A pair of ducks seem to have taken up residence in our garden. They are very tame, but I think they are wild ducks but Richard says they aren't, and who am I to argue with him? lol I first noticed them early in the morning this week. The duck was bathing on the swimming pool cover. The drake was sitting on the edge watching over her. All of that chlorine can't do her any good but I suppose the water on the pool cover is rain water and not harmful.
In the evenings they appear and feed on the seed that the birds have dropped under the feeder. Then off she goes to have a wash and he waddles along behind her and watches over her. I don't know if they fly in from somewhere else or whether they have taken up residence somewhere in the garden that I can't see. The fox regularly walks through the garden at night setting off the secrity lights so I hope that they are well hidden if they are in the garden.

Well after weeks of blogger messing me about I have found a way to get back into the blogs. Goodness knows what they are up to but for a technophobe like me it has been a nightmare.
I hope to get onto everyones blog who took part in the blog hop and see what has been happening. Thank you all for visiting this blog - even though there was nothing to see.

I hope to get some posts written when I have caught up with myself but firstly I would like to remind you of our FREE demonstration day on Friday 1 July - yes next week.

Those who came to the day in March will remember Pam who demo's for Creative Expressions, a lovely friendly lady who gave lots of tips and ideas. She has agreed to come back and show us more.
She will be using Distress Inks again, some watercolours, Mica Paints, Bondable Fibres and Creative Expression Stamp sets. She also has some ideas to show you if you own a Fiskars Paper Trimmer.

So if you are aroung next Friday do call in to the shop, in the High Street, in Polegate, have a cuppa and a chat and meet nice people who have the same interests. Free parking for 2 1/2 hours near the station car park just two minutes from the shop.

She will also be taking some classes at our Retreat in September, along with Angie, Anita, Lynn, Linda, Sarah-Jane and of course Zoe. We are finalising class pages and will email everyone with sneak peaks and details, hopefully in mid July
For the June Scrapology Challenge 'M is for Machine Stitching' - here is Jill's scraplift of a layout by Cindy Tobey.

Here is Cindy's original layout.

and the sketch

Pop over to Scrapology to see what the rest of the design team came up with and for more information about the challenge. 

New for this month on Scrapology, we have arranged a blog hop for you.

You should have arrived here from the talented Karen's blog - Scrap-a-tabulous - and her lovely layout called 'What a Hoot'. If not please return to the Scrapology blog and start at the 'Start of Blog Candy Hop' post.  If you did, leave a comment below, follow this blog then proceed to our gest designer, Becky's blog - Becky's Burblings and see her beautiful layout called 'You + Me = Happy'.

Our thanks as always to Jill (Cardinal Colours) for providing our monthly scraplift prizes.