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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mothering Sunday

Today in the UK we celebrate Mothering Sunday. 

It is always celebrated the fourth Sunday in Lent, when mothers traditionally received posies of flowers or other small gifts from their children - from the old custom of going a-mothering (visiting parents on this particular day).

Wishing all the UK mums a very Happy Mothering Sunday and my thoughts are especially with those who have angel mums or angel children. xx

For those who live across the ocean, i know you will have to wait until May 12th to celebrate your Mothers day this year, but i send a {big hug} to you today too.

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Quick stitching update for this week:-

Shores has had some attention, Block 10 is growing well.

Wednesday was the Santa Village SAL in the parlour with the ladies at NH. Poinsettia Place had the glaziers fit the windows and the gardeners have begun to pot up the plants.

Friday is Stocking-a-long with my 4 stitching pals. Mary, Joseph and baby arrived this week, unfortunately though the stable hasn't been built yet!

Book Borrowers -

We all chose one of the mystery books on Tuesday, after unwrapping mine i found this one.  The Lonely Shore by Francis Paige.

It says its about - A beautiful evocation of a young woman’s coming-of-age in 1920s Glasgow.  The story of Sarah, a young woman quietly rebelling against the stifling respectability of 1920s Glasgow, caught in between middle-class aspirations and the need to earn her own living, her longings for romance and a family, and the prohibitions society placed upon single women. Gorgeous period detail combines with humour, tragedy and great depth of characterisation. This is popular storytelling of the highest quality.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend spending time with those you love.  Yesterday hubby and i spent the day with my mum taking her a little something for her to open today.  I've received a lovely card and gift from DS and this afternoon my own daughter will be here after celebrating her own Mothering Sunday day with her own little daughter and family.

Much love to you all


  1. Wishing you a Happy Mothering Sunday, Julie--I'm sure your visit from your daughter will make the day a most special one...

    Lovely progress on all of your WIPs--good luck building that stable!

  2. Happy Mother's day Julie, spending mine with the girls and grandchildren. Lovely progress on Shores and Poinsettia Place and love how the stockings coming together....x

  3. Happy Mother's Day Julie!! Great progress on your stitchy projects x

  4. Beautiful stitching updates - they are all coming along so well. I have yet to make a start on the Santa Village although the charts have been arriving monthly!

    The book sounds quite interesting and it's great to hear of new authors - may just go on my to read list.

    I hope you've had a wonderful day and have fun with your grandaughter. x

  5. Happy Mothering Sunday to you. Lovely stitching. I love Shores.

  6. Happy Mother's Day Julie. I hope you had a lovely day. Great progress on your stitching projects.

  7. Lovely stitching Julie. Enjoy your new book

  8. Happy Mother's Day!

    You're making wonderful progress on all of your projects!

  9. great progress on your wips. x

  10. Hope you had a great Mothering day! Great progress.

  11. Lovely stitching progress Julie.

    Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.

  12. Happy Mother's Day, Julie!!!! :)

  13. Hoping that you enjoyed a very lovely Mothering Day with your daughter and her little family.

    You have made some wonderful progress on your various WIP's. The Lonely Shore sounds like a most interesting story. I love stories from the early 1900's.

    Blessings for a very lovely week!

  14. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Mother's day!?!

    Your HRH is looking great. I have one of the patterns and now wish I had not bought it. They are so big and I just am not sure now I want to stitch it. Is that crazy?

    The Santa Village is adorable and it is made more fun that you are doing it with NH. How are you setting yours up? I was looking at it and thought it would be cute all stitched in one long piece as a draft pillow for a door. But I am resisting any temptation as I really want many UFOs done this year.

    Hugs from Holland ~


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