Friday, 27 February 2009

Beatrix Potter and a little stash

This is my Beatrix Potter SAL which I started at the end of January. I've not done a lot to it since I put my first photo up but this month seems to have flown by so I've not had a great deal of time to work on it, but at least there's a bit of progress to show.
Before the car decided to give up the ghost, I sent off for some goodies from sew and so as now that I was in front with my exchanges I needed something to stitch for me so I thought that I'd send off for a few threads that would make up my LHN charts.

I also bought a new thread box and some bobbins as my threads were getting to be a bit jumbled. Just need to get myself organised now.


Lily's birthday

How could I forget about this? February 7th was Lily's 1st birthday and Rachel and her partner Darren brought Lily round to show us the cake that she'd got for her birthday tea. It was so funny watching her face as the candles were lit and then when Rachel tried to blow them out with her, she screamed the house down.

The pictures are all a bit dark for some reason, but , as you can see she had a great time pulling pieces off the cake though she didn't eat any. She must be the only child I know that doesn't like sweet things, not even chocolate.


back again

It seems ages since I've blogged but I have had so many problems with my computer that I've felt like throwing it out; if it wasn't for the fact that I can't afford a new one then it would be gone. To be honest though, she has done me proud as we are both getting on in years, so until she heads for the big cyberspace in the sky then I'll stick with her!

We also had another major expense that we didn't want when the car broke down. Tony said that it had been driving funny for weeks so we thought as it was so old we'd have to get another or risk being stranded somewhere, so last week was spent looking for another car.

We eventually got one on Saturday afternoon so on Sunday we decided to go for a drive to test it out. I didn't want to just go up and down the motorway so we decided to head for Bakewell which is probably an hour and a half from where we live. It is so beautiful there and although it is only a little village it was so crowded. The area is well known for hikers and climbers but I didn't imagine that there would be so many people about this early in the season.

Here's a link to the village if you'd like to see what it's like.

I didn't let on to Tony that there is a lovely needlework shop in Bakewell until we happened to walk past it. We did go in and look around but as we'd just had the expense of the car I was quite happy just to browse but later on, just before we went home Tony took me back and ordered me a new sewing lamp that I'm eagerly waiting to be delivered.

All the stitching that I've done seems to be for exchanges or PIFs so no pictures to put up but now everything is done I'm thinking of stitching a LHN chart that I've wanted to do for ages, just got to decide which one,


Tuesday, 10 February 2009

xstitch monthly exchange

My exchange to Tara made its way to her dispite all the snow on the ground so I can put a picture up to remind me of what I've stitched for her.
I added a little pocket at the back as I thought it might be somewhere to store thread or scissors.

Friday, 6 February 2009

An Award

I have been given this award by Chris and I now have to pass it on to 8 friends who I think deserve this. It might take some time so I'll be back later. The words have to go with the picture.

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.

Right, I've had a think and these are the people that will get an award

Erynne Be-stitched
Susan the lazy stitcher
Kath kaths stitching heaven
Lorna a bit of everything

Sunday, 1 February 2009

And the winners are...

thanks to Kath, and Susan, for entering my PIF and as they are the only two, well you're the winners lol.
If you could both let me have your addresses then I will stitch something for you by the end of the year.