Guess who came to chat to us ..... only M C Beaton, author of the wonderful Agatha Raisin and Hamish McBeth novels... I could hardly believe it.
She chatted for a while about how she started writing and then we had a book signing. Apparently, there is to be a TV series filmed of Agatha and also Hamish McBeth but she couldn't say which actors would play the parts. Who would you choose?
She signed my copy of The Agatha Raisin Companion and added 'To Julie and the Book Borrowers' after we talked about how I came to start and enjoy reading about Agatha and her antics after I began the Book Borrowers at the local community centre.
and here's one of our members getting the latest Hamish McBeth story, Death of a Policeman, signed for herself.
Down to earth again and back to normal ...... and here's some progress pics from last week.
The end of April is drawing close and that means the last Sunday of the month was reveal of the monthly challenge design at Needlecraft Haven. Christine chose a lovely chart this time, something a little different. Lots of great finishes in the album this month. Well done ladies.
Here's what I did with the chart -
The usual SAL's were worked on.
Tuesday with Gillie, Q for Queen Anne Lace looks nice on Nature Alphabet
4 letters added during April, so good progress on this on.
With Barb and the parlour ladies at NH on Wednesday evening - although last week it was Friday as I was out at World Book Night on Wednesday - Santa's Sleigh arrived filled with gifts. This one should have been completed this month, I better have 2 evenings this week to see if I can catch up a little and get a finish, not so good on this one for April then.
Irish Garden now has 6 planters to be filled in later with lots of special stitches. I'm pleased with how this one has grown during April.
Thursday at the Craftshare one of the tutors was away on holiday and some ladies still had Easter rag doll bunny's to complete so we had a 'catch up' week. I'd finished off my bunny at home so decided to make a drawstring bag to keep my sock knitting in and then added a few more rows to the socks themselves at the meeting.
Those lethal double pointed needles will find it hard to push through this lovely cotton fabric so easily and stab me when I get something out the workbox!
Bunny knitting has been happening as well. Here's the latest little bunny addition to the worldwide family of over 70 I've made. She's gone over the Irish sea to Gaynor at Stitchersanon for a parcel she is putting together. You can read about some of the other items that will be in the parcel on Gaynor's blog.
Meet Miss Rosy Hope as Gaynor has named her.
This weekend is another Bank holiday here in the UK, so a three day weekend. I hope you enjoy whatever plans you have for it and spend time with those you love and care for. Not sure what we are doing yet, that will depend on DH's health and the weather I guess.