Friday 7 November 2008

Crafting day with friends..perfect!

Had a wonderful day yesterday.

Some of my favourite people came to enjoy a day of 'playing'.

(Others were either at work,

or live too far away for a single day's playing. awww).

I've not had a chance to enjoy my favourite pastime for a while,

as I've had a lot on my plate with Mum and her health problems,

hospital appointments for her and general visits.
Not to mention two lots of tooth abcesses!!!

Started the day at 9.15 with Jackie and Sandra catching me in my bathrobe!!
Followed by the arrival of Pam. All we were waiting for was Diane,
(Dizzy Di as she's known to us).
Silly Billy overslept and didn't get here 'till almost lunchtime!
This of course, meant that she missed out on the compulsory bacon butties.
(It's getting to be a tradition now when we all meet at each other's houses).
Practically all my craft room was de-camped into the living room where the big garden table was. We STILL struggled for room!!!

We all had a trip to Craft Central in Congleton which was lovely.
Didn't get much though. Didn't seem to be a lot of choice.
I got one of those easel thingies that you put your card on.
That was good value at £1.

BUT!!!! the best part of the day (besides the brilliant company),

was this card I did.

Why? 'Coz it's the first one I've made
using my new Janome Sew-Mini!
I don't think it's too bad for my very first attempt.
Now those that know me will be stunned
because I'm known for intensely disliking 'cloth piercing'.
This is different though, isn't it!
It's not 'cloth piercing', it's playing! LOL

Well I think I've rambled enough for now, thanks for stopping by! Viv xxx


Handcrafted With Love said...

........ The card is even better in real life and oh what a day we all had ............ FANTASIC! ;-))

Love Pam xx

Natalie said...

Viv, this is beautiful, the stitching looks fab! x

Gina said...

sounds like you had a fab day, wished I lived near to you too :(
the card is stunning, I love the stitching it looks fab the image is gorgeous too love how you have coloured her
Gina xxx

Jackie said...

The day was brilliant and the card is superb. We watched it unfolding during the afternoonas Viv laboured away at it, and this photo doen't do it justice at all.
Thanks Viv for being such a perfect hostess :o)
Love, Jackie xx

Ila said...

What an Absolutley Gorgeous card!! I love the coloring and stitching!!..Hugs, Ila

Renee said...

Gorgeous card! I love the layout and the stamped image :)

Anonymous said...

Wow sounds like you all had a great time Viv...Your card is the stitching...have a lovely Evening:)~X~