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follow up from previous blog, http://conniekonnykards.blogspot.com/ I am retired here in UK, well into my seventies, and I have crafted as long as I can remember. OH John and I have been happily married for 54 years. We have a lovely family and a cat with attitude ...... Lots of work from my hobbies is on Flickr.

Monday, 17 January 2011

2011 .....

... well into January and no blogging, stitching, photos, or crafting.
I have struggled with stitching and even knitting, but arthritis in arms and shoulders is winning - maybe I'll beat it when the weather gets warmer!

We have many lovely wedding photos, (see previous blog), and after browsing I looked at some of the other photo collections
and made a "Mosaic Monday" of memory scraps:
... a rose, always a favourite,
lots of celebrations,
thank goodness the Vapourer didn't eat the whole apple tree!
yummy scone,
painting with watercolour pencils,
teddies that went to South Africa to live,
fun on a wheel,
was Barney really as small as that?
ceramic and pine needle woven mat, made by my dear friend Kay, in USA.
.. at 94 she still makes beautiful things like this!
lily bud and lace,
hand carved by a German craftsman,
lovely Victorian scent bottle, sadly now broken.
a favourite old small jug,
great grandmother's watch,
lovely threads,
sewing machine, long gone.

Happy memories - it's always nice to look back, but better to move on so I'll take a couple of pain tablets and come back to today!


  1. Oh Connie how miserable not being able to do the things you love, like you say hopefully things will improve when the warmer weather arrives. In the meantime although not as satifying as actually doing the craft, making fabulous mosaics is fun and certainly showcase your considerable talent! Keep going. ♥Sue♥

  2. Thanks Sue - I'm sometimes frustrated, but I really appreciate the good things I have, especially family and friends.
    I always find something to enjoy each day! Connie.

  3. Connie, loved your reminiscing and the photos that accompanied it!

    Barney is certainly a cutie pie.... how old is he?

    Please take care .... I enjoy your writing!