A couple of days of lovely spring sunshine and the garden is looking lovely, the snowdrops are still flowering and the daffodils have opened their buds to reveal such a splendid array of colour when i look out of my window.
Washing has been out on the line blowing about which always brings a smile to my face, i do like the simple things in life. A visit with my aunts this morning and my cousin was there too, so many laughs and fun times were had chatting about things that we used to do. Then, an afternoon with Amy, it's lovely to spend time with family, i certainly relish those moments.
Talking of Amy, she brought me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers last week that brought a tear to my eye, just a 'pick-you-up' gift she said. It was the second lot of flowers she had bought last week. She arranged for some pink carnations to be delivered to Barb as a thank you for the special baby box she received. They look lovely Barb, thank you for posting a pic on your blog so i could see them.
Last weeks stitching ...
Two more motifs added to Floral Fifteen, that makes a total of 13 now stitched, so only 2 more to go and the beads then i can start the construction process.
Shores also had some attention and we now have some little fishes and a great big fish added to the bottom of the sea scene. This block seems to have stitched up really quickly
A little crochet
I also spent a lot of time last week with hoook and wool. Granny squares using Stylecraft wool in the gorgeous colours spring green, sherbert and cream and the flowers are made with oddments from the wool bag. I saw this design as a cushion on Lucy's blog Attic 24 some time ago and then was able to see one made up by Hazel at the stitchers meet-up last October, so when Amy asked me for a snazzy little blanket to brighten up the dull dark grey car seat for the baby, i knew just what i was going to whip up for her. She loves it and is thrilled to bits with it, no one will have one of these she said, but i did say that i wouldn't be taking orders from friends so tell them that it is a one-off!
Thank you all for your lovely words of comfort on the last post. I'm feeling a lot calmer and brighter this week. Things to look forward to include a holiday that was booked by DH for later in the year and this coming weekend is the stitchers meet-up at Nuneaton. I've had to decline helping out at the Community Centre on Saturday as its the grand opening after the new refurbishments but i'd already said yes to attending the meet-up and i couldn't really cancel that. I'm sure DH will be able to hold the fort and give enough support for the both of us.
Happy stitching and crafting to you all ....