and secondly I have set up a Hardanger Tuition to stitch one of my bookmarks. The stitching day in Wales was very popular and lots of people have asked about learning this style of stitching so this is a chance to learn together with online support - details are at JA Hardanger Tuition.
Miss-Tree has been enhanced with three fabulous ornaments from Karan, they are all stunning, thanks Karan you're a star.
I have finished two more ornaments for Miss-Tree as part of the JA Monthly Christmas Ornie SAL , one is a vase I adapted from a larger chart and the dress is again from a larger chart.
I have been working on my UFO St George but not much this week, and I have been setting up my kits for the JA Christmas 2009 SAL - we're stitching Loupylou designs, Christmas Tidings and Christmas Wishes. This SAL is being organised by Ursh.
Sunday was my mum's 70th and we had a great day - my step brothers and their other halves came - we haven't seen them for ages (one brother for over 7 years). We all (11 of us) went out for a fabulous lunch. I ignored the diet which is why I put on 1.5 pounds this week but we had a fab day:)
After the meal we went back to mum's and surprised her with a birthday cake.
We bought mum a watch and we'd had some family portraits taken which she absolutely loved. We don't look too bad smartened up do we? I guess some of you will be surprised at how Philippa and Michael have changed. The photo's are faded looking because there was reflection on the glass (blame this glorious sunny weather LOL)
We are back in Wales at the weekend for MIL's birthday so we're hoping the weather stays good. I am feeling a little better in myself - I am just concentrating on me, my family and my friends and trying to keep smiling through all the rubbish going on around me. It is easy to get caught up in worries and panics and politics that when looked at properly are not really our problem - I'm trying to just take on board what directly involves me - does that sound selfish or sensible?
I hope you are all enjoying this glorious sunshine - happy stitching.