Tuesday, 28 July 2009

I am still around, honestly

I can't believe how long its been since I last wrote a post for this blog, almost a whole week. So whats my excuse? Well, I am doing loads of fairs at the moment, and that takes quite a lot of time to prepare for. Saturday's was really quite excellent, I had such a fab time and sold loads as well. You can read about it here. The soaps all sold really well, but quite predictably, the Lavendine lavender soap was the outright winner again. Second most popular was probably the hair soap, I still can't quite believe how many people out there suffer with scalp problems.

Because I was sharing a large outside space with three other girls, I had taken a few vintage bits with me as well. Do you remember this gorgeous Eiderdown I bought a while ago?

It was bought by a lovely lady who wanted it for her daughter's bedroom. She was so very enthusiastic about it and obviously really loved it. I find it very hard to part with things like this, but it was pretty clear that it was going to a very good home and would be much loved, so I was really happy to let go of it.

The crocheted flower brooches were ever so well received, too. You know what amazes me? On Saturday, I put a tiny drop of rose FO onto the brooch I was wearing. I put it on this lunchtime when I went into town and the scent was still so strong on the brooch! Wny do fragrances stay so much longer on fabrics/wools than they do on the skin, sigh. Still, that might be another nice thing to do, offer customers the option of having their flower brooch scented. IF I remember to take some fragrance oils with me, that is, lol.

SUNDAY WAS A VERY SPECIAL DAY INDEED. Our granddaughter Grace was baptised. The Christening was in a beautiful old church in Pevensey and I was allowed to take some photos, alas without flash, so they are not the sharpest pics. It was beautiful, Grace looked so lovely in her dress, like a little angel, and she was as good as gold. She is such a precious little darling. My almost-daughter-in-law had done a lovely job preparing a function room for the party afterwards, and friends and family all had a terrific time. I tried to keep a photographic record of the whole day, oh boy, yesterday I really wished I hadn't! I had taken soooooooooo many pictures, it took me all day yesterday to go through them, delete the really iffy ones, edit and photoshop others, and upload the 170 that were left to photobucket. Here are just a very few photos -

The church, St. Nicholas, in Pevensey -

( photo courtesy of www.pevenseychurches.org.uk ) because I was so intent on taking pics of all the people, I totally forgot to take a photo of the church

The Christening -

The proud parents with Grace -

Grandmother (on mother's side) and greatgrandmother (on daddy's side)

Grace with her godmother ( mummy's lovely younger sister )

Grace with her godfather ( my youngest son, daddy's brother )

Greatgrandfather ( on daddy's side )

The top of the beautiful Christening cake

It was a very beautiful day.


Floss said...

No wonder you've been too busy to blog, Liz! What a wonderful family day you had on Sunday - everyone looks so great, and what a sweetie Grace is! It sounds like you're going to have a wedding fairly soon too - what fun!

I've done a big thank you for everyone who's sent me lovely things recently today, so if you haven't seen your latest stuff on my blog, do pop over when you have time.

Sarah said...

Gosh they all look so beautiful! What a lovely collection of photos of Grace's special day. You take a mean photo!

Isn't she just the cutest little girl? So lovely and squishy too! I still tickle my two year olds roly little legs, so divine! Oh you must be a very proud Nana!

Your boys look like lovely young men and so smart in their suits. Love that orange tie!!

Very sweet cake too, the shoes are wonderfully made. Thanks for sharing the day with us.

Sarah said...

Forgot to say that my package arrived yesterday. I had completely forgotten about it so it was a big surprise! Thanks for the very pretty ribbons for my collection. I love them both. And those cards are so neat. I will enjoy showing them to the girls. Not sure what I will do with them at the moment but I sure will enjoy looking at them anyway. Thanks so much!

Betsy said...

Such a sweet girl you have! She has grown so much since then!