Monday, 12 March 2012

Taking a Break

Hello those of you who 'follow' me......I know I am not a great blogger - I just don't have a lot of time especially at the moment.
I am moving my craft room and have to decorate two rooms so I think it best I tell you all that I am taking a prolonged break to complete the work. My craft stuff is all packed away but still have to honour my calligraphy customers...i.e. the Gallery I work for. So have a little corner of the living room set up to do calligraphy.
Take care everyone....I will be back - sometime!


  1. Well, I would love to see the calligraphy--you do such beautiful work!

  2. All the best - hope to see you back and blogging/creating in the not too distant future.

    Happy decorating


  3. Thank you so much for the kind comment you left on my blog. I understand about having to take a break. I did the same thing over the last year. I had two grandbabies born in one year plus I moved my craft room too! What a job both things involved. lol. I am ready to get back into my craft room now that things have settled down. I hope you are able to return soon.

  4. happy crafting in the practical way Joyce ie painting moving and stripping paint etc and rearranging life in general, Every blessing and see you soon :D God willing, Shaz.x
    PS please believe me ,I am not a robot but a robot (computer) is asking me to prove I am not a robot!! sigh here I go again...

    1. Yes, those are pesky things...if one can turn it off then you can do it when you arrive!!!

  5. Thank you for the comments that you left on my blog and you can CASE it as much as you like I'm just so delighted that you would want too !!x

  6. Oh, reorganizing is quite stressful but quite fun also :) Take all the time you need to enjoy the process...

    Thank you so much Joyce for stopping by the cottage and saying a nice 'Hello'. Come back when you have time and we'll have a nice cup of tea.

    Blessings to you,


  7. Hi Joyce, many thanks for your most welcome comment. Delighted to make your acquaintance. I would have replied by email but couldn't find it on your blog. I really did love Shaz's photos - have got to agree with you that Sharon is such a pretty name it is a shame to shorten it to Shaz - Killymoon just looks so romantically beautiful. I lived in Omagh for two years way back in the 60s and loved my time there. I'm sure I visited Cookstown on one occasion whilst there. In fact, I was sad to leave such a great little town. You're right, it isn't such a distance between Ayr and Larne and we do intend taking a trip over though nothing is fixed, but when it is I'll be sure to let you know. I've joined as a follower but I do note that you are taking a break at the moment. Hope the redecorating is well on its way, if not finished by now. Oh, and before I forget, I think your storage idea with the pizza boxes is genius and one I'll be replicating :) Thanks again for contacting me. Elizabeth

    PS: It has been raining here all afternoon :(

  8. Hi Joyce :) thank you very much for visiting my blog with your kind words :) It was lovely to meet another crafter who also loves The Lord :)
    your Calligraphy is beautiful, you a very talented, a gift from God definitely :)
    I got the cuttlebug extender plates for the papertrey dies which are helpful (need to use them more ... LOL ) and yes PTI is very expensive :( not fair. There is a new lady from England who has opened a new stamp company called Clearly besotted stamps and WOW!! they stamp to perfection. She is also hoping to do the matching dies, I highly recommend her stamps, think I have 4 or 5 sets already .. LOL stamping is addictive (a good addiction)
    I thoroughly enjoy my blogging as I cant work through illness and crafting is fantastic for me for passing time and I basically love creating, especially card making. also love to do a little sewing and love felt and I do some jewellery making too (ear-rings and bracelets)
    I hope you too have a blessed Christmas and new year and thank you so much to take the time to leave me a lovely message :) x

  9. Hi Joyce,

    Thanks for the lovely comment. I am always so thrilled to see Northern Irish bloggers, just feels very exciting to me. I know it's hard to get time on the blog but I'll follow you anyway to see when you next get the time to post.

    I wrote the text in two takes, started last night, got too tired went to bed, then picked it up again today when D and Little R were out visiting friends. I wrote a PhD a few years ago and developed the typing skills then I think! But your comment about typing made me laugh, I think I am slightly nuts to be fair!

    Thanks again and Happy new Year to you!

    Helen xx