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Author: Barbara Gray

What a year…

What a year…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Had a little look at where we were exactly a year ago today – I like doing that – and guess what?!? Yep. I remember it well… Trundling up to Glasgow today. I’m the filling in the sandwich here in the white van cockpit. Dave behind the wheel, Paul to the left – and me straddling the gearstick. GREAT. Ah well, at least Dave has to touch my knee every time he changes gear….

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Piecing it all together….

Piecing it all together….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. What a difference a day makes! Much colder here this morning, compared to yesterday. I opened the back door, and the two Vikings dashed out, ready to take on the world again. Took a quick turn of the wheelbarrow – and shot back into the warm kitchen !! Here’s one for the Blog Tutorial Library.. A fresh and zesty card, using those fabulous Butterfly stamps illustrated by Cherry Green, which sold out last week…

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Back in the Saddle…

Back in the Saddle…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. It’s been important to step back for a week and review the situation. It’s impossible to see the spot you’re standing on, isn’t it? You just keep dancing about on the spot, not actually even listening to the music anymore. So a week away and a lot of thinking – and now I know what has to be done! Now it may be as clear as the nose on your face to you, that…

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Best Birthday pressie EVER!

Best Birthday pressie EVER!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d just pop in this evening before I sign off for a week or so. If I’m going to switch off, take a break, then I hope you understand that the blog will go quiet too. Just a week. Blogs take a lot of time to prepare and write too. I do them daily, and I do them gladly. One day at a time they are a big part of my daily routine….

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It’s a Big Wide World out there, Bro!

It’s a Big Wide World out there, Bro!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. And many thanks for your concern yesterday when I had a little blip. No idea what happened, but feeling fine now. Honestly. Have decided to take a step back for a few days – it’s time. Much as I really ought to roll my sleeves up and help with the orders, I also know when I’ve hit my limit. And I have. There are enough super efficient staff at Clarity to plough through and…

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One Hundred and Eighty!!!

One Hundred and Eighty!!!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just about to get set for our hour of colouring and doodling in the SHAC Shack at 10. The bus driver knows where we’re headed today. Did a quick reconnaissance yesterday, and immediately I can rest easy in the knowledge that the roadmap is in place. Today we’re on the 180 bus, headed Over the hills and far away…. Wednesday, we had a simple colouring session… Simple stuff, but oh so good for the…

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A New Mate!!

A New Mate!!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. All excited here! I’ve got a new mate, and I want to introduce you. Allow me to showcase our new Grid Plate mate!! Have you ever seen so many dots in one place!! I think you will love this new mate as much as I do. She is brilliant! Beginners and seasoned parchers alike will find her so useful. Not only will she help you with loads of instant simple grid frames, she will…

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Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Happy 17th February! Is it a special day? Absolutely! Today I woke up. And so did you. A lot of people didn’t. I just looked it up: about 150,000 around the world die every single day. Nothing to do with Covid – just a fact of Life. So today’s our lucky day! Smile! According to the experts, about 385,000 babies are born in the world every day too. So you know that old adage…

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Civility costs Nothing.

Civility costs Nothing.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Came into work at Clarity Towers this morning, to catch up with the crew and have a couple of meetings. Everybody’s hopping about, juggling plates, keeping things going, a-picking and a-packin and a-making! Hundreds of orders are going out every day, but there were thousands placed in the half-price member’s sale, so it takes a while to plough through that little lot! It’s a mammoth task, mainly because it was a blanket sale across…

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Love a BIG stencil!

Love a BIG stencil!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just a quickie to shine a little light on a set of big beautiful stencils, which I designed recently. 9inches in diameter. Fantastic for journaling, background work, partial art and framed work….not to mention pottery! Here’s the Passion Round, framed. Definitely one for the wall in our Welsh B & B one day!! Here is the set, in case you fancy making an early start on a few birthday gifts or Christmas pressies. I…

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