Monday, 27 August 2007

Big Si's Big Day!

I know its been a week, but I've been a busy sausage! It was Big Si's birthday today and his birthday BBQ yesterday, we had assorted friends and relations here for a little soiree! I wish I'd taken after photos!! but here is a before

Yes that's right - I'd been on bunting duties and Sophers on Flower duty once again! The weather behaved itself and there was even a little sun, it did get a bit cold though...

He got some fab pressies including a fab remote controlled Ferrari from his nieces, nephew's and great niece and nephew's just right for terrorising the poor cats with! He also got a fab Fortnum's hamper and he's looking forward to tucking in!

Here is the Man himself with Bertie about to blow out his cake (well the candles on it anyhow!)

A good time was had by all and there were a few bad heads this morning....
Jenny and I went to the local car boot on Sunday morning before all of the festivities began and we had a great time. I got some fab probably Torquay ware polka dot lovelies, some huge binka like stuff for mum's rag rugs (sorry me no know proper name!), three brand new Kilner jars for jam, some African Fabric for the quilt mum is doing for fundraising for Sopher's next trip and a basket for the aforementioned sophers ... ALL for the princely sum of £7.....What can one do eh???
Oh and lastly a little Sarah's makings update, Sophers being the little songstress that she is, is singing at a wedding next Saturday and she charged me, some would say somewhat unwisely with making her a corsage and matching clutchbag with some of the stash I brought back from the quilt fair. Well... here is some of the stash.....

... and here is the corsage.....

I'm not sure about it yet - she is - but she likes it a bit mad!!! - its about the size of a side plate so it ain't small its all about making a statement - and it most certainly is going to do that!! I hope all are well.... did everyone have a good bank hol weekend????

Monday, 20 August 2007

Moi in the Simpsons.......

I don't know if anyone else has seen or done this, but I've been "simpsonized" It has to be said, I look much better as a simpson's character than in real life - I'm very tempted to put this picture on my new work id card!!! So here I am as a foxy simpsons lady and not to be big headed... but I can imagine Homer saying "librarian..... mmmmmmm....." and dribbling!!!

See what I mean - foxy or what!!!! (I'm prone to the red lippy too!)

Well, in an attempt to catch up with the final thing I need to catch up on. I'd like to acknowledge the pay it forward post that Angel Jem has passed onto me. I, Sarah, being of reasonably sound mind hereby pledge to send something handmade to the first three people that comment on this post, I'll not promise that it'll arrive tomorrow, next week, or even next month, I shall however promise it within the next 365 days. The only condition being that you must send something onto three people too (the same terms of 365 days apply)

So then..... who's up for it!

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Really "Ladies", do you have to be so rude????

I had the misfortune to go to the Festival of Quilts on Thursday. Whilst I had a great time looking at the fabulous creations of very talented people, and got some fab material, I was appalled by the behaviour of women who frankly should know better. As a young woman, I've been taught manners by my parents, I stand to let people sit down who need a seat more than me, I hold doors open and I say please and thank you. It all began on the 11.06 to Birmingham International, the train was... well think Hogwarts express for quilters... I was stood on, ignored, pushed over on countless occasions (quite a feat as I'm built for comfort rather than speed) One lady even swore at me (I don't have eyes in the back of my head and she stood directly behind me) I had to have words with her unfortunately, and as my turn of phrase when riled is not pretty (benefits of being a scouser I guess) I think I scared her, but really come on, I'm not hard to miss, if there is a big bird in a corner looking at something and you are only 5 foot tall don't stand behind her or you is gonna get squished!!!! I would NEVER go to one again. Which is a shame, I love doing the whole quilting thing, but if that was a measure of people that do it - I'm not sure its actually for me, (they are obviously not as nice as bloggers). It upsets me to say it but there you go.

Rant over, I'm going to post some piccies of the fabulous quilts we saw, there are some talented people out there.

See just a small selection - but fabulous yes????!!!!

I had one moment of starstruckedness (new word ahoy) I saw him... yes... I saw Kaffe!!! I was so excited!!!

I'm going to post tomorrow about the fabulous things I got and a scone recipe for those that requested it!

Monday, 13 August 2007

Scones and Socks

Have been at Mummykins's this evening and in the whole Karma thing, I made some scones and I got a pair of hand-knitted socks!




See - Karma!! Mum, Jenny and I are preparing our walking feet for the Quilt Festival this week, we intend to take lots of photo's so just you wait.. Dougal has the right idea already.... (not quite sure what dubious mark is behind him - probably remains of a mouse!)

It looks Mrs Gillian, like we are going to have to start a cosy toes swap for the Autumn!!!

Enjoy your Tuesdays!!

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Vintage Tin Swap


I've had the goodies for a while so I thought I'd blog about them now (should have on 1st or there abouts - but you know what I'm like for a deadline)

I got the Lovely Gill as a partner for my swap and I recieved the lovely goodies pictured below!

I've already opened the tea and have plans for the buttons! The fabric is going to be in a patchwork and the tin is going to be a tin for embroidery threads! I also got a fab Green heart which is on one of my wardrobe doors with some others I've collected and been given and unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of that because it went straight on there and I'm daft!

Thank you so much Gill for my lovely parcel!!! We'll have to start the next swap off!!!

Saturday, 11 August 2007

Nicey nicey!

Oh I have sooooo much blogging to catch up on!!!!!

Firstly I've been nominated for a nice matters award (bless your hearts you kind bestowers!)

I'm now going to nominate seven people for nice matters awards. I'm not going to quantify in detail why, their blogs and the fab things on the speak for themselves!

1: Mummykins at just because!!!

2: Gill at for her excellent swap parcels!!!

3: Abigail at her creations are amazing, I'm going to have to order something soon!

4: Lizzie at for her twin twin cuteness - what could be cuter!!!

5: Susan at for her "I think we share a brain" status

6: Sophie at for her love of all things pink and twinkly!

and finally....

7: Jo at for her ability to keep up with me in the gabbing stakes!!!

Coming up on ESFT..

....Vintage tin swap - the post!!!! (Thanks to the lovely Gill!!!)

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

One thing at a time

It seems whilst I’ve been off being a busy lady, I’ve been gathering a backlog of tasks to complete. I’ve decided I’m going to tackle them one at a time.

Task no. 1 Gill and Jo have both tagged me for 8 more things…. So here we go….

8 Random Facts

1: I think I’m the only person in the UK who is glad that the weather has not been good over the summer.

2: I love Louis Armstong and Ella Fitzgerald, I love Django Reinhardt and Stephane Graphelli too. If I could only have two CD’s to listen to for the rest of my life – it would be one by each pairing as much as it would pain me to give up the Divine Comedy.

3: I’ve never been to the USA. I want to go to Connecticut or New England for the Autumn and Winter, but sometimes I don’t want to because if it isn’t like Baby Boom (especially the scene at the dance – Moonlight in Vermont is one of my favourite songs) and Little Women rolled into one then I don’t want to be disappointed.

4: I adore being up late at night or early in the morning on my own especially in the winter. I love Autumn and Winter and I quite like spring – summer –mmmmphhhh – you can keep it.

5: I think I’d make a great character in Northern Exposure. I’d adore that kind of life where people are quirky and accepting. Plus you’d get to wake up in a place where it snows early in the morning (see no.4)

6: I live in a dream world 50% of the time – it’s partly a coping mechanism for the aspects of the world I don’t like, and partly….well it’s more pleasant there, I only generally come out for work!

7: I like being a Librarian, or rather I like being an unexpected Librarian most people don’t believe me when I tell them what I do (I like that) though to be honest, If I had my time again and I could get in, I’d go to art school and then do something businessy and live in a whole different way. All I have to do now is work out how to get “there” from “here” (dream world again)

8: I like Liverpool honest I do, its just I can’t imagine how much longer I’m going to able to live here without losing something.

I’m not going to tag anyone – I think everyone has been tagged. Instead, think about 8 random facts about you, I bet they are no odder than mine!

Monday, 6 August 2007

I'm still here

Been over a week now - naughty Sarah, bad Sarah, on your rug....

I'll be back soon with piccies from tin swaps and more random things about me, assuming that is that you'll be able to cope with them.......