Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Mittens for ....... Graham!!




Tuesday, November 15, 2011

RDS Knitting and Stitching Show Part One

Below is a little video I took of our time at the RDS Knitting and Stitching show - Part two will have more videos and reviews

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Birthday and Lots of Crochet!!!!


September 24th I celebrated my 27th Birthday- I had a lovely weekend and I was very spoilt so Lets jump into the lovely gifts I received, First off from my lovely husband I got, two John Rocha Dresses (The navy polka dot one above) and this casual purple one below


Some Chanel Mascara

A Night at The G, A five Star Hotel

The service was amazing, and our room was breathtaking! It was so romantic- I have a little video of the room to share with you


He also got me a holy book on St.Rita and three nighties! My mum and dad got me two new pillows and a new duvet which is something that I really wanted and needed! I got a lovely pair of ear rings and necklace as well as a homemade jewerly box from my sister and some scented candles from my brother. From my father and mother in law I received a Juicy Couture pendent and a lovely craft book on crochet and knitted blankets.

Crochet wise I have been busy!



















So what have you all been up too?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The President of Ireland, The High Kings and The Sunday World

Hello everyone,
What a weekend I have had!! I have many photos to share with you - so lets get started:
FRIDAY
On Friday my husband Morgan, brother Ant, sister Shauna and myself all attended the Galway Utd match, this match was a great as not only did we finish on a draw but the Ambassador of Korea was visiting the club too- afterwards we went along to a hotel for some food and drink and who did I spy! Micheal D Higgins who is in the running to be the next President of Ireland!

You have my vote Mick!

SATURDAY
During the week, My husband got home from work and went and made me a cup of tea and brought me in a lovely scone - on the plate where two tickets to see my favorite band The High Kings and how excited was I!

Finbarr, Darren, Brian and Martin are The High Kings

I couldn't wait as I have never seen them live before! On Saturday Morgan and I wrapped up against the cold and wind and made our way to Salthill. By the time we got there we were cold, wet and tired as it was gale force winds! Morgan went to the toilet and as I waited for him Martin, Finbarr, Darren and Brain all walked by and my expression was something like this! ;)


I was too shy to say Hi and was kicking myself afterwards as I knew I would always regret not meeting them. anyway I insisted that we get there an hour and a half early to be sure to get a good seat! we were the only ones there until 15minutes before the door opened! so we were sat in the very front row!


To say the show was wonderful, is an understatement! I really enjoyed it so much, The lads really knew how to work the crowd!


For those of you who havent heard of the High Kings, they are a group who sing and play traditional Irish music from years gone by - just my cup of tea!


All the photos where taken by my husband Morgan (Thank ya Mister) who has blogged about our weekend in his own words, so go have a look HERE


 At the concert there as a great mix of people, young and older all enjoyed the "auld" songs, and at one point some lads aged between 19-23 where up dancing and being good sports, at the end of the night they even let one of the lads up to sing with them! The couple I was sat beside told me at the end of the night that they flew all the way from Germany just to see the band live!



When they finished up they told us they would be hanging around to sign CDs and I was thrilled because even though I had messed up a chance to see them and maybe get a photo before the concert, at least I would walk away with a signed CD-
So pushing and elbowing through the crowd we finally got to the table -

Meeting Martin!
So I first met Martin - what a lovely man! he was so interested to find out if I enjoyed the show and even though there was a huge crowd waiting behind me I felt very comfortable to say hi, and I even asked could I get a photo! so he brought me behind the table...

 Myself and Martin Furey 
After we had our photo taken Martin told me I could make my way through the other members- and as they where all busy signing CDs - I just asked them all "Can I grab you and smile?" needless to say that got their attention!

 with Brian Dunphy

the talented Darren Holden 

 Finbarr Clancy
I really cannot stress enough how lovely and friendly the lads are- Thanks Guys for taking time for the photos and for a great show!

With supporting act- Mark Boylan
At the end of the line was the talented supporting act Mark, he sang songs by Bruno Mars and was great - after talking to him I promised I would send people from my blog to his Facebook so please do have a look HERE

I came away so happy and excited and just have to thank my husband Morgan for such a wonderful night - I have been feeling down lately over something personal and he really lifted my spirits - and so I have this to say...

Morgan, may you never Steal, Lie or Cheat - 
But if you have to steal- then steal away my sorrows,
And if you lie- Then lie in my arms each night
and if you must cheat, then please my darling cheat death
I love you

SUNDAY
Last week a journalist from The Sunday World came and interviewed me to do with the lovely stitch group i started CafeCreate and today the story was in the paper! we got a great write up and by clicking on the above image you can read it also :)

Tonight my thoughts are with everyone who lost someone in 9/11 May They Rest in Peace, I always think back to where I was on that day - Geography Class 3PM, the teacher came in and told us that a plane had crashed into a tower and at the time I thought it was just an accident - after school I met Morgan and the both of us just sat in shock. I always remember my mum called me and asked me to come home as she felt uneasy and just wanted us all under the same roof.... It was only that night after watching the news that I watched everything unfold.... a sad sad day in our history.

 

Take care everyone and tonight of all nights hold your loved ones close and say a prayer no matter what your religion - let us just pray for a better tomorrow
God Bless, 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Look what my Husband got me!

Morgan treated me to this wonderfully vintage themed hat last week and I adore it! what do you think?


I wanted to do a blogpost on someone I cant stop watching on youtube, Brittany - I just think this woman is so sweet and talented so guys go and say hi on her lovely Blog HERE, I havve been watching her journey on conceiving and now getting her home ready for when her son Tate is born on youtube and think she is great! she also crochets! 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I met Maureen O'Hara!!.....well kinda

Today Elizabeth and Thady, my in laws took Morgan and I on a drive to Ashford Castle in Cong Co.Mayo as we drove into the beautiful city we were so happy to see that we had visited during The Quite Man festival as it was here that the John  Wayne movie was filmed! 




we grabbed a bite to eat in a lovely bar/B&B, in Cong the one thing I noticed is how well kept it is, outside each building baskets full of roses hand - it is so beautiful






Once we finished our lunch we headed to the stunning castle, Ashford Castle is surrounded by such beauty - it was first built in 1228



The Quite Man has always been a film close to my heart and for one reason only Maureen O'Hara! I love this woman, What a surprise for us that when walking through the castle gates we were met by a parade and the woman herself!




Maureen O'Hara!!

video

She was just as stunning today as ever! it was such a surprise as we didnt know she was going to be there! below is a clip for anyone who hasnt seen it yet-


we also saw Dana too,for those who do not know her she became famous in 1970 for winning the eurovision for Ireland


We walked around the castle taking in the views and enjoying the sunshine


My handsome husband, arent I lucky!

Thady, Elizabeth and Morgan





Enjoy your week everyone! can you believe its almost Monday :(