Hello every one.
It looks like summer has finally come to the area. We have had a few days of wonderful sunshine and warm weather. We still get rain but just enough to send a busy stitcher scrambling to take her clothes off the line and drape them all over the house like some madwoman who couldn't decide where to hang her belongings. No, photos are not included lol.
It has been a very busy week socially. I have not had to cook a supper since Monday. Hurrah!!
We did Christmas in July with some friends this week that caused lots of hilarity. I did a Red Hat Luncheon with Beatrice this week and then to friends for a BBQ. Friday, it was golf day for DH. I joined him for supper at the golf course. Saturday we spent with our son Bob and his family and they BBQ'd dinner. Sunday we arrived at the grandsons and their parent's home to stay for a week. They cooked dinner and so the week has gone without having to make a single supper. Now, who can I visit next week so I don't have to cook again. Any volunteers?
On the stitching front, it has been a busy Mirabilia week.
I stitched Emerald Mermaid
on Deb's beautiful fabric. This is my first addition to the Mirabilia Round Robin. It was a great stitch. And the beads - I was surprised at how many beads there were in this small section - 30x70 stitches. I used invisible thread and that had me cursing at times. I love how it turned out. Deb has let me know she approves. I am looking forward to the next piece arriving.
Noddy has gotten some serious work. I completed the dog, cow, pig, boat, the blue sky and since the photo was taken completed the ostrich. And that pig, he is lucky I didn't make him into bacon when I discovered he was in the wrong place, after finished, and I had to tear him out and do him again. When I was out visiting this week, the owner of Noddy presented me with a substantial gift certificate to Knowledge and Needles to thank me for all my work. Now, the push is really on to finish it. I am hoping to have it done by the beginning of August.
We are at our youngest son's house for the week looking after our two grandsons as their daycare is on vacation. It will take Leo and I together to handle two very active, noisy, busy little guys. Thank goodness we are off the clock when their parents get home at 4 p.m. Let's hope the weather stays nice as they have a lovely pool in the backyard to help keep them occupied.
That's all for this week. Keep stitching everyone.