Saturday, 28 June 2008

My Drop In The Ocean

I have had very little stitching time in the last few days, in fact none at all on Thursday. But I did manage a little on Wednesday and yesterday and the HAED is a little further on than when it last appeared in March.

It looks ok until you see in in proportion to the fabric lol.
Tonight we are taking the whole family and some friends out for a meal to celebrate Keiths big six zero. His birthday is not until Tuesday but it would have been too much to organise on a weekday, especially as Oz is always in bed for 7 pm on school nights.
We are going to our favourite place which is about an hour from here. If anyone knows Ashbourne in Derbyshire then it is not far from there. It is called The Coach And Horses and is on the main road going through Fenny Bently, 10 mins out of Ashbourne on the Buxton Road. Beautiful home cooked locally source food so the menu is always different. If you are in the area then I would highly recommend trying it.
Not sure that I will get much time for stitching over the weekend but if I do then today it will be on UFO and tomorrow on I Still Do.
Thank you for all your wonderful coments over the last couple of posts, some of them have had me laughing and many have made me smile. You are all so very supportive. Also yes I do know how many beautiful blogs are out there and of course there are times when even your favourites have a topic or a project that does not appeal to you leaving you with nothing to say, but I really do appreciate each and every comment when you get the time and the inclination so thank you once again.


Anonymous said...

I hope you are having a wonderful birthday dinner for Keith, give him my birthday wishes. I love seeing your stitching Helen and enjoy your updates. I am finding myself in a bit of a slump right now. Looking forward to my holiday starting at the middle of July. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

I will watch this one in awe as I do love the Haed designs,but I don't think I could manage one myself! Have a great meal,Hubby knows the place,but I am useless at places,even those in Derbyshire.
Happy 60th to keith

Itching To Stitch said...

I love the start on your HAED. I like that you put 2 pictures up of it, it does keep things in perspective doesn't it ;)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Some progress is always good! Who says you have to do a lot? Enjoy the special outting!

Mary said...

Enjoy your night out. It sounds like it will be wonderful. A little progress is always better than none;) I always like to see what you are working on, and enjoy your beautiful work.

Karan said...

Hope you are all having a great night out Helen. :0)
Good progress on the HAED.

Julie said...

Hope you had a nice meal.

Happy Birthday Keith!!

stitcherw said...

The HAED's are awesome, goregous and so detailed. With all the color chnanges they would be quite a challenge. Looks like you made nice progress on it though. Have fun at the birthday dinner, and Happy Birthday to your DH.

Anonymous said...

Oh you are just too brave attempting a HAED! They always look superb when finished but OMG what a lot of work.

I know Ashbourne but I've not heard of that particular restaurant. I will have to keep it in mind next time we're looking to eat out. Sounds a really lovely place.

Andrea said...

Catching up from my week away so forgive me if I write one big comment.

It looks like you have been very busy, if indeed no much stitching being done.
I love to see a rotation but one has never worked for me. I think I'm organised but I like to stitch 1 large project and work other smaller/exchange/wish items around it. I admire anyone who carries out a rota.
I hope your meal went well. It sounds a really lovely place.
Your Rose Sampler is looking so lovely. I'm really eager to see this one on completion.