Sunday, 28 February 2010

Billingham Synthonia Dog Club Open Show 28.02.10

Orchid has had a great day today at the show. She won the Golden Retriever Puppy & Junior classes, gaining 2 Junior Warrant points in the process, then went Best Puppy in Breed and also took 3rd place in the Gundog Puppy Group. So proud of her, lets hope she keeps going well for a fortnights time when she struts her stuff at Crufts, fingers etc etc etc will be crossed that day!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Mary Wigham - part 1

Another piece that's been stitching away in the background. I tend to just stitch this piece on a weekend as its on 40 ct linen. Here the first chart completed anyway.

SEBA SAL - part 6

Here is this weeks part of the SEBA SAL.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

St Sophia is finally Finished!

I started this piece in early 2007 as a Saturday project at Jaynes Attic shop, its been on weekend aways and travelled in my car for ages as something to do when spending the day away at shows etc. Unfortunately it just wasn't getting very far, so before Christmas it was brought into the house and put on the must stitch it frame! Anyway, here she is - FINISHED!! Hurrry, I'm dancing around the room. Yippee!!

Belated Family Christmas

Yesterday we travelled down to my old home town in Nottinghamshire to my Aunt & Uncles House. We left 2 inches of snow behind us, but the car managed to keep it on the bonnet & roof, and 165 miles later we arrived still with Northumberland snow attached, much to everyones amusement! The whole family of 14 and 4 dogs had lunch and tea together along with a lovely walk for those who wanted to. A few games played and then the Secret Santa presents. Instead of a Christmas Cake, my cousin Jacq had made a wonderfully decorated New Year cake. A family group photo was taken again as we don't know when we will get the whole family together again as the children are away at colleges & universities now. I took one of my Aunts & Uncle together with their grandaughters, Orchid thinks she was included in that bracket! We all set of for home late evening, and we landed home just on midnight. A long day but so lovely!

Monday, 15 February 2010

SEBA SAL - part 5

Here's this weeks part completed of this SAL.  

TUSAL update

Here is my first post of the TUSAL. My jar is a modern version of the old fashioned 'Kilner ' jars traditionally used for preserves. The Orts are made up from all my projects currently on the go - Chatelaines, St Sophia, Seba SAL, and Quakers.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Dog shows update

Well its been a busy weekend here this weekend. Yesterday was the Golden Retriever Club of Northumbria Open Breed Show. Brook managed 2nd in Yearling Dog & 4th in Graduate Dog, Willow 4th in Veteran Bitch, and Orchid was 3rd in Puppy Bitch, 3rd Junior Bitch and 4th Novice Bitch.
Today we have been to Jarrow and Hebburn all breeds open show. Orchid was 1st in GR Junior and 4th in GR Graduate, also winning best Puppy in Breed, so another good day for her. The other two stayed and home and had a lie in....wish I coud have joined them. Now we are off out for a nice walk before settling down after Sunday Dinner to do some stitching. Bliss...

Monday, 8 February 2010

Brook celebrates his 2nd birthday

Well as they say, ever dog has his day, and today is Brooks. What better way to celebrate than with his 2 best friends and a cake! (which didn't last long between the 3 of them)

After the party I managed to get this weeks part of the SEBA SAl stitched up too.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

SEBA designs SAL

Here's a little blackwork SAL I have joined in on. The link to the website is here:

Here are the first 3 parts stitched up. I am using Polstitches fabric - 'Chilblains' and threads - 'Blessings & Smokin Needles'. The parts are weekly and don't take long to stitch up so do please visit the site and may be join in too.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Chatelaine Peacock Garden - part 2

Well here it is. It wasn't a big part of stitching to do, managed it in 4 evenings! I'm sure as it progresses we'll get a lot bigger parts to do!!!
I now have the beads and crystals for this, so I'm thinking of putting some of the little beads onto this as I go to save time later, and it will total several hundred at the end of the year.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Border Counties Gundog Open Show - 31.01.10

Well after the snow we had on Saturday, quite out of the blue the depth we got, I never made it to the show I was entered at, but by Sunday the roads had been cleared and we were able to get across to Carlisle.
Orchid managed a very respectable 3rd in GR Puppy class and 2nd in both GR Junior Bitch and Novice classes. Brook unfortunately slipped and fell in the ring and on his run around seemed a bit lame so had to be withdrawn :(   but by the time we came home he appeared sound again and only his pride was hurt.

Part 2 of the Peacock Garden Chatelaine was released last night, so that piece is back on the frame now. This will be my priority piece for the start of the month, then onto something else, maybe some more of Mary Wigham or St Sophia, decisions, decisions!!!