Brown/Blue Spotty

11 March 2012

Can I Just Say

How much I really dislike frogging ~ Friday was "Frustrating Frogging Friday" and I'm flipping fed up with it!
Moan is now officially over.

It seems like ages since I last wrote a post. We've been away a couple of times ~ once to Berkshire where the LM had business and once to Scotland. Our trip north included visiting a couple of prospective wedding venues followed by a stay with my lovely Sis2 and her family. As usual it was a fabulous weekend, very relaxing. Saturday evening we headed to the village community hall for the pub quiz which was great fun, especially as we won! A naff trophy, a bottle of fizz, tin of chocolates, free DVD rentals and 6 steak pies.

All sorts of everything have kept me busy this week, car tyre repairs ~ don't get too excited, I take it to a man who can!, interviews, Tuesday Stitching Group, Quilting Group, dentist appointments and on Thursday a lovely day out with Carol.
We set off mid morning heading north, it was bright and breezy a nice drive up to our first stop at Quilting Heaven on the 697. We spent quite a while chatting and looking at all the lovely fabric, charts etc before making our respective purchases.
This is my stash ~ 5 fat quarters, only 4 pictured as the fifth will be part of a gift, and a stitchery pattern.
Then we set off for lunch and a stroll around Heighley Gate Garden Centre.  Part of the restaurant gives great views of the birds feeding so we sat watching for quite a while ~ there were some very enthusiastic drakes vying for the attention of the 2 ducks, it got a little vicious at times.  A couple of purchases were made at the garden centre before we set off for home.

I'm still working on my Christmas tree for the Christmas Ornaments All Year Round SAL ~ this is February's ornament and although I'm enjoying seeing it grow it is slow progress.  I've also been stitching a piece for a spring exchange on Needlecraft Haven ~ all finished and I'm really pleased with the finished product, can't show you this until the end of the month reveal date.
Today I'm having a day to myself ~ LM is out with the TVR Club on the first drive of the year and the GB's are working/visiting.  I've filled the time so far with ironing and now that it's all completed I'm going to put my feet up and work some more on Jolly Holiday.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend.



Lesleyanne said...

Lovely fabric and chart. Great progress on Be Jolly. Hope you get some time after your ironing on it today.

Julie said...

My sympathies to you on the frog visit, he seems to be holidaying with a few stitchers recently.

Christine said...

Sounds like you've been busy. Be Jolly is looking good

Mouse said...

ohhh nooo not frogs .... hope they have gone now ... well done on having some lovely time together and also you time ... sounds like a fun day out with stash included :) ... love mouse xxxxx

Denise said...

Knock on wood, the frogs have stayed out of my house lately. I hope they move out of your soon!
Be Jolly is looking great.
Happy Stitching

tinks the glittery fairy said...

I was at Heighley Gate on Wednesday as I had gift vouchers to spend bought a lovely Daphne plant and a Magnolia also some shoes so I missed you by a day hope to see you soon

Sally said...

Lovely new fabric and chart.

Love your start on your ornament. It looks gorgeous.