Good afternoon blog readers....
although there is absolutely nothing good at all about todays weather, or the past 3 days either. All we've seen is wet, wet, wet and i dont mean the boy band (although if Marty Pellow did arrive at the front door i wouldn't send him away lol)
My back garden resembles the beginnings of a lake and poor Midge is very reluctant to step outside the back door for a stroll. He'll be needing webbed feet at this rate and apparently more rain is on the horizon .... what happened to the lovely cold, bright, sunny, crisp November mornings that are the norm for this time of year?
This week i only have a couple of update pics to share with you.
The Parlour night SAL with Barb and the ladies at NH from last week. I built a house on Holly & Berries and very Christmassy it looks too. Hopefully this week we will have snow (nooooo not literally!!)
Saturday was the Strictly UFO Night SAL. Finished off the filling in around the dome at the top and also filled in some sea and added a few words.
I have a dilemma with this one now though. My dad was a seaman and when i saw this design it made me think of him. He went to sea at 13 years of age on the Arethusa which was a masted training ship stationed on the River Thames in London similar to the ones on the pictures of this sampler. He sadly passed away 19th December 2005 and i was going to add his name and date to this block but now i'm not sure. The sampler is more of a sweethearts sampler isnt it? What do you think? Should i not worry about that and go with my first instinct to dedicate this beautiful and big piece to dad or stitch it as it is?
It's been lovely to read blogs this week and i have seen some wonderful and exciting things being made by very talented ladies, not only stitching, but also, knitting, crochet and quilting.
Christmas preparations have begun here, a few gifts purchased, some cards and last Saturday i made our Christmas cake. Amy came over to have her traditional 'wish stir' of the cake mixture. She's been doing this since she was a small girl and santa is really good and mostly grants her wishes. This year she wanted Isabelle to have her very first stir and continue the tradition. That was fun and the cake this year will definately be slightly smaller as some of the mix was splatted onto the table as excitement took over and she got a bit carried away.
She's a little poorly at the minute with a cough, but i couldn't resist showing you this little pic i took last time i saw her of what mummy calls 'the squinty face' We have the 'happy face,' the sad face,' 'the angry face' and when you ask her to do it she does each one right on cue lol. Such fun being a grandparent, one loving cuddle can make any worry seem a million miles away at that moment.
Wishing all those who will be celebrating Thanksgiving with their friends, family and loved ones a very happy day tomorrow.