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Monday, 29 September 2014

Calico Joy

Hello all!  Thanks so much for stopping by - especially when I'm being a very bad blogger at the moment.  There just never seems to be enough time to do everything I want to do - especially with New York City beckoning on the doorstep!  

I will be back soon with some updates on what I've been up to in New York - including meeting up and bargain-hunting with the fabulous Marjie Kemper - but for now it's a quick sneak peek to tempt you over to Calico Crafts for my latest creation there.
 I'm actually ten days late with this project because my laptop collapsed on me - so I'm relieved finally to be able to share it with you today.


If you have time to pop over and check it out, that would be lovely.  
We're almost at October, so there'll be some new challenge projects very soon - watch this space!  Hope you're all thriving, and I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Joy is not in things; it is in us.
Richard Wagner


29 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Alison :-) NY sounds wonderful and fantastic to meet with Marjie :-) so glad your laptop is fixed and you can keep in touch when you have time.

Off to Calico to see your make as it's looking good so far

Crafty hugs Annie x

Nikki Acton said...

Hi Alison, lovely to hear you are having a great time. Off to Calico to check out your latest! Nikki x

brenda said...

This looks like another Alison masterpiece.

B x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Just popping over to calico. Last time you sent me there I spent lots of money! Can't wait to hear about your meet up with marjie!

Lucy x

Rita said...

Hi Alison. Great to hear from you. I too am off over to Calico to see what looks like a fabulous creation. Massive Hugs Rita xxx

Shirley Chillman said...

Just popped back from seeing your totally fabulous make Alison. Words just aren't enough to describe how gorgeous it is.

Looking forward to reading about NY.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Cestina said...

Oh that's lovely.....xx

Shoshi said...

Wow Alison, this is stunning... Love the painted background piueces and those delicious letters.

Have a great time in NY.
Shoshi

Lisa M said...

That is absolutely wonderful Alison! the fall colors make me so happy and I definitely found joy in this post. I am so excited that we can buy drift wood too, of all things...LOVE that!! :)
Happy your 'puter is working with you again. Have fun in The Big Apple. Looking forward to the news.
hugs
Lisa x

Redanne said...

I am pleased to hear that you got your laptop up and running again and that you got to meet up with Marjie! Off to have a look at your lovely creation. Anne xx

JackieP Neal said...

Look at you busy away here in NY and still able to put together such a great shabby fall hanging!
I love it and am so glad you added that rusty wire- it really is such a great staple to add to so many designs!!
Looking forward to more news! hugs Alison! ")

Dorthe said...

It looks so gorgeous already here, Alison, so surely have to go check it out, dear.
Glad you are happy and bussy in New York .
Hugs,Dorthe

Jennie Atkinson said...

Glad to hear that you are having such a great time Alison. Your project looks fabulous, so just off for a look! Jennie x

Netty said...

wonderful hanging Alison, keep enjoying yourself. Have a great week, Annette x

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Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a great natural look...love those flowers!!!
Greetings, Alie

Mary Elizabeth said...

Love this project Alison!! Just left you some comments over at Calico Crafts. Thanks for the details. This would make such a fantastic fall gift for someone. Truly -- love every piece of it.

Can't wait to hear about your excursion with Marjie. I bet NY will never be the same :) You are not a bad blogger. I can't believe you have been able to even thing about crafty blogland lately with all that is going on. Thanks for keeping in touch with us. -- Mary Elizabeth

chrissies said...

Very beautiful Alison. Hope you find some spare time soon

Love Chrissie x

Chrissy said...

Oh! I love this Alison..will look beautiful hanging by my front door..I love the heart and gorgeous Autumn colours in the flowers...beautiful.

luv CHRISSYxx

sam21ski said...

I thought you'd been AWOL for a while, can't wait to hear about NY.

xxx

craftytrog said...

It's a beautiful project Alison!
Glad to hear you're enjoying life in NY!
France's classes are getting closer :-)
Alison xxx

Coco said...

That's looks wonderful Alison, I will have a look at it quietly tomorrow.
I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying your time in NY with a very exciting life! Hugs, Coco xxx

Meggymay said...

This project looks awesome, sounds like you are having a little fun time as well as work.
Yvonne

pearshapedcrafting said...

Definitely a project to be displayed with pride - it's truly beautiful! Chrisx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

The sneak peak looked so lush that i just had to check it out. Looooooove!♥♥♥ xx

Terry said...

Lovely sneak peak, Alison! Wonderful and beautiful use of driftwood and those flowers are gorgeous. Glad you are having a great NY visit and I look forward to more photos with Marjie! Hugs!

massofhair said...

Am so glad you are having a happy time, loving your work, creating some beautiful projects and having a fun time with Marje Kemper.

Be good to read a catch up post :-) xxx

Kezzy said...

Wow again this looks amazing but again still can't get the website, I'm going to try on my tablet later on. Wow now meeting Marjie must have been amazing. Have you managed to do any workshops over there? Happy Creating :-) Kezzy xxx

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm amazed you're able to blog a thing with all you have going on.... so wonderful to meet you!

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