Showing posts from July, 2014

The Winner Is...............

Hello friends

Hope you are all having a great weekend. We had some rain last night so it's a bit cooler here and much more comfortable.

The names of all who entered my 100 post give away were placed in a hat and with the help of my assistant, L, the names were shuffled.

Do you like the bracelet? L made it this morning with her loom bands (latest craze) and it's called A Ladder.

Anyway I guess you want to know whose name she pulled out. Are you ready.


Are you ready
I can feel the anticipation

Alison from Heavenly Handmade!

Alison please will you email me your full postal address so that I can put your parcel in the post.



Hello friends

This is my 100th blog post and I've something special for you but you'll have to wait until the end.

The town where I live used to cover a much bigger area when it was mentioned in the Doomsday book (1086) and centuries later it was divided into smaller areas creating villages/townships. The area within which I live became a village and had only few residents but with continuous house building over very many years the number of residents have grown and is now a town.

Today I wanted to show you some buildings that I find interesting around where I live. On the left is Marsh Mill (I can see the top when I look out of my front door) This was built in 1794 by Ralph Slater and was commissioned by Bold Hesketh (there is a lot of history regarding Bold Hesketh that can be found all over the internet and is quite interesting) The windmill was used to ground corn/wheat for flour up until 1922 then in 1928 the 1st and 2nd floors were used as a tea room until 1935 and was t…

I'm Back

Hi everyone

I'm back. From where I hear you ask. Well, I'll tell you but first I think you better get some refreshments as this could take a while.

I've been quite busy again with exam invigilating for GCSE's and A levels and although they finished a couple of weeks ago I was asked to stay on and do the year 9's and 10's exams which finished earlier this week.  I worked on the days that mum was at day care and I tried to get ahead at the weekends but by Friday I just got behind in everything.

I'm still working on the twiddlemuffs and have fourteen ready for picking up, from my local library, next Thursday. I will do a photo next week. I made two muffs from scratch for relatives of two friends and one more to make.
I've had so much support, from the library craft club, the fourteen that are ready were knitted by them and today I was given a further seventeen. Whilst I have been away from the club it was decided to set a target of one hundred muffs before …