Saturday, 30 August 2014

I have been told Summer is coming back !

Hello friends , hope we have all had a wonderful week and a happy one.

It as been very cool here with the odd warm day but they are saying Summer is on it's way back , so that's good , this year must be on record for the faster year to go by. Where did it go ? if any one knows please tell me.

Well I am sort on stitching to show you again, so I have made this post up of all kinds of things.
Hope you enjoy it.

First I will show my two SAL's not much to show but yes I did a few stitches , hang on where did this week go , if anyone knows where this year went can you also have the answer to this week .

My first SAL with Isabelle .

I can now see the rose growing .
Allot of thread changes in this piece.


I know not too many stitches on this one but I have had a busy week.

Do you rember my blanket from last year well I have been adding a few more rows to it.

Do you like my colour's ?

 And my GD wants me to do more knitting .

So I brought this wool in the week , the pattern I had in my stock ,

This is a very easy pattern with a nice effect.

A lovely early Christmas gift from my lovelly friend Reba , she sent it early so I can use it before Christmas.
I love the beautiful card Reba made for me.

 I went a little mad with a few mags I brought this week.

 lots of things to make .

 And here is my tea cup of the week
What could be better than roses.

So next week I will have to see what is in the garden ready for my entry into the show.

I was out shopping again and found these for when we decorate the lounge these will be the colour theme , I am slowly stripping the walls ready to plaster.

 Thank you for my lovely comments they mean so much to me .
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend one that will make you smile.

Saturday, 23 August 2014


Hello everyone hope you all had a really good week , here it has been a little bit busy .
But I do love Saturdays I don't have to cook it is my rest day my DH always brings fish and chips in on Saturday teatime .

Well no trouble with neighbour's this week so far.

Last night we sat in the garden watching our own air show I thought it was the Red Arrows ,  but it was four other planes twisting and turning in the sky it was so good .

We do have the red arrows coming over this weekend to do a display over Dawlish and we get to see them because their flight path is right over our house.

But I may miss them I have to help DH judge at the car show at Lord Clifford's estate.
I missed out on one the other week it was raining so I better show my face .

My grand son came last Sunday and watched the football with us

We have been out and about allot this week. I also had club, and some of my ladies have made over £200 for charity .
I think we maybe in the next WOCS too in September.

I have been busy stitching but again can't show you all just yet but I can show you my Round Robin with Heather this month.

I stitched this for Heather she wanted cute , it was from the C/S magazine June 2008
Country Companions DMC stitched on 28 ct evenweave using  var threads.

 And from the lovely Heather , some lovely flowers that will be worked into a bed cover I want to make next year.

 Also some lovely treats thank you Heather.

 It is like having a birthday every week .

And my two SALs just a little added this week.

I love the colours .

Little more on my rose  .

Lovely Sally sent me this great chart after she had stitched it,  so I will pass it on after I have stitch it.

Thank you for the beads you had over  sweet friend.

 If I can I am going to fill a teacup with flowers from the garden every week , this is my first one.

I love this idea I found something like it on another blog.

I may enter our craft show with some thing like this , I will think about it.

Two of the flowers didn't last long so I will have to play about with it.

 I made more cakes .

I brought a pack of different sultana's and soaked them in cold tea and it is like eating tiny grapes , 
yellow red and green  ones , they won't last long .

I saw this pillow in a shop , well l couldn't leave it there  now could I .

These are going to be my colours for my lounge soon , still have to strip the walls yet !

And the pictures below are some of the things my girls make to raise money.

Thank you to all my girls at my club they are a wonderful bunch of friends , thank you for all your effort.

Well that's me for another week .
Hope you all have a lovely weekend it is a long one for us in the UK .
Thank you also for your lovely weekend hugs .

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Thank's for the Weekend.

Well hello dear friends how are we all doing ? Can you believe how fast the Summer is going by , here we are feeling more like Autumn, when the sun is not out it's cool and when the sun is out it is
very hot , so we are for ever changing our cloths.
I did notice that the trees are already changing colour over  here.

Well this week has been a little stressful with my neighbours and my builder. He as been rebuilding our garden walls and both of the women each side have been so rude to him , and he is such a nice guy and is son.
I really don't see what the problem is they are just being funny or the big J .
When asked , oh is to dusty and noisy , what about when they have work done we don't go around shouting at their builder. They need to get over it and get a life , anyway my walls look great .
We won't forget , but we are moving on .
I am a firm believer what comes around goes around .

Just had a visit from one of my GS's lovely boy , he as been working away this week , he is coming over tomorrow to watch the football it's the start of the new season and we all love to watch every match if we can.
I have been stitching but can't show you too much just yet.

I have found a wonderful blog and on line shop for crafters and it is just over the river from where I live I have also brought the first novel they have wrote and they have just released a second novel , and it is set in Devon I have just started to read it and I am really enjoying it.

I am going to order the new one after lunch .
The blog site is here 
And I have it on my side bar too, so you can watch out for new posts , if you read some of the older posts there are loads of ideas .
And wonderful cooking ideas I just love it and want to read all the posts.

Not allot of stitching on my two SALs this week but I am hoping this week will be better.

Sorry its a bit dark.

 And my rose SAL I started the other week with lovely Isa 

 And a lovely gift from TittyP 
She is so sweet , she won my rose chart and then sent me these lovely gifts .
Thank you Titty .

Lovely magazine and two french writing pads and beautiful butterfly material .

Do you like my little butterfly house a dear friend brought it for me some time back . 
You put a candle inside and it lights up.

 Ready for a walk into the garden .

Some thing or someone is having a good old munch on my marigolds not sure what yet .

And now the autumn flowers are coming out.

Do you know that feeling when you think you are being watched or followed .

Well our garden as been filled with these little fellows .

Yes baby frogs every where I have to watch where I walk now, they are so tiny no bigger than my thumb nail.

Thank you for your many lovely comments I do love to read them , and a very warm welcome to my new followers hope you enjoyed a few moments with me. 
Wishing you all a wonderful happy week.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Another beautiful August day.

Hello dear friends , how was your week.
I started the week off very busy then the end of the week something hit me and boy have I felt unwell.
My face is spotty and I don't do spots never have .
 I had no energy just like flu .
But today I am fine again apart from a spotty face.

So what have I been up to my daughter came to visit last Sunday so that was so nice I don't get to see her every week now she works allot of  nights.  She said she was going to go home and paint her house the same colour plum as my Kitchen.  Her fridge had broke and we had a new one here that we took out  of our old kitchen  DH took it over for her so she went home with a smile on her face.

Then one day we went out for lunch left the builders here , they are so sweet they go fishing in the sea at night so they are bringing some beautiful fish for us my freezer is filling up .

I also had club this week.

  My GS 's girlfriend and mom took me out for the day and we met up with one of my friends for coffee so the start of the week was just wonderful .

So I have not done as much stitching this week but I can show you what I stitched for my winner of my   blog a few weeks ago and my  R/R  and gifts and my SALs.

So here is my first photo, sorry but this is a long post this week so well done if you stay with me.

This is what I stitched for my winner of my blog aniversary,  Antonina  

The design is called SUMMER by Cuoree Batticuore 
Stitched on 32 ct with good old DMC threads.

Such pretty colours.

And now my Round robin for Catherine I stitched Pansy face's  by Sheila Hudson from a old Cross/stitcher mag spring 2001.

 And dear Catherine also stitched for me some lovely pansies.

How pretty are these. 
She also sent me some wonderful goodies.

Thank you sweet Catherine.

And now on to one of my SALs I am stitching on with my lovely friend Isabelle. 
Ok yes it is a rose .
Pullman Orient Express Rose by the lovely designer Veronique Enginger.
I am stitching on 28ct with Dmc threads.
You can see a bit of the rose.

And my other SAL by Sara is slowly growing.

I think this will be a table cover , I will see once I have stitched it all.

A day out with family and friends.
I am wearing the check shirt 

My GS girlfriend and mother

  And Jake and a friend coming to get his ice cream .
And the fair is in town this week look at the size of these cups.

Thank you sweet Dawn she send me these gifts bless you sweet friend. 

We have the remains of a hurricane coming tonight and tomorrow so I just cut more sweet peas to bring inside the house . the wind is already growing in strength.

Look what I found in a charity shop to keep my scissors in.

 Thank you for all your wonderful comments , lovely to see more new followers .
Wishing you all a fun weekend where ever you are . And my heart goes out to all of you in troubled country's . I hope one day we can all be in peace.