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I hope you enjoy reading my posts, and please leave me a comment. I always enjoy reading them, and will try to visit you in return.

You are welcome to copy any of my designs, as long as you do not take credit for them yourself. I am very happy for you to sell them. If I have used anyone else's design, I always try to give credit where it is due. If I have missed anything, please let me know and I will put things right.

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.

Saturday, 4 January 2014


This is the first time I have tried to create a post using my new Kindle Fire, so I hope it works.  As I am appallingly late posting this week, I hope you will excuse the fact that it is not even a crafting picture.  I do not have any on this Kindle to show you.  But this one just made me smile.  Gemma is a serial escapologist, especially in the caravan, and has even gone out through the Windows.  So we started to keep a very short lead on her during the day to give us a fighting chance.  As you can see here, she is fed up and asking for it to be removed.

Hopefully, I can get back to blogging and crafting properly as this year gets going.  I do want to thank all those wonderful friends out there, who have given me so much support over the past months.  A Very Happy New Year to you all


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Maggie who could resist such a beseeching look so cute they do know how to waggle themselves into your heart ..
Could almost be for Annie's smiles post :D

Pray every blessing for you in your beautiful newly renovated home and Gods keeping upon you in 2014. love and prayer,
happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #2

Twiglet said...

Happy New Year - I hope it's a healthy and busy crafting one too.x Jo

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Marg, better late than never, Happy New Year from us both. Gemma does look very sweet sat there, doesn't she? A bit like children, able to look like butter wouldn't melt when they want to! Will speak soon, Love Shaz xx

Elizabeth said...

A Good New Year to you and yours Maggie. Lovely photo of Gemma ... how can you resist those beseeching eyes :) Love your banner - the wintry scene is lovely. Look forward to seeing your blogs and craft projects throughout 2014. Oh, and your not much later than me this week! Hugs, Elizabeth x #79

PS: My pre-Christmas treat to myself was the stamps for Clarity's Classroom 15-23 lesson - I couldn't resist them, now I just have to find time to work with them.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Maggie, she sure looks like she wants the lead off. I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and hope that it is a good one for you.

Linda xxx

Hettie said...

Oh poor Gemma. Clever girl though.
Good luck on learning to use new technology!

Jane Barber said...

What a lovely blog you are creating Maggie. Beautiful work and such a personal insight in to your world. It makes wonderful reading x

Tertia said...

Happy New Year and happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #21