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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Back from Gran Canaria

Well we're finally home. Got into Newcastle at 4am this morning. So we didn't get home 'till 5am. It was 0 degrees Brrrrrrrr. The heating is full on and we both put on our warmest winter clothes.

We had a lovely relaxing two weeks. Swimming was the most energetic thing we did two or three times a day. I did a lot of reading, not as much stitching as I'd planned. One I left the piece I was going to do by the pool at home. Two I ran out of thread on one of the other pieces I had taken. Three the frog came to the frame I was making for another piece, I was one thread out and had to frog quite a lot of the frame. Oh well never mind I kept busy.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Of on my hols

As of tomorrow tea time we are off to Gran Canaria for two weeks. Good excuse not to make a blog entry for a while. Will let you know when we get back. I have two more Biscournus and some other sewing with me so I won't sit and do nothing for a fortnight. Looking forward to getting some sun.

Jacky's a Diamond HD

Well managed to finish my biscournu. I do love these, they look so elegant.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Jacky's A Diamond

Finished stitching a biscournu. Above shows the top detail and bottom shows front and back. I have to stitch the two together now

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sad News

Last Wednesday my last cat Thorin was found dead in a neighbours garden. He had been missing since Sunday. He was 16 years old and obviously just curled up and slipped away. I was so sad as we have had a cat all the time we have been married.


October the 5th already. This year is disappearing fast. I've been finishing off work. Hollyberry which is pictured in my last post now has it's snowflake stitched in place.

Here is a new Biscournu WIP, 'Jacky's A Diamond' which I started on Wednesday. I'm pleased with how it is going as it's on 32ct and I need good daylight to work on it. Only the beads and some backstitch embellishment to go on the front.