Monday, 18 February 2013

Philly's Birthday

Yesterday was Philly's 19th birthday - it's too far to visit her at Uni in a day so we meet in Gloucester for a few hours. It's about half way; Philly travelled by train and we drove down.

I had baked some cupcakes and a chocolate Guinness cake. I bought some cake boxes from Tesco and a small shopping bag for her to put all her gifts in - I liked the bag so much I'm thinking of buying one for myself now :-)

Philly's Cupcakes
Philly's bag
We had a great meal in Gloucester - Philly loved her gifts. She also had a good time doing a bit 'more' retail therapy as you can see from all her bags.

Philly and me outside Gloucester cathedral
All too quickly she had to get the train back but had a wonderful surprise when she got back to Uni - her flatmates had cooked and iced her a birthday cake - they are a lovely bunch :-)

I settled on the sofa and did a little more on my LHN A Place We Call Home

A Place We Call Home
It's half term this week which feels good; I have a few jobs to do at Dad's and we're popping to France next weekend so it won't be much of a rest, still very very enjoyable though.

Thanks for popping by, see you again soon x x x

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

I love Valentine's Day as it's when DH proposed - 27 years ago today :)
I did two exchanges this year - a secret one with Needlecraft Haven and a private one with Parsley.
Here's the gorgeous ornament I received from my secret stitcher and the lovely gifts too .
Love Bug ornament
Valentine's Gifts
This is the ornament I stitched for Parsley and the beautiful one I received.
Wee Bird for Parsley
Love Tree
My February mantle was looking a little bare but now I have opened my Valentine's gifts and hubby and I have exchanged cards it's looking a little more romantic.
Valentine's Mantle
Wishing you all a very happy Valentine's Day - love and wishes to you all x x x

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Stitching catch up

I haven't posted for a while as I've been busy stitching - two Valentine's exchange pieces which I can't share but I can share these :)

The Drawn Thread - February
A gift for Philly as it's her birthday month

I have been working on my LHN A Place We Call Home although I didn't make it to the Parlour on Needlecraft Haven this week, sorry Barb and my Parlour friends.

A Place We Call Home

I have my mantle for February - hubby bought me a gorgeous vase with a red rose plant which looks lovely with my Drawn Thread and my iced crystal candle holders. After opening day I will also have some exchange peices to add.
February Mantle
We've had a lovely weekend away as our Chrstmas present to each other - it's all in my Aimetu blog. Before we went hubby had bought me some daffodils - it was an amazing sight to arrive home to.

Thanks for calling by - I know I don't blog very often, something I hope will change from the summer as I am retiring from work - whoo hoo.