Always Blessings Around

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

This comes to say a big thanks to Maria, my blogland friend, for her creative card, a unique moment captured on her camera that delighted my soul!

As well as her lovely newsletter, I might copy this idea and do something similar next year. Oops, you won't mind, will you Maria?

And to wish you all a wonderful New Year filled with blessings and contentment, and His mighty grace!

Happy New Year 2012!

Hugs, Lori xxx


To wish you all

... a wonderful Christmas time. I am hoping to be spoilt with our grandchildren! No doubt photos will follow shortly.

A BIG THANKS TO SASKIA, my blogland friend I have also met in person, for her delicate and thoughtful gift sent for Christmas.

A BIG THANKS TO MARTA, my blogland friend, she has so kindly posted me a lovely Christmas gift.

A couple of projects and still continuing in the same way:

All the very best to you all,
God's blessing be upon you and your loved ones!

Hugs, Lori xxx


In preparation!

Here are some of my Christmas cross stitch, to be given as presents.

I really hope those who receive them will like them.

Wishing you all a blessed Advent time!

Hugs, Lori xxx


Memories for the heart

Grandad and Olivia playing: moments of pure joy!

Moments to be cherished for life!

Wishing you all a weekend filled with moments like these,

Hugs, Lori xxx


Autumn craft

And weeks go by so quickly, and we were blessed with mild weather, with friends and family!

Here's some of my recent works.

Seeing tripple :) happy

Wrist warmers! Also useful when using the Iphone.

A bit of baking, yumms!

And some cross stitch, a Christmas wreath in the make :) happy

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Hugs, Lori xxx


October sews

I have been inspired by some Christmas design and this is my October "harvest" :) happy

Joy to the world:

A partridge in a pear tree:

Wreaths and ribbons:

We are already in November and getting so close to Christmas, I can't wait.

Oh, just to show you my little grandaughter Olivia on her 2nd birthday, we had a party!!

Wishing you all a lovely week,

Lori xxx


My latest craft

Hello all,

here autumn is fully on, so recently warm evenings inside made me advance on a few projects.

Here goes, the finished cross stitch for Maxime's birth:

And a little Christmas decoration:

Some of my baking, red plums and puff pastry mini parcels:

And to finish, just to show off Maxime, an absolute beauty!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Hugs, Lori xxx


Our precious gift!

We are the proud grandparents of little Maxime, our first grandson in the family,
born on 1 Oct 2011.

Mum is well after a caesarian operation, and they are both now safely home.

We are so blessed!

Hugs to you all, Lori xxx


Slowly but surely

Although I am visiting a few blogs around, I seem to have lost the energy to build my own comments and post. I feel extremely tired all the time, despite the lovely weather we are so blessed with. I would normally be extremely productive.

Anyhow, a few of my last works:

I seem to have more crochet in my life now, while before cross stitch was my first hobby.

I have learnt some granny squares that will soon turn into the re-make of a T-shirt, and a mini purse.

And I managed a birthday card in a cross stitch design, a celtic ring, I liked this design for its vibrant autumn colours:

And last but not least, a small birthday present to go with my card above, a small bracelet:

Wishing you all a wonderful end of September. I might be less on blog land, but hope and aim to be with you back soon more regularly.

Lori xxx


Back home

Although we have been back a week now, I seem to be on a slow mood, and have not yet got my thoughts together. Please forgive my delay.

If you however fancy having a glimpse at my holiday pics, you can find them here. What can I say, it's been much fun, we were realy and truly blessed.

Before I go I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to my blog friend Marta for her kind birthday gift, I am sure I'll use all those cuties for card making:

Hugs to you all, have a good week ahead, hope to come back soon when I get my strength back.

Lori xxx


On holiday until mid September!

I know I have not been awfully present on blogland recently, mainly due to being out and about with the summer time and all its related activities, but now we shall be in the south west of France, near Bordeaux, so apologies for my prolonged absence. I will be back showing you all our exploits and craft advances we made. Otherwise, if I get proper access to a WiFi, then I might let you have a peek while we're away. Fingers crossed.

Have a good twoo weeks time, filled with new things, with love and laughter, sunshine and precious moments!

Hugs, Lori xxx


Been busy, but I'm still around :-)

Despite the chilly weather in July, and same still in August, I am keeping busy, with friends, with work and craft. Nice busy!

I enjoyed sewing "applique" style for a new baby blanket.

I put together this little baby cardigan

I am sewing another baby cross stitch frame, WIP

I have met friends for picnics and meals

I have enjoyed my little angel

Wishig you all a busy summer time filled with precious memories,

Love, Lori xxx


Some updates

My latest knitting project has been the baby blanket for Maxim, due to be born some time end September - October.

I think my step-daughter will like this, as she will also fit in with her son!

And I also finished one cross stitch project, same destination, awaiting birth date to be added to desing and then will be framed for baby's room!

Back to some work, on to a second baby cross stitch design, will show you later.

Have a good week everyone,

Lori xx


Summer's here!

And when summer comes, we are out and about!

I was sharing and loving yesterday with family and friends, the sun was out, and life was beautiful!

Little ladybird came to visit my plate:

No wonder, with such yummies in sight:

Harvest from the garden:

Thank you Lord for these precious moments.

Wishing you all the same, moments to be remembered with much love in the years to come!


Lori xxx