Sunday, 31 May 2009

The Latest from the Sahara

This oak beamed cottage is next to the car Terry was working on before. Can't wait to see it in person and only 15 days to wait. Yippee!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Exchange Fob Received

A big thank you to Lorna who sent me this lovely scissor fob as part of our fob exchange on exchange heaven. Its such a sweet little fob that will hopefully stop my scissors disappearing down the side of my chair. I'm delighted with it.

And for my fellow spaniel lovers here is a pic of Mont enjoying the sun yesterday

Saturday, 23 May 2009


Hello All

Here are the two things I've been working on this week along with an exchange piece I can't show you yet.

And just for his Daddy here is a pic of J off to the school teddy bears picnic

It was school sports day yesterday and J did really well. In fact he would have won lots had he not stopped to wave at mummy! And poor Mummy herslef was forced to make a fool of herself in the parent race. Thank goodness I have no pics of that.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Update for Terry

This is Terry's sewing tonight. How he finds time to do any with all his work and keeping me company on the video link I don't know. He's run out of one colour so I'm going to try to send some cotton out to the middle of the Sahara.
And we are now more than half way through this current work rotation and I have only 30 days til I can see my babe again.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

For Baby Thomas

Here is the little gift I made for Thomas....

Lickle Ted design from WOCS Magazine

DMC threads, pale green linen

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

My First Exchange

Nostalgia Blackwork
Gentle Art Sampler Threads
Antique White evenweave

Here are the pieces for my first ever cross stitch exchange. I have joined the lovely ladies at Exchange Heaven and the first swap available to me was a scissor fob. I was sending to Michelle (modelled by my scissors!)

Its always nerve wracking sending a stitched piece to a fellow stitcher for the first time. I popped in a bar of choccie and a postcard and Michelle was kind enough to say she loved it all.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Just Waiting

I've posted my exchange so I'm just waiting for it to arrive so I can show some piccies.

I'm also working on a little something for brand new baby Thomas.

Feeling very low just now.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Garden visitor

Look what was in our garden today..... Its a slow worm and I haven't seen one of these for at least 20 years! Here is the little chap in an ice cream tub (aka deluxe slow worm residence) so J can get a good look and I can take a piccy. Then he went back to the garden to carry on with whatever slow worms do. Here's a bit about these wonderful beasties nicked shamelessly from the BBC info site....

Slow wormAnguis fragilis
Slow worms look superficially like snakes, but are actually legless lizards. One way to identify them is that unlike snakes, lizards (and therefore slow worms) have eyelids.

They are not often seen basking in the sun and prefer to hide under rocks and logs. If caught by a predator, they have the ability to lose their tails, but the tail never fully grows back. They hibernate from October to February/March under piles of leaves, within tree roots and in crevices of banks. They hibernate both communally and solitarily, and sometimes share hibernating sites with other reptiles. They sometimes burrow in soft substrates so that just their heads are visible

Needless to say I am delighted to have met this little fella.

I can't show you my current stitching finishes although there are two as they are for an exchange so I'll pop up a pic when my partner receives them.

And here is J with a pic he did at school. He doesn't often show interest in drawing, being more a climb and leap and scare mum to death kinda kid so I think this is the first time he's drawn a face.

Also must add many congratulations to Jackie and family on the safe arrival of baby Thomas May 2nd 8lb 5oz.

Finally Tel this bit is for you.... Love you lots and miss you like crazy