Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Good news is Michael had his presentation day today ay college. We've had lots of ups and downs, and upsets but he has passed :) If he changes his mind about working with animals he can at least prove he completed the course.
I'm going to have a quiet night tonight, what with the heat and all the goings on I feel a bit fragile.
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Tonight we are going out for a meal - the local Indian Restaurant does a Slimming World 3 course meal - whey hey how good is that? ... and we're off to Lynmouth for the weekend.
I lost another 1.5 pounds this week making a total of 21 pounds - now I have my stone and a half sticker :) I love getting these stickers - they are a real booster.
I took some students to the local college's fashion show this afternoon. It was absolutely amazing, fantastic designs, fabrics and colours, and the models were very professional.
I forgot to show my TUSAL jar the other day - it's amazing how many threads are in there after just two months.
Enjoy the sun, happy stitching.
Monday, 22 June 2009
- DD completed a week working in the PE department at my school for her work experience, they thought she was brilliant and would offer her a job anytime.
- I have finished making the skirts for the Grease production - 17 spotty ones and 12 plain. I have also cut out all the neckerchiefs, found some very cheap sheets to use for the angels and hopefully borrowed some boiler suits for the mechanics scene.
- We had a lovely meal out with Dad for Father's Day - he seems much better since starting on insulin for his diabetes.
It's our 20th Wedding Anniversary on Wednesday so DH and I are off to Devon for the weekend. Our fist holiday was at the Torrs Hotel in Lynmouth. We stayed there again for the second part of our honeymoon (same room) and we're going again for our 20th (same room too). We're really looking forward to going back - even the journey in the Friday traffic seems like an adventure LOL.
Quite a few people have signed up for the JA Mail Art Exchange and the JA Hardanger Tutorial SAL. It will be fun to do these. As soon as everyone has bought their charts I will be able to update the charity donation total on Aimetu's Stitchery.
I missed the JA UFO Night last week and I think I'll be missing again this as I have some gifts that need finishing urgently. It's actually getting quite busy towards the end of the school year as we have so many people retiring or leaving - I will be out nearly every night for a week the last week of term - blow the diet LOL
Enjoy Wimbledon and the summer weather, happy stitching.
Sunday, 14 June 2009
I have done some more of the JA Christmas 2009 SAL - Christmas Wishes is now done and Christmas Tidings just needs the edging doing.
I have started stitching/beading two gifts for a colleague at school who is retiring this summer. They are two wine labels and I'm going to get a good bottle of red and white to give with them.
I haven't done any other stitching but have cut out another 12 skirts for school and quite a few neckerchiefs. I'm hoping to pin them tonight and machine them tomorrow.
DD is coming to school with me tomorrow for the week as she is doing her first week's work experience in our PE Department. She is really looking forward to it.
However we have chosen a one year old female collie cross. She is short haired, chocolate and white and at the moment is called Saffy. She has been with a family already but they couldn't keep her - nothing wrong with her just their lifestyle. At the moment she is very very nervous and shy but I guess suddenly being brought from your home and left in a kennels makes anyone feel lost.
We spent a good 20 minutes with her and by the time we left her tail had started to curl upwards instead of being down between her legs and it actually wagged a little. We are going back to see her next weekend and will hopefully have her by the end of the month. I took this photo with my phone - she looks quite happy with DS and DD.
Thanks for reading my blog - have fun.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Fabric : 28ct Permin Linen in Natural
Thread so far : DMC Perle #12 white, DMC 304, 335 and 700#
Thread so far : DMC Perle #8 and #12 in white
This is the first time I have done a SAL like this - I did a marquoir a few years ago over 24 months but it wasn't quite like this. I'm really enjoying it - the problem I will have is not to start the next bit LOL
I have a few more gifts to stitch over the next few weeks - the Head of English is retiring and I am planning a little beaded item (or two) for him, he's been wonderful to me since I started. My beautician in Wales is getting married in July and I'd like ot do a little something for them so I guess I'll be busy.
Have a great week everyone - happy stitching.