Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Good Friends.

Hi there!
Good of you to pop in.

Tuesday’s blog I can do as I please, right?
Well.
I want to show you something very exquisite, 
which my dear friend Emma Burns gave to me,
to celebrate our Pergamano and Groovi marriage.

Can you guess what it is?


Look! It even has a B for Beginner on it!


Now you know, right?


Yep.
My very own, hand-made by Emma Scissor pouch.


Isn’t that just beautiful?
She has used the Lace Borders too, which I absolutely love.


I wonder whether she used the Cake slice template....
I bet she did.
If that’s not a cake slice, I don’t know what is!!




And because I’m a soppy sod, 
I’m going to put my very first little pair of parching scissors 
in the pouch.
Dear Maria Simms sent them to me as a gift,
 right at the start of Groovi, 
when we were just lighting the match 
and getting the kindling going. 
There was only a handful of us then.

My word! We’ve got a bit of a blaze going now!
(blatant understatement - how about forest fire alert ?!!!!!)


So thank you Emma, so much,
 for my special personal and beautiful scissor pouch.
What a present!

Maria is on TV tomorrow
HOCHANDA 1-2pm and 5-6pm.
  • SKY 663 (24/7)
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  • FREEVIEW 85 (24/7)
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  • FREESAT 817 (24/7)

Hope you can tune in to watch Maria.
She’s very very good, you know.

Love & hugs,
Barb
xx

54 comments:

  1. What a beautiful personal gift..and so well deserved xxxx

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  2. What a truly beautiful gift. One only another crafter would fully appreciate. Best wishes Bev xxx

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  3. Emma is so talented. She shared how to make this at a recent Groovi Scotland workshop and I love the one I made for myself with my initials on it. I am sure you will treasure yours as much as I treasure mine.

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  4. Wow! What a beautiful gift. It is stunningly.

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  5. Beautiful. Emma kindly showed us how to make these at the last Groovi Workshop in Giffnock and yes you are quite right it was the cake slice template. Such a clever idea. So talented is our Emma. I feel very privileged that she is my teacher and can't wait for the retreat in March along with the equally talented Jo Rice. Uber excited xx

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  6. What a totally stunning and very precious gift Barbara! I do have to say that I think that the B is for Barbara though! Looking forward to watching Maria's shows tomorrow, probably on catch-up though! Hugs Gilly xxx

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  7. Oh my! What a beautiful gift from Emma... And in Claritystamp colours too! Perfect!
    Really looking forward to watching Maria on the telly tomorrow... Great new plates and knowing Maria she'll have great demos to show us!
    Have a lovely evening. Love and hugs! Xxx

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  8. The scissor pouch is absolutely stunning! I am in awe. I have my recording machine set for Maria tomorrow and looking forward to it.

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  9. Hi Barbara, beautiful gift from Emma, lots of love went into making that for you for sure. Thank you for showing us. I had a wee go at picot cutting this afternoon, after doing no Groovi anything for a few months. I think I really have cracked it, so a happy bunny here. Frustrated with the cut out version, especially when it's tiny random shaped pieces, as struggling to work out where best to put the holes, but guess I'll work out my own way of doing it eventually!!! Hope you have a good evening. Love Brenda xx
    P.s. It's 'B' for brilliant, as in you're brilliant xx

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  10. Beautiful pouch. What a treat to have something practical but inspirational at the same time. Will be watching Maria tomorrow. Xx

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  11. Beautiful gifts Barbara and I am sure you will treasure them for years to come. It is nice to have lovely friends that do such nice things isn't it? Xxx

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  12. Evening bloggy friends, icy again today so hope everyone stayed safe. Warm hugs for everyone. Xx

    Sheila, please come say hi. Xx

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    1. Hi Donna look after yourself with the ice about Xxx

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    2. Hi Donna,
      Stay safe and warm, love and hugs Alison xxx

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  13. Oh wow I aspire to be as good as Emma .....One day, what a beautiful gift to treasure. I was admiring Emma's own case at Leyburn. Will be recording the shows to enjoy later, very pleased Hochanda are giving more time to demos, really enjoy watching those as well as seeing all the DT inspiration xx

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  14. Be ready to watch hopefully be playing again very soon things are going good with my eye and sight thankfully some days not as good but hospital pleased today so I'm relieved any way enjoy your evening xx

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  15. B for beautiful brilliant Barbara x what a precious gift

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  16. Such lovely gifts Barbara, both the scissors and the pouch. So thoughtful. I have the recorder set for Maria's shows tomorrow so I can re watch any hints and tips. Looking forward to having a Groovi day whilst watching her. xx

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  17. What a stunning gift, Emma is amazing! Thank you for sharing. Will definitely be watching Maria tomorrow. Enjoy your evening!
    Hugs to you and Dave
    Linda xxx

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  18. What a beautiful gift from one talented lady to another. Working tomorrow but timer is set to record Maria demonstrating the new plates xx

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  19. That is beautiful. What a wonderful talented lady. I shall watch Maria as you say very clever and a lovely person as well. I love her shows and workshops. xx

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  20. What a lovely gift for such a deserving lady. I've got to try that one and I bet I am not alone! I must finish my competition piece first though. Recorder set for Maria's shows. You all make it look so easy. When are the Crowborough open days? Keen to get them in the diary as it is not to be missed. Hugs X

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  21. It's such a lovely gift very personal .Emma is a very talented lady.
    She knows how much pleasure you will get from the scissor pouch.

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  22. Awwww, Thank YOU Barbara. You are an amazing lady and a wonderful friend. It was a pleasure making it for you and of course it had to be in Blue.
    Xxxx

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  23. that's a lovely, thoughtful gift, hugs xx

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  24. Hi Barbara, what can you say this is outstanding and beautiful.
    you have such wonderful ladies with such a lot of talent and you all share it with us all.
    Well you said a forest fire , I think that is an under statement !!!!!
    Looking forward to seeing Marias shows tomorrow she is lovley to watch.
    well it is amazing what you can do with Groovi.
    Have a good night.
    Lynn xx

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  25. Beautiful and practical present from one talented lady to another. It will be well treasured I know. Been making a card for my God daughter's expected baby boy today. Oh how I love the baby baby plates. My clarity order arrived today, don't know what to use first. Those hats, shoes and handbag plates are brilliant with the word set, so much scope. What a dilemma, do I stamp with my new stamps or groovy with my new plates? Hugs Pam xx

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  26. Hi all my lovely bloggy friends, hope you've enjoyed today. Been a bit misty with drizzle here. Enjoyed some groovy today, actually trying to be patient and letting the white work rest.

    Hope Sheila comes to say hello, also Dot and Morag hope you are all ok. Love and hugs to everyone. xxx

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    1. Hello Pam it's been dry here today but not dry enough to dry the washing! That's my plan too, I must let the parchment rest and make the whitework better! Sending hugs xx

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    2. Hi Pam,
      Glad you got some Groovi done yesterday. Sending love and hugs, Alison xxx

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  27. Hi Barbara
    What a beautiful gift, really pretty and delicate and what a great idea to keep your scissors safe! I think the B is for Barbara though! My first thought was the cake box plate, it's on my list! Right I'm off to set the recorder for Maria tomorrow, I'm sure I can find some ironing to pretend to do whilst she's on!
    Love Diane xxx

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    1. Hello lovely blog friend hope you are keeping warm. Sheila I hope you are ok, sending hugs xxx

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    2. Diane Pet, if you don't find any ironing, you can always do mine.
      love xxx

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    3. Hi Diane,
      Best time to do ironing - when there's something good on tv! Love and hugs Alison xxx

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  28. Hello Barb,
    That is exquisite, how kind of Emma, and how lovely of Maria to give you the scissors at the very beginning.
    Maureen xxx

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  29. Beautiful work from Emma and a super gift Barbara. Your parching scissors will look great inside that. x

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  30. Aren't you one lucky gal . This is out of this world , totally awesome , gorgeous . Enjoy 😊 Janice

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  31. Beautiful gift, recorder set up for shows tomorrow.x

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  32. Oh how beautiful is that, something to be treasured. I can't imagine me ever making something like that. You're very lucky to receive such wonderful gifts x

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  33. Beautiful keepsake, Emma had a couple of these at Leyburn so have seen her exquisite work first hand, absolutely stunning and if I get around to reviewing the pics I took there I'm certain she was kind enough to let me photograph them for inspiration purposes. Xxx

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  34. Such a beautiful, personal, relevant keepsake. Perfect x

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  35. What a gorgeous gift! A real keepsake. xxx

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  36. Hello Barbara

    Stop it! B for beginner indeed! I know there is a long journey ahead with snipping etc. but you have progressed beyond beginner. You create some beautiful work. Those of us who started parching with you aspire to reach Emma's standard. It is a beautiful gift.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  37. Good morning Barbara

    That is a beautiful piece of work by Emma and ideal gift for you

    June x

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  38. That is beautiful ! Well done Emma must have taken you ages to make with all the detail ! You sound like you have some lovely people around you! Gb xx

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  39. Hi Barb,
    What a beautiful gift from Emma. I saw Emma's own one at Leyburn and was very impressed with it. I'm sure you will treasure it, and of course the scissors from Maria. Looking forward to her shows today. Love and hugs Alison xxx

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    1. Morning bloggy friends,
      Hope you're all as well as possible. The weather up here is very drab and miserable. Had to go to a funeral yesterday unfortunately , but it was a lovely send off for a friend. The church was packed, only downfall was I had to stand which wasn't very comfortable for me but had to be done. Looking forward to Maria's shows today, the new plates look so cute. Love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

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  40. What a beautiful artwork from Emma - just stunning.
    Rolf xxx

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  41. Morning Barbara, Wow !! stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  42. What a beautiful gift from one lovely lady to another - I'm sure you will treasure it. Can't wait to see Emma again at the Clarity Glasgow weekend! I'll enjoy seeing all the beautiful parching in the flesh, but I'll be down the other end getting messy!!! Susan x

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  44. The lovely Emma is one awesome artist, thank you for sharing them with us Brilliant Brainy Barbara x

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  45. Hi Barb, what a really beautiful gift from a very talented artist, thank you for sharing with us. Bx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x