Thursday 21 October 2010

Is it possible? at last an update

That today I may get this written ,without the gremlins visiting ! Lets see if I can show you a picture of your stitched piece for the giveaway - just dont forget to leave a comment on that post.

When I went to meet a friend for coffee yesterday ,in the coffee shop of all places I found these pins and they were just what I needed to go in the cushion for you ,so I felt really pleased with that little purchase.So that's the front ,now the back,
As I said yesterday the fabric I bought whilst on holiday. I must admit to being pleased with the finish of this and I am going to stitch one for me at some point too. Just hope whoever wins it will like it.
Anyway enough of the giveaway, I would like to send you all but the pocket won't allow so just the one parcel I am afraid.
I have had rather a problematic time with the wrists hands etc and this morning I think I ached from neck down , a hot bath and medication are easing it so hopefully if I can sleep tonight then it will help. But you do not want to hear about that! you want to know what has been happening , what has arrived etc.
Well we had a fabulous weekend with the family ,4 generations making Halloweney type things, MIL who is 85 to Ella who is 10 having me teach them how to make pumpkins. Graeme and Martin and Ella at times,making a giant spiders web to go in her bedroom window-we had lots of good food ,

lots of laughter and just a relaxing weekend ,especially for Sue who is a daughter-in-law in a million, I mentioned I could not reach the plate rack that runs round the top of the kitchen /dining room with all my dusty plates on, no longer dusty , no sooner said than done! Out with the steps (which I am not allowed on) plates etc down , I washed them ,mil dried and Sue bless her washed the shelf and wall above and put it all back . I now have a kitchen that is totally clean.However she did relax after ,whilst all the creating was going on snuggled on the sofa with my magazines.

Picture of some of the said plates.Scuse the top of the fridge another flat surface for the Dh to put

Sue asked me to thankyou for your good wishes for her mum, who is home but she gets very frustrated with herself , she was such a chatty lady and now her speech is slurred and she cannot at times make herself understood, however Sue says although she is not quite the same and things sometimes come out wrong she still has her mum.Apparently she asked Sues dad if she could go and thank the paramedics who administered the medication in time , who, when she did, thought it such a nice thing to do as they do not get thanked afterwards very often.
Kate and tribe came over Monday night as Jack had his parents evening, sil was in Manchester so we fed the others and Kate had hers after. Jack is set for A and A* in most subjects IF he keeps at it. His teacher says he needs Bromide in his tea!
So I have seen the family in the last few days.
Ollies feet are healing at last ,but the bathing and putting cream on still continues.
Ok so what has arrived been stitched etc.
Well I had this bought me by my lovely man, when I am tired holding a hardback book is not good,the pages won't stay still so he got me this.


I am enjoying Eat,pray,love at the moment on it, I do miss a real book but it is easier for me.
Talking of books ,Graeme brought this down for me on Sunday, some yummy recipes in it and only £5 at Sainsburys, and he got discount too not bad eh.

I also bought this after seeing a friends copy ,she bought it at the show and it was £14.99 I got it from Amazon for £7.99 just a little different ,but I would love to stitch the girls (grandaughters ) one of the bags each , full of plans lol.

On the stitching front I have at last received my Shepherds Bush order,and The Journey has arrived as well as the pansy roll. The journey has nice words which are:-
Take Joy in the journey and the friends you find along the way.

My friend Sally is going to stitch along, a Shepherds Bush design Emmanuels Song I think, we start on January 1st if you fancy joining us ,any SB design and probably on a Monday night.

Talking of Monday night this is our Jane night and we are stitching The Stocking, here is progress so far.

I think maybe I will have another night in the week for TSG designswhen the SB one starts as I have so many I want to do.
I still have most of these ornies to do - must stitch more -chat less- here is the latest I have got.

I like the way this one is finished. Whilst browsing LHN site I came across this download from Gigi R, ,proceeds to UNICEF , and there are some lovely designs in here. Just thought I may enable you too,it is in French and I don't speak a word of French but all looks fairly straightforward, and if the bear of very little brain can figure it out I am sure you clever bodies can.

12 patterns are what you get.
I have had a finish besides the cushion, only a little one but I like it.It is on the chimney breast, a design by Country Rustic Primitives and I have mounted it on a piece of black painted hardboard with string for a hanger.

Just ordered a winter one ,thought I would do one or two to hang there for each season.
Now last but certainly not least I had a little gift come yesterday from my friend Julie who sent me this , it is on my to do pile Julie which grows ever higher, it is just so pretty and when I am in a pink mood it will be just right. Thankyou so much for thinking of me ,also there was a lovely chatty note and the picture on the front was just so cute. I have to say that it gave me a lift on an otherwise mundane day.

You may remember Julie has been encouraging me with the crochet lark, I cannot do very much at all without pain kicking in, so I am picking it up for a short time only. Martin wants a blanket for his "old age" to keep his knees warm, I hope he isnt going to need it for an awful long time!! Graeme said oh like that can you make me one for when I sit in the consevatory-oh how I hate to disapoint him. Wonder how long he can wait!
This is progress on blanket so far lol.

Well folks I think I have at last caught up , this dratted machine has behaved itself and I am about to press post.Thanks for your very kind comments, andI hope you haven't got too stiff sitting reading this. I am off for a good stretch (I think I would like to come back as a cat , as they always look as if their stretches hit the spot.
Take care all and I good luck to those who wish to enter the giveaway
Hugs n stuff


Sally said...

Good morning Barb:) So glad to see you managed to get posted this time. It's so annoying when that happens.

It sounds as though you had a wonderful weekend. What a wonderful daughter-in-law you have there. Glad to hear Sue's Mum is home.

I am looking forward to starting our SB SAL next year and maybe doing more Jane's too :) I do have a couple more to stitch!

Love the BBD for your giveaway. I love the colour you used and the backing fabby is gorgoeus.

The stocking is coming along nicely. I just have one more sheep than you but I've only done the wisper on one so I reckon we've got about the same done! Love your Halloween finish and all your new stash is lovely.

I hope you enjoy your Kindle.

How lovely of Julie to send you the BRD chart. I remember when Julie stitched it and it looked so pretty. Enjoy :)


Hazel said...

What a lovely post Barb! Love the pincushion. Your crochet is coming along very nicely. Love the SALs you are doing with Sally too. Now, where's that giveaway and have I entered it??? xx

Beaupippin said...

Love the Biscornu, its very pretty and unusual, I also love the hardanger mat behind it, Did you do it? Looks like you have plenty of goodies too, including the fruit salad and receipe book! Yummy. J xx

Julie said...

So pleased the PC let you post this and didn't eat it all up again!

How wonderful to spend time with all your family, what fun you must of had.

Love the pincushion, so pretty, another thing i must have a go at sometime... more like sometime never! LOL

Nice stash, will have to see if i have a SB design in my stash that i could join your new year SAL, that would be nice.

Nice colour wool for hubbys blanket, that'll be nice and snuggly.

Christine said...

Glad the post made it in one piece this time.
The pincushion is gorgeous, such lovely colours.
I've had an SB in my stash forever, maybe I should find it and join the SAL.
I really must learn to crochet, I am quite envious of all the lovely blankets you are all making!

Lesleyanne said...

Glad you had a lovely weekend with the family. Your pincushion is gorgeous, love the fabric and the pins. Enjoy your SAL with Sally. Lovely progress on JA and your autumn piece is finished lovely too. Nice crocheting. So pleased blogger behaved whilst you published your post. Nice new stash.

Stitchabilities said...

Oh I want a kindle!!! But hubby being mean!
Fabulous stitching as usual and that pin cushion is just lovely.

jane said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend with the family Barb. I love the pincushion and your Jane. How organised you are planning next years stitching already! Enjoy the Kindle - I'm sure you will soon be

Lisa said...

Sounds like you've had some lovely family time lately.
Your stocking is looking gorgeous, and I know from experience that doing a SAL with Sally is so much fun.
Your Kindle looks fab. I have a Sony EReader which is taking some getting used to but I love.
The pincushion looks gorgeous and those pins are perfect for it.

Blu said...

What a gorgeous pincushion!
Sounds like you had a wonderful family time.

Carin said...

Love reading your post and all your stitching is again very beautiful. I love the pincushion you made, that is very beautiful !!

Anonymous said...

Hi Barb, lovely to see the pincushion it is truelly beautiful, and those pins match perfectly
please let me know how you get on with your kindle, I was hoping/and hinting lots to get one from santa this year, as I find holding books difficult with my hands being so bad, usually end up falling asleep and the book hitting of my nose, a HB is quite painful when it hits lol

Tina said...

I want a kindle too,my friend has just got one and she loves hers.
so glad you were able to post,i hate it when that happens,
Love all your new stash,and must get one of those recipe books,the recipes look like nice comfort food
Love JA stocking,keep thinking should i get one?
Family time sounded great and fresh fruit salad yum,yum
Tina xx

stitchersanon said...

I have been thinking about a kindle but me and modern technology are not always the best firends.

Mylene said...

Wonderful post, Barb and such a gorgeous pincushion!

Karan said...

Sounds like you had another great time with your family. Hope I get a DIL as nice! Very nice new goodies & the finishes & WIP's are all wonderful. :0)

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