Saturday, 31 January 2009
I am now an official member of CADD thanks to Erryne, http://be-stitched.blogspot.com/ I wish I knew how to do a proper link, if anyone could tell me I'd be so grateful.
I've a stitchy night planned, Tony says he wants pizza for tea so who am I to argue, it means I don't have to cook so more time to stitch.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Summer will soon be here again................
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
This is our vegetable plot though now it is twice as big as we've taken all the turf up so that we can grow more. We moved the turf up to the top flower garden and extended the lawn with it so now we have a clean slate to start off with this year though at the moment the flower borders are looking a bit bare but I can see the daffodils and snowdrops pushing through as well as a load of forget me not plants that I dig out every year but always come back.
Yesterday, I spent most of the morning sorting out the freezer as we'd ordered a load of meat from Tony's brother's shop so I made sure that everything was labelled correctly so we don't eat beef when it's supposed to be lamb............I've done that quite a few times lol.
Today it's been back to looking after Lily and she's such an angel. She hardly stopped giggling from the moment Rachel brought her in this morning until she picked her up this evening. She takes all my energy though so it will be an early night if I can make it.
There's nothing on TV so I think I'll go and stitch for a bit, it's such a hard life.........
Monday, 26 January 2009
By the time I managed to take a photo, half an apple pie had been devoured and a few of the tarts and sad to say they have all been polished off by everyone now so I need to do some more.
The afternoon was spent searching for a pattern for my Easter banner so I had a good look through all my old magazines but still didn't come up with anything but I've an idea of what I want so it might have to be a bit of this and that to make what I want to stitch.
I finished Tara's needlecase after the second attempt. The theme is signs of the zodiac and with Tara being a Libra I thought that I'd stitch some scales; that was until DH asked why I was stitching a pair of hanging baskets and somehow it didn't look right after that. After that I sorted out my material for my Beatrix Potter SAL and spent a few hours in the evening stitching away on that. I'm still not sure about the colour but I don't think that I can be bothered to frog it all so I'll just have to get used to it.
It doesn't look as dark as this in real life so I think I might persevere.............
This is Sharon and Rachels' baby Lily taken in September last year, oh how lovely to be able to sit outside in the sunshine again......
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
*** This is how it works ***
If you would like to receive something handmade by me within the next 365 days, please comment on this post to say that you are interested. I will then ask my DH to draw 3 names out of a hat on January 31st. If you are one of the chosen three then in return, please post the same offer on your blog.This is a simple and a lovely way of spreading joy in the stitching world. I hope that you will join in and possibly become one of my PIF members!This PIF is open for everyone.
It's not a very good photo, I think my camera is freezing up in this cold weather or it could just be my cold hands not doing it right lol.
Monday, 5 January 2009
These are the cards and presents that I received from the Threads Of Friendship group that I am in, they are a lovely group of ladies and this was either my third or fourth year of doing this exchange.
These are all my birthday cards, I think I had about 40 in all as well as some lovely smellies and chocolate and another Lilliput Lane cottage to put to my collection.
Chris http://alwayssmiling24.blogspot.com/ sent me her PIF that I was lucky enough to win on her blog and it is absolutely gorgeous.Don't you agree that it is lovely, the photo doesn't do it justice so if I get a minute I'll try and take a better one.
As you can see, she was more interested in the wrapping paper than she was of the gifts inside but she did love the little cooker that Darren's mum and dad bought her.
This is our Christmas tree which we managed to move back into the front room. We only had half of it up in the conservatory but once Rachel had moved all her stuff out we managed to get the whole tree up and decorated just in time for Christmas day.