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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Just the right weather for staying in by the fire and stitching

We have had a few flurries of snow this morning with heavy snow forecast for tomorrow, so where better to be than by a cosy fire and your favourite stitching all to hand.  I have started a new piece as a present for a friend .  It is from a book called 'Flower Portraits in Cross Stitch' by Thea Gouverneur, if you ever get the chance to look at this book, do, as it has some beautiful flowers in there.  I hope you can see that it is an Anemone, when I was a child I always pronounced it as amenome!  The book illustration is on the left, and it's still work in progress so I will let you know how I get on.

I have partially solved the problem of uploading photos on to my blog, still can't do it as normal, so I am using HTML -whatever that means.  I sometimes wonder how I ever manage to do a blog, I feel an absolute dunce at times, but without the help I have received from you, my friends, I think I would have a fit of the screaming hab dabs!!!!  But I am still here, enjoying doing the blog and reading all your blogs.

I shouldn't have just typed that, now my HTML is not playing ball, and won't let me upload any photos.  If you see blue smoke rising from my neck of the woods you will know it is me, I am not going to be beaten by a machine so I shall persevere.  I had some more photos I wanted to show you, but they will have to wait for another time.

GD2 is back to Uni on Saturday, so tomorrow I thought I would bake her some goodies, her favourite is Lemon Drizzle Cake.  Good 'old Nan'! 

I guess the next thing on the calendar is Valentines Day and then Easter.  Why do shops sell Hot Cross Buns all year round, as they are supposedly an Easter dish.  I always refuse to buy them in protest, though I don't think it makes any difference to the shops profit but I feel better.

I am now going to put on my thinking cap and see if I can solve this latest mystery with uploading photos.  It has been great being with you all again and I trust you will all keep safe and well.


  1. Oooh, love those rich!

  2. That is just lovely Janet. I am sorry Janet, I would be a dunce also. I don't even know what HTML is?!?

  3. it's really beautiful Janet, the colours are so sweet
    happy stitching, stay warm...we have snow too (since Monday !) it's very cold...brrr
    big hugs

  4. Wow your stitching is just wonderful , such a wonderful flower so pretty. hugs.

  5. Your wip looks so pretty =)

  6. Beautiful stitching, going to be lovely for your friend.
    Technology and me are very bad enemies!