Sunday, 9 March 2014

Such a surprise (big news added at the bottom)

It's been quite a busy week with quite a surprise. Marsha (Everybody Loved Clark) had a giveaway for her John Foster chart, gorgeous premium silk flosses, 32 count linen and a cute floss tag. It's a beautiful design which has been stitched by many stitchers since 1885. Here's Marsha's beautiful finish.

To my amazement, I'm still in shock really, I was chosen and John Foster is now crossing the ocean. I can't wait to start stitching on it, my rotation will definitely have to be changed. Thank you Marsha x

Although Tuesday was Pancake Day I did not have time to make any as DH and I went to De Montford Hall to see Richard and Adam. They were in Britain's Got Talent last year and are amazing singers. To everyone's surprise their Dad joined them on stage and the trio sang ' Bring Him Home' from Les Miserables - it was stunning, such a moving rendition. The video below is their audition piece for BGT - they are good :)

Stitching wise I have finished the Spring item for the Four Season's Exchange on Needlecraft Haven - we could stitch anything on the theme of spring so I stitched a ............. sorry you'll have to wait a while. It's all ready to post :)

I have started my next house on the table cloth - Santa's House. It doesn't actually look much but it is over one so takes quite a while. So far I have done the heading and the tree trunk - a little more this Wednesday.

Santa's House
The other stitching I've done is on the monthly challenge that Christine puts up for us on NH - unfortunately again I can't share. I've been first to finish the last two months but this design is a little larger so I'm not sure I'll be first again.

I have been busy in the kitchen, making my welsh cakes and bread for St David's Day, and cooking profiteroles for last night's meal as friends came over. This week I have no main cooking themes but I do want to practice a scone recipe I've seen and a week tomorrow is St Patrick's Day so I'll be busy then.

Today was the first really sunny day to DH and I took our first 'topless' trip in our new Street car - we popped over to MIL's as it's a nice country ride. It was lovely hearing the birds and feeling the sun on us as we drove along. It wasn't too windy and my hair did not get blown all over. We're both looking forward to many more topless trips.

That's all my news for today - I'm sorry it doesn't have much stitching in. I'll be blogging again tomorrow or Tuesday as we have some very exciting news which I can tell from 7am in the morning - keeping quiet has been so hard but only a few hours to go :)

NEWS: I can finally say - Philippa has been chosen to carry the Queen's Baton for the Commonwealth Games when it travels through Wales :-)


  1. Congratulations on your win!

    Your stitching rotation seems to be working, wish i could be that organised, lol.

    mmm, looking forward to hearing your news, will keep my eyes peeled tomorrow :-)

  2. Thanks for your news, must keep an eye out for your news

  3. Congratulations on your win. The sampler looks beautiful. You've had a busy week with all your cooking.

  4. Congratulations on your win Clare.
    Good start on your next tablecloth panel

  5. Congrats on your win, this is really a beautiful chart. Have fun stitching it! I'm falling in love with samplers at the moment, how strange. It's a type of design I never was interested with before. I better start shopping and buy one or two charts :D

  6. Congratulations. A beautiful win.

  7. Un magnifique sampler
    quel joie de le broder.
    Mes fรฉlicitations

  8. Congrats on your win.
    'topless ride' I hope you don't get too many strange visitors with that in your wording lol.

  9. So happy that you're happy you WON!

    Love the topless car. Looks like a fun way to get around.

    Can't wait to see more stitching progress.

  10. What a great win, Clare! I'm sure you can hardly wait for the package to arrive...

    Love that new car, too--hope your lovely spring weather keeps up so you can enjoy many rides in it!


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