Thursday, 29 November 2012

Calling all Wool Hoarders

Morning ladies.

I saw a plea last week from a womens mental health charity WISH based in Liverpool and London, they were looking for wool and knitting needles as they were setting up knitting workshops for women.

I thought this would be a good cause and I had a bit of a clearout and sent a big bag of wooly goodness to them today.

If you would like to help them and have a bit of a clear out at the same time you can send your wool and needles here:


77 East Road,
N1 6AH

In other news my Sewing Machine cross stitch is finally finished and framed.  I can hardly count it as a monthly make as it has been several months in the making but I have little else to show this month as I have been busy making a pretty bathroom, so here is my November monthly make.

I did opt for all black in the end.

When I add the finishing touches I will post a picture of my new bathroom, it's been a long time coming. I did want plantation shutters but it turns out I should have ordered them sometime in 1986 if I wanted them before Christmas 2012, who knew, I am awaiting ordinary blinds in the meantime *tuts*.

Oohh before I go the December Flickr group is up and running here.  You have all been brilliant this year and I continue to be amazed that you are still contributing this far in. Our wonderful Annie had bestowed the honour of Miss December to me and as it's my favourite month (wedding anniversary, birthday and Christmas) I was very happy to oblige.
Pop over and join in, go on it's the last one of the year!

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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Armistice Day 2012

Armistice Day (also known as Remembrance Day) is on November 11 and commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compi├Ęgne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.

Every year at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month we remember the end of the First World War and all who gave their lives then and since.

Thank you so much for supporting the poppy appeal this year.  I sold out of poppies very quickly and was making them to order as fast as I could. 
I had so many lovely messages and several repeat orders, next year I will be better prepared!
Again, many thanks, with your generosity I was able to raise £231 for the Royal British Legion which I have paid to them this morning.
You can still donate directly here.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
When you go home tell them of us and say -For your tomorrow we gave our today