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Saturday, 9 February 2019

VALENTINE THE MONTH OF LOVE AND CARING .

Valentines .
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I love all the special  people in my life .
So it's always nice to celebrate Valentines day with all , we all need some love in our lives , if it's family , friends or loved ones.
And going into 52 years Anniversary next month I have been so lucky with my life and grateful , we have had some sad times too but it makes you stronger .


Yesterday we had storm Eric , so much wind and rain we got very wet , my umbrella broke in less than a few seconds , so had to buy a new one that would stand the wind and rain , it cost allot but worth it , hubby looked at it and he went back for one too, then a couple stopped us and asked where they could find one ,with their poor umbrella in broken bits.
It was our day for lunch which we do once a week when we have some free time , but it really was not the best day to be out.
Now today would have  been much better, but we had someone coming to see us.
One man was killed yesterday not far away when a tree fell on to his car, my heart goes out to his family .

I have framed a couple of stitching items and finished an Easter stitch this week .
So first up another old Ellen Maurer -Stroh free card chart from 2001 , I have had this in my box for years and have been wanting to stitch it for ages .
                             
                                  

Called " Happy Easter "

 I used a 28ct green fabric with DMC threads 


                                                   

                  Also  framed my little spring stitch such a pretty frame. 
     



The other framed stitch was one I stitched last year called Love 
All dolled up by LHN I thought it was a nice one for Hubby .
I  found a nice rose gold frame in the Next shop which looked just right .               



A couple more photos so you can see the fame a little better 





And now I will leave you with more growth in the garden 





 







 



So you can see Spring is almost here with us , but the flowers have been in the worst of the rain and wind .
Thank you again for the many lovely comments and wish you all a Happy Valentines Day .



Sunday, 3 February 2019

FEBRUARY

Hello all ,
It's now February !  and this year is already flying away , I woke up this morning to birds singing , and it looks like it will be a nice sunny day after a bad frost .
I am feeling much better now , it will be 5 weeks of this virus , so hoping this will be the month I feel well. 
I looked at my blog yesterday to get ready to write a new post and 
most of my bog was missing , so hours later I have started to get it back up and running .
Thanks to Jo who always gives me some tips .
 But not having any training for using my PC I get there even thou I know very little how these things work , I got use to my old one but this one is so different.
Ok well I have been stitching and not much else apart from light house work  and lunching out .
So this week will be back to normal at last .
The first thing to show you is a little finish I sent to mouse for her Birthday .
                                  

                                      Renoncules by Dany
                      white 28ct evenweave and one  real silk yarn 
                        I had in my stock and 
                        4070 & 90dmc Var thread .
                                                     

I found this nice band to go around it.
Nice bright colours for a dull day.





                                  And a few extra treats .
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 I have been working on lots of projects but not enough to show you yet , but I did spend some time on one of my WIPs this week.
                                        
                                             

I love this one and it will look nice in my lounge as a picture or pillow.
Garden Interlude by Lanarte
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Little bit more on my SAL with Maryse


Do you like my new clock I brought , I fell in love with it .



My hubby brought me loads of fruit this week .


And these grapes are so sweet and seedless I think I will eat them all .

We had our first snow but its gone now thank goodness 

 I will leave you with the promise of Spring not far away.
But first thank you for all my comments and good wishes to get better . So here is what I found today in the garden , have a good week .     













Saturday, 26 January 2019

Almost February .

Hello everyone ,
Hope you are having a lovely weekend .
I have been busy this morning with some office bits , so now I am free to enjoy the rest of my weekend .
My virus keeps trying to come back , so I am still fighting it so is my DD , I have never had a virus that's lasted so long and been so nasty.
Thank you everyone for your kind comments from last time .
This week I have tried to get out has much as I can , so it's been busy and nice  so spend time with friends , hubby always makes time to take me for lunch once a week too , which I always look forward to .
I saw loads of daffodils in peoples gardens fully open , I have a few in bud and one crocus out which the birds keep trying to eat ha . It's been very mild but a few frosts early morning .

I have started stitching  some new projects but not really enough to show you yet .
This one here I have picked up again I will let you ponder on the mystery as you see it growing .


                                  And my SAL with Maryse  is looking really pretty .



A few more rows of knitting 


More Christmas treats came this week thank you Karen love every thing you spoil me so much .



                                   And not long ago another package came from Lynda I feel so spoil ed thank you . Again love every thing thank you for all the treats dear friends .


Yesterday I brought this simple little glass jar with flowers inside I like the look of simple . 
Very pretty I have my eye on another one may be next time.
I also brought a lovely blue clock will show you that next week .




My Orchid is  still  doing well 



 Hubby just came in with two big bunches of daffodils bless him .
They are not open yet but tomorrow they will be .
I have put some in the porch too.


The weather outside is not very nice it's started to rain and we could get some windy weather later tonight .
Enjoy your weekend have fun everyone , and take time for yourselves .

Saturday, 19 January 2019

How about Snowdrops and Roses .

Yes that's right snowdrops and rose buds !
I went to see what I could find in the garden today and I found lots of different things growing and my bluebells are starting to push up  out of the ground .
It as been mild here but we  have  had a few mornings of frost, but they are saying we could get some snow in a few weeks time.

I am feeling much better today , so I hope I am now on the mend from this nasty virus .
I have been cleaning a little this morning and added a few things to my dresser .
I have also been busy stitching , some I can't show you just yet and some I have not stitched enough on them .
 So I am stitching on different SAL's , Wip's , gift's , Easter , new starts , the odd Christmas gift for next year so my basket is full , I  also have a few new buys and a few more I want to buy .
I have not really made any plans for the New Year stitching I just want to stitch what takes my fancy and I don't want any pressure .
I also have a basket of sewing I really want to do some nice finishing on in the next few weeks .

So one little Easter ornament  is stitched ,  this was a lovely gift from my friend Reba , she brought it me sometime ago and I found it in one of my boxes .
So out it came and it was stitched in a couple of nights , now I will frame it this week in it's sweet frame .



What a sweet rabbit .
Just Nan Spring Spell stitched on a deep blue 28ct and dmc threads
Next one of my new SALs 


Don't you just love this sweet pink cottage .
I often see little cottages in pink and other  pretty colours here in Devon.
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Now back to snowdrops and roses .
 Just look at these I picked again from the garden.


Snowdrop at the bottom next to the rose bud also a yellow poppy ! 





The snowdrop ornament mouse made for me the other year.


Thank you again for all the wonderful comments .
Wishing you  all a lovely weekend free of nasty colds and flu .
Have a fun week.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

BUTTERCUPS AND DAISES !

Hello all , 
Well the reason for my title I just looked out of the window at our grass space across the road and it is covered in Buttercups and Daises you would think it was Spring . Not sure about that I still think we have more cold weather to come yet  , but it does look pretty.
Well I am still not 100% yet but each day I am feeling a little bit better , this must be the worse virus cold I have ever had . I hope none of you get this one.

Well  I started a new SAL with Maryse again it's going to be a very pretty one .
  

This is my  new start so far ,  using Belfast 
 Linen cream 32ct 

Called " Instants Precieux "
It is going to be a nice romantic square .
All the little moments and delights that relax us .
Embroider , taking tea , picking roses from the garden .
So you can see why I was ready for this SAL.
I am already thinking pillow but we will see has it grows .
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 Not forgetting  my Winter SAL with Maryse .


Slowly growing .
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 Also a little Birthday stitched gift  for Lynda .




A freebie by the little stitcher 

   I  had booked to go for a meal with the club .
But I was so unwell I couldn't go

And my dear friends had brought me this beautiful Orchid that my sweet friend Margaret dropped off to hubby for me , what wonderful friends I have, I love them all to bits .
So that made my day , bless you all.



So pretty , I have now put it into the porch I think the house will be far to hot for it .

Hubby brought me yet more beautiful daffodils ,



And today I went outside and look what I found growing out there in the garden.



I brought them in before the rain could catch them.

Thank you my friends for your lovely comments and good wishes to get better .
I am back almost to my full stitching .
Have a wonderful week and stay warm .