oh Boy oh boy, it's been a little while since I posted,

opps....OK quite awhile then. I seem to have been in a bit of a slump since my Mum passed away unexpectedly at the end of March, and it's been terribly hard to get back up and move onto a life without her in it. To all those that have lost their Mum you will know where I am coming from. Moving on is something we all have to learn to do and we each have to do it in our own way.
   I am so blessed to have become good friends over the last 5 yrs or more with the girls from the yahoo C.R.A.F.T  group who made me this fantastic Healing Hearts quilt in memory of my Mum, isn't it just gorgeous, it is called 'Hearts and Kisses' so fresh n pretty. I'll never forget the day the parcel lady delivered it, I cried so many tears from receiving such a wonderful gift. The hearts in the quilt are so special as they were made by the girls in the group from the world over and then sent to Khristina our list mum in Adelaide who chose the rest of the fabrics and designed the quilt to incorporate the hearts, pulling it altogether in this fabulous quilt. Now that's pretty special hey! Thank you my dear friends, you helped me get through a tough time.

Sooo.... there's not been much craftin' going on here but I did manage to finally finish this scrapping page of my 2 grandchildren who were visiting from faraway last Christmas... photo taken in my Mum's yard by my son with his fancy new camera.

  and just the other weekend I had so much fun going to my very first Stampin Up workshop. I think I am hooked, what a lovely relaxing creative day, our hostess Bronwen did such a great job looking after us with a scrummy lunch and she even bought her cappuccino machine and made us all one and I felt very creative making the two cards, a Christmas gift box and a sweet fridge magnet, love learning new crafts.

But the best is yet to come, Woo Hoo on Sunday I am off to meet up with some of the girls from C.R.A.F.T at Mt Alford Lodge for our yearly retreat, can't wait, the bestest company, food is deli-sh, accommodation is perfect, views are fantastic, the odd bottle of wine.... oh will be so relaxing and peaceful and to top it off no housework, no cooking etc, oh yes...roll on Sunday can't wait. Perhaps we might even get to do some sewing,lol.
Hope I have made up a bit for being MIA for so long, will be back in a couple of weeks to show off the pics from the retreat.


Karen Mallory said...

I love that quilt! Glad it gives you comfort Diana.
The scrapbook page looks fab!
The stuff you made at the workshop is wonderful. Another hobby! :)
Better post those retreat piccies for us who aren't there!!
hugs Karen

fairy scribbles said...

What a gorgeous quilt, but then the C-R-A-F-T healing heart ones always are since they're made with so much love.
Plus I'm glad to see you're getting stuck into the scrapbooking, I've given up Kaszazz now but if you ever need a hand technique wise (or want someone to comment/critique a work in progress (trust me it helps sometimes!) then just sing out!
hugs, Lauren

Lois said...

That is such a lovely quilt Diana and i remember you making the bear quilt, of course i love that and the runner so nice.
Looking forward to the get away as well. Hugs

Anita said...

So glad you liked the quilt, and even happier that it gave you a bit of comfort.
I enjoy the Stampin Up demos as well, they have some great designs.
Can't wait to catch up with you at Mt Alford......not long now!!!

The little book of Nessie said...

The quilt is lovely and it is nice to see you back blogging again. Regards, Nessie

Ela said...

Diana, I regret the loss of your mother!
It is a difficult time for everyone but we must go on!
CRAFT ladies of yahoo gift is very nice! It's good to feel close friends!
Family and friends help us overcome these sad events!
I am glad that you help the group work! Greetings from Romania!
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