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Birthday Girls - 2011

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syljo Report 20 Mar 2011 20:41

First of all apologies to those I hadn't thanked for sending me best wishes when I was in hospital. I seem to forget everything these days, but we are getting better - I hope.
Today I saw my first bumble bee. I cannot remember what temperature it is when they first come out, does anybody else know? It was a lovely big black fat bumble bee and was trying to get in my sitting room as the evening was drawing in and then it is colder.
I had planned to make some cards today, but I should never make plans because they never work out.
I was so slow at first this morning but when I eventually got moving I made some apple turnovers for by the coffee and then decided to make a chicken curry. Everything turned out ok but I had no time to make cards or do some sewing - long overdue!
Jo, have you made your granddaughter's birthday card now?
Sylvia with love and best wishes to you all

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 20 Mar 2011 21:06

Sylvia, it is half finished, but not sure if I like it or not, so could very well be making another one tomorrow!! DIL still has not made her mind up about the birthday cake, I need to get a new square tin so I hope she makes her mind up very soon.

Take care
Jo xx


AnninGlos Report 20 Mar 2011 22:18

Sylvia 55 years, wow, that is an avhievement to be proud of. I hope that the catheter solves your problems, what a pity it has taken so long.

Jo, We will all be interested to know what card you finally make. It would be good it you could send me a photo for the blog. Have you looked on there lately, lots of good ideas for cards.


syljo Report 22 Mar 2011 19:04

Hi all,
Just a few lines while I can. My eldest daughter has just gone and I'm waiting for my youngest daughter to come now. Yes, Johan is 87 today.
Ann, I couldn't see your blog. Must be me I know but I'll try again sometime.
Have a nice evening Sylvia xxx

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 22 Mar 2011 22:48

Well I have finally finished my granddaughter's birthday card, not sure if I like it but I think it is OK. Just started making the decorations for her cake, DIL wants it to be decorated with butterflies so have be making them out of sugar paste and painting them hoping they dry OK. Will be making the cake tomorrow and putting it in the freezer to make it easier to cover in icing, will finish decorating it on Saturday morning.

Sylvia hope that Johan has had a lovely birthday, did you make him a cake?

Ann will send you some pictures by email love the cards on the blog they are very professional put mine to shame.

Lovely weather here again today, lets hope tomorrow is the same.



AnninGlos Report 23 Mar 2011 09:48

Jo, having received cards from you I know that your cards are very professional.I used to love the iris folding ones that you did.


syljo Report 23 Mar 2011 16:26

No, I didn't make Johan a birthday cake. I bought some diepfreeze cakes. I'm afraid I am rather slow with everything at the moment and still have a lot of work with myself. Today I cleaned out the water trough of my apneu machine which was badly in need of a a clean. I cleaned my mask a couple of days ago.
Before I get into bed I have to contend with mask etc., catheter, elastic stockings. I know I will get quicker, but at the moment feel like 90!
Because it is such glorious weather Johan and I have decided to go into town tomorrow with the taxi. Me, with my scootmoble and Johan with his foldable scootmobile.
Hope the cake turns out ok Jo, you are so clever. What sort of cake do you make?
Sylvia xxx

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 23 Mar 2011 22:09

Ann, thanks about the iris folded cards, haven't made any for a while but I do love making them and they are always very popular, made 20 for a charity raffle and then the person that won them ordered 20 more!!

Sylvia I have made an oblong cake with a number one on top made in a type of victoria sponge but slightly heavier to make it easier to ice. Like to make fruit cake but no one seems to want them except at Christmas! Have put it in my freezer and will ice it on Saturday morning whilst it is still slightly frozen makes it easier to ice.

Spent the afternoon in bed today as felt really dizzy, this vertigo makes me feel 90 as well Sylvia!! Took extra tablets and it went around tea time, so made the cakes when I got up. Going to bed now as off to Northampton to look after grandson tomorrow.



AnninGlos Report 25 Mar 2011 09:09

I did have a go at iris folding but not for a while. They are very attractive.
I hope the vertigo is better now, it is a shame they can't seem to find a cure for it. Jean (On the Just Jean thread) suffers badly with it too perhaps you should start a thread, somebody may be able to offer help.


JustJean Report 25 Mar 2011 11:20

Hi, Ann in Glos suggested I ask to join the groiup , I have so many cards, I have some on Anns blog, do I have to do anything to enrol?

Jean x

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 25 Mar 2011 13:13

Hi Jean, loved your cards on Anns blog they are so professional, it would be lovely for you to join the group. I will send you details.


syljo Report 26 Mar 2011 18:44

Hi all,
It would be nice to be able to welcome a new member to our group, so Jean, how about it?
I posted 3 birthday cards today and hope that they all reach the "girls" in time for their birthdays. I see there is only one more in April and May none at all.
Today Johan and I went to look at a new sheltered accommodation apartment, but were only able to see the dining rom. We thought it was too quiet around there. We like it peaceful, but this was the back of beyond!
How was your cake Jo?
We have had no sun here today and a nasty cold wind was blowing. No, it is not summer yet, even though it is Spring.
Tonight the clocks go on an hour!
Does anybody, like me, have a collection of wooden clothes hangers. I think at one time dry cleaners used to supply them as I have several with London cleaners addresses in them.
I have been using up oddments of knitting wool and covering these hangers with a crotchet covering so that my clothes don't slide off and don't get marked with
these hangers.
Have a nice evening.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 26 Mar 2011 19:08

Sylvia I will be sending out the details for Jean later this evening, as you said it is lovely to welcome a new member, but I am afraid her birthday is not in May!! Good idea to cover coat hangers, the clothes always slip off.

Birthday cake turned out lovely, did a rectangle 4 layer base, layered with cream and strawberry jam and covered in cream. On top was a large number 1 with her name on, it was all decorated in butterflies I had made from icing paste, it was in pink at my dil's request.


AnninGlos Report 27 Mar 2011 10:26

I bet it looked really pretty Jo, By the time she is 6 or 7 everyone will be heartily sick of pink Lol!!! My Granddaughter didn't grow out of it until she was 8!

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 27 Mar 2011 12:30

Ann her Mum still loves pink!! think thats why she wanted it, me I wanted to do lilac. Jessicas Mum is a twin she loves pink and her twin sister is always in black!!

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 31 Mar 2011 11:31

Happy Birthday Jill, hope you have a lovely day.

Jo xx


AnninGlos Report 31 Mar 2011 12:28

Happy birthday Jill Have a good one.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 6 Apr 2011 12:24

Afternoon ladies, well it is beautiful here today lovely and sunny and warm put my washing out and it dried in less than an hour so out goes the second lot. Just going out to do some weeding and general tidying up in the garden.
Have a couple of cards to make made a lovely stand up card for my 7 year old niece and forgot to take a photo of it in the rush to get it delivered. Took five sheets of A4 card plus all the printing, not sure if it is cost effective to make too often!! did look nice when it was finished.
Take care everyone



AnninGlos Report 6 Apr 2011 16:53

What a shame you forgot to photograph the card Jo it sounds lovely, if a little expensive to make.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 10 Apr 2011 11:15

Well another week gone and at least we have had some lovely weather it has made a nice change, still the weather man said it would not last next week, typical!! Just finished knitting my granddaughters cardigan have not done any knitting since she was a baby, but have quite enjoyed doing it had a complicated pattern so kept my brain engaged.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend all of you