Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Better late than never.

I thought I'd better make an appearance before the end of the month or April would have gone by with no post at all. I have had a good reason for being away for so long, well maybe more than one reason. Firstly we've been helping our eldest daughter put in a new bathroom, so every Saturday for the past couple of months, we've made the round trip of four hours to knock down walls, install a new suite and shower and re-tile the room. There's not a lot more to do and it is looking lovely but it's taken us all day Sunday to recover.

And as well as having Callum every afternoon we've helped our youngest daughter to move house as the landlady decided to sell up making Rachel homeless. The only one she could find that is still in the village is one round the corner from us and it's taken a lot of work just to get it liveable but they finally moved in on Sunday. Thankfully this means that the children haven't had to move schools as they are both settled in well and happy where they are and also means that I am still near enough for the walk to school.

I've hardly had time to do any stitching this month with all the decorating going on and the garden is looking in need of a little TLC to get it back in shape but hopefully I'll find a bit more time now that everyone else is settled.

I have managed to put a few stitches in this week.

Country Cottage Needleworks "Count your blessings" is coming along nicely.

and I managed another motif on Beatrix Potter,

This is an anemone for a summer exchange that I'm doing but I know that the lady I'm stitching for doesn't look at blogs so it's safe putting it on here.

And before I go here are a few pictures of the garden.

I was beginning to think that nothing was going to grow this year as there was such a lot of green everywhere but suddenly everything is starting to bloom.

And last but not least, this is Troy, never far away when I'm in the garden.

That's all for now, thanks for dropping by,

love and hugs,


Elizabethd said...

Both your stitching and your garden are beautiful.

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching wonderful garden photos.
Nice to help our loved ones , what would they do with out good Mom and Dad hugs.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely stitching, great CCN design!

cucki said...

So sweet x

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching. Your garden looks lovely.

Lete said...

Hi! Nice blog! I like your garden and your works of cross stitching!

If you want, you can visit my blog, too. Thank you!

Julie said...

Your gardens looks lovely Sue.
Loving the Count your Blessings, that's a nice chart to be stitching.
Wishing your family happiness in their new home.

elaine said...

Love the garden images - isn't this time of year the best.

Teresinha said...

Travelling trough the net I arrived here. You have beatiful embroidery as well your garden and a loving family!
And it will be a good way to practice my poor english speech!!!
Hugs from portuguese

Kaisievic said...

Lovely stitching, Sue, I am intrigued by the Beatrix Potter SAL. Sounds like you have been really busy with your children and grandchildren which must be lovely. Pretty garden, too.