Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Busy, busy, busy, such a lot to do!

It seems ages since I last blogged, thought I'd better post what I've been up to besides Christmas shopping, visiting our daughter's (one lives in Leicester and one in York), interviews, work, medical visits...blah blah blah... doesn't it get crazy this time of year... it can become so easy to lose the real reason for the season.

The ladies at Stocksbridge have nearly completed their Christmas box and it's coming together nicely. Here they are hard at work - I mean play!!! Madeline the stand up crafter....

It takes two...... sometimes! The creative hands of Deborah and Sam


Some of the ladies were missing due to illness - I know how that feels - had a grotty cold myself last week! Anyway this is how we left it...

At the next session, we will add the finishing touches and put the whole thing together.... I'll remember to take photos to show their accomplishments!
It was our Sisters day out recently as it was Diane's birthday. We went to a Christmas Fayre at Harewood House.

Diane got lost and Lynn, Brenda and I spent nearly an hour looking for her! How? The place wasn't THAT big! But it was crowded - we just kept missing each other - after all these years we've decided we need a better strategy for finding each other in case one of us goes missing!!!
I can hear you all shouting - why didn't you use your mobile 'phones! Well that would have been too easy! Problem was, the marquee was erected in the courtyard and blocked all the signals!
But us Jones girls always make the most of this precious time together and we managed to buy a few Christmas presents, had lunch at a pub where we gave Diane her birthday gifts, before heading back to Brenda's (preventing her hubby Steve from watching the footy on TV!).... well somebody has to make the coffee!
Brenda found Diane, who had been so fed up trundling round looking for US that she decided to stay put on a chair situated near the loos thinking surely one of us would come by soon!!!

And finally....last week, Gill arranged a play night. She had admired the Christmas box I've been teaching up at Stocksbridge and fancied one herself... "I'll make tea" she said. "You show us the ropes.."
A done deal..... Lynn, Julie, Me, Gill and Shelley all gathered for an evening of pure delight, full of laughs (Gill is slightly mad!) We enjoyed a lovely meal together, cleared the table in double quick time and set to with the gorgeous Blonde Moments papers.

I laughed so much my sides ached...
Lynn and Julie kept mixing up their work and we all watched as they argued (jokingly!) "that's mine!" "No it's mine!"

No, Gill wasn't hinting at us to leave 'cos she was so tired...she was actually jigging to the Christmas tunes on the CD player!

Shelley needed that cup of tea...well it was Friday night after a long week at work.

We made a lot a mess - always a good sign that you're having fun!

We had to work in the kitchen because Gill's craft room was so FULL - of crafting goodies, there wasn't enough room for us to get in there! (I know she's gonna kill me for putting this piccie on my blog!)

Seriously though, its the bestest thing in the world to have crafting pals and great get togethers like this... now why don't we do it more often?


  1. Why don't we do it more often? Cos we don't have b------ time lol. But you certainly had fun! x

  2. Sure does look like you had a great time!
    We need times like these!!

  3. Just calling in to say happy Christmas and a peaceful joyous and artful new year :-) Kate x