Sunday, 28 September 2014

Polly and I hope you are all enjoying a nice weekend.  We are in an Indian Summer, with temps higher than average for this time of year.  So far today it's overcast, but hoping it will brighten up.

Polly and I had a nice walk along the cliffs earlier.  She's had her breakfast, so soon this will be her:)




Well you all take care and don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

WOYWW 24th September

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


Well I have just two cards this week.  I made both using freebies from Papercraft Essentials magazine, Issue 109.  I usually only buy a crafting magazine if the freebies are worth it:)


The pink and blue pins are from my own stash.



The blue and green pins are again from my stash.




I hope you all have a lovely WOYWW.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

I hope you have had a nice relaxing weekend.  It's not been very nice here, with heavy damp mist, cool winds and even heavy rain today.  Dad's happy, as the garden needed it.


This is what Polly thinks to it all.  First she layed one way, then she switched ends:)





I got Polly a new house collar for her 2nd Gotcha Day.  She's now sporting this little red number:)



Hope you all have a good week.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

WOYWW 17th September

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



On my desk I have this card I made for a swap where the theme was Time.  The black sheet of paper went through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder.  I then coloured the numbers, etc with a gold pen and wrote the quote using the same pen.



These are four Toppers for a swap where the theme was Autumn Colours.  I used a little leaf stamp on the card and then added the top card.



This card is for a swap where the theme was Butterflies or Dragonflies.




I hope everyone has a happy WOYWW.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Well someone is celebrating her 2nd Gotcha Day today.

When I lost Song so suddenly, I didn't think another dog would ever heal my heart, but I was wrong. 







I leave you with:

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog,"
or "that's a lot of money for just a dog."
They don't understand the distance travelled, the time spent,
or the costs involved for "just a dog."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog,"
but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by
"just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch
of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you probably understand
phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."
"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship,
trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience
that make me a better person.
Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look
longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog"
but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts
away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that its' not "just a dog"
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

We have sunshine, blue skies and a warm breeze.  Seems that summer is hanging on by the fingernails, but autumn is definitely banging at the door.

I came across these photos from earlier in the summer in dad's garden, that I don't think I've put up before.



A lovely male Pheasant.



Peacock Butterfly on the Buddleia, also called a Butterfly Bush.



A bit closer shot.

 


 Two Doves tucking in to the seed on the bid table.



I think this caterpillar turns into a large Moth.  The photo doesn't show just how colourful it was.  It had a fair bit of pink on it's back.


This is what it will grow into.


Starlings getting bugs of some kind out of the grass.




Well I hope you are having a lovely weekend and the week ahead is a good one for you.


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

WOYWW 10th September

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



Well not much going on here.  On my desk I have a Haynes manual for my car, the new TV guide and a card that isn't finished yet.



I hope you all have a lovely WOYWW.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Here are photos I took at dad's today.  Not much colour in the garden now, except for green.



The last few flowers on the Clematis (Dr. Ruppel)



Dad bought this little bird bath the other week.



The Red Robin is starting to have new growth, which come out red.



The little flower bed is mainly greens now.  In the back near the tree dad has Red Hot Pokers, but they aren't red they are a green/yellow variety.



The other end of the flower bed are the true Red Hot Pokers.



Pampas Grass with the feathers showing well.



Polly wanted me to put up the photo I took of her today.





I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

Remember to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

WOYWW 2nd September, 2014

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



On my desk are three recent makes.  All three are decoupage, but they don't show up well in the photos.






I hope you all have a lovely WOYWW.