Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Just Catching Up

Hello Peeps! Ive been poised to do a blog entry since last week but somehow other things keep getting in the way. We had a great break in Poland, apart from DH completely driving me nuts, lol, you've heard the saying 'less is more', well let me tell you, that saying definitely applies to time spent with my DH. Perhaps it's because I'm only used to his company at the weekends (and let me tell you I'm quite happy with that!) but i had forgotten how he can sulk and take offence at the smallest thing!! Oh well, i suppose we all have our crosses to bear, and he's mine, lol.
While in Poland we visited Auschwitz which was something else, there really are some horrific tales from that place, and also the salt mines which was OK but not as exciting as i thought it would be. The weather was kind to us, not cold like i thought it would be, in fact when i phoned home they told me it was wet and miserable in the UK whereas Poland was basking in sunshine! I haven't managed to upload any photos of the trip yet, perhaps over the Easter break I'll have time.
Saturday just gone was the Hobby Craft show at the NEC in Birmingham so i took myself off there for the day on Saturday, just me myself & I, it was heaven! here's a few stitchy goodies i bought home with me.

The plastic thread keeper i bought before i came across the wooden ones, i much prefer the wood. The thread heaven i haven't used yet but have heard good reports.

And because a girl can't have enough handbags, this beautiful Italian bull leather handbag found it's way home with me :-) I also treated myself to a new phone case & specs case in a funky purple colour.
I bought the little charm on the bag on Saturday too. The bag was way, way (like a week of my wages expensive!!!!!) but the little charm is cheap & cheerful!
I knew my DH had his good points :-) one of them being he never ever complains if i spend money, nor does he ever ask how much anything costs, just says, 'yeah nice' so he's not so bad ;-)
When i was catching up on blogs last week i found out Sherry had left me my first award! Thank you so much for thinking of me Sherry. I'm supposed to pass it onto 12 bloggers but I've been looking around and most of the blogs i read have already been awarded this, so I'll cheat a little and say that if i read your blog or you are on my blog roll and have not received this award then consider yourself Sunshine awarded!

Another lovely surprise was to find out that i had won a consolation prize from Felicity i shall eagerly await the post man!

Well that's about it for now, you will have noticed that there are no stitchy pics, I've been stitching, honest! and to prove it an update of Rubie Owl will follow soon. Until then, take care x


Branlaadee said...

Glad you had a good time in Poland. I cant wait to see the pics. Nice new stash you got too.

Kim B said...

Love those new goodies!

Heidi said...

Wonderful goodies! It is hard to resist when you go to stitching shows. Is your plastic thread holder with enough space to embellish with something stitched and glued in the middle. That would look great.

Hugs from Holland ~

Cheryl said...

Id be so interested in visiting Auschwitz. Glad you had a good time.
Cant believe you got an LHN chart at that show! Any stitchy shows up here are just all DMC/Anchor kits.

Ginnie said...

Sounds like your trip to Poland was enjoyable (even with DH)
Wish I'd gone to the show at the NEC.... although I would have spent too much!!
Becki is off to Halesowen college too.... you never know she might meet up with your daughter!

Loraine said...

Sounds like a wonderful week. I can somewhat sympathize with you on the DH thing. It is hard to have them away for a long time. When they come home they sort of mess up our routine! I love mine though. I would rather have him messing up my routine than be gone. :D
Beautiful bag!

Karyn said...

Your week sounds like it was really fantastic (and it also sounds we might have the same dh! LOL, just kidding) Your treasures are gorgeous, I love the color of the bag and accessories, they look so soft too. Your NEC stash is awesome! I love stash :)

Thanks for visiting my blog, and becoming a new friend, I am so pleased :) I love your blog and I have become a follower as well.


Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

You did buy some nice things ;) I had to laugh about your description of your DH, very funny!

Bye & Happy Easter,

Karan said...

Glad you had a good time in Poland & that the weather was kind. Nice haul from the NEC. I get used to being in charge of the TV remote when he's away... & resent having to give it back when he comes home. LOL Congratulations on the award. Looking forward to seeing RO. :0)

Brigitte said...

What a pleasure to come to your blog and see all those great daffodils first thing. I can't wait to see them around here but still have to wait as it'd way too cold and snowy for them at the moment.
A nice new stash haul from the Hobby Craft show.

Mylene said...

Glad to hear you had a great time in Poland, looking forward to see your pictures.

Great stash from the Hobby Craft Show. Hope you all have a Happy Easter weekend.

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

You did win one of my giveaways! Can you please mail me your address, so that I can send it to you the coming week?
My mail address: cgvanboven@orange.nl

Thanks! Bye, Carolien

Siobhán said...

I'm glad that you had a good time in Poland! I can't wait to see Rubie Owl. :)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Hi Maggie,
Just a quick note to tell you, that I think my cats use the tree trunk MORE now that it "looks like a tree"!

MysteryKnitter said...

I am glad you won. :) I'm glad you had a good time in Poland. I stitched a bit this morning. I hope I am able to stitch a bit more, so that the canvas makes progress. But every stitch I make is one stitch closer to the day when I am able to say that canvas is a FO.