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Jam and Lace


imageI have spent hours washing and starching lace doilies. I reckon that I’m the only person who uses starch these days. You do get a lovely stiff finish however.

At the last count I had ironed 47 doilies and 6 table cloths! This is for our new venture “Nanna Amy’s Vintage Tea Party” whose launch party gets ever closer!

With the party in mind I have made Blackberry jam. Imagine freshly baked scones, clotted cream and Blackberry jam. Heaven on a plate! All served on vintage place settings.


Nanna Amys Vintage Tea Party is a hire service for very vintage China and freshly laundered (and starched) table linen. We’ve got lace, embroidery and crochet cloths to compliment beautiful mix and match vintage tea sets. It’s great fun. Perfect for a very special very vintage party. Go to nannaamysvintageteaparty on Facebook, Instagram or web page.




When I recently won this Blogger award I decided to pay Black Sheep Wools craft barn a visit as it is not too far from my Mothers home. What a treat! It is a haven of yarns, threads, fabrics and patterns. The staff were so nice and incredibly helpfull. I bought some fabulous Mohair yarn by Rowan which I will show you at a later date. My winning voucher contributed to this. Because I had chosen a pattern from 1952 to knit the staff patiently converted the yarn to the Rowan mohair. I WILL NOT start to knit this yarn until I have finished my current project. There I’ve put it into words so now I must complete project in hand!!

I thought that the crocheted throw was lovely I think that it is colour that attracts me. I was also attracted to the coffee shop in Black Sheep Wools. They make wonderful scones and what better excuse to visit such a fantastic craft shop!

If you wish to see my blog take a look at http://www.blacksheepwools.com and hit the blog button. What a great day out I had!



This week saw the retirement of one of my girlfriends. To celebrate we girls aka women! Went to Chester to enjoy afternoon tea at the Grosvenor Hotel. Now this is both very special and very expensive as we enjoyed a Champagne celebration. The silver service was impeccable and the location Devine. We ate delicate sandwiches,strawberries and cream, scones and tasty pastries. A good time was had by all and the lady retiring did so with style.ImageImage