Friday 4 March 2016

Smiles on Friday - 160

Happy Friday Everybody.

It's time to share smiles from the week with Annie at her blog,  A Stitch in Time.

This is the blackboard in our kitchen which we find invaluable these days.

As you see I'm off to the NEC Hobbycrafts show.  coach booked and ticket paid for.  I noticed this morning hubby had drawn a grumpy looking dog at the top.

It's not meant as a grumpy message he assures me - it was just a doodle while he was waiting for the kettle to boil to make our morning 'cuppa'.

The little teddy was one of Maggy's doggie toys and that's a pizza oops! I meant paella dish hanging on the right .  I couldn't  live without one and I've used it twice!

I've had a happy week.  I did my first Guest Design Team spot ever on Monday which was very exciting and my card is here.  Then I won some lovely blog candy on Wednesday and yesterday evening we went  out to dinner with six friends and had a lovely time.

So a good week for me.  I hope you've enjoyed your week.  However, I am aware that it has been a sad time for you, Annie, losing your little dog.  They are so important in our lives.  We lost our Maggy Wagtail two years ago and still miss her very much,


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Good morning Barb. You have had a good week haven't you. Many congratulations on your first DT spot. I know how exciting it is and I'm thrilled for you. I love your blackboard and can see how useful it must be. Have a lovely weekend :)x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I have a white board in the kitchen for the same reasons, very useful. glad you've enjoyed your week and all it's events, hope the weekend has more great times in store.

Annie said...

Thanks for your smiles Barb and for your lovely comments. It's been so special to have so much love and support from all my blogs friends this week....I do my best to keep smiling.
Annie x

Cara said...

I'm glad you had a great night out. I'm so jealous of you going to the NEC show. Think I'll have to buy tickets to the Bolton show in May, just to ease the jealousy you understand! Have a great weekend, Cara x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Barb. Had a look at the card, gorgeous. I am going to the NEC too, can't wait but unfortunately wont see you as I'm going on the Thursday. Have a great weekend with lots of smiles, Angela x

Lisca said...

Lucky you to be able to go to the NEC. I have been a couple of times when we lived in the UK, but most years I would go to the Exeter show, and I think they did one in Shepton Mallet once too.
You green card is great! No wonder it was chosen.
Have a good week and thanks for visiting,

Lynn Holland said...

Oh Barb you made my heart take a leap, we to have that teddy and it belonged to Bobby our Papillon then Kikki. Its a bit more dog eared than yours but it will never be thrown away.
Lynn xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Congratulations on your GD spot (happy squeals) I'm glad you had a great week! Love your blackboard! Hope your weekend is as good as the rest of the week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Erika said...

We have a white board in this house but you can't write on it as it's magnetic so all sorts of rubbish gets pinned on it!
Enjoy the NEC, jealous.
P.S Tell hubby, nice dog. ;)

Hugs Erika. x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thank you for visiting me while I slept. Your chalk board made me smile. That dog toy made me smile. I think Squiggles wouldn't be able to throw that in the food dish!

Loved your hubby's drawing, too. Since I'm from the states, I'm not sure what the NEC is, but it sounds like you are going to have a good time and spend lots of money. Congrats on the guest spot.

Have a wonderful Friday and I know you'll be smiling all through the weekend, too.

Laura said...

Oh you'll have a ton of fun at the NEC! :D

Sue Jones said...

I love the idea of you and hubby leaving drawings for each other. I have loads of "once used must haves". Continue to have a Fab week.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's a nice little message center you have there. We are looking for a nice one for near our front door. Currently we use a raggedy cork board. We are adamant that we aren't putting old junk in our new house.

mamapez5 said...

A reminder board is always a useful item to have. Mine is not as tidy as yours though!
I have a paella pan that is on a par with your pizza pan!
Lucky you to be heading to NEC soon. I loved my biannual visits there when I lived in Shropshire. It's a bit of a long haul from Spain though! Have a great time there. Kate x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Barb, congratulations on your GDT post and have a great time at the craft fair. I was at the one in Glasgow yesterday, it was a longgggggggg day for me going from Inverness, but I met up with a crafting friend and bought som fabulous goodies, Kate x

PJ said...

Congratulation's Barb on being a guest designer, and winning Blog Candy ☺ I'm so happy for you♥ Also I love it when you share pictures of your home, it's delightful.