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Sarah Youde (aka monroegirl)
Plymouth, UK.

I love to scrap and I love to stitch. I also love reading, eating and the odd glass of red wine! I only wish I had more time to do all the things I love. Most of my time is taken up looking after a couple of other things I love and they are my two gorgeous children Ben and Charlotte. They ARE gorgeous, I am not biased, I have been blessed with beautiful children which is a good thing because I have such wonderful subjects for my scrapbooking addiction.

I am married to Mark and we will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary in July - we are just as happy now as when we first met. He would rather I didn't spend any money on scrapbooking or cross stitch stash but if I didn't do that I would be perfect and surely that would be really boring! Anyway, this blog is a sort of diary / gallery and I enjoy updating my blog for myself and my family but any visitors are welcome :o)

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Lessons in Crochet

I had a crochet lesson yesterday. Mum is brilliant at crochet having done it for years and when I was a kid she obviously taught me the stitches but it was just one of those things that just wasn’t fashionable at the time so I didn’t really pick up on it. Mum taught me loads of crafts as I was growing up such as knitting, calligraphy, dressmaking and basic sewing and I picked these up fine, but not crochet – there was just no interest there.

Anyway, yesterday was different my ever so multi talented mum showed me how to make a crochet flower and look what I did!! I am so excited as I have been wanting to put these on a layout but my lack of knowledge prevented me. If I put them on a layout I want to know that I made them all myself. Well, now I can.

I haven't sewn the ends in yet though!

Mum went into town the other day and came back with this gorgeous felt alphabet for me. Aren’t they cute?

I have done my first layout for the Mojo Blog, I can’t show it to you yet but it will go up this evening – here is a sneak peek.

The guest this week is a very talented lady who you will all know very well. In fact, this lady created one of my all time favourite layouts, it is the layout I always think of when people ask for your favourites – it was called ‘Honouring Dandelions’ – do you know who she is yet?

I am excited because my sister is coming over from South Africa to stay with Mum on Wednesday for two weeks. Unfortunately, we go on holiday for a week on the Saturday but I will still get to see a lot of her as she is only going to be across the road whilst I am home. I haven’t seen her since last year when she came all the way to Mullion to stay with me for a few days. I can’t wait to catch up with her properly :o) Ben and Charlotte are looking forward to seeing Mummy’s Auntie Debbie too (Mark has got a sister called Debbie as well and she is called Daddy’s Auntie Debbie!).

♥ Sarah blogged at 19:35


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