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 :)

5 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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

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