Wednesday, 11 February 2009
The Gift Shop in my village has been taken over by Sally; and Lisa if you are reading this then please can you send an application form to Karan as she would like to work for you in the craft shop. I still have the flower shop, the hair and hat shop and we still need a bank clerk/post mistress or we will not be able to get any money for stash buying or send off our gifts and exchanges so this is a very important person for the village. I actually think Christine would be the ideal person for the flower shop as I know she is a dab hand at flower arranging.
Anyway my dear friends this will be the last post for a couple of weeks as we are off on our jolly holidays on Friday and tomorrow evening I will be busy packing. Take care all of you and I shall look forward to catching up on all the blogs when I get back. Thank you again for all your wonderful comments.
May your frogs stay in their ponds.
Sunday, 8 February 2009
Lisa will be taking over the care of the Craft Shop and plans to run classes and workshops there and Shiela will be taking over the Tea Room, with plans for many kinds of tea and home made scones - as I am not a tea drinker I do hope she will be serving coffee and hot chocolate too. Maybe she will have a little counter selling nice chocolates and sweeties too. Lisa the tea rooms are not quite next door but there is only the florist between you.
Building work has now been halted as I do not think there will be much time for building this week and the contractor has other tasks that need to be attended too. I did promise to show the plans but unfortunately blogger refuses to upload these so I am sorry about that and will try again another time.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on this project, I am so enjoying it. Angela thank you for the info on Beadle the Bard. Also thanks for the comments on my Interview and Lisa I will try to get my questions to you before I go off on holiday but if not I will do it when I get home so please do not think I have forgotton you.
Hugs to all my wonderful blogging friends out there.
may your frogs stay in their ponds
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Here are the questions that Kathy asked of me.
1. What is your favorite cross stitch piece and why?
Oh goodness that is hard. I am not sure I have a favourite, I really like most of the things I have stitched.
2. What was your very first cross stitch piece and where is it now?
My first ever was a little kit I bought whilst on holiday in Sussex. It was a Teddy Bear holding a goldfish bowl and as my daughter did lovely cross stitch I was going to ask her to stitch it for me so that I could give it to my (then future) dil's niece for her first birthday. On a wet night with my book finished I decided to have a go myself and came home from the holiday with it complete. I have no idea where it is now. The next piece I did was the DMC Mother and Baby and I still have that on my wall.
3. When did you learn to stitch and who taught you?
LOL self taught - see above.
4. Where is your favorite place to stitch and why?
Another hard one. If I am at home then its in my den as the light is so much better there than anywhere else in the house. Anywhere in the world and it would be Bella Vista where we stayed when we were on holiday in Chang Mai, Thailand. It was shaded by the trees but lovely and warm and so so peaceful, I got more stitching done that holiday than any other I think.
5. I can tell by your email address that you love being a grandmother - please describe why it is such a special relationship for you?
In short I can't. I just adore my little grandson more than I ever thought was possible. He is a lovely, well behaved and well mannered little boy of 6 years old and he wraps my heart up in knots. I think you have to be a Granny to understand lol.
Well Kathy I hope I have done well in my interview, your questions made me think and maybe I have not been able to reply very well to some of them but I have done my best.
I do hope someone will now ask me to interview them as it was good fun.
may your frogs stay in their ponds.
At the stitching meet up last weekend I managed to acquire a book called The Village which I was thrilled with as the church on the front was a much better size than the one I had (mine was more like a cathedral than a village church lol). When I got home and looked at the book more closely I found it contained three shops which were far prettier than the original ones I had, so they were replaced too and I added a couple more to make up what I wanted.
I am now working on the landscaping for Ann's cottage and will stick with that for the rest of the weekend and try to get that completed before my holiday.
Not much else to report on the stitching front. I have completed the main part of my tissue box cover and keep picking it up and doing a little more of the blanket stitch which has had to be altered slightly as I made an error when stitching the outer kloister block, still that will just make it "personalized" lol. Once the blanket stitch is completed it is just a matter of cutting and wrapping the bars then it will be done.
I will try and post after the weekend with both an update of the village and also a map of my village as I have now managed to do a printable plan - mainly so I can keep track of who lives where.
Have a lovely weekend everyone and thank you once again to all those who take the time to visit my little corner of Bloggers World.
may your frogs stay in their ponds
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
I have had another lovely day today with my dear friend Colly. I did more frogging than stitching (those pests must have crept out the pond while I was not looking), though to be honest I think my concentration was rather lacking as we were laughing so much.
I am not sure if Wendy or Polly read my blog but if they do they will understand completely when I say I was sat in the "naughty chair".
I have just popped up to my den to let you know my news whilst Keith watches the highlights of the Derby Forest Match, he is in seventh heaven as Derby won. Now I better get back and do some stitching and make up for all the stitching I did not get done at Collys. Thanks for a wonderful day Col and all the hugs you need dear friend.
may all your frogs stay in their ponds (and may mine go back to theirs).
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Hugs to all