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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

WOYWW #230 - Google Nexus 7

Good Morning all you WOYWWers. We are well into Autumn here in the UK now, lots of the leaves have fallen from the storms earlier in the week and there is a crisp chill in the air.

I've been away for a few days to Swansea to visit my Mum for my hubby to sort her computer out therefore not much in the way of crafting going on here.

I did get my Christmas present early though, a Google Nexus 7 tablet. Thought I needed to get to grips with technology as I only have a basic phone, and with the onset of requiring glasses I find anything on those too small.

My Mum bought me a Goople Play gift card so I could buy some APPs - didn't want to register my credit card in Google Wallet, so this was the ideal solution.

I acquired a few new threads and some lace ribbon from Mum's too (she used to have a wool shop and since closing it a few years back she has all the left over stock in her house!) I needed the beiges for my son's Explorers shirt.








I did do a page in my 12 months journal along with my November calendar page though.

Finally, I have performed surgery on my Corsa Doll to enable a battery change, he is back saying "C'mon" now, and just needs sewing up.

Oh and I think I'll pop along to the local knitting club today as they are knitting sheep for the Knitivity. I'll let you know how I get on next week.

21 comments:

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ, Great calendar page - perfect colours for the onset of winter - there's quite a nip in the air this morning. Have fun with your Nexus - my Mum loves hers. MMx #41

Karen Busby said...

Hi there. I mean to do a 12 months thing every year, but never actually do it...maybe next year lol! Love your journal and good luck with the knitting. it sounds fun :)
Karen no.51 x

Jackie said...

Good luck with the knitting sheep!
What a nice gift from your mum, I understand about the eyes, it's very fustrating not being able to see properly esp as a crafter!
Jackie 27

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love knitivities! My daughter used to work at a Garden Centre and one of the ladies always produced a beautiful knitted crib scene, she knitted the Royal Wedding too! Such skill! Good Luck with the sheep. Julie Ann xx #20

Horace House-of-Bears said...

Happy early Christmas. We love our tablet, we only use the lap top for uni work now.

The bears #62

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, finding some time to visit today ... it won't last long I'm sure. It must have been lovely to visit with your mum and how fab that she has some leftover stock for you to loot and plunder :) Love the verse on Autumn - read it with pleasure.

Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #42

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ. Hubby bought himself a Nexus recently. Then I decided maybe I ought to have a tablet, so I got a different one. I have to admit, they were great on holiday, so many places have free wifi. And it meant I had enough books to read while we were away. I read so much, I need a suitcase full of books to last me! Still prefer to hold a real book though,lol. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #56 xx

Peg Robinson said...

Enjoy your new toys. safe travel. Peg R #71

Krisha said...

I love your October party journal page. That poem is perfect for your art page!
Krisha #18

Princess Judy Palmer said...

We don't do much leaf changing here but I'm tickled that one tree in our apartment complex always gets the beautiful fall reds. He's obviously an import. Great journal pages and such funky shapes for your calendar. Have fun with your new toy. I haven't embraced technology at all. I still don't even own a cell phone.

Robin Spitzer said...

enjoy your new Tablet! I use mine mostly for crafting! Love your journal pages BJ!

Hugs, Robin #74

Gráinne said...

Merry Christmas LOL great present. Hope you survived the storm without any damage ... around here it hasn't been too bad luckily. Hope the doll will recover soon :-) Happy late WOYWW, Suzanne
#53

Rennata Tropeano said...

My brain conjured such a wonderful image with the idea of knitting sheep. I was imagining a sort of turn table that would sheer,spin and change sheep with a line of sheep all backed up. Your journals are beautiful.

Rennata
#70 WOYWW
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Helen said...

Love the calendar pages, and as for your early present - very smart! Hope you get to grips with it quickly. Helen 31

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gosh, I hope you weren't driving along the M4 in all the horrible weather...I'm off down there in a couple of weeks time... Love what you've been making, the Knitivity sounds fun :-)
Hugs, LLJ 35 xx

Anne said...

Well you seem to be enjoying your early Christmas pressie BJ. Like the Journal Page, Anne x #96

Ali H said...

Busy week ! Who's the blue chap on the right of your desk !! Ali #28

Nan G said...

Love your pages! Cool a new tablet toy! Does the blue stuff doll say "c'mon"? Happy WOYWW! Nan G #6

kay said...

You are certainly busy at the moment BJ, enjoy your new toy x

The Taming of the Glue said...

I can't keep up with technology! My OH bought me a Kindle Fire for my birthday and I can just about navigate my way around that! I'm sure you'll have many happy hours with your tablet! Hugs. Pam#39

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi BJ - oh technology - how I do envy thee - I am using a borrowed laptop since my old dell carked it a few months ago after 4 loyal years - but I just cannot decide what I should move on to next... am intending to upgrade in the boxing day sales so have time to investigate... Happy WOYWW - Mxx #57