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Sunday, 5 June 2011

What a great few days

The last few days for my family & I have been just lovely, probably some of the nicest so far this year.
First of all & best of all Sophie arrived home safe & sound on thursday

We are soooooooooo happy to have her back, & of course she got her requested meal that evening of pie & mash, followed by this yum..... strawberry, coconut & choc pavlova!!!!!!!!!!!!

We all got great gifts, but this one sorted a few things out for me once & for all. You see i love cook blogs, baking in particular, BUT the american recipes confused me for a long time, one cup of this, 3 cups of that..
I mean please tell me ......  WHAT SIZE CUP???????????????????????

So Sophie to the rescue...................................................


"Mom these are measuring cups :) " duuuuuuuuuuh :(         Isnt she a peach?
Also got these cute little figures from Ms Elma, the lady who founded the childrens home  Sophie worked in.

They look sweet on my dresser dont you think? We received so many beautiful gifts from that lovely lady, what a blessing :)
Another lovely thing happened this week, i actually received an award from a very sweet lady, Angie at Lemonde de sucrette I was blown away,

                                                                   Thanks Angie xxx
I'm so encouraged by this, so from what i can gather i have to give ten facts about myself, my girls helped me some with these
1.  I'm only 4'11" , always been the smallest at home , at school, at work, pretty much all my life, even now my8yr old Ella is the only one shorter than me at home, but i'm sure that'll change.

2. I had a mohawk style haircut when i was in college (art student, wouldnt you know) might just try it again some time ( for charity :)........)

3.  I wish I'd met my husband when i was 13, he's my BEST friend xxxxxxxx :)

4.  My fav snack at the moment are rice cakes............ I mean "what is wrong with me?" I used to be a serious chocoholic, but i LUV rice cakes SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5.  I love my family, our home, our chats around the dinner table, watching movies together, they are a real blessing.

6.  Ok, dont laugh now ( quiet giggles only) but i'm a closet trekkie, specially Deep Space Nine. For those of you who've ever seen DS9 you'll get this, my girls nicknamed me Moogie (no i do not have huge ears..).

7.  I adore basset hounds, used to have one called Frodo. I click on Pioneer woman & spend most of the time looking at her adorable bassets "charlie & walter", have a look they're hilarious.

8.  My fav place to be is the beach, love it love it love it, the sea, the sand, the peace, the smell.............

9. The most amazing natural phenomenon i've seen to date (apart from my husband) are the Victoria Falls, Zambia, incredibly beautiful & exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10.  I love being Irish, love the country, the people(faults n all), the irish language, the trad music, the literature, the art, i guess I'm irish through & through :)
PHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd like to pass this award on to
Sandra at Cherry heart
rubyred-design.blogspot.com
Melanie at Creative Paws
Annette at My Rose Valley
Andrea at Apples & pears
Annaboo at Annaboos house

I hope that's enough, i love so many blogs its so hard to choose.

Want to leave you with some pics of crafty stuff from last week, here's the progrees on the blanket........


a bit slower than i,d hoped  
        
Then this dress for Ella, she needed a new dress after seeing the flower girl dresses for my three little friends

Love these fabrics from Sandi Henderson and Heather Bailey great fabric designers :). So Ella was happy!
All in all it was a week to remember for me........ I'm off to pick some elderflower across the road from my house, cordial tomorrow, mmmmmmmm i love it :) 
Thanks for dropping by and these are for you............

Lots of love Karen xxxxxxxx

6 comments:

Sandra said...

Thanks so much for the award, I'm so chuffed you like my site. Actually I did get that award just the other day so I won't post again in full, but I'm happy to mention and link you into my next post.

I've been having fun looking round your blog and am totally in awe of your sewing skills - wow!

Following you now!

S x (Cherry Heart)

lovestitch said...

Hello Karen,
Thanks for your visit and sweet comment on my blog. Yours is so lovely and you made so many beautiful things!!! A fresh and comfy feeling when reading your blog, I really enjoy it! Your blanket looks gorgeous and the dress looks very cute on your daughter, how talented you are!
Congrats on your award, you definitely deserve it!!!
Take care and hope you have a great day!x

Anne said...

Hello Karen,
I can see you are new to the blogging world. WELCOME!! I do love your blanket, the colours are pretty.
Looking forward to getting to know you and someone who lives in Ireland.
Thanks for visiting my blog,
Anne xx

Annette said...

HI KAren,
Did I welcome you to the blog world already? I thought I did leave a comment before but now I can't find it... Well, maybe I THOUGHT about dropping you a line and never really got to the job to do it. That happens way to often.

Thank you for the award! I am so happy to hear you like my blog. I see you are a pastel girl. :D Absolutely fancy your ripple blanket a few posts back. I would do anything to cuddly up underneath a blanket like that. Your skills with applique is fantastic. I am looking forward to see more and maybe for you to teach me some tricks when I get into that field. I have an applique project in my head and right now I am collecting fabric for it. Wonderful. So happy to have found my way over here. I'll add you to my blog roll so that I can follow you more closely. Have a wonderful day.
Xxx
Annette

Annaboo said...

Lush things in your post as always. Love that cushion.
Thanks so much for the award!!
Am just back from hols so need to sort myself out, do the bloomin' washing, catch up with everyone and write myself a post!
Xx

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