I'd like to thank you all for leaving such lovely comments about the new blog. Before the next freebie class (and give-away results) tomorrow, I'd just like to answer some of the points raised in comments. Forgive me if I don't mention you all - it could take some time.
Getting ideas is never a problem, Maybird. It's the time to carry them out that is difficult.
Arlee asked about the oil staining the mount. I usually leave mine out for a while before mounting Arlee, but haven't had any problems so far. If it does bleed it might be that too much oil is in one place. Better to add a little at a time and work it in well. Some paper is more absorbent than others, so it is a case of trial and error.
Likewise Rosemary's point about the oil and the sewing machine. If the paper is backed I don't think it hurts at all. A wise old repair man once told me that a little olive oil on the needle prevents rust if you are not using the machine for some time. So, as long as it isn't too oily, no probs, I think.
JP - I'll certainly keep up the 'family and Smudge' side of the blog. It's the only way I can remember what happened last week. Smudge is cross because his cousin, Genghis Ken, has his own Facebook page. Genghis Ken owns Elli Woodsford (he refers to her as staff).
Amanda - dust is a dirty work around here. I am doing the blog now as a displacement activity instead of cleaning the house.
I'm glad it worked OK on the phone, Evie. Must try it on mine.
Pian - I love Sweden - went for the first time in 2012. Vowed to return.
Hey, PJ - we are glad you found us, too. WoW is glad to welcome you.
Just to finish off with a Hi! to Gina - it took me a long time to get around to the new blog but it was easier than I thought. Look forward to your new look.
Judy - so glad you signed up for the C&G class. Did you enjoy it?
Think I have caught up now - see you all tomorrow.