In clover

clover stitcheryOn the whole life is pretty good here at the moment. 

Of course, it’s the school holidays and for the first time ever I’m also trying to work.

So there are some unpleasant moments too, which I suppose are only to be expected when your very active boys have been stuck in with you saying ‘in a minute’ for 3 hours. 

For example, Henry occupied himself very nicely the other afternoon by sellotaping things to the lounge carpet.

He used the whole roll.

But the good things:-

I’ve nearly finished my ‘to do’ list for the Festival of Quilts, a couple more late nights and I’m done.

We’re going on holiday tomorrow.

I’ve just taken out a subscription for the brand new ‘Sew Hip’ magazine; now that’s always a treat, but this one is especially good because we all know the lovely editor.

So please show her your wonderful support and go and take a look.

But, there’s more! Manda has asked me to contribute a little project to the launch issue! How exciting is that? Very flattering.

Manda asked me because she enjoys my blog. I tell you, starting this little blog has been the best thing I have done for myself in years. Astonishing.

Right, I’d better get my head out of the clouds and start the dreaded packing. 

A weeks’ self catering- yep, I basically need to get the entire contents of our house and the dog in the boot of our car by 8 am tomorrow morning.

Wish me luck and have a good week yourselves.

I may not get back here before the Festival of Quilts. So if I don’t, please come and say ‘hello’ to me and my Mum we’ ll be on Stand I3, desperate for someone to stop and talk to us.

We’ ll have sweets…


14 Responses to “In clover”

  1. Mary Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 11:33 am

    I want to wish you a happy holiday but also to wish you all the very best for the Festival of Quilts.

    So glad that loads of people will see how talented you are!

  2. manda Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    well, if there’s sweets….
    And thank you for being so kind!

  3. Kristy Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I am really looking forward to the magazine launch.Manda better give out sweets too!

  4. Jenna Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Have a great vacation and good luck at the Festival. I wish I could stop by the booth, but I’ve used up my vacation allowance for the year!

  5. Dad Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Have a nice, relaxing (!) holiday Janet.
    Well done with the ‘Sew Hip’ Commission.
    See you Soon.

  6. Floss Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    LOL @ Henry, that’s something one of my kids would do if they found where I hide the sellotape. Love the clover, very pretty.

  7. lucykate crafts... Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    have a lovely holiday, see you on the 15th, can’t wait!

  8. melissa Says:
    August 3rd, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    i’ve just had a fantastic and enjoyable catch-up with your blog. i love your embroideries. they’re beautiful.
    happy holidays! hope you have a relaxing time. x

  9. monica Says:
    August 3rd, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    congratulations on the magazine thing!

    I’ve just bought the subscription too… impulsive? maybe… but I have a good feeling about this one!!

  10. Ravenhill Says:
    August 4th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    What a way to start your vacation- with this huge lift from being asked to contribute to what is destined to be a great magazine with Manda at the helm! I can certainly see why she would select you as a contributor! Wow, your blog is a delight to behold. I am especially impressed with your flower embroidery and the bag you embellished is fabulous! I wonder if I might add your blog to my blogroll?

  11. Lily Says:
    August 11th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Dear Janet,
    I am so in love with your beautiful clover-embroidery! It`s delicious!
    May I copy it for the front side of a needlebook (private use only – I am not going to sell this! )?
    Have nice holidays!

  12. mommywend Says:
    August 15th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Hi Janet, just got home from the festival of quilts, delighted to have seen you and your Mum and amazed to see your beautiful work!!! in real life…..great!!!hope that you have had a successful time, very best wishes,Wendyx

  13. Judith Says:
    August 18th, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Hope the NEC was a great success for you,and aren’t you the clever one spotting my sister,who bought an embellisher whilst she was there (I feel a visit coming on)Enjoy the rest of your time with the boys before they are back at school.
    I’m looking forward to seeing more plant embroidery they are wishes Judith.

  14. julia Says:
    August 18th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Oh man, the sweets and the conversation, I’d love to have that (both, of course).
    Wishing you a wonderful holiday and quilt festival!

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