Sunday, 2 February 2020

In to February we go ...

The 2nd of February, well well here we are. I cannot believe a month has passed since Philippa and I started Dry January. There were many days when a glass of something would have been lovely.

Thank you to everyone for your support and kindness. We've raised just over £1500 which will help my hospital's Breast Care Unit and Cancer Research UK, superb, thank you!

Philippa was home this weekend to celebrate. I haven't felt good after last week's treatment so it was lovely to have her here, there is a lot of healing in a hug.

As I hadn't been out since Tuesday, and the sun was peeking through, we had lunch in the garden to celebrate with a glass of champagne .... well wrapped up as it was nippy.
Thank you everyone for supporting
Clare and Philippa - Drop the Gin 
Our garden picnic with plenty of layers
It seems a very long road but the journey has begun. We'll be making the most of my good times with little trips away and more family times ..... each day is a step closer.

This year at Needlecraft Haven we are doing Stitching the Night Away's 2019 SAL. The chart is downloadable here - those of us taking part are stitching a block a month. Our finishes are personal choices, I'm making mine into coasters but maybe when they are all done.

Block 1
My orts collection is off to a good start with my January stitching, it's lovely to see colours from specific projects in the mix.

January orts
Happy February stitching everyone, I'm hoping to get on with a few things this month.

12 comments:

  1. I keep you in my thoughts every day. Thanks for sharing your pictures. You all look very happy.

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  2. Clare, I didn't know you were undergoing treatment. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Lovely family photos.

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  3. Your hat looks so cozy! What a lovely garden party in the winter! I will be thinking of you and praying for you this week.

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  4. Sending warm thoughts your way. Beautiful family pictures xx

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  5. Outside lunch! You can tell you don't live on the east coast, it's bitterly cold here. I think I wear more layers than you when I'm INSIDE the shop LOL
    I like every the green thread you used for the SAL, the stripes worked out perfectly.

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  6. I love seeing your beautiful family surrounding you and supporting you! I continue to pray for you.

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  7. I'm so happy you were able to get out with family and enjoy your day. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers Clare. RJ@stitchingfriends

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  8. Congrats on making it a whole month and nice she could be there to help you heal. Excellent fundraising too! Plus lovely stitching naturally. :)

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  9. Congrats on doing dry January and the money raised.
    I know your family will keep you strong, thinking of you
    Take care x

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  10. Yes, there is a lot of healing in a hug...I'm so glad your family has lots of them handy! What a lovely idea to have the celebration in the sunshine! Wishing you warm thoughts and healing prayers as you continue your treatment. Your stitching is lovely!

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  11. Congratulations on completing dry January and well done on such a fabulous sum raised

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  12. Outside dining in February sounds an interesting idea, but not one I'd tackle!
    I love your SAL piece and think it will make a wonderful coaster, perhaps when you have something with a dash of lime? :)

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