Friday, March 30, 2012

Hi everyone, I hope you have had a good week.
For tonight's comments, I visited...
Jackie ,  Abbie .and  you will have to go Far  for No.   

Sorry, but time has got away from me again, so I will leave it there for tonight.... I originally planned to say 3 instead of 5!! :)

Happy crafting,  Jenny

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hi everyone
Day 2 of my challenge :)
I thought I might incorporate it with my 'Jenny's Jaunts', but continue to do 'chatty' jaunts from time to time.  For today's challenge, I visited.....

Peg ,   a quilt group the link to see where... :)...(beautiful work here),  and  Karen .
I know that doesn't add up to 5, but I will make it up...promise... :)

Happy crafting,  Jenny 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hi everyone, I hope you had a lovely day.  I started my Comment Challenge today, and here are the blogs I visited.....

Carmelina ,  Anne ,   Kaaren ,

Debi ,  and  Dawn

I hope you enjoy the challenge :)

Happy crafting,  Jenny

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Hi everyone, I hope your week is going well.
I'm gradually working my way through the computer problems,  and getting back on track.  Something I have learnt, is how to reply to people's comments on my own blog, too, so I'm going to use that method in the future.  I'll continue to email as well when I can.
I realise everyone has personal commitments nowadays, including myself.  This has really hit home after my last post.  I often don't receive comments to my posts, but the last one was a surprise!  I'm going to continue posting, but make a point of leaving a comment on up to 5 posts a night..... even if they are new blogs I have come across.... am I alone in this, or does anyone else want to join me in the challenge?

I'm also going back to doing 'Jenny's Jaunts' in a conversational way like I used to do.  Plllleeeeasse....let me know what you think, or would like to see more of...... Sew Fine Freebies, Reading Material, or........?

Best wishes, and happy crafting,  Jenny

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sorry about that folks, but
I have had one of 'those' weeks.....
my computer 'crashed'!!!!
All I had, was blue screen.  When
it comes to computers, I am
quite illiterate.  What did I do?

I decided to go back to
basics, which meant anything
I hadn't saved to disc or stick, was lost, so
please bear with me until
I get back on track.

In the meantime....
Happy crafting,  Jenny :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hi everyone, I hope your week
is going well, despite the wet!
I thought you might like to know what I have been reading....

Once in a Lifetime  by
Cathy Kelly

Yes, I did enjoy it....
I don't think I have come across any of hers that I didn't like :)

If you haven't read any of her books before, it's never too late to start!

What did you read on the weekend?  You are welcome to mention it in your comment, or add a link below.... :)

Happy reading,  Jenny

Monday, March 19, 2012

Jenny's Jaunts.....

Hi everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.

Bronwyn has posted a couple of gorgeous free downloads for Easter.... they are soooo cute :)
I love the bunny one... which one's your favourite?

Happy crafting,  Jenny

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy crafting,  Jenny

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hi everyone, I hope
your week is going well.

I thought this would
be a lovely spot for todays' pattern.
It is one of Kaaren's  lovely redwork designs.

Welcome home,  Kaaren :)

Happy crafting,  Jenny

Monday, March 12, 2012

Hi folks, I hope everyones' week is starting better than last week!

When it comes to embroidery, you can't always find the brand of cotton used, so the link on the image above, will take you directly to a download for the alternatives between  Anchor, and DMC threads.

The last couple of
Countdown to Christmas jaunts
have involved embroidery, so I thought
this might come in handy :)

Happy crafting,  Jenny

Friday, March 9, 2012

Hi everyone.
Hopefully the worst of
the weather conditions in your
area have gone.

Time for reading is
probably the last thing on
your mind, if the weather is still
causing headaches with
floods, etc. but I'll continue to
add these posts so that
you can read them
when you want to.

I recently read.....

Street Boys by
Lorenzo Carcaterra

I'm glad I read this book.  
I didn't say enjoyed, because you
might think I meant it 
in a humorous way, but if
you keep reading this
post, you will see what I mean.

Set in Naples during WW2, the 
story line is based around
children orphaned by the war, and
their survival fighting against the 
Germans set on destroying the town
where the children live.

This is part of the
war you don't often consider
when looking at history....
now you see what I mean
about not using the 
word 'enjoyed' like I usually do!
It felt disrespectful to the
content of the story.

If you have tried any other books
I have mentioned in the past, and are
game enough to try another, I
hope you add this one to
your list.

Happy reading,  Jenny

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hi everyone, before 
I start, special
thoughts to everyone affected by our
current weather and floods.
I'm fine, but we have become a bit like
an island with highway closures
due to flooding.  Fortunately
the cyclone warning has
been cancelled.

How often have you
baked, and frozen
cooked meals, only to end up with
stained plastic containers?

This dish has had
pasta sauce in it, and 
The picture is after the sauce
has defrosted....
....and this is after I rinsed it
with cold water....leaving some of
the sauce as proof.

I recently heard that if you
use cooking spray on your dishes, you
won't get stain marks!

I'm happy with the
result so far :)

What handy tip have you heard?

Happy cooking,  Jenny

Monday, March 5, 2012

Okay, we have covered
the Christmas gift list, and it's never
too late to plan the tree .
There are a few to choose from, so
have fun :)

Happy crafting,  Jenny

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Aaah, Summer...
down here, we are leaving
it behind, while bloggers in the
North, are looking
forward to it.

Either way, you
might like to see these
for your table linen :)

Happy crafting,  Jenny

Thursday, March 1, 2012

You are welcome to add
this to your sidebar.....
Happy crafting,  Jenny