Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm Still Here!

Hi Everyone,

It's been such a long time since my last blog entry!  Colin has been home for six weeks and I've not done a stitch!  He left this morning for work again and will be away now for six weeks - hopefully the time will pass quickly because I'm missing him already! :o(

We had a lovely time while he was home.  Matthew our youngest came home for a visit for a few days and we also had a brilliant time in London visiting our eldest Jason and his girlfriend Nic.  We did a lot of sightseeing - went on the London Eye, saw the Houses of Parliament, did a tour round St. Paul's Cathedral, visited the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum and much more!  We still have plenty more to do for when we go back again.  Matthew is studying at Brighton University, so after our trip to London we spent a couple of days in Brighton with Matthew.  It was so lovely spending some time with my boys because I haven't seen much of them this year.  They do ring me regularly though, especially when Colin is away.

Although I haven't been stitching I do have a little something to show which I finished a couple of months or so ago.  I love this little pincushion and have wanted to stitch it for ages!  It's by Theron Traditions from the chart Stray Pins & Mom's Scissors.  I've stitched it 1 over 2 on 38ct Natural Gander Linen so is a little smaller then charted.  Threads are the listed Gentle Art Sampler Threads and the twisted cord trim was made using DMC 221 and 3721.  The fabric for backing is one of Blackbird Designs Madeira prints.

I'm looking forward to getting some stitching and finishing done so hopefully it won't be too long before my next post, until then thank you so much for taking the time to visit. :o)

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