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Monday, 23 July 2012

I'm back!

Hello girls!  Apologies for not visiting with you for so long, I've been busy with family things, and also doing things within my village.  I am really pleased to say the sun is shining -- 'the sun has got its hat on, hip hip hip hooray' -- the jet stream seems to have moved further north.  Hopefully that means that my friends in US and elsewhere are getting better weather.  I'm hoping my flowers start to perk up a bit now, I have lost 1 Clematis and another is not so hot, so this sounds like a trip to the garden centre, that will set more temptations in my path as I look at the selection of plants.  But I must be strong and resist these temptations, and just replace my dead Clematis.


Just to show you how far I have got with this piece of stitching, it is certainly looking very crumpled, but nothing an iron can't cure.  I have just finished sewing my piece for the latest exchange with a tea party theme, just got to print out a favourite cake recipe that will be difficult as I love homemade cake.  I always feel very guilty if I haven't had time to bake and resort to buying shop cake, if I have visitors I just have to apologise for giving them shop cake.  We women are  never idle, we sew, bake, garden and if we have time do the housework.

This is a needlecase that Mo ( who is a member of the club that June and I belong to) made and gave one to each member of the club.  She is so kind, I love it!


I wanted to show you one Clematis that survived in my garden it is called 'Perle d'azure', it is climbing through a shrub called Winter Sweet (sorry don't know the latin name), this shrub just flowers in January and the scent is heavenly so my idea was that if I have a Clematis trailing through it, it won't be so boring in the summer.




This is a new climbing rose my DH bought earlier in the year it's called 'Sunrise', it has a great scent, there is a Honeysuckle right next to it so I get a double whammy of perfume.

A new craft shop has opened up near me I haven't been there yet, I bet June has.  I hope to get there on Wednesday, I first have to visit the opticians as the new glasses I had last week are not good, if I look through with just my right eye they're fine but from the left eye everything is just a blur.  I then have an appointment with the dentist had my 6 monthly checkup a couple of weeks ago which was ok, but now I am having problems, so it is best to get it sorted.  What an afternoon that is going to be, oh and I have to have a scan on Friday to check me out for kidney stones, so I am getting my moneys worth out of the NHS this week.  As you can guess the only thing I am really looking forward to is the craft shop.

Glad we have met up again, I'll try hard not to leave it so long next time.  Enjoy the summer weather and of course your stitching.  I love hearing from you all out there in blog land, so take care.

13 comments:

  1. Your stitching is lovely & what a pretty needlecase! So glad you are seeing some sun! We here in Kentucky have finally seen a bit of rain so perhaps we traded weather a bit : ) Your clematis is pretty but that rose is gorgeous ... one of the prettiest I've ever seen! Good luck with your glasses. I had some trouble a couple months back getting my new ones to work well for me. I hope they don't find any kidney stones at your appointment on Friday!

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    1. Glad to hear you have had some rain, we are very glad to get some sunshine. Keep your fingers crossed for me this week when I am having all these different medical appointments.

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  2. Lovely stitching and flowers Janet. Sorry you have kidney stone worries. I hope you get the eyeglasses sorted out, what a pain. We are still having hot, hot, hot here!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Vickie. They do day old age does not come alone, and they sure are right. I hope you get more comfortable weather soon.

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  3. Your stitching and flowers are just lovely.And how lucky are you to have a craft store opening up near by.Thanks for mentioning The Opticians.Have to get there by August,and keep putting off the dreaded check up at the Dentist.Lol.

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    1. Be brave Julie, and make that appointment for the dentist! I'm looking forward to my first visit to the new Hobbycraft store.

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  4. Lovely post Jan, love that rose Sunrise we are looking for a new one and I think that one would mix with my soft pink one.
    Your stitching is coming on really well.
    Yes you know me to well I have been and it's fab upstairs and down some where to spend yet more of our money.
    Hugs.

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    1. I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I visit Hobbycraft for the 1st time.

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  5. Lovely stitching :)
    Hugs&smiles to you

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    1. Thanks Nia, isn't it nice to have such great friends in blog land. x

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  6. Lovely stitching Janet
    And I love the needlecase you got, I saw them on June's blog and they are really cute
    you're very lucky to have a club like this one
    take care and keep continue to only think about your visit at the new shop =)
    big hugs
    xxxx

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    1. We have great fun at the club lots of laughter and lots of stitching, I always enjoy seeing what sewing everyone is doing. Thanks for your lovely words. x

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  7. Great stitches and needle case!
    Love your beautiful flowers.

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