Sunday, 26 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
1 Mainlely Stitching
2 Angela P
4 Broken Fairy
6 Always Smiling
10 Dera Dera
13 Stitching Kath
Thanks to everyone who took part, better luck next time.
I have also been lucky enough to be given a Friendship award by Patti . Thank you for thinking of me.
Barbara at Mainley Stitching - I love your mix of family life and stitching. How you ever find time to stitch amazes me.
Anne-Marie at Orts & Ends - I suspect Pantoef is about to become the new star of your blog.
Angela at Hooked on Stitches - The flat fold queen.
Nina at Between Crosses with Nina - Your stitching is beautiful.
Paulette at Plum Street Samplers - Another great mix of family and stitching. This site should come with a bank account health warning, her samplers are beautiful.
Andrea at The Craft Room - More beautiful stitching, with stitches that look oh so perfect.
Elisa at Old Ragged Threads - More inspirational stitching.
Sally at Stitchyangels Treasures - Anyone who tackles as many Haeds as you do deserves an award, just looking at the chart of a small one is enough to send my head into a spin.
As ever it's hard to pick out just 8 as all the blogs I read are great, if they weren't why would I read them.
This reminds me that I really must update the blog list on my sidebar. I have to admit I use it as my way of speeding up looking at my favourite blogs as if your blog is on there I can tell instantly if it has been updated or not. Am I the only one who does this?
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Last but not least, thank you for reading my ramblings for the last year, it's been great getting to know everyone via their comments and blogs. I just hope I haven't bored you all too much and that you've enjoyed sharing my world as much as I enjoy sharing what you are all getting up to.
Monday, 20 July 2009
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
As with the previous Ian Rankin book it was a real page-turner and yet again I didn't work the plot out, a rarity for me. Very funny reading the series out of order though because you know where some of the characters relationships or careers etc are heading. When I next return to the library I think I shall be getting a couple more in the series, it will cut down on the number of trips to the library.
In between the two Rebus novels, or should that be trips to the library, I started a light-weight novel Revenge of the Wedding Planner by Sharon Owens. Set in Northern Ireland it was a very good read, where the direction of the story wasn't always obvious, but amusing enough to ensure you stuck with it.
I've since found out this appears to be the second in a series of books on the same theme so if I see some of the others I may well pick them up.
Last night I started a rather big book, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I've only read the first chapter but I think this is about to become another page-turner so I may be returning to the library sooner than expected.
Friday, 3 July 2009
On Saturday evening, before we went away I was given my birthday presents and allowed to open them, as it would mean I could make good use of them whilst we were away.
Husband, Son and Daughter clubbed together to get me a rucksack. My father-in law gave me a new walking pole to replace the one I lost a few weeks ago. Earlier in the week my parents had given me some money towards my new walking boots.
On my actual birthday I was able to open my cards and Husband and I went for meal that evening at the Brook House Inn.
We came home the next day and there were a few more cards to open.
Then yesterday Son purchased a birthday cake and Husband, Son & Daughter all sang 'Happy Birthday' to me and I had to blow out some candles.
I think I've now finished celebrating my birthday!!