I know I promised you stitching piccies last week but I didn’t get around to it so I have a couple of VERY bad pictures today. I’m not sure what is going on with my camera – but the piccies are not very clear – oh well…..better than no pictures at all….perhaps!
Firstly though, I MUST say a big thankyou to the very gorgeous Carol who sent me a lovely parcel in the mail most unexpectedly. A beautiful stitching cherub fob and some lovely stork scissors together with a lovely card featuring a kitty who so reminds me of one of my fabourite kitties ever, Felix, who was with our family a few years ago! Thank you Carol – you’re really very thoughtful and kind and the world can only be a better place with you in it! I have a perfect pair of Dinky Dye scissors to go on the fob you stitched and currently I am stitching the perfect fob for the blue ones . The pictures on Carol’s blog are MUCH better – I am so sorry Carol – I didn’t really do the stitching justice did I?
Secondly you may recall that it was recently LHM’s 11th birthday and he decided he wanted a disco party at home…..well here are a couple of photos of the evening. One of the mothers told me that her little princess had been dolled up and ready since 3.00 pm!!! How cute! All the kids looked fantastic and they had a ball however I was surprised at how much they ate!
The ‘disco’ included lights, smoke machine, mirrorball (at my behest – can’t be a disco without one) and the associated glitter, black curtains, smoke tunnel and thumping music! It was very successsful and all the kids had a great time.
MOTH decided we needed a bouncer for this night and he certainly looked the part didn’t he? Please take note of the ‘bling’!
I’ve also done a bit of stashing but overall I’ve been pretty good. From Dragonfly Dreams I got a stack of Blackbird Designs including the Loose Feathers 23 and 24, some Blackbird Designs freebies, and A-Z of Whitework (sensational book), and the Rebecca Blake Needleprint Sampler which is beautiful. I also got a chart with some cute little houses and sayings on for gifts for family.
I was also very naughty and stashed up on some kitty related items from Colours Downunder, one from Isabelle Vaultier (Le Chat) together with Isabele’s Owl and JBW’s French Country Cat and French Country Love.
Now for progress. Not a great deal to show, but a little nonetheless.
Firstly Rosemarkie (which is my travelling project) has suffered somewhat because I haven’t actually been to work that much in the past few weeks and the two hours or so per day on the train is perfect time to stitch on it (except when the train is packed to the hilt which is often! This picture is REALLY awful and doesn’t show the colour well – you will need to look at previous ones if you want to see them better – sorry!
This is a picture especially for Bren…don’t feel bad Bren – I’ve not had much time for this one either lately although I hope to spend a little time on it tonight. I must admit I am enjoying needlepoint for a change and I can’t wait until Dragonfly Dreams gets some new designs in…hint hint….
I’ve been reading all your blogs but not commenting much – sorry – but sitting at the pc is not the most comfortable place for me at the moment.