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Sunday, 8 November 2009

Remembrance Day

In Flanders field the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
~~By Major John McCrae, May 1915.~~


I'm pleased to report that DH's test results showed no sign of H1N1, although he was quite poorly with whatever it was. He is now much improved and went back to work late last week. DS and i seem to have escaped the germs, fingers crossed it stays that way as i know lots of people who are unwell right now.

Stitching news - Christmas Wishes by Linda Bodkin of Loopylou Designs is finished, i decided against the doves eyes in the bottom hardanger panel as i prefer it without. The threads of this one are different to those the charts asks for too although they are basically the same colours. I also finished the final part of the hardanger bookmark from Clare Aimetu

Beatrix also has a motif added but as there is only one more to add till its completed i'll save that for the happy dance!

Just Nans Lady Scarlet has also grown and there are 4 more bands added. Its such a lovely one to stitch, hopefully i'll be on target for a finish in 2009 if i can get part 2 done this month but its that time of the year again when we are all busy with secret projects that can't be shown as we are secretly sending goodies off to santa for friends and family.

I hope you have all had some productive stitching time and the bugs and germs are keeping well away from you. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Well done on your two beautiful hardanger finishes Julie. Lady Scarlett is looking gorgeous. Fingers crossed for a finish on that this year.

  2. Your finishing are lovely. Well done. Fingers crossed for a finish on Lady Scarlett who is also looking good.

  3. Good news for DH :)

    I love your finishes, I'm still working on my SAL.

  4. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you and DS as much as I am here, lol. Keep that nasty bug away
    Your hardanger pieces are so pretty.
    Good Luck on the JN, it's looking beauitfu.
    Taker Care!!

  5. Loved the rememberance. Ours is this week.

    PTL for the good "flu" report. So far, so good here.

  6. Oooo, lovely hardanger finishes. Your Lady Scarlet looks awesome.

    So glad to hear it wasn't H1N1. Seriously, everybody I know is sick or getting over being sick. I've become slightly germ-phobic at work...I wipe and spray between nearly every customer. Eeeek ~ GERMS!

  7. Stunning finishes as always
    Glah ur DH is on the mend and it wasnt the dreaded
    Hugs Shellie

  8. Lots of pretty stitching. Hope you continue to stay well!

  9. Great stitching, love the Christmas wishes one

  10. Both hardanger finishes looks lovely! And your Lady Scarlet is looking beautiful.
    Good to hear about DH. There are quite some here, that aren't feeling well, really hope it is not the H1N1.

  11. Your Scarlett is,'s gorgeous!

  12. Lovely tribute Julie.

    So glad to hear it wasn't H1N1. There are so many nasties going round at the minute. Hope he's feeling much better soon & you all avoid it (((((((((hugs))))))))).
    CW is beautiful & I love your colour changes. The bookmark is pretty too. Well done on the HD's. As for the JN piece: gorgeous! :0)


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