We had snow today, nothing I know compared with what they get in some countries but for us it was major as I cannot remember the last time we had snow that settled here. Not a very good pictures but this couple were huddled up trying to shelter on top of the bird table.
First off I want to show you a finish - really it is a finish this time. Back in December I showed a picture of Off To Plough saying it was my last finish of the year. It was not until I published the picture that I realised I had not added the long stitching to it - silly me, so on Thursday I took it with me to Mums and added those missing bits.
On Friday we headed off down to Andover for me to attend the Crafty Natter get together on Saturday. While we were busy stitching my DH went off with some of the other hubbys to spend the day at a local steam railway so I think he enjoyed the day just as much as I did. The get together was great fun, there were only 9 of us there so we really got to know each other which was nice. I am not sure that a lot of stitching was achieved but we certainly had lots of laughs and good fun and we raised £22.50 for fabric for the Rainbow Childrens Hospice Quilts. We also raised £15.00 for the PTA of the school where our meeting was held.
Due to the weather forcast we wanted to set off for home early on the Sunday and so we managed to reach here for lunch time which gave me the perfect excuse to go and meet the ladies at the Hardanger group. Lots more fun and laughter there too, but then there always is with this group which is why i love going.
I had intended being very good and taking one of my WIPs with me to the meet up but at the last minute changed my mind. I had kitted up the "Be Attitudes" from Shepherds Bush, ready for my holidays so I took them with me and had fun stitching Be Calm. This should have fancy buttons but I am not sure yet what I want to add so will wait until I have them all finished. Which reminds me - Does anyone have a copy of Be Happy. I am told that this was a freeby but would love to add that to the others I am doing. I do not mind whether it is just a loan (I will take good care of it if this is the case) or if someone wants to do a swap with me for something.
Anyway here is my finished Be Calm - using colours from my stash rather than those called for.
All in all a super weekend and to top it off when I went onto the computer today it was to find that I had won, not one but two blog draws. First I have won a lovely coaster stitched by Mylene and then I have also won the draw for Chiloe's 2nd Blogoversary. I do not know yet what I will be getting from Chiloe so that is a suprise I have in store and I just love suprises. If you do not know these two blogs they are certainly both worth a visit.
Thank you to all the lovely people who visit my blogs and to the ones who comment. I am sure if you have a blog yourself you will know just how much a comment means. I know we all rush through and have a quick read and sometimes do not leave a comment (yes I have done this especially when trying to keep up with you all in this busy world) but remember if we never left a comment then no one would have the pleasure that such a small gesture gives.
Hugs to all
May your frogs stay in their ponds