It’s An Invasion
This post was created by My Mate Mo…. I thought I’d use it as a stop gap whilst setting up my new house into a home now that Alex is out of treatment again. Obviously, we all need to learn to deal with his new needs and adapt our lives again into living together with Alex and the challenges his Autism and recently diagnosis of epilepsy brings to us… so now over to Mo and her introduction to blogland….
You’ll be hearing from me as soon as with lots of photos of my new home too… Helen xx
Thoughts of crafting on my mind
What to make, sometimes hard to find
Imagination running riot
Never do my thoughts be quiet
Keeping scraps, all kinds of matter
Linking up and making friends
Ever striving to be better
Hi everyone, sorry to disappoint if you were expecting to hear from Helen today, but she has very kindly allowed me to invade and say hello. So…..”Hello”
Those of you that know me know that I don’t (yet) have my own Blog and those of you that don’t know me, well……it’s nice to meet you
Around the vast world of t’internet I am known as TwinkleToes2day and variations thereof. I like to keep a degree of anonymity, being well aware that once it’s ‘out there’ it stays ‘out there’. But in some areas of the wonderful arena of ‘Blogland’ I have become ‘Mo’, made a few special friends, for whom I am most grateful, and I am having somuch fun with.
I am very lucky to be married to a man who enables me, indulges me and feeds my habits. We’re talking all things crafty of course, haha. I have been married to Trevor for 23years, we have three grown up children and we are raising our, almost 5year old, grandson (wee man) who has an ASD. The exact diagnosis is still being determined (because he’s so young), but he is high functioning, smart as a whip and our absolute pride and joy.
I learnt to knit & crochet at the knee of my grandma when I was about five. I did both, but mostly knitting, all my life. Over the years I also dabbled in tapestry, cross stitch and embroidery. Then in January 2011 I began to crochet in earnest. (That’s a little town I’m sure most of you have heard of). The first thing I made was a blanket for Wee Man to assist in the changeover from cot to bed.
I have since made many other items which you can view here on my Flickr page if you wish
I ‘met’ almost everyone I visit in Blogland via Flickr so I do hail Flickr almost as a ‘matchmaker’. I ‘visit’ far more people in Flickr than in Blogland but the people in Blogland that I love to visit and who have influenced what I do are very special to me. The first friend I made was our very own dear Helen here. Her friendship is invaluable to me and I appreciate all that she is.
And, as for many, Helen’s beautiful crochet is inspirational, colourful, and numerous. Boy can she work fast! Lady with the Lightening Fingers is a very apt nickname.
Another lady whose crochet I greatly admire is Stormyride (aka Ann). Ann is one of my friends who also doesn’t have a blog. Please have a look at her beautiful crochet and her newly aired and amazing Zentangling talent here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53637844@N07/I’m sure she’ll be delighted you stopped by to say hello.
Now a new ‘passion’ for me is card work. That is, making tags & recently ATC’s. The guilty party for getting me hooked on these is the one and only Doodly Mama herself, Lynn Holland. Why ‘Doodly Mama’? Well Lynn created the character-filled Doodly Birds who, I have to say, I am besotted with. To find out why, nip over to her Blog here: http://oneimadeearliertoday.blogspot.co.uk/Lynn too, will be delighted to have you visit.
Now when I’m not crafting, surfing, parenting, cooking, cleaning etc (you know how it is) then I drum. African drumming is a great stress reliever. I usually play a djembe drum similar to this, which I played in our first gig last month. I have been dropping (heavy) hints to Santa Trevor about what I would like for Christmas this year (well a girl can only have so many bracelets – which I can’t wear when drumming anyway)
Recently I have been learning to play a large Surdo drum like this, in order to play in a local carnival this coming Saturday
I really enjoy the playing and learning and camaraderie it brings. Similar to being around Blogland really don’t you think?
Thank you for reading (if you haven’t fallen asleep by now) and for any comments any of you would like to make will be greatly appreciated. Another BIG thank you with loving hugs goes to Helen for allowing me in here for a short spell.