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Friday, 23 January 2015

Sparkle and eedjits.

I have decided to put comment moderation in place to save any of you having to read the drivel that some damp squib felt obliged to post.  They will never get nominated for a Booker Prize, a Booby Prize possibly.
There are fools and eedjits all around us, they need no encouragement.

I have had a few attempts at photographing the jewellery that Maggie has made for me.

 
This colourful bracelet is her first piece and I love it. All the stones are semi precious gems and the colours are amazing together.


 
I admired this Cabochon while we were having a coffee one afternoon and within a couple of days Maggie presented me with this brooch, it is perfect on my purple coat.
 
 
 
 
Earlier this week I called round with some Asparagus and over coffee she showed me some of her more recent makes, this ring caught my eye and I left with it. Spoilt or what?
 


 
It is very "Elizabeth Taylor" in my view and is large enough not to look like a child's item on my large hands.
 
 
 
On a different note, look at my pepper plant. I moved it into the little utility room before Christmas and brought it back to the sewing room windowsill a few days ago. I have had over 20 fruits from this plant and it still has a few peppers on, and they are sweet and juicy. The plant was one from Lidl, there were 4 plants for £1, I had this, a chilli and 2 tomato plants, the toms are long gone but I have enough chillies in the freezer till I get fresh ones later this year. That was £1 well spent.
 
 
The roses and tulips were from Lidl as well and just over a week later they are looking great, the tulips are now starting to bend their stems around, I love it.
 
Tomorrow I am going to take all the small stuff from the sewing room and get ready for the frame. I know that there is enough room for it all but can not visualise the layout. I also have a console table in my bedroom that I would like in the sewing room. It is a perfect size to hold the overlocker and my thread stand. At the moment they are on my old sewing machine table and I have other plans for that.
Dinner last night was left over pie, and I was piggy enough to have home cooked chips and mushy peas with it, mushy peas are 17p a tin in Lidl and are lovely.
 
Tonight will be a pepper and mushroom pizza, I have a spicy tomato base sauce and some Mozzarella to go on it. I am cheating and using the crust from a small Tiger loaf as the base, there will be 2 for another day and some crumbs for the freezer, all for 75p, again from Lidl.
 I do make a decent Pizza dough but fancied a change. 
 
Now it is time for tea and some more knitting.
 
                TTFN                                          Pam
 

 





24 comments:

  1. Gosh that jewellry is lovely .. I especially like the brooch .. but then again I just love purple. All my geode's are amerthyst .. lots a purple going on here.

    Vicky x

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  2. Amethyst and Rose Quartz feature strongly in my bedroom. I love purple and it really dominates my winter wardrobe, I have some lovely woolly tights in a bright shade.

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    1. I was drawn to the gorgeous purpleness too. It's my favourite!

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  3. The ring really is beautiful, lucky you.x

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    1. Yup, I am, lucky, and I love it.

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  4. Beautiful ring-would have been hard to pass that up if I was in your shoes. I passed on buying a yellow, orange, and red pepper for a fajita fry because each one would have been $1.19. I'd say your plant was a bargain.

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    1. I did not buy the ring, it was a gift. I have sewn a few things for Maggie and received this in return. I am going to cut the plant back to about 9" when I take the last pepper off and see if it shoots up in the spring.

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  5. Beautiful jewellery. The ring and brooch are beautiful.

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    1. Yes, they are. I am envious of the skill involved.

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  6. Lovely jewellery! Wow, I didn't know peppers could survive that long

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    1. I had no idea either, but this is the first time that I had a plant in the house. The leaves are glossy enough for it to be a houseplant and it has been a joy to have.

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  7. well done on keeping your pepper going, I am not really a jewellery person but enjoy making it, maggie is very talented making such lovely jewellery

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    1. I am going to try and keep it going this year as well. Nothing ventured, nothing gained and all that.

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  8. Lovely jewellery, lucky you I have done a bit of jewellery making in my time. If money were no object I would have lovely flowers all over the house.

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    1. In the summer I have fresh flowers everywhere, some would call most of them weeds though.

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  9. Gorgeous jewels, think I need a talented friend like that :)
    Twiggy

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    1. Maggie is very talented, she paints, embroiders and does tapestry as well.

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  10. That jewellery is beautiful. Maggie is very talented. I tried jewellery making for a while and did make some bracelets for the kids, but I lost interest when I started sewing more. I still have some beads and findings in boxes and drawers, so maybe I should use them up to make some more Xmas pressies.

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    1. I quite fancy using some beads in my sewing and crochet. Something I intend to explore this year.

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  11. I really like all the jewellery, Pam, your friend is talented.

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    1. I have not worn much jewellery for years but am enjoying these pieces.

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  12. Margaret is a very talented lady, those pieces of jewellery are beautiful, I don't have dainty hands either and they're getting rather gnarled looking now with the arthritis. Gosh I've bought lydl plants before but usually herbs, we have bought a lot of outdoor plants for there for the garden at the caravan and have been very pleased with the results. We won't know until middle March how they have fared over the winter though.Your roses and tulips are beautiful.
    Thank you for popping by and your lovely comment.
    Peg x

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  13. Wow! I have raised many peppers and have never had that many from one plant. Here in our grocery store they are around $3.00 each this time of year. I usually just pass them by. I will have to try bringing a plant in next fall, although my house has very little natural light in winter!

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    1. This was a bit of serendipity, I only had the plant indoors as I had not got a greenhouse. It made a very showy plant and deserved it's place in the window. Apart from a few wrinkled leaves it is still a pretty plant, I hope to keep it going by cutting back and repotting, even if it does not flower again I will keep it.

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