Brown/Blue Spotty

31 August 2012

August's End

Hasn't that just been the fastest month ever?  I think I blinked and missed it - or perhaps I have chosen to block it out as the weather has been so dire.

This time last year we (me, the LM and the GB's) were in France, sipping Kir Royale and celebrating our engagement ~ yes a whole year ago!  Quite a different holiday this year ~ the LM and I went to France solo in the LM car leaving the GB's home alone.  I wasn't nervous at all.......... Much!  However, we returned to find both of them alive and well and the house completely unscathed.
I do have some photographs of our trip to share but they will have to wait until I can muster some enthusiasm to a) find the camera, b) fire up the PC & c) fight with blogger to upload said photographs ~ definitely not a task for a Friday evening.

I've had quite a busy week ~ between work, shopping, a trip to Aberdeen university open day, stitching etc I'm pretty pooped now.  I'm off to visit a friend and her baby daughter tomorrow which I am really looking forward to.

Whatever your weekend holds I hope you enjoy it.


24 August 2012

IHSW Update & Exam Results

I can't actually show you any of the stitching I did over last weekend, in truth it wasn't much, I did work a little on an Autumn piece for an exchange on Needlecraft Haven.  It's good to be stitching again - I have continued on with it during the week too.

We've had weeks of waiting to be able to collect the GBs' exam results - it's been torture!  Last week GB1 received his AS results and yesterday GB2 picked up his GCSE results.  Although they have both expressed a little disappointment with some aspects they have both done extremely well and we are so proud of both of them.  GB2 will be enrolling tomorrow to follow his brother into A Level studies - here's to another good year of academic acheivement.

The Bank Holiday weekend is shaping up to being a bit of a wet one - let's all stay in and stitch!


19 August 2012

TUSAL & A Birthday Gift

Firstly my ORTs for the year so far ~ looking a wee bit boring at the top of the heap due to piecing a small quilt/play mat for a friend's little girl.  There really hasn't been too much stitching going on at all for me for several reasons ~ lack of time/holiday/illness etc.  I'm hoping that is going to change as I have many things to get on with ~ some with deadlines.

 Next is the birthday present ~ for Heather from Tuesday Stitching Group.  This was stitched last year however events took over the finishing and it got left for quite some time.  It's from Chez Elisa and was a really quick stitch ~ the hardest part was the finishing.  I finished it as a small wall hanging by making a cord and adding a fabric yo-yo to the back.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I'm way behind with just about everything but I'm hoping to be back soon with more news & stitching updates.