Saturday, February 24, 2007

Kathy's Visit & Some Stitching

Well, Kathy, Guy and Mark left today. They've headed off to Bolton to stay the night with relatives before heading back to Bristol tomorrow. We've had a great few days while they were here, lots of laughing, chatting and stitching.

On Tuesday afternoon we mostly caught up with gossip, shared some stash then Kathy and I took Mollie to the beach for a walk. Guy and Mark spent most of the week upstairs playing on the PS2 with Ian, who was quite handily home for the half term holiday. My kids make lovely babysitters! LOL.

On Wednesday we went to Woodhorn Colliery Museum. We got there for 10am and left by 11am as the twins were bored out of their skulls and wanted to go home. We went via a couple of shops to buy stuff for tea. The kids then spent the rest of the day pestering Ian, while Kathy and I stitched the afternoon away.

On Thursday Kathy and I went over to Jayne's Attic for half an hour and ended up staying about 5 hours. Neither of us had taken any stitching with us, so we were press ganged into doing some model stitching for Jayne. Nothing new there then. She can be very persuasive, can Jayne. LOL. We eventually got back in time for tea.

Friday saw us driving down the A1 to Washington, Tyne & Wear to go to Dainty Supplies, which sells all sort of craft stuff. Guy and Mark had some of their little finished projects with them for me to make into cushion for them, but we ran out of stuffing so we had to go and get some...any excuse. I ended up spending £40, but all on stuff I NEEDED! :o) We dropped in for coffee at my friend June's house on the way home.

Today we've been across to the Attic again, taking some of our own stitching with us this time. We both took the Ozark Sampler SAL. I had already started this month's section of it, so I just got on and did a bit more and now it's finished. The blue isn't really as bright as this, it's more of a pastel colour.

Yesterday I finished a Blackbird Designs thing that I started on Tuesday while I was waiting for Kathy and the boys to arrive. This is Thistle Manor, stitched on Polstitches Northern Lights Fabric, with Carrie's Creation Lagoon Green stranded cotton.

Now I'm knackered and am going to spend as long as possible in bed tomorrow to try and catch up on some sleep. I will catch up with everyone else's blogs tomorrow. Nite Nite! And was great to see you all again and to have you stay with us. Roll on March.


Anonymous said...

Love the Thistle Manor. Congrats on the finish.

Jo said...

Sounds like you a great time! And even managed some stitching.

Julie said...

sounds like you all had fun Jacqui

model stitching for Jayne? now that sounds interesting?

love the Blackbird Designs and the Ozark SAL is growing well

Lynn said...

nice to hear you all had a good time.

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a great time Jacqui.

Your Blackbird Designs piece is gorgeous and your Ozark SAL is coming along nicely.

Jenny said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Glad to hear that! :)

Kathy said...

OMG didn't think you would put that on there rofl, looks like I have dredlocks hehe.

It was great seeing you and roll on March can't wait for your visit.

Hugs xxxxxx