Sunday 20 March 2011

Sunny Sunday

All at once I saw a host, a crowd of golden daffodils:
Hello all of you out there in the land of blogging, it is a beautiful day here in the South of England ,birds are singing , and you get the feeling spring has sprung.
Today we visited the garden centre to get a couple of new roses (Anniversary present from the MIL). Whilst there I couldn't resist grabbing the camera, the smell of these was divine and I brought a couple home ,just for the smell.

This is the time of year for new beginings and that is what I will be showing you -my new beginnings this week.

This is my new start last Monday with Sally and Colleen, thankyou all by the way for your comments on The Journey , I have it wrapped up awaiting what to do with it. Perhaps I will just bring it out when we have a guest for their room. Anyway this is Lucky the Shepherds bush kit I received for my birthday from Colleen, I just could not face a really large one, he/she is just so sweet and well sheepie. Thankyou Sally and Colleen for allowing me to continue my Journey with Lucky and you.

The next one was my TSG and Jane new start on a Wednesday night over on Needlecraft Haven ,this time I am in the kitchen with Jane. It is a quote taken from one of Janes letters to Cassandra and I am loving the colours.

I have had this kitted up for some time and it called to me from the evergrowing pile that it really needed to be next!Of course when Tanya informed us she was having a TSG sale this week ,I REALLY should not admit to this but just couldn't resist getting these on pdf. I can blame the friendship one on one of the Ladies on NH SAL as she is stitching it-also it has a white furry creature on it lol.

The next one , oh I know you are all shouting 3 new starts this week! but I HAD to stitch this one as it spoke to me as soon as I saw it in my new Stitchers Journey book from Blackbird Designs. Lots of lovely designs in it but thought one start from there would be enough!!

It is being stitched over one on Sassys Fabric and I am adapting the 'special stitches'. I did start it as the chart but decided it would be too big so hope it will still do the design justice.
So there are my 3 new starts - cannot count either as there is another sitting beside me and I cannot say what it is or show you as it is a giftie .
This week Martin and I celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary, just to say the romance is still there .

On that day it was also Red Nose Day for Comic Relief and to do something funny for money Caitlin our grandaughter decided she would sit in the sea. BRRRRR it was a foul day on Friday and quite cold but the sea was just a tad cold. Just to prove she did it-

Did that make you feel chilly-I think she did too. She raised £70 so she did well.

Martin also had a finish this week he made me a kite for my window.

My thanks go to all of you who continue to leave me comments , I must learn how to send you an answer via your comment post. Life is a steep learning curve for me these days lol.
Well I am not writing reams this time, I do love reading what you think of my little offerings though and I have one more to go to get to the century in my followers.
So I shall leave you with another springy pic and wish you a happy and sunny stitchy week.

Hugs n stuff
Barb x


Mouse said...

ooo lovely flowers , starts and happy anniversary :) and isn't the sampler stuff lovely :) love mouse xxxx

Colleen said...

Beautiful pics of all the flowers. A belated anniversary to you & Martin. I love all your starts & new adds to your stash. Lucky is cute & I am so glad you will continue to stitch with Sally & I on Mondays. I'm blaming you & Tanya for my new stash items from TSG. Love the Journal, it's awesome. Are you here stitching Monday night or do I fly to the UK? If SAL is at my house, I just steam cleaned my carpets, scrubbed the tile floors & I could say, in yours & Sally's honor. LOL
Super post Barb!! {{Hugs}}

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely pictures of the flowers at the garden centre. Happy belated anniversary to you and your husband. Lovely new starts and great new stash. Congrats to your granddaughter too.

Jane said...

Hi Barb
Hasn't the South of England been a great place to be in this weekend, sunshine, flowers and spring - what more can we ask for Oh yes, stash, glad I'm not the only one who's been overindulging!!! A big pat on the back to your granddaughter, that couldn't have been easy at this time of the year!
HAPPY 44th ANNIVERSARY, hope you have fun celebrating xxx

Mylene said...

Belated happy anniversary to you and your hubby.

Beautiful Spring pictures!!

Jules said...

Thanks for sharing your bit of spring from England! The flowers look inviting!! You have some nice new starts happening too. And a belated Anniversary wish to you and your hubby!

Poppypatchwork said...

Happy Anniversary to you both, loved the daffs, we have a few in our garden, they are sun shine!

Sally said...

How lovely to see all those daffs. Mine are late coming out this year but they are just starting now.

Lovely new starts and stash! I have Northanger Abbey and seeing Sandra's I keep wanting to start it but I must behave and get on with my anniversary sampler for now. Love that sheepy on Lucky :) You gotta love those SB sheep!

Seeing your BBD start from the book I want to start that too! HELP!

Happy Belated 44th Anniversary to you and Martin {{{{hugs}}}}

Well done to your grand daughter. Gosh I bet that was cold!

See you and Colleen tonight:)

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing all the flowers - I can almost smell them from here!
Love the new SB start - I adore their pastel palette. Your other starts look great too - I blame Sally that I ordered the new BBD book and I'm sitting here patiently waiting fot it to arrive!

Christine said...

All your new starts are lovely, especially the JA, the colours are so fresh and vibrant.
Love the flower pictures too.
Your GD is very brave, you wouldn't get me in the sea at this time of year. Dh has been i a couple of times but he's got a wetsuit

Sue said...

Oh, thank you for the pictures of the flowers, I really needed to see those :)

Heidi said...

You have had so many finishes lately that you now need theses many Spring has sprung here in Holland too. I was a good girl and sat outside to read for half an hour in the sun. My doctor wants me to be outside in the sunshine since the vitamin D is really not good. It was nice to hear the birdsong while I read.

Happy, happy, happy anniversary to you and Martin!

Hugs from Holland ~

Karan said...

The flowers are gorgeous & so are your new starts.... so going to enjoy watching them all develop.... though don't think they'll take you long, judging by the amounts stitched already. love the kite - well done Martin. Congratulations to you both too. :0)

Julie said...

Well done Caitlin, it sure does look chilly in the water

The kite is lovely - well done Martin, another beauty

New starts are looking great, i keep seeing that Northanger Abbey, it seems to be a popular one right now

Nice spring bulb pics, my camelias are just beginning to open their buds

love and {hugs} Julie xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm Jealous! What wonderful signs of spring!!! I think my irises are just starting to peek!

What wonderful starts! Sounds like you'll enjoy all three new projects.

temari by the sea said...

Beuatiful starts! This flowers really make you feel happy when you see them! ;) Vary brave to swim in the cold, well done!!!

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