Friday, 17 February 2017

Five on Friday

We braved the wild weather this half term and headed for the seaside town of Newcastle County Down.  As you can see the rainclouds rolled in but we made the most of our day out at the beach!

So here are five snapshots of our visit

1. Along the promenade we had fun taking pictures in the Globe - you can just make out the lower slopes of the Mournes in behind it.

2. Another new sculpture is this lovely starfish.

 3. It's compulsory to go beachcombing and shell collecting!

 4. Another compulsory part of any visit to the seaside is to enjoy an ice cream or a 99 poke meaning it has a chocolate flake in it too!  SOOOO GOOD!

 5. This is the ice cream parlour where I bought our ice creams and this really is a sweet spot for hubby and me.  When we were just teenagers and starting to date, we would come in here on a summer's evening and have knickerbocker glories or banana boats! What a treat! Oh to be young!

So that's my five on Friday and thanks to Amy for hosting at 

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Heart Day!

 Happy Heart Day for you and your loved ones!

I just stitched up this little wool applique heart mat - love!

Out on display for today my little teddy and heart and love pocket.

For a Valentine's fun I made the kids some extra breakfast heart treats from watermelon and strawberries!

And this is a special gift, so sweet!

Hope you are having a LOVELY DAY!

Thanks for all your comments!

Friday, 10 February 2017

Valentine's Decorations

Hello! I'm linking up with Amy for Five on Friday HERE and my five are all Valentine's Day hearts.

1. My punch needle heart

2. This Love heart I hand embroidered

3. This is the love shelf!

4. My newest heart pinked with red velvet and my initial on it

5. Both of our initials on this wee cross stitched piece suitably framed in a heart!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Best wishes

And lots of Love!

Thursday, 2 February 2017


 Firstly I want to thank you all for taking part in my little Winter giveaway and welcome new followers!

I know our blogging friendships brighten up my winter days!

So I put all the slips of paper with each person's name on it in my little pouch and my son picked out the winner!

And as you can see, MILDRED you are the winner! Congratulations and thank you so much for being a part of this!

Hope you can email me your details asap!

Once again a big thank you to all!

Happy February!

Monday, 30 January 2017

Giveaway - last day to sign up!

Don't forget to sign up for my Winter giveaway, if you haven't already! 
Tomorrow, January 31st is the last day to join in!

Click HERE to sign up!

Best wishes

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Wynter Time

Today I finished this pretty wynter tyme cross stitch pillow.  Its from a pattern by Lori Brechlin that was in Country Sampler magazine a few years back.

Love the primitive house!

I backed it in a green herringbone flannel fabric.

If you are interested in purchasing it check out my Etsy listing .

Don't forget to enter my Winter Time Giveaway HERE

Thanks for coming by today!

Friday, 13 January 2017

Hyggelig Home!

 In the last few months I've been coming across bits and pieces of information about the Danish concept of 'Hygge' (hue-ga). Its that state of mind where you enjoy the simple pleasures of winter and life in general, at home and amongst friends and family, stress free and cozy!

So here are five little hyygelig home ideas to share with you.
1. Lots of candles and strings of fairy lights for a warm inviting space.

2.  Put a fire on and warm your toes up! Enjoy a good read and cuppa in front of the glowing logs!

 3. Enjoy the comforts of home with lots of soft, furry fabrics, cushions and throws.

4. Wood and wicker baskets are 'warmer'

5. Enjoy some home baking - some Danish apple pie for me!

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend already!

Don't forget my little Winter Giveaway

 on my last post or click HERE to go and sign up!

Thanks so much to Amy for hosting Five on Friday 
Linking HERE

Thanks to Suzanne for Saturday Sparks link up at Pieced Pastimes HERE

Best wishes!