weeks back I told you about Carole's on-line Journal Class.

It has been such an enjoyable class of learning the basic
techniques of making a journal.

I've found the process very therapeutic and relaxing!!!
Just what I needed having retired in April!

It involved some sewing, so I was re-united with my
sewing machine after a long absence!!
I also got to splash paint, tea and coffee about with gay abandon!!
This is the first of three signatures (pages that make up a book).
Surprise, surprise it has a French theme!!!!!
More to come - sometime soon!

Have a wonderful week dear friends!

Sunday 15 August 2010

A Walk in the Park

It's been a gloomy Sunday here downunder.

Our spirits needed a lift so........

we went for a walk and LOOK what we
found and picked along the way..

after encountering these 89 steps!!

PHEW can you hear me puffing!!

Do have a wonderful relaxing Sunday everyone.
Take care.

Thursday 12 August 2010


I am an admirer and follower of professional
mixed media artist Caterina Giglio
of La Dolce Vita.
I find I am drawn to her art, it has such
a depth of meaning in each piece.

Caterina's very generous giveaway is one place
in her current on-line classes called "Transfer Love".

This offer ends on Sunday 15th August, so please
hurry over to her blog here and leave a comment
on that post to enter the giveaway draw. Good luck!

Caterina was recently published in the Summer 2010
issue of "Sew Somerset".
In her article title "Sacred Hearts" she explained
how she used hearts as a healing tool following
the death of her brother.
These beautiful hearts really touched me, they
are so full of meaning - love, loss and reconciliation.

I aspire to follow in Caterina's footsteps
and one day create pieces from the heart too.

Fingers and toes crossed and best of luck
to everyone who enters!!!


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