Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Just popped by to say thank you to my new followers, now up to 49. When I reach the big 50, not me the blog ;-) I'll think of a little give-away. I've made brilliant progress with my March Make, can't show you until April (all will be revealed then) Enjoy the rest of your week. Amanda x

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Being British ......

The sun is shining, I had the morning off work and I've been thinking, its the little things that really matter in life J Growing something from seed, making a hand-made gift for a friend, collecting shells by the sea (I love doing that!), eating something yummy like Ben & Jerry’s Fish Food ice cream, walking the dog in the woods, watching the sun rise, strolling around Whitstable and looking in the pretty shop windows, receiving flowers (hint hint J) and chocolates (another hint!) the list is endless really.

I complained to a company this week about sending me a leaflet and I had to pay the postage + service charge because they didn’t use the correct stamps! Imagine my surprise when they sent me a box today containing a lovely tin of Marks + Spencers biscuits plus a cheque to reimburse me for the postage. How lovely is that? And the added bonus is the tin is so lovely I can use it in my sewing room! I must remember to complain more often ;-)

This morning I was invited to attend a British Citizenship ceremony for my friends Shaun + Kimmi in Rochester Corn Exchange. It was the first one I had ever attended, well its not an everyday event is it? I've often wandered what it was like to attend. It's a special event for people that want to become British, something that we take for granted. I wonder how that feels, to become British?

Photo by Tris Linnell under CC BY-NC-SA

Saturday, 10 March 2012

quick update

It's been a busy week; work, washing + ironing and trying to fit in some spare time in the evenings for my quilt project. So I'm just quickly popping by to show you my progress this week before I carry on with my normal Saturday chores. I managed to find lots of vintage Laura Ashley fabric on eBay + Vintage Fabric Market so lots more pieces to cut out; that's the bit that takes me the longest to complete. Have a great weekend. Amanda x