Monday, 5 March 2012

Thank you once again...

One of the things I love about blogging is a sense of community and friendship that has built up over time, people we interact with through a keyboard and monitor is like having a pen pal or a friend we can pop over to 'see' and have a cuppa with and maybe a biscuit or two. We impart tips, advice and sympathy when needed. We also give awards for blogs we enjoy, a short while ago I was given the Liebster Blog Award from Jo at  Pickle-Lily (If you haven't already seen it the post is  Here ).  I am thrilled to announce that I have received two more of these lovely awards from

Sarah at Dragonfly Jersey 

These blogs are well worth visiting so be sure to pop over and say hello.

The 'rules' or 'guidelines' for this award are simple -
Say Thank You to the giver of the award and link back to their blogs, so thank you Jill and thank you Sarah.
Choose 5 blogs to pass the award onto, my original five choices are in this post here. I'm sure you will forgive me for not choosing another five.

I have edited my original Thank you post (link above) to include Jill and Sarah. 

Not a lot of crafting from me this week, I decided to take a few days off,  I have the best excuse though..... I have had my daughter and grandson visiting for the week and we have had a wonderful time. We have been for walks, fed the ducks, counted the sheep, collected fir cones, sang songs and had lots of fun. 
They are travelling back home on the train today and now the house seems so quiet, mmmm I wonder how many plastic dinosaurs and spiders I'll find hidden under the cushions and furniture?

I did manage to complete a few items before my visitors arrived, one was this plaque, I haven't had a chance to take photo's of  anything else so I'll save them for another post.

A tractor & a digger for Caden

I didn't get any time to read many blogs throughout the week so hopefully I can now catch up with everyone who takes part in Handmade Monday.

So that's it  from me on a rainy and cold Monday here in Suffolk, I wish you all a good week......

Jan X



  1. Lovely plaque and well done on the award. Getting it three times shows how well thought of you are. Taking a few days off is good especially when its spent with family. x

  2. What cute plaque for a boy! It reminds me of a cute book called Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (I think I have that right). Nicely done, someone is going to love that.
    And how lucky to have such a nice visit, spiders and dinosaurs and all. Sounds like Heaven. I'm looking forward to being in your shoes in the not so distant future.
    Oh, and contrats on your awards!

  3. Very well deserved award - I love your blog and really look forward to reading it each week. A lovely plaque and an unusual name - all the more interesting to me as my great-nephew (phew, makes me feel old) is also called Kaden, with a K. Hope you have a good week.

  4. Well done Jan, glad you managed a few days off too.

  5. Congratulations on the award. I won it too and am still needing to choose my nominations!

  6. I love the digger. My son (now a grown-up) used to love diggers and I've always meant to make digger plaques but just never got round to it. I can imagine its new owner will adore it! Glad you managed a few precious days off - it can be so difficult sometimes. Well done on the well-deserved blog award x

  7. We always leave socks behind when we visit Granny! Diggers are very important in my sons life, and he corrects me if I use the wrong names for them. Thanks for your support on facebook, much appreciated.

  8. This is super cute and any little boy would love it.

  9. The plaque is really nice and any little boy would love it. It always seems harder to come up with boy things but this is just a really good idea. Mich x

  10. Diggers and lorries - oh and tractors too, now I come to remember, were so popular with my boys when they were little. Now they're Soooo big but still won't part with their toys which we rediscovered in the loft a couple of years ago. I guess I'll have to wait for new little boys to come along in the next generation - not just yet though!

  11. A lovely plaque just right for a little boy.

  12. You deserved the award Jan! Like the plaque, I am teaching a Kaden at the moment, never came across this name before (and I've met a few!)and now you've done a plaque for one.
    Jo x

  13. Congratulations on the award!
    Love the plaque, the red tractor is ace.



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