Monday, 14 April 2014

Fabulous weekend

I have just had one of the nicest weekends ever. On Saturday, I drove down to Ally Pally in London to do a spot more demoing for the PaperArtsy guys. Here are a few of the samples I made.






The next few samples were  paint/stencilling techniques on fabric that I had bonded to my tags with Heat'n'Bond. Some of them were strips of fabric that had been bonded just slightly overlapping each other. This created some really nice textures.




Then of course I did a little bit of shopping, Leandra had some fab new stuff for the show and of course it would have been rude not to buy a few bits'n'bobs, wouldn't it?


On Sunday, we had a bit of a family gathering to celebrate my parents Diamond Wedding Anniversary. I made arrangements for them to receive a message from the Queen which they were absolutely thrilled about.


My daughter Kelly, ordered the custom made frame to put it in so they can have it on display at home.



As it was such a beautiful day, we took the opportunity to snap a family photo in the garden as a memento of what was such a fabulous day. So here we are, four generations, my parents, Mark and I, our three children Kelly, Sarah and Alex with their husbands Jim, Chris and girlfriend Tiff. My four grandchildren,
L-R   Ronnie 8, Isla 3, Seb 3 and Amillie 6 plus a bump who will be joining the family in July!!!


OK, that's me for today, I have a little doggie sitting next to me who is desperately trying to get my attention to take her out for a walk.

17 comments:

Netrix said...

Lovely post Lin. Gorgeous samples and beautiful certificate from the queen. Diamond anniversary is amazing, big congrats to them xo

Hazel Agnew said...

Love the family photo, so precious, samples are ace, Thankyou for sharing your weekend with us. Xx

Lin said...

Wonderful samples as always Lin..what a lovely day you all had and that family of yours is growing and growing lol!! Huge congratulations to your parents and what a lovey surprise..a message from our queen I bet they were thrilled!! See you soon xxx

Paula Pascual said...

Amazing samples as usual! what a good idea!

Paula

Elaine said...

Wonderful samples Lin, it was great to see you demoing on Saturday and it looks like you had a very special family day yesterday too. I had a brilliant weekend with the other three quarters of our crafty quartet and am still smiling with the pleasure of it all, (as well as the shopping of course!). Ally Pally is always such a great show. Elaine x

craftimamma said...

What a lovely post Lin with wonderful family photos. Many congratulations to your Mum and Dad. The samples are gorgeous too and having seen them irl I keep remembering how they 'feel'.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Helen said...

Such a wonderful weekend - it was as always a joy to watch you make some of those samples. HUGE congratulations to your parents for their Diamond Wedding, and what a lovely memento from Her Majesty. Glad you had such lovely weather for the day.

TAM said...

Stunning samples as always - will manage to get to Ally Pally one year.
Looks like you had a brilliant time - congratulations to your parents. The family photo is fabulous

sam21ski said...

A perfect momento

Sam xx

Amy Russell said...

Great samples, great idea with the fabric. Sorry to miss you at Ally Pally as I went on Sunday. Love the photos of your family celebration, congratulations to your parents.
Amy x

finnella03 said...

Great to hear you guys had a great time, sure beats revising for my exam! I'm really grateful for everyone who shared there stories and pictures.

Ruth said...

Fantastic samples as always and a lovely weekend for you to remember.

Anonymous said...

Well, all the planning paid off, Lin, and it looks like it was a super weekend. Your parents must have been so very thrilled with everything and will treasure their special frame forever. All that on top of V.S. & A.P. -- you need to have a quiet week now . . . . but I wonder if you will?
Big hugs - Missie Sally xo

Coco said...

These new samples are all very gorgeous Lin!! And thanks for sharing with us a photo of your whole family, looks lovely! :) Bises from Coco. x

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful samples and wonderful photos of a very happy family celebration xx

massofhair said...

How marvellous, a message from The Queen on such a special day, that was a fabulous touch!

Samples are awesome as usual, lurve the blue fabric Tag very much. Glad you enjoyed AP:-) xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

MANY congratulations to your parents, I hope they had a wonderful day & what a special souvenir the message from The Queen is, it looks wonderful in its frame. That is a great photo of you & all the family.
I was sorry to miss you on Saturday at AP, but I saw all your samples on Sunday, they are all gorgeous.