LONG POST ALERT!
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.....