Saturday, 2 February 2008

Taj and Other Things

This is my progress on Taj Mahal MG. I am so disappointed that the colours do not show well on the scan as they really are pretty. I saw this one done on black the other day and it was stunning, I felt very tempted to start again but just hadn't got the heart to frog what I had done. It may not look a lot but it has taken quite a long time to get to this stage and I do love it.

To those who asked did we get any snow. Im afraid not; it snowed quite heavily a couple of times yesterday but just didnt settle. Oscar spent the morning reading stories and silly rhymes to us from a book he got for christmas and this afternoon he and keith spent their time making a space station and all the vehicles from Lego. Tonight we watched Shrek 3 before bedtime. We had Pirates Pie for tea, one of his favourites - this started when he would not eat fish. I made Pirates Pie and he loved it, once he was used to it we started a discussion on what sort of things might be in it - I mean what would a pirate be able to get when he was at sea all the time. The penny slowly dropped and now he likes to come to the fish monger and choose what fish goes into it - tonight it was cod, smoked haddock, salmon and a few prawns.

I am not doing this months challenge as we go away in 12 days and I just dont think I am going to have the time, but I will look forward to seeing what the others have done when I get back.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on The Alphabet Garden. Hope you are all having a lovely stitchy weekend.

18 comments:

Dawn said...

Taj is looking wonderful!

I like the "pirate pie" story. Kids are great LOL mine are the same!

Hope you have a great time on holiday :)

Christine said...

I wish I'd thought of Pirate Pie when Naomi was younger, I don't think she'll fall for it at 11!

Sheilasembroidery said...

Taj is coming on well. Thanks for my B card

Andrea said...

Taj is looking wonderful. Love the "pirates pie" story. :))

Carla said...

Taj looks wonderful Helen!

Julie said...

LOL the pirates pie, great idea

Taj looks super, will be watching this one grow

Mary said...

Making progress on Taj...looking great. That was a cute story about Pirate Pie!

Mylene said...

Your progress on Taj is looking great, Helen.
That's a nice story about the Pirate Pie.

Karan said...

Oooh, lovely start on Taj Helen.
Love the "Pirates Pie". :0)
Hope all went well with the hospital visit.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your TAJ is coming along just beautifully ;)

Sally said...

Taj is looking fantastic Helen. I'll enjoy watching this grow.

CritterLady62 said...

Your Taj is looking wonderful. I hope you have a grand time on vacation. I've never been to Goa but from pictures I've seen it looks gorgeous!

Stitcher said...

Great progress on Taj. I love it.

Lelia said...

Well, I think it is beautiful. I have not stitched much the past week & hope to get some stitches accomplished tonight : )

Rachael said...

Taj looks wonderful,What a great idea calling it pirates pie!!
I forgot to ask where about's in Chadd were you,as that is where I am!! :0)
Are you going anywhere nice?

Nicola said...

Oooooooh, Taj looks just beautiful already Helen!

Wawanna said...

Great progress on your Taj. and the Alphabet Garden is so sweet, can't wait to see more progress & pictures of that one. Have an awesome time on your vacation, doing exately the things you enjoy the most. Happy Stitching to you!

Rachael said...

Oh you mentioned School in Breadsall was that the old Darwin and Henry Cav? I am across from where the old Bingo hall was on Nottingham road,it isn't there now,just a supermarket blocking the view of the park,but I grew up on Hereford road!