It’s been ages since I last wrote on my blog, and such a lot has happened. The first half of this year was a rollercoaster of emotions where life will never be the same again following last December. Even cross stitch took a back seat and now I have begun to pick up my needle with my business, I am getting into the frame of mind to continue with my photo cross stitch.
During the summer holiday, whilst the kids were off school, we undertook a big road trip in the motorhome. Travelling from Suffolk to Cumbria, then we headed onto Somerset for a long weekend and catch up with two of my brother-in-laws. From Somerset we travelled up to Derbyshire before heading to the North Norfolk Coast to round off the summer.
There are a lot of photos showing where and what we have been up too since my last update and the stitching I have been getting back into. Hopefully soon I will be able to show more updates of the big cross stitch I am
still sorry going to continue on shown in previous blogs.
|Picturesque scenery up in Cumbia|
|I couldn't believe this, it was like they were used to photographs being taken and were ready for the posing|
|A day at the Beatrix Potter Attraction, Peter Rabbit|
|Mrs Tiggywinkle, I sometimes think I am like her with all the washing that needs doing in our busy household|
|Bakewell, Derbyshire, home of the famouse Bakewell Tarts......|
|Trip to 'Seal Island' off Hunstanton|
|the seals were so tame, however.......|
|...all I could think about was the penguins in Madagascar......'Smile and wave boys, smile and wave'|
I cannot say that the trip went without hitch, instead of me doing some stitching whilst I was away, I was the one who ended up being stitched on after cutting my leg open whilst on a walk and having to be taken by ambulance to Lancaster Royal Infirmary to be operated on. 10 stitches later and a joke from the surgeon that he had stitched my leg in the shape of Lake Windermere as a memento I was able to return to the motor-home the next day after being admitted only to return to a flooded out campsite and awning.
Following our road trip, it was back to school for the kids for 2 weeks before we had another holiday away, this time we flew out to Rhodes to see my step-son and his fiancée get married. The wedding was held in Kalithea Springs and was a beautiful ceremony. Even the bride was creative making a brooch bouquet.
|View of Rhodes from our resort|
|Kalithea Spa, a beautiful setting that the photos do not do it justice|
|One of the entrances to Rhodes Old Town|
|Me and Victoria nicknamed him Spike|
|Steve and me after a total week of relaxation|
|Ben at the wedding|
|Victoria at the wedding|
|The brides bouquet, which was gorgeous, heavy and made by herself|
Stitching wise, I have been busy, stitching a cushion for one of our young people who have lived with us for 6 years and is now off to university, a 2nd wedding anniversary cushion, a wedding cushion and starting to get stock done for a craft fair for Christmas on top of Christmas orders for presents. I am currently working on another cushion which will be revealed after the recipient has received it. All this is happening on top of trying to de-clutter the house ready for a major redecoration.
|Our young person who lives with us, for all her hard work who has now gone to Leicester University|
|An order for Angelina's Christening. This cushion was a medium sized one at 102 x 10"|
|Cushion order for a birthday|
|I thought this was so apt, , even though I am married myself all I know of anniversaries is another year. I actually learnt that a 2nd wedding anniversary is actually cotton.|
|Another christening cushion, this time for a little boy|
|The lady who ordered this cushion liked the end result so much.....|
|For my step-son and lovely daughter-in-law, ordered by my husband who was told, yes even he has to pay for cushion orders too.|
|Small Godmother Cushions|
|Small cushions made up ready for a craft fair|
|My mother ordered this cushion for another Christening|
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