Monday, 24 October 2011

A Good Weekend!

Hello Everyone

I've just had a lovely weekend - I had my day off work on Friday - Richard was off too, though he went golfing in the morning - left home about 6am! He was home at lunchtime and we went for lunch at a local cafe, before doing the grocery shopping, then collecting the children from school.

Then, on Saturday morning, I went to a Stampin Up Craft Workshop, where we decorated some wooden letters for a Christmas mantlepiece decoration. I love it. When Andrew saw it though he asked "Who's Noel?" - so funny!



We also managed to make a Christmas card - I thought this was a fabulous idea. We made a patchwork of different Christmas papers, then diecut the shape and embossed it, inked around the edges and added the sentiment. I might try this idea on another card, using my own tools.



Then, when I came home, it was such a gorgeous afternoon, we all went for a walk along the river and canal, down to a weir to try to watch the salmon leaping. We did see a couple of salmon attempting it, but they did not manage to get up whilst we were there.

Yesterday, Richard's Dad came for Sunday lunch with us - it was good to see him too.

This week is half term, but I have no idea what we're doing - Eleri is out playing with a friend at the moment. She wants to go swimming sometime in the week. We'll just take each day as it comes I suppose, and the week will fly by!

See you soon.

Love, Andrea xx

6 comments:

Katina said...

Wow!! Andrea, these are absolutely stunning!! What a fab idea to make a patchwork from the papers - I might have to borrow that idea!

Have a great week with Andrew and Eleri.
xx

Monica said...

Loved reading your post, Andrea. I love the mantle piece decoration as well. Soooo striking.

And your card is even more striking - love the patchwork quilting and this embossing folder must be the best of them all. The flowers look lovely as well.

Glad that you went for a craft class...

Thanks for asking about my gift shopping spree. Managed to get some books with great struggle and realized that they were a bit too advanced for three year olds and they were not cheap either. But I did not have the motivation to go and exchange them for anything else. Never mind, we live and learn, I guess.

I am getting excited about the 2 bazaars that I will take part in.

xxx Monica

Kimberly said...

Oh my i love love the card and your Noel....i'm gonna scraplift that patchwork idea for sure. I've seen it on other projects but this one is fabulous...tfs
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Mina said...

that sounds like a fantastic day, isnt it wonderful to just please yourselves once in a while Andrea...wow these are stunning...so perfectly made and I love those yummy papers
Mina xxx

True :) said...

Lovely projects Andrea! I especially like your NOEL!
Thanks for visiting my blog! The answer to you question is YES! :)

Hugs,
True :D

Stephanie said...

What a great class - those papers are gorgeous aren't they? Sounds like you had a wonderful few days :) Hope you're well Andrea xxx p.s. so, who is Noel? lol