Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Couple of finishes

I know I haven't posted anything on here for a couple of weeks, but I've had nothing to post about, apart from the stupid things that Ainsley gets up to, but I don't want to bore you with her. LOL.

I do have a couple of finishes to share with you though. The first one I finished on Sunday and is a traditional sampler that I found in a Cross Stitcher magazine. I didn't have all of the colours it recommended so I just went for colours that were similar, especially the beads. I think it looks ok.

And this second finish, which was about half an hour ago, is called In A Quaker Fashion and I have no idea who the designer is. The chart calls for NPI Silks and erm...some other silk, neither of which I had, so I just used DMC threads in approximately the same colours.

And the final piccie is of Keely, eating a plum. Actually, more like sucking it to death, and she loved it. The health visitor has told Kate that she needs to start giving Keely more home made food to eat rather than the jars that we've been giving her. She was weighed yesterday and had only put two ounces on in a fortnight.

It was my birthday yesterday and I had quite a good day. Craig ordered a bouquet of flowers to be delivered which were lovely, Kate bought me a necklace with a heart that says Mum on it, but it appears to have fallen off the chain...I'll have to have a good look for it. Ian bought me Season 2 of Law & Order: SVU, I got money from my parents, and Dene has just come in with Professor Layton and the Curious Village for my Nintendo DS. WOOHOO!!! I wanted this for C'mas but everywhere was sold out, so I'm really chuffed he managed to find it today.

Craig cooked last night. Not that that is unusual as he cooks virtually every night, but he did something different last night. For starter we had smoked haddock gratin, followed by roast lamb, roast veggies and sweet potato and carrot mash (which was disgusting to be honest - not the lamb and roast veggies, just the mash) and for dessert we had chocolate fondant. It was all yummy apart from the mash stuff, which everybody tasted by no-one liked.


staci said...

Beautiful finishes...love the beading!

And what a doll Keely is! It's so much fun to see them experience new foods ;)

Kathy said...

Wow you have been busy sis, glad you had a great day on your birthday. Speak soon.

Hugs xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely finishes.

Keely is so adorable. I haven't forgotten the things I was going to send for her, don't worry.

If you do the carrots and sweet potato again, cook the potato in salted water and then add some butter, milk/cream and some ground black pepper to it when you mash it (Craig!!), it's lovely that way.

Carolien said...

What a lovely finishes!

Have a nice weekend & greetings,