Spring school holidays are finally here, and the sun is gorgeous. All the gardens are coming to life - Atchoo! I love this time of year, but I usually get to observe it through a haze of itchy eyes, runny nose and a healthy dose of hayfever medication.
School holidays also means lots of lazing around in PJ's and generally not rushing to go anywhere! Of course nursey school hasn't been gentle and we have been given a massive amount of homework to complete, but somehow it doesn't seem so bad when you can do it under your favourite tree with a cup of tea and a cat curled up next to you.
My studies are going well. We are up to Medications, such a huge amount of info to take in, but at least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I will finish in May next year and then be let loose on the public.. so if anyone plans on getting sick, you might want to hurry up and get it done and sorted before I hit the ward :-)
A Blog Group challenge from a group of blggy friends has asked me to choose my favourite post from my archive and remind you of it. I have spent hours re-reading through my previous posts.. gosh I have come a long way since the very first one. However I have narrowed it down to
** On the Run
School holidays for me means time to play. Designing and creating and stitching and painting. If you haven't visited for a while, pop over and have a look at the What's New page on the Button Bliss website. It is bursting at the seams with new buttons. I have been on a creative roll, which is great news for everyone.
There are also lots of little treasures in the On Sale page- bits and pieces which I have discontinued from the Button Bliss range. You'll find all sorts of little gems, and once they are gone.. that's it! I have written before about how unwieldy the Button Bliss range had become and I was finding it impossible to keep up stock on 300+ designs. Some items are just too time consuming to be able to offer them. But I usually have been able to come up with an alternative. Many of my readers will remember my Thread holders from a couple of years ago, and while they were gorgeous, they were difficult to keep up with and still maintain a good standard.
These are brand new and very cute
They are approx 76mm square making them a perfect little accesssory for a stitching bag. Smooth edges means there are no little bumps for precious threads to snag on, and with 10 holes, plenty of room for all threads required for a day or weekend away stitching.
I am delighted with how these have turned out- you can find them HERE on the Button Bliss website.
However, because it's school holidays and Spring and I'm happy, I am giving away 5 of these gorgeous little treasures.
Tell me how you spend a perfect spring day. Do you sit in the garden with a pile of craft magazines? Or do you go for a stroll and sneak peeks into all the neighbourhood gardens bursting into bloom? Is it time for a windows wide open Spring clean?
Please pop a link to this post on your webpage, blog or facebook page so everyone has a chance to enter.
(If you blog, feel free to add a link to your most recent post at the end of your message)
Winners will be announced on October 17 so start writing !
Have an awesome day wherever you are