Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Well a boat really, but progress on Jane Austens Return to the Sea, the little boat bobbing along on the sea had to be finished for your approval.
Looking forward to seeing Sallys progress this week.
Well my friends would you believe I have just spent half an hour trying to put a new header pic and it will not let me lose the ribbons, so sorry, until I figure out how to do it , we are stuck with ribbons. Yes Julie you did recognise a ribbon in there , gold star for recognition! lol. You may remember Julie had a birthday recently and although she did post a pic on her blog,here is what I stitched her.
This is stitched over one with colours of DMC called for, on Sassys Frosted Cafe fabric, and the design is by Jardin Le Prive. I had to stitch this for Julie as it said 'her' to me. The tea did it I think, I also found this little teabag which I thought finished it off nicely. Julie loved it so I was well pleased.
Talking of tea I had a trip into town , and I got myself some bargains , a damask white tablecloth ,marked down from £55 ,yes I did say £55 to £15,it is beautifully made but no way could I afford £55 for a tablecloth.So that came home with me, and then I went into the hospice charity shop, and I found these.
These are Portmeiron cups and saucers and I got the 2 for £10 ,brought them home carefully! and washed them put my new cloth on. Then something missing,hmmmm, Cake!!
Lemon Drizzle cake from the Hairy Bikers cookbook, Angela has told me about a Lemon Drizzle and Lavender one that sounds yummy need recipe Angela.Please.
Of course Martin being allergic to eggs cannot eat Lemon Drizzle cake ,just hope someone calls soon or I may have to eat it all myself!! so I was very good and made him a guiness fruit cake.
I was so pleased you saw the funny side of the sheep in my last post, thanks for the comments ladies. I had a lovely RAK this week from Tina ,who has not got a blog ,but should have! She said she so enjoyed my blog( oh dear blushing here) she needed to send me something for making her smile. Awww wasnt that so sweet of her.
Anyway here is what she sent me (all things sheep!!)
However I am a little concerned about the Baarmy sheep socks!!!!lol.
Whilst showing you bits I have had this week I will just show you the designs I have got from Tanya The Sampler Girl- I think I have a thing for her designs. Anyway here is latest addition to stash.
Which leads me nicely into these pics of 2 finishes this week.
I have been itching to do this all summer and at last managed to stitch it,now the weather has turned and it is no longer hot !!! Typical!
I have filled it with Lavender and have it hanging on the bedroom door,and it smells divine.
The next little finish I have is the Thisbe roll, from SB that I showed you started last time. It is just so pretty ,very delicate and I think its my favourite! Sally I think every time I stitch one I think it is the best one ,until the next.lol.
So Heidi we have not finished dancing yet lol. Oh I forgot to answer you asked who the prim christmas ornies were designed by- Country Rustic Primitives.
As I said the weather has turned and its quite blustery and although not really cold its not hot either, The poor garden is taking a battering and I will show you an unwelcome addition to it this week.
Well ok its not a good picture ,but I was not going any closer, I did ask Martin if I could poke it with a stick, but, don't be ridiculous was his reply !!lol Anyway if you look carefully ,you may be able to see a grey swirly thing in the bush,a wasps nest. So we are now £52 poorer,almost as much as a tablecloth! We had the pest people in to kill them , as we didn't want the grandchildren or the little tot next door getting stung. The grandchildren love to climb the apple tree in the garden and the bush with the nest in is right next to it.
So although I do not like the things I feel sorry we had to kill them.
On a nicer note the prima donas are well and truly OUT , Angela sent me some pics of her lilies and they are wonderful too, in fact I am very envious of a cream and yellow oriental one she has. Anyway flowering this week for your appreciation are
a new to us fuschia which has a wonderful skirt and petticoats.
Then a single solitary at the moment
nasturtium. For this week thats all thats been happening in the garden.
My dear old Ollie dog still has poorly feet, they have improved greatly but I think he may be revisiting the vet again,more money,Here he is looking rather sad.
What do you do when they are sad well ,
give them a biscuit!
Well my dearies I shall have to go hot foot to the kitchen before himself comes home demanding food. Before I go ,I will tell you Mil teddy was well received and is living in teddy heaven with all the others apparently being cuddled by a Harrods bear!!
Ok hugs to you all thanks for the calling cards, I may visit you back one of these bright days. Take care and I will speak to you again soon.
Hugs n stuff