Monday, 5 January 2009


My 100th post has been and gone without me noticing.
This is 101.
My 100th Etsy sale I'm having a 10% off sale to celebrate(Till 18th Jan).
Tomorrow is Twelfth Night, The Epiphany.
The Catholic Church has confused everything by moving the Epiphany to the nearest Sunday which was yesterday.
I still haven't taken down my decorations..and a new one has appeared over the road..

just the one. I had to share it with you.

There are no more icicles anywhere near and there's this one quite low down on the tree outside the Methodist Chapel over the road. I wasn't going to post any more sewing-less posts for a while but I do hope you'll excuse this one.

Meanwhile I've found a lovely new blog. It has amused me such a lot.
Susie's blog. Not heavy on the visuals but the pictures painted by the words have made me laugh. Take time to read it.

I'm on with my Valentines pieces.
Watch out for 'tweethearts'
Coming soon.

Was that really boring?
Sorry..its January.


Mary said...

I'm taking down my Christmas decorations today. Just leaving up the winter stuff. I'm all about Valentines Day! That's all that has been on my mind since January 2! I'm hoping to get everything put away so that I can play this afternoon with some red pink and white.

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your 101st Post ! I am at a lowly 26, but am trying hard this year to record thoughts. We too took down the decorations, it all looks bigger now somehow. I enjoy all your posts, sewing related or not.

Sue said...

Susie's blog has really cracked me up too - thanks for the tip-off!

Happy new year to you and may it be a creative one :-)

Gina said...

Not at all boring Jackie! Isn't that icicle amazing! Off to check out the link to Susie's blog.

Jude said...

Looking forward to Valentine thingys. Congrats on 100 post.Did you see pics of our brooches, didn't they look lovely?
Bluey has gone off to Saudi to adorn something else.

Victoria said...

Congrats on your 100th and on your 101st!

The picture of the icicle, dangling all alone, is a hoot!
I don't think I have ever seen just one lone, (and rather big I might add) icicle before... very amusing and mysterious!

Kitty said...

I couldn't get 'in to' Christmas this year - took the tree down a week ago *blush* ... it was getting on my nerves!

You are never boring Jackie - here's to at least a hundred more.


Mary lin Huskamp said...

Thanks for sharing! Best Wishes for 2009 and Many more posts!

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Boring?! You? Get away!
My deccies have all gone apart from one stray bit of tinsel on the hamster cage (which will probably stay there 'til next year). Same as Kitty - just couldn't get into it this year *sob*. I'm usually so full of the festive spirit. Ah well...
Love the freaky lone icicle. Am now going to see if there's anything left in your sale.

Kayla coo said...

Congratulations on reaching 101 posts!
Your blog is always interesting and that is a very strange icicle.

Julie said...

Congratulations on reaching your milestones Jackie. That icicle is amazing. I remember seeing huge icicles hanging from buildings when I was at school many years ago. You wouldn't want to be under one if it fell!

Tricks said...

I was just about to say what Julie noted. No you wouldnt want to be sat under that icicle!
Well, I know lots of people leave their decs up till twelth night but I for one like them down before the new year. My Mum always said out with the old and in with the new and that's how I feel about it all.
You know, the magic has gone out of Christmas over the last few decades. We decorate our homes way too early. When I was a child my Dad would come home with the tree on Christmas eve and that made it just so exciting. That's why I believe we can't wait to see the back of it all, it all goes on too long.

Christmas was special for me for lots of reasons when I was small, special food, fizzy drinks which we never normally had, the school Christmas Party, My Dad's work party the sound of Christmas Carols and making lots of home made decorations. The presents were just a bonus. Wouldn't it be nice if we could capture all the magic of yester years.

Well done Jackie on your 101st post.
BFN Tricia

Susie said...

Hi Jackie, thanks so much for the link to my blog, I'm glad you enjoyed it and I will have fun reading yours, it's lovely (and congratulations on your 101st post!) :-)

hens teeth said...

What a lethel looking icicle!

What a year it has been...a great year, full of wonderful, (101 to be exact), hilarious, inspiring, beautiful posts.x

lesley said...

Your postings are never boring! Inspirational yes, boring no! How strange just the one icicle. Congratulations on your 101th post. Looking forward to seeing your Valentine creations. Just off to checkout Susie's blog. xx

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Of course it wasn't boring. And congratulations on your 100th post! I look forward to many more.

Cyber Fyber said...

Thank you for your recent comments on the CYBER FYBER site. It's actually not too late to trade! There are still postcards left. If yours arrives before the end of the exhibition it will be ceremoniously nailed to the gallery wall for whatever time remains! It will become part of the on-line exhibition! So...consider it!
Thanks again!

Michael House said...

What a strange icicle, just all on its own!

Gunnels blog said...

Congratulations to your 101 th post and of course your 100 th sale on Etsy !
Such a great icicle!

Sea Angels said...

No it wasn't boring at all...I rather loved the words and the the icicle, I think I will leave my decs up till the end of January I have grown rather used to them, and I like the pretty lights.
Off to see your recommended blog now......
Hugs Lynn xx

Linda said...

Looking forward to your next 100 posts Jackie! Your blog is always a delight. Loved Susie's blog too, thanks for the link. That icicle reminds me...time for a gin and tonic.
Thanks for your kind message.
Linda xx

MaryPoppins said...

Thank you so much for the uplifting words, they really helped and I feel much better, I can see things so much clearer now and the sun is shining once more in my life :)

Well done on 101 posts and I love the icicle, fabulous photography


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