Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Giveaway Winner, Flowers, Fabrics and Randomness....

I hope you're all having a good week?

First of all I have the results of my little Blogiversary giveaway - I used the random number generator thingy and it came up with 11, which means Sharon has won. Now I don't have any contact details for her so I am hoping she'll check back soon and drop me a line.

My spring bulbs from Lidl have burst into bloom this week.


Hyacinths (not scented though):

And I couldn't resist taking pics of this pretty little orchid:

A while ago we rescued it and two of it's companions from the discount trolley at B&Q where they looked very sorry for themselves, they were £2.50 for the three of them and so far they've all flowered.

My stepdad got me a little footstool to refurbish but I haven't had chance yet as everyone has taken a shine to it:

You see that mucky looking line on the floor? That's from rug tape, the type that stops your rugs from sliding about. The rug has now gone but we can't get the blasted tape off the floor - so far we have tried white spirit, nail varnish remover and two types of sticky stuff remover. If anyone has any ideas how to get rid if it they will be gratefully received?!!

I finished another tea trolley for Fugly-To-Fabulous yesterday:

See, more glue on the floor? I usually Photoshop it off!!

I went to my quilting group on Friday and Wendy helped me make my quilt sandwich (quilt top, wadding and backing) and over the weekend I hand tacked it. I am now ready to quilt it!! Hope fully I'll have it completed to show you next week.

In the meantime, I ordered some fabric to make quilts for our boys:

Their room has a Union Jack theme so we went patriotic with the fabric!! I now have to choose patterns....

W is off school with a cold and so I am going to curl up on the sofa with him and watch "Flight Of The Navigator"....


S x


  1. Hi Sarah!! I can't believe I won the giveaway - thank you so much. I will e-mail you my address - thank you again. XX

  2. Just seen the note about the sticky on the floor. I've got some trade wipes for getting stuff like that off - I'll send some to you. XX

  3. You could try a scourer type thing with bicarb or borax. The tea trolley is interesting with three tiers. You have made a lovely job there. I have two just double ones waiting for me....

  4. If you can stand the smell, cheap perfume often gets the really sticky stuff up and then rub gently with soda bicarbonate and wipe clean with white vinegar.

    Your cats are gorgeous! I bet they get into everything and talk your head off when you come home! Bet they are real fuss pots too!

    Sandie xx

  5. Hey Sarah, Isn't it funny when something new comes into the house the pets claim it for themselves. :)
    You could try eucalyptus oil in the sticky stuff. It works very well on other surfaces with with stick stuff. Good luck.
    Anne xx

  6. I'm gonna have to get myself to Lidl!

    Love that tea trolley. If I had my own little room (Mr C is stalling about moving out of the study) I would be snapping that trolley up in seconds.

    What fantastic fabric you got there. Chawlas? I have a Union Jack crochet blanket pattern if you'd like it?


    ps What about a morning at The Makery in Bath? Then lunch then I'll take you to an aladins cave of patchwork material and a yarn shop I'm dying to see?


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