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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others, including my favourite right now, parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

I have decided to put some structure into my blog so that each day will have something of a theme.
Monday- for Mindfulness; Tuesday - Tidy Up Day; Wednesday - What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday; Thursday - Technique and Tips; Friday - Finish Off Day; Saturday - Start Something New; Sunday - Anything Goes
These themes are not hard and fast and will be changed if I feel the need.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Friday Smile

I have just seen Annie's Friday smile photos over on Stitch in Time, and decided to show you some of what makes me smile.  The first one is a real "Aaahhh" one for me.  Our two youngest granddaughters, Charlotte and Rosie, having a totally spontaneous cuddle.  Children and animals are the best for cheering us up, they are never anything but natural, and that is how it should be.

Another happy smile from Charlotte, when she was a bit younger.  Just try not smiling back at this one, I defy you.

Hope these two make you smile too.  Thank you, Annie, for starting this blog.  We all need to take a moment and look for the joy in life, rather than letting it knock us down.  If you are reading this and want some more smiles, just go over to see Annie (Wipso) and join in. 

PS do take great care out there today.  Our roads are lethal and full of people who have never tried to drive in snow before.  If you must go out, take plenty of warm clothing, space blankets, hot drinks and emergency food, and your mobile phone - make sure it is fully charged.  Be safe.


Annie said...

Yes...I'm smiling. :-) Thanks so much for joining in the fun.
A x

Twiglet said...

Lovely pics Maggie - yes you certainly made me smile!! x Jo

Di said...

Gorgeous photos Maggie - and I'm smiling here. Thank you for showing them :)))

Hugs, Di xx

voodoo vixen said...

Aaaaw, yes, those pics made me smile, how lovely to see the two girls just having a cosy hug! Stay warm, we have a cold wind and sunshine for the moment!! Annette

Angela Toucan said...

adorable, and yes you just have to smile back to that little one don't you.

blessings to you from Angela

Caro said...

Those two photos are gorgeous...especially the first one. Definitely made me smile. I have also joined in with the Friday smile!

JoZart Designs said...

So lovely Maggie... Aaaaahhh! I'm smiling!
Jo x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, lovely photos that do, indeed, make me smile. Charlotte has a smile that would light up a room :) I have to agree with you in thanking Annie for bringing the Friday smile and encouraging us to join in with our own. Elizabeth xx

Tracy said...

Aww, those are lovely

Hettie said...

Awwwww! So cute.
Love your header photo today. Great photo.

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Marg, lovely pics! Like you say, so sweet to watch childrens behaviour, they are just so spontaneous. Yes, our road is fairly bad, but to be fair, nowhere near as bad as yours! We can at least get out of it, but we are pretty much at the top, I don't envy those further down. Like you, I fully intend to be ahead this year- my accident last year taught me a huge lesson in leaving things to the last minute.Just scrolled down to the previous post- blimey what a day! The battery thing happened to us at this time of year a couple of years ago- apparently the severe cold can quickly drain a tired battery. Also laughed at the Pet City or whatever they're called these days- said exactly the same to Doug yesterday, as we too needed bird food. We had to go to Tesco, and I said' We'll stop off at Pet City or whatever they're calling themselves today'- great minds, eh?
Have a better day, and take care, Love Shaz

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

soo cute Maggie :D Shaz in oz.x