Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I took part in a needleroll exchange recently on the Tranquil Stitches message board, and this is the one I received from Katrina (I think it was Katrina - although it could have been Christina, and without going on the board to look I'm not entirely certain now. Aren't I terrible, LOL) in the US. It's gorgeous and it's going to go in my basket on the landing.
And here's Mollie...thinking she's going to bring that stick into the house, yet again. She's a sly little bugger cos I sit with my back to the door so she sneaks it in and then lies under Craig's feet chewing it. She looks like butter wouldn't melt, doesn't she?
Posted by Jacqui at 7:15 pm
Monday, September 17, 2007
Also while I was away, I finished Miss Mary Mack from La-D-Da. I altered the border a little bit (or rather I missed some of it off cos I don't think I would have had enough thread left) but I think it looks ok. AND...I brought my Ozark Sampler SAL up-to-date, although I don't have a photo of that. However, I have a new section of it to stitch so I'll wait till I've done that before I take a new photo.
I had a great weekend, and apart from the disappointing visit to Embsay Crafts/Samuel Taylor, where I didn't spend very much money at all, I enjoyed everything we did. We did Embsay on Friday afternoon after our 3 hour drive down the A1. I bought some beads and some plastic bobbins and needles then we went to look for the cottage where we were staying. It was a lovely cottage, semi detached, in the middle of nowhere, but part of the adjacent farm. On Friday evening we went to an Italian restaurant in Bedale and I had fish and chips (can't stand pasta or pizza!) before getting lost on the way back to the cottage. I'd left my sat-nav in the cottage and went up and down the same road 4 times trying to get back. In the end I went into a pub and asked where I was supposed to be. Turns out I was about half a mile away, I'd just missed the road end. Well I can't be perfect in everything can I! I have to be crap at something, and that something is navigation. LOL!
On Saturday we went to a bird of prey centre. That was really cool. I had my photo taken with a bird of some description - it was either a kestrel, a kite or a hawk. I forget. It had wings and feathers...that's all I needed to know.
Isn't this baby tawny owl cute? He's six weeks old and is being hand reared as his mother ate all the other babies.
Sunday saw us at the Wensleydale Creameries. I bought some cheese (smashing Wensleydale Grommit!) and we had a good look around but it was heaving so we didn't stay very long. On the way back to the cottage we went to a car boot sale and I bought a few tea light holders - 10p each, bargain.
I got back today at about 2.30pm, spent an hour at home then tootled off to Jayne's to collect this month's club packs and to cut up some fabric for Jayne. Eventually got home again at 5.30pm and have spent the rest of the evening relaxing. I need to as I'm going over to Mick's tomorrow to help him with his decorating. He's done his back in but he'd better be ok tomorrow cos him and Ian are doing all the work - I'm there purely to supervise. Oh, Ian! He had his stitches removed on Friday morning and his arm is fine.
Posted by Jacqui at 9:17 pm
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Did you know....Beowulf was the first major poem written in a European vernacular language. It originated in Northumbria in the 7th or early 8th century. It is about events that took place in the 6th century, and did not appear in print until 1815.
Did you know...The Team Valley Trading Estate is the first government sponsored trading estate in the world. It was built in the mid-thirties to combat unemployment caused by the Great Depression. The boundaries were expanded in 1951 and it has continued to grow.
Did you know...The South Shields Gazette is the UK's oldest provincial evening paper.
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Tuesday, September 04, 2007
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Monday, September 03, 2007
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Sunday, September 02, 2007
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Saturday, September 01, 2007
When we lived in Glanton, I used to help out with some computer classes, and one of the people I taught was the grand-daughter of Lord Collingwood. She was a really nice lady.
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