Were you all wondering where i had been?
It's been a busy time here organising the Horticultural Show and lots of other stuff going on too, nice stuff though, not bad stuff. I'm up to date with blog reading but not had time to take pics and upload and do a blog posting recently.
A few snapshots from the show last weekend :-
Here's hubby receiving his trophy from our local celebrity gardener Adi Dayman for the Best Vegetable in the Show, it was for his cucumber, he also got one of my stitched books.
We make a handmade gift for Adi and this year i made a keyring for him.
I've just uploaded a few pics from the camera of stitching thats been happening over the last month or so, just some smalls though.
Clare celebrated her birthday on Monday so i can now reveal the little gift i made.
Augusts ornament for the monthly SAL is still sitting here waiting to be finished, i've taken a pic whilst i had the camera out before its made up. This design i saw recently at Catherine's blog - Bramblewood Stitches and so beautifully she had made it up, i knew i had to stitch my copy. It looks really different on the red 27ct linda fabric.
The Wednesday evening SAL nights have resumed again at NH last week. This time the designers chosen are LHN and CCN. Never one to miss an opportunity, i've cheated the first week and used a CCN design from last years JCS ornament magazine for both the SAL night and the monthly ornament. Again, this needs making up but i had to take a pic for the forum so decided to show you that too. I've chosen Daisy Lane Cottage for my next project, Barb is also doing the same design, she's posted an update as she started last week, hop on over and have a look, it's beautiful.
DH's granny blanket has also had a few rows added. Now the temperatures are dropping and the cooler autumn weather is coming he's asked if it will be finished this year? Better make more of an effort with this otherwise the answer will be no!
The Autumn exchange has been stitched and promptly sent out on the due date to my partner, No reveal of that though till the end of the month when we open the parcels all together on the same date.
The monthly challenge is also finished, as usual reveal for that is the end of the month too. It's a good job really as i need to make it up. I'll do that together with the 2 ornaments when i get back from my holiday. Did i mention i am off for a little break for a few days? DH and i have been really busy recently and decided a little relaxation and quiet time was needed for us both to recharge our batteries. I'm hoping we get some nice autumnal sunshine like we had last year.
Reading is still happening with great gusto. I've finished The Island and it was lovely. Agatha has had another adventure too in the Wizard of Evesham and i started another one of her adventures last night with the Witch of Wyckhadden - easy reading when very busy and you just need a 10 minute break with a book and a cuppa.
Thanks for your continued visits here and i'm *waving* a hello to the new followers that i see have arrived, welcome, i hope you enjoy your visit here.
Well, that's it for now, better catch up on some other stuff thats been neglected recently and i'll see you again when i come back from the seaside.