Sunday, 9 August 2015

Some stitching! wonders will never cease

Yesterday was the stitching meet up at The Nimble Thimble, arranged through the Needlecraft Haven forum, by Tina this time, thanks Tina :-)
There were some ladies from the forum but also some that were not members of the forum but I knew through some other round about way.
I had a great time, even though my sat nav took me miles out of the way and wanted me to head in the other direction!  I eventually found it :-)

Last week I had started a kit I've had for at least 2 years, a Jane Greenoff, Beautiful Borders Cushion, so that came along with me. 

I managed to get quite a bit done on it, for slow stitcher me anyway, and I did have a few sneaky purchases from the shop too.

I think the Lizzie Kate Autumn sampler will be my seasonal choice for the SAL on Needlecraft Haven this time.

The Tiny Tidings are quite fun looking and I thought would make great Christmas Ornaments for Oliver's tree.

So, It's back to work tomorrow morning for me, can't say that I'm looking forward to it too much, it'll be a bit like being the new girl at school again for a day or so, and I bet there are a gazillion emails for me to go through!
At least I can console myself with the fact that I only work mornings, and that this week is only 4 days as I have got Oliver on Thursday :-)  
There are people with a lot worse jobs than me, I know that I'm lucky to have a job that I do quite like, it's the getting up early and being out of the house I don't like.

I just wanted to mention the book in my last post before I go.
I don't tend to recommend too many books because we all have different ideas of what a good book is, but when I do come across something that I really can't put down well, I like to mention it.
This is the story of 10 year old August Pullman, who was born with a cleft palate and facial disfigurements and his journey through his first year at school after being home-schooled.  The story is split into parts, Augusts, some of his friends and his sister, all have there own story to tell of August and their feelings.

Now this is not a sad story, although there are some tear jerking moments in there, it's a very inspiring story (and funny too in parts), of a little boy who just thinks of himself as that, a little boy like any other.

The edition I read is the re-written for adults version, (below) as the original was aimed at teenage readers, I don't know how different the two books are, I'm just saying.

I'd love to hear what you thought If you decide to read it.

Until next time


KC'sCourt! said...

Good luck with your new job, what will you be doing? Your cross-stitching looks great.
Julie xxxx

Caffeine Girl said...

I just got back into cross-stitching after a 20-year diversion, and I love your projects, especially the Beautiful Borders.

Julie said...

Your new start looks super, nice colours in it.
Great purchases from your day out. Hope your leg is ok after the drive.

Tina said...

Hope your leg is ok after the journey,the cushion is going to look fabulous when its finished,hope you have got your mojo back!
Tried to find that book at Amazon and they only have the childs version,will have to keep eye out for it x

Katrina said...

What a lovely new project to start and have fun with the Lizzie Kate charts :)

Barb said...

Beautiful borders is going to be so pretty! I love all your Lizzie Kate charts. They will make great ornaments. Back before I retired, I felt much like you. I liked my job but getting up early and out was the negative part.

butterfly said...

Love your borders too, also your stash , love the first one so sweet and the LK ones are always lovely to stitch.
Good luck with work today hugs.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely colours in your new start and some nice LK purchases too.
Here's hoping that your day at work goes quickly and is better than you expect.
Thanks for the book recommendation. I'll keep an eye out for it.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching, and I love your new stash! Enjoy :D

Maggee said...

Considering you were probably in a room full of like-minded stitchers, and there was stash to be bought and projects to be shared... you got a good deal of stitching done there! Going to check out the book now!

Hazel said...

It was lovely to finally meet you at the meet up. I was good and didn't buy anything. Xx

Sally said...

Lovely new start Maggie. Glad you had a good time at the meet up and bought a few things.