Home news: my dad is in hospital after a fall on his mobile scooter, he's been in a week and is improving but seems so tired. He has always looked good for his age (84 in Dec) but this fall has definitely aged him. I'm off to the hospital to see him again this afternoon.
Philippa has settled well into Sixth Form college, and has survived the two weeks her boyfriend Kieran was away in America. She has changed from netball to volleyball and now plays for Nuneaton Ladies.She is now Gold Ambassador for the Sports Academy and is one of the leaders on a netball course for younger girls over half term.
Michael is enjoying his new job - he is working hard at promoting the Nature Reserve. Ianthe Badger is the facebook account - please have a look and become a friend.If you are based in the Midlands it is a great place to visit and enjoy a day outside; wellies and binoculars recommended. They do have some events on over half term, just click on the facebook events tag.
I had a great day on Saturday at the Stitch and Stash meet up (I did just sit and stitch though). Julie, Rachel, Tina (and her three friends), Angie, Vikki (and her daughter India), Jackie, Kathy (who organised a fab day), Lynn, Jacqui, Tracey and Hazel all travelled to Nuneaton for the day. We had a great time sharing ideas, wips and finishes. We also spent some time planning Round Robins and ideas for updating the forum; pop along and see, it's growing :) One thing I've added is a gallery to show off work we've done over the week - a great way to see things growing.
The rest of my news is in picture form - enjoy :)
|Dusty's Round Robin - I was the lucky stitcher to complete this, I stitched the birdhouse above the writing.|
|This is my Round Robin - it will be a table cloth when it's finished. I am currently working on the summer basket.|
|Julie taught me how to crochet - this was my first attempt (it's a new design as I did it wrong but it looks ok)|
|My second attempt and this time it's right :)|
|Dusty sent over these gorgeous crosses for my Cross Stitch tree at church's Christmas Tree Festival.|
|Mum made all these too, mainly card but two tatting ones and a knitted cross.|
|and I've done a new centre on this one; it was an accident as there is no centre hole so I did a double line but I'm very impressed with it and will be doing the others the same way.|
|This is a Ruby Wedding sampler for my Godmother, I think I'll make it into an ornament with white lace and red ribbon.|
Thank you for reading my blog - I'll try to keep the news flowing a bit more often :)