Sunday, 18 April 2010

Hopefully no gremlins this time.....


Well it is now Sunday almost teatime and it has been a really beautiful day, Ollie has just gone off for his daily dip in the sea. As soon as the spring comes and he gets to the fields, and is off his lead, it is head down and go as fast as poss until he gets to the beach. It is a little sandy cove and once he is in the sea its the devils own job to get him out again. Sundays he gets to stay in a bit longer.
Tide is out in the picture above.Much to his disgust.

I have not caught up properly with you as health probs have not been kind, not going into details,but today is a Good day and the sun is shining ,so maybe the cough is getting better (at last) and I shall be back to normal,however that feels!!
Last weekend we had Caitlin to stay as she had a history project to do.Her grandad helped her do something that was invented in medieval times ,a stained glass window. She was a little apprehensive cutting the glass and breaking it but she managed fine and here are some pics to show her progress. This is her design she drew right at the beginning.

Next shows her nailing the pattern to the board then cutting some glass



Practising grinding the glass to shape ,she then had to wash all the cut glass to get pattern markings off.You will have to excuse my messy kitchen.

That was Saturdays progress.
Sunday last week saw this


Sorry about the lead and soldering one not sure how to put it right way up. However we are really proud of her she did good.
When she and grandad had finished we were late to dinner at Kates but not too late!! Then we had to see the whirling dervish on his new bike and the others on theirs.

That was last weekend,this week we had the 2 oldest boys Jack and Sam, they wanted to go to speedway with Grandad on Friday night,Sam came over early Friday and here he is with his first piece of stitching.


Well thats family news for now, Sue been given her instructions regarding the blood disorder,she still has to see the dr about the giddyness on Wednesday this coming week. It is her birthday on Thursday and their 22nd wedding anniverary on the same day.

I can hear you all shouting where is the stitchy news well after the vine can I top that. Thanks for the wonderful comments about it by the way, I have to go ferrett in my drawers (lol) for another ufo for Tuesday.
I have started 2 new stitchy things. I have done a little more on this but will post next week.It is At Home with Jane Austen a sal I am doing with Sally Hazel and Lesley Anne.I am having a problem putting this one down.


Been busy roofing .
Then another new start this one is the Carriage House Samplings one that I got from e bay and I am stitching it over one on Sassys Khaki. Love the colours together.

Stash accumulated is 1.




So there you have it ... a catch up...I am hoping to have progress on QC next time and maybe another finish oohh I do love my stitching.

May I say special thanks to Karan I think the HB worked and everyone is getting sorted bless you you are an angel. Julie you too are a star and kept me up there this week. Sally just for the comment and Heidi for making me smile with her being tired as she has been dancing for both of us. All of you who left a comment I am so touched by your words bless you all.
Ok 24 is on tonight and after just watching Time Team we will be watching Foyles War.
Take care all till I ramble again, not too long with luck.
Hugs n stuff
Barb

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!

Well had to get your attention there didn't I? Only one word for it ,although Julie and Mr Stick had a good one when she knew I had finished it . 'Fandabidoze' Yes I remember that word too Julie.
You are wondering what I am prattling on about aren't you , Julie and my friends over at Stitch and Stash know (hee hee). Shall I keep you in suspenders ?
Yes I HAVE been on the Happy juice ,well that is how it feels, the Wandering Vine is FINISHED. Do you know what I thought to myself ?

A couple of cushions to match would be nice ,but maybe that is going too far.

Anyway drum roll,fanfare of trumpets,choir of angels -whatever.
'A wandering vine 'afghan. stitched with 5 perle thread and much muttering and gnashing of teeth at times. A Shepherds bush design.





I am holding it up gives you some idea of size (and how tall,(small)I am.lol)
Julie and the other ladies will be so pleased I will not be whittering on about the darn vine anymore. So hop,skip and jump with me as I do my celebratory Happy Dance . I put 2 oz wadding in between the backing fabric and then stitched a border around it. The little sheep buttons I had from Kate with the ornie exchange we did last Christmas, it has blue flower shape buttons and heart shaped pink buttons around the middle. The ribbon for the bows is some that Anne sent me (see last post).
Here is a pic of it folded with some of the middle showing.


I have just tried to edit this because I published it before I was ready, then half way through adding more it decided to disconnect me from the internet ,so I will catch up in a couple of days as I am now spitting feathers lol.
Take care all thanks for your comments in advance and I will see you at the weekend.
Hugs Barb