Saturday 17 May 2008

Busy Busy Busy

I have been stitching quite a lot this week but all of it on my secret piece so I only have family news to share.

Wednesday night I went to the Leaver's Ball for the Year Elevens at my new school. The girls looked fabulous and the boys so handsome, they all looked so mature and grown up.

Friday night we all went to a Quiz Night at mum's local church. Some of the questions were real teasers but we had great fun. I won a huge box of chocolate biscuits on the raffle and we came 5th in the quiz.

Today we've been to my son's college as they had an open day. We took the grandparents too. Because it is an agricultural college there was so much to see; plants sales, sheep sheering, farm animals, dog shows, archery, polocross, craft fair and of course the animal welfare centre where my son does his animal management course.

Hopefully next week will be quieter and I can finish the secret and do some showing off again.

Saturday 10 May 2008

Pure Luxury

I'm very sorry but I have no stitching to share this week - it's not that I haven't done any, but what I have done is a secret. I promise to show as soon as I can. I'm having quite a relaxing afternoon, as my poem explains.

Pure luxury!

Relaxing in the garden
the pond singing it's musical trickle,
gentle summer rays light up the blooms
birds chorus, announcing fresh food.

Wireless connection allows worldwide communication
enabling friends to drop by for a visit,
fresh coffee waits patiently in the cafetiere
poised to be poured into china cups.

A perfect afternoon, a moment to enjoy
the wonders of nature's habitat,
to savour the sights, smells and sounds
of a perfect English summer's day.

Friday 2 May 2008

Friday 2nd May 2008

Bank Holiday Weekend starts here, and I'm pleased to say I am feeling quite a lot better, still a way to go but I have been to school for two days. I did think I had better go back being as it was pay day - hee hee.

I have made myself a little lavendar bag to hang in my office. I haven't made it very strong smelling as my room is enclosed and I don't want to be over powered.

The lavender is from Wales. The local church, St. Cadfan's, hold coffee mornings on Mondays to co-incide with the market and I bought some fresh lavender from there last year. It had dried lovely and I'm hoping they sell some more this year.

We are off to our Welsh caravan tomorrow so hopefully next week I'll have some more stitching to show, unless we spend all weekend in the pub.