Saturday, May 14, 2011

Prizes and finishes

I was lucky enough to win a copy of the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue from Plum Street Samplers. I have never, and I really mean that, never won a thing in my life, so this was great. Meanwhile my son won a competition in his French class and was presented with a copy of Le Petit Prince. I have a few little finishes to show too.

Queen's Crowns, Plum Street Samplers.

Just Cross Stitch Ornament Magazine, 2010, Plum Street Samplers.

American Girl, Small Samplings, Brightneedle.

Elizabeth Stone, Small Samplings, Brightneedle.

I have a busy few weeks approaching, DS has a full schedule with school, exams and leaving primary school activities (omg, I am so not ready to be the mum of a high school student)! I am attempting to decorate before the summer begins but I am lacking the will to do it. I just want to sit down and craft.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Special Gift ....

... all the way from Japan. Reiko and I have kept in contact since we worked on a cruise ship together many, many, years ago. She sent me this surprise package, I love it!!

A little cross-stitching too

Christmas Tea, Plum Street Samplers.

No blogging but a little stitching

Having been inspired by my friend Jessica and her amazing quilts I thought I would make a new start.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

August in Lindos

Just wake me up, My holiday can't be over already, sob, sob. Our villa was beautiful, the peace, the wildlife (ok there are a few stories to be told there), we didn't want our holiday to end.

I had a little incident with a lizard. There are plenty of them in Greece, even here at home we always have one coming onto our balcony and hiding in one of my plant pots. To be honest I am not so scared of them anymore, now huge, gigantic cockroaches are another matter. Anyway one evening I went to hang out the washing, I opened the door and felt something fall on my head, it felt weighty, not like an insect, so I bent my head and then the horror of having something on me kicks in and then I start to try to get it off (yes, arms waving in the air in panic) Meanwhile, DH is watching the tv and totally ignoring me, how could he?!? Then, plop, a lizards falls to the floor in front of me and runs off. It must have froze with fright when he first fell on my head, if I hadn't have hit it off he might have become my new hair accessory.

Now back to reality. My DH opened the restaurant yesterday. DS is sad because he is thinking about school and as a result has all his Lego everywhere to take his mind off such depressing thoughts. And poor old me, I have a list as long as my arm with jobs I need to finish and I am desperate to stitch.

Thanks for everyone who left me comments, they are so appreciated.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Spetses in June.

No cars allowed on the island.

Just one of the views from our hotel.

Old Harbour, Spetses

As we were having our bathrooms refurbished, I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks away with my son. We had a wonderful time together, the hotel was amazing, small, stylish, fab service.

Beatrix Potter, almost finished

I can't wait to put in the last few stitches and finally see this hanging on my wall.