Sunday, 29 March 2009

Stitching & Rugby

Over the weekend I finished a bookmark I have made for a colleague at school who is 40 next weekend. Her party is next weekend, it's the one I bought my new dress for. She loves reading (being an English teacher) so I thought a bookmark would be a good gift. It is a free chart from The Victoria Sampler

Design: Friends Count Sampler by Thea Dueck
Fabric: 28 ct evenweave in ecru
Thread: DMC #12 & #8 Perle Cotton ecru, DMC Floss 223, 224, 712, 926 & 3042

I missed the JA UFO Night last week and I am not sure I will be able to stitch this Tuesday either, so I have had a unofficial UFO day and stitched two panels on my perennial garden. The anemones were easy to do but I found the french knots fiddly on the lupins, they are very effective though.


Yesterday was the EDF semi-finals at the Ricoh Stadium in Coventry, and DH had bought us tickets for both matches. We had a great day of rugby watching, our seats were on the first row which had great close up views of the players including Gavin Henson. We did play "duck" a few times as we seemed to be sitting in just the right seats for the drop kick through balls LOL. The first game was Ospreys v Gloucester Rugby and the second game was Cardiff Blues v Northampton Saints. The second match was the better game and the final will be Gloucester v Cardiff but we won't be going to see that one. They certainly are fit, it was amazing watching their warm up routines, I was speachless watching the positions they got into to stretch their muscles... ;)









It was a glorious sunny day today and I spent the morning clearing up the back garden. Everything is coming up including all the little bits of seed spread by the birds. It looks quite tidy now and I have noticed many buds so there should be many more flowers soon.

I am hoping to get another ornament stitched for Miss-tree this week, in between scouting meetings, parents night and slimming club LOL

Enjoy the spring flowers :)

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend.
    The bookmark you have stitched for your friend is very pretty

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  2. A busy weekend for you Clare, Mr Stick is well pleased with your progress, you get full marks for this week too!

    Love the bookmark, i have stitched this a few times too.

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  3. This bookmark is certainly a great little gift for an avid reader.
    I love all your progress pictures of Perennial Garden. All those flowers are just wonderful and you are right, the French knots look so great on the lupines.

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  4. The bookmark is beautiful Clare. Lovely progress on Perennial Garden.

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  5. I love this bookmark - I've downloaded the attern for future use. The weekend sounds interesting . I used to watch rugby in Bath but haven't been for a while as DH isn't that interested.
    I received a wonderful little package this morning . Wonder who it was from ? HHHHmmmmmmm ?!!!!!!
    I love it and there will be a picture and description on my blog when I get my finger out !!!
    Thanks Clare

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  6. Watching young fit fellas in tight shorts - I could become a rugby fan for that alone. ;0) LMAO
    Love watching the flowers grow on your WIP & the bookmark is very pretty - that's one lucky friend. :0)

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