Friday, 7 January 2011

It's Official

December 2010 was the coldest in the UK..... EVER, well in the last one hundred years anyway. And just to prove that it's still not over we woke to snow again this morning. Within half an hour everything was covered in the white stuff. As it was such a nasty morning i dropped Stevie off at College before work, the round trip would usually take about 20 minutes, this morning it took me an hour, the traffic was backed up all the way, I'm not a patient driver so was pretty miffed when i got into work (half an hour late!!). By mid morning the snow had turned to rain and things were back to normal on the roads. Good job too as Joanne has her second driving test tomorrow afternoon, could you please keep your fingers crossed for her? She has her little KA all ready, plus it's costing a fortune for all these lessons and tests!!
I made a start on Molly on 1st January

Quite a lot of brown going on at the moment, but i love the way it's looking so far. Most of this was done whilst watching repeats of Downton Abbey. Did anyone else watch it? What a great series, I'm having Downton withdrawal, and we have to wait until the Autumn for the next one to air! The house that was used in the series is Highclere Castle, it looks wonderful, you know me and historic houses, i can already feel a little trip coming on in the summer, lol


I had to order some more threads for Molly from So and Sew this week and this chart found it's way into my basket.

I just love it! but whats not to love? it has a house and an alphabet, two of my most favourite things : -)

Talking of Sew and So, have you visited their site lately? If not take a look, it's been revamped and browsing is much easier, now you can set up a password and save your details, review orders, create a wish list and, i noticed they have gift certificates too. I wish i had ordered them over Christmas now though, i could have avoided the VAT increase that happened on 4th Jan, missed out on saving myself some pennies there.

Thank you for your visits and your lovely comments and encouragement, I'm glad there are such lovely people out there:-)

Edited to say that Joanne just got back and she PASSED her driving test!!

Until next time...x


KarenV said...

Nice progress on Molly! We missed the first series of DA and, due to our DVD recorder breaking just before Christmas, we missed the repeat too - arrggh! I think we might have to break down and get it on DVD so we can see what everyone's been raving about. We did enjoy Upstairs, Downstairs though, even though it was only 3 eps.

I noticed S&S's website the other day, much more slick. I must have a poke around more thoroughly at some point. Good luck to your daughter for her driving test.

Brigitte said...

A great new start for the new year. Nice progress!

Cheryl said...

oooh thats great that sew and so do gift certificates now! I like the chart you bought!
More snow here too

Lynn said...

Nice progress on Molly! I had that LHN chart in my hand and then decided that I had enough in my stash for now. I love winter designs!
We are leaving my Mom's for home today. An 8 hrs drive and the roads are snow covered. I may love winter designs but I do hate winter!!

Nancy said...

Enjoy Molly! These are such fun designs.

I hope Joanne's driving lesson went well. We're supposed to get snow all day on Monday - twice in the same year is a rarity for us!

Petites xxx et Cie said...

Great start!
Maggie, sorry to let my message here but I haven't got your email !
Thank you for you sweet comment on my blog. I'm going to do a tutorial of my needlecase in few weeks... I'm stitching another little piece and will take some pictures and share with all of you my work (cartonnage)!!! Please do come again...
Sorry for my bad english, I hope you will understand me ! LOL
Take care and keep stitching.

Gabi said...

Beautiful start. It will be lovely to follow your progress on Molly.

Anonymous said...

A great start on Molly, I'll enjoy watching your progress as I plan on stitching this one this year sometime.. I was just looking at Sew and So this morning, much improved I think, especially the wish lists, will make it so much easier for DH next Christmas lol. Good luck to your daughter.

Sue said...

Sorry you're having such a cold winter. I love your start on Molly, you've gotten a lot done. I love houses and alphabet's too!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Pleased your dd passed her test, I know it took me a couple of times to pass.

I can't wait until they show Downton Abbey over here, probably in another couple of years time!!!

Gill in Canada where it's bloody snowing again!!!!

TinaTx said...

Hope the weather is better and the driving test went well!

Lainey said...

Woohooo! Congratulations to Joanne on passing.
Love your new start on Molly and lovely LHN chart.
I;m trying not to buy any new stash this year, so I will just have a little peek at sewandso;s new site, you naughty enabler

Siobhán said...

Congratulations to your daughter on passing her exam! Wahoo! :)

Great progress on Molly. I know just how many rows go into that--it looks great!

My daughter just found Downton Abbey on Sky, I'm not sure what episode or whatever but I'm excited to see it. I've heard so many good things about it.

Happy new year1

Julie said...

Congrats to Joanne on passing her driving test

A lovely new start and i do like the new chart.

I ordered from S&S last week, fabric for Shores of HRH and thought i was in the wrong site, so much nicer to browse

Jeanne said...

Will be watching to see how Molly progresses - I love and have that pattern for "someday". I didn't think it snowed that much in the UK but I see I was wrong. It sure makes it pretty but only if you can stay in and be warm!

Anonymous said...

I love the progress you have made on Molly so far. It looks great on the fabric that you chose. Can't wait to see updated pictures. Take care.

Ele said...

Hello Maggie,

welcome on my blog, thanks for visiting and following me.
Your blog look great too, your embroideries are beautiful, I like LHN-patterns very much.

Have a happy stitching time
and greetings from Bavaria


Anonymous said...

Way to go Joanne! Congratulations on your driving test.

Karan said...

Belated Congratulations to DD on passing her test. Lovely to see all your Xmas ornies on their special tree... & all that afb stash too. :0)

MysteryKnitter said...

Congrats to J! I am happy for her. In my case the 3rd time was the one that brought me the license to drive.