Saturday 12 May 2012

I've been stitching .......

......and stitching...... and stitching :) I have finally finished Tina's piece for the Needlecraft Haven Round Robin. I have stitched on this before as it's a 12 piece RR - Heritage Stitchcraft 'Calendar Cats'.  They are gorgeous but a little complicated with an enormous amount of fractional whole stitches (yes really). Last time I stitched February as it was that time of year - this time I have stitched August, I know it's May so why???? well because of Dad. Photos first, then the story:

Calendar Cat
Dad on Narbonne Plage
South of France 2002
We stayed for two weeks in the South of France in 2002 and the middle weekend was Father's Day so I took Dad, Nick, Michael and Philippa out for a meal. Afterwards we took the kids to the beach and I had a bottle of bubbly for Dad and Nick to share. We were there a while and it was hot and Dad had no hat - - being an English gentleman everything was fixed with his knotted handkerchief !!! We did laugh but laughed even more when it came to going home  - - Dad's chair had sunk right into the sand and we had to pull him up - hilarious !! 

So the August cat was the obvious choice for me ....... and Dad !!

I had a surprise parcel this week from Barb - she sent me this gorgeous ornament. Thank you Barb - it's beautiful, you're so thoughtful.

My other photos are from the garden - do you remember my pots in the snow - they looked like souffles
Winter 2012
Well look at them now - and my two pots of seeds (wildflowers) are shooting.

May 2012
I had to take a photo of these too - such angelic faces and gorgeous colour.

And finally whilst I was in the garden Ruby decided to join me - I don't think she quite understand that the fish can't play !!!

Hopefully in my next blog my seeds will have big enough shoots to see - thanks for reading my news :)


  1. Lovely stitching Clare, and a wonderful memory to go with it

  2. A lovely finish with a great story to go with it. Your garden looks gorgeous.

  3. Super memory of dad, he looks real comfy wearing his 'British' sun hat.
    Barbs gift is so beautiful and special.
    Your pots are blooming lovely.

  4. Great memories Clare - they do help.
    Lovely shot of the pots - so colourful.


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