Archive for July, 2008


July 26th, 2008 | Family, Other | 5 Comments

A while ago I was lucky enough to win a giveaway at Pretty Gingham. Naturally, I’ve been watching the post eagerly for days and yesterday a little parcel from Helsinki came for me! It’s a really beautifully made ‘Welcome’ banner and it couldn’t be more me if I’d chosen all the materials myself, could it? Thankyou so […]

Red Arrows

July 20th, 2008 | Family | 6 Comments

Tony and my Dad took the boys to the airshow this weekend. They had a ball. Joe took his camera (last years’ birthday present) and came home with 109 photos. Surprisingly, most were worth keeping and some of them were even like this:               That boy is awesome.    


July 18th, 2008 | Home, Other | 1 Comment

Items found in the washing machine this week What can I say? I live in a house full of boys. Boys with their beloved pockets. These little scraps which were deemed precious enough to keep safe for the day, really do reflect my boys’ interests and personalities. And, at least one item up there, leads me […]

As promised

July 16th, 2008 | Sewing | 6 Comments

Here, as promised, is your free Hugo cross stitch pattern. The chart is for 45 x 36 stitches and you should be able to print it out from this page. I stitched a bigger green border to mine. And when it was finished I stitched it onto my sewing project bag. My sample is worked on a really large […]


July 11th, 2008 | Stitcheries | 9 Comments

Here it is, the finished dandelion. I’m pretty pleased with it. I think it would look good on a linen cushion. I may have to make myself one in fact, for my new bedroom… or a quilt, now that could be lovely. Or maybe embroidered onto a smock blouse? or a little girls’ dress for a Japanese […]

Beauty is within grasp

July 9th, 2008 | Stitcheries | 4 Comments

I have the house to myself tonight, the boys are already in bed and I am itching to get a little project I designed today started. Actually, I am literally itching. Joe has had nits and now my skin is crawling. It’s no good. I’ll have to check my hair yet again! Right, I’m back. I’ve been developing (doesn’t […]

Okay, I admit it…

                                    I am slightly stressed.  I’ll spare you the rant, but here’s why: school breaks up in 20 days + end of term madness + have major deadline looming + the car has been off the road all week (someone forgot to […]