Sunday, 17 January 2010

Back to Blogging!


Well hello all my bloggy friends! After a 2 month break from blogging I thought it was about time I came back! I'm pleased to say my Grandad is on the mend, and he may even be going home to his brand new flat on Wednesday! He's had quite a long recovery from his stroke, but he's starting to look like my Grandad again which is just lovely. I thought I'd share with you a photo from Christmas Day - we had a little family gathering at the hospital, we took him down to the cafe to celebrate. This is me and my sister with him.

I also made it safely to New York at the start of December. The trip was just amazing and I really, really want to go back! I can see why so many people fall in love with the place. Not only was New York amazing but I got to pick up my Papertey Ink order, which too was amazing! Hehe! The parcel arrived at the hotel the day before we did and I was so excited when we checked in when the man said 'we have a UPS waiting for you, we'll have it sent to you your room'. I could have burst with excitement - a little crazy I know!! I danced around the hotel room when it arrived and immediately opened it up:

I was a lucky girl and a had a lot of sets as Christmas presents. I think every day at the hotel I got the items back out of the box to look at all the stuff! I have a project to share soon using a PTI template and stamp set.

Here are a few more photo's from New York

View from the top of the Empire State Building

Me and my 3 friends at the top of the Empire State Building (love this photo!)

Although we're well into January I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year, and got to spend some time with your loved ones.

Just before Christmas I got some time to craft and I decorated a gift for my boss at work. She is so kind to me, as a boss and a friend, so I wanted to treat her. I settled on buying her some things that she could use to spend a relaxing night in - a bottle of wine, a dvd and popcorn sachet, chocolate and smellies (in the gift bag).

The gift bag is one that Katrina showed us how to make during a paper scissors craft meeting. The link is on the right of my blog, which then has the link to the bag.

I think I should stop there for today as this post is long! I'll be back soon to share with you the PTI project and also a card I made using my new mini sewing machine - I have a lot to learn with the sewing machine - sewing in a straight line is difficult for me!

Thank you for popping by, until next time.....


  1. Great to see you back blogging Gem, you have been missed! I'm also so pleased that your grandad is on the mend. Fab photos from New York too. Woo hoo for us with our PTI stuff, its soooo nice, wish we could have it all!! Those treats for your boss look great too.

    Katrina xxx

  2. Hi Gem! So glad to hear that your grandad is gettting better and also glad to see you bloggin!
    OMG I'd have to have been dragged from my hotel room with that PTI order in my possession LOL! What a fab idea to get it posted there! What set's did you go for?!
    Can't wait to see lots of PTI creations ;D