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Sunday, 21 August 2016

WIP, SAL AND BEAUTIFUL GIFT

Hello friends , here we are again another weekend .
It has been a stormy weekend , the winds have been a little unkind to the garden , but we will soon put things right again.

Well after two lovely relaxing weeks watching Rio , reading, sitting watching nature , and stitching I feel like a new person. 
Must do this more often ha.

I have been stitching gifts so can't show you just yet .
Also I am working on a Autumn stitch and a Christmas stitch will show you in the next few weeks .

I have been catching up with my WIPs and my SAL this last week.
So first up is a bit more on my lovely design that I won from Mii



 Garden lasses 'Lucy' by Lesley Teare , love this one so bright and full of colour.
I will be working on many WIPS this coming Autumn and Winter  so watch this space , with my smalls .

 Next my SAL with Ele , I am loving this one so is the club.

I am going to use this one to cover a box with my sewing bits.

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Thank you to my stitching sister Lynda for the lovely magazine .
Now the other day look what the postman brought me.
 A gift Barb had been working on for my Birthday .
Well Barb you brought tears to my eyes such a beautiful gift.

A needlework book , so much work and detail went into this gift . Look at the wee bird singing and the bird sitting on the nest , the matching card .



  
So many little buttons all down the side lots of birds and heart ones.



 Now we open up and it blew me away and tears again.


A pocket with scissors .
Beautifully crossed stitched . Barb & June.
My garden and butterfies and flowers.


Lots of goodies in the pocket tape measure and pen and another stitchery .
How sweet is this.






Butterfly pins !


                                 Butterfly needle minder .


And in another pocket a lovely chart and pad 


Thank you Barb for such a wonderful gift .
And for spending your time on me when your year has not been to good . You are so thoughtful .
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                            Some garden photos .






                                         
            
               And the flower arrangement my DH left me one day
             he had picked the flowers from outside how sweet.



Thank you once again to everyone who left me a comment last week , you are just wonderful friends .
Wishing each and everyone of you a wonderful week.





Sunday, 14 August 2016

Relaxing week .

Hi everyone , 
What a lovely week we have had , sun is back out and gets a little hot in the afternoon , so I have been stitching and watching the Rio games really enjoying them this year .

So after a few busy weeks I have had a relaxing week and feel good for it , and must say needed it.

But I still do my gardening everyday and a few jobs in the house but try and get them done before lunch.
I am also spending time in the craft room oh dear it was and still is in a mess but I am in there for an hour each day , sorting my charts into boxes of Spring, Summer , Autumn and Winter , also Baby / children , Weddings /Anniversary's .
I am marking my box's up so I know where to go when I need the right chart , much better for me . 
I also love looking at my charts does anyone else out there love to take a day just looking at them I see so many I want to stitch .
I also have a big box of charts already kitted up love this because I always have one new one ready to start ,when I feel like I need a change .

Thank you again for your lovely comments you are just the sweetest friends.

Ok lets see what I have to show you this week .

First up a gift for a sweet friend who loves my stitching so I thought  I would make her a cake ha.


                               Added a few bits to make it sparkle.



This is from the birthday cake charts  from Brooke's Books 
this one was a September one but here in the UK sunflowers are more for August , so I just left the S off , but really thinking about it my friends name starts with a S  ! silly me.



Stitched on a pale blue evenweave 28ct
and dmc threads .
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And now for a new start to add to my WIPs , ok I know I have so many WIPs on the go but it makes me feel good and thats what counts.

       Here is the chart of the kit , it is by Vervaco , what do you think pretty or what , I fell in love with this one.


This is so me so I just had to start this one and will rotate with the rest of my WIPs each week.
So here is this weeks stitching  so far .


And last week forgot to show you my felt ornament I put into the show , I think I got third or second not sure now.
( must be getting old ha ) 

               

         This was a change from cross stitch , I do like felt work so watch this space . So cute and soft  .


I cut some sweet peas yesterday , they have not been so good this year but I did get a few to pick.


Ok are you still with me it's garden time.

 First look at the tomatoes .



We are getting plenty of tomatoes this year they are so yummy.

 And now my other love my garden spend most of my life working and and sitting here. Watching butterfies dancing together and the birds bathing in the water. What could be better than this.













Well a couple more jobs for me to do then I am back into the craft room . DH is a judge today at a car show . So I have all day to do what I want to.
And this afternoon stitching and Rio .
Have a lovely week all , hugs and xxx.

Friday, 5 August 2016

WHY IS SUMMER JUST SO BUSY ?

Hello friends ,
How are you all ,  are you finding that the  summer months are so busy like I do .
 There is always so much to do.

Thank you for the lovely comments and a warm welcome to my new follower.

We had our Garden and Craft show last week so that was a busy week , and  also spending time with family and friends life just goes by so quick .

DH and I always make sure we have one day a week out if we can and have lunch, and sometime to smell the roses. 

Ok I will keep the writing short so I can get this blog up or another week will whizz by ha . 

How did we do at the show DH won a cup yes but it won't be back just yet he will have his name engraved on it then I will show you , he won 5- 1sts and 2-2nd with his veg and flowers.
And I won 2 -1st  5 -2nd and 1- 3rd  for stitching , knitting , felting , flowers and photo .

So here is my Rabbit I knitted .




                                  She is so soft to feel.
                                Look at her sweet tail.




                           I won 2nd with Suzy .

And I won a 1st with my round lady cross stitch a few blogs back now , and flowers and photo.

This is my Victorian lady at the moment  a few more stitches stitched.



           And a Christmas coaster , I have lost the name I have had four of them for years  so here is the first one stitched .



We have flowers every where in the house and outside so will leave you 
with the scents of summer , hay fever is high in our house  I wonder why .






                              Beautiful lilies











These are our winning cards 


Have a wonderful week and thank you for coming to share in my little space of happiness.