Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Sunday 15 April 2012

Catch up

 I managed to do a bit more on Patchwork Sampler, I finished the purple design and the red and black, I can't fault this sampler, I have come across a few pattern errors, places where I have added a stitch to balance the pattern.

I love these three circular designs, there is a fourth, which I have not stitched yet, waiting to check all the designs around it to check the shade of green to use. I have had lovely comments regarding this work.
I did on Wednesday night start Sweet flowers, but after stitching for an hour and a half, I realised I had yet again miss counted, so I have unpicked it all, and as yet I have not picked it up.

Work went quickly and was OK, I have been tired all week, so I am not stitching, yesterday I rested for most of the day. I am sleeping on my back, which is not my normal sleeping position, so I wake up a few time each night, which does not help. I have been watching both series of Downton Abbey, I am half way through the 2nd season. I did watch them on TV, but I am enjoying watching them again. I am also reading "Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey", a friend has passed it to me, it's based around Highlere Castle, the location for the filming of Downton Abbey, and the family who own it, set in a similar time frame.

Today we are at a friends house for lunch, there will be about 12 of us, we all get on well together, it's sunny but cold, so we will be inside for most of the time, I won't see Fliss and the boys, they have a tummy upset, and we are keeping apart, I do miss not seeing Josh, but we speak on the phone, he has been a very good little boy, whilst mummy has been ill.


  1. I am going to have to think of some new words to describe your beautiful sewing :) Hope you have a nice lunch with friends and hope your poor family are soon well:( Take care.

  2. I really love that cross stitch sampler. You have really inspired me to make my own design
    Julie xxxxxxx

  3. Hello

    Your patchwork sampler is looking lovely. Sorry to hear about the unpicking you had to do on Sweet Flowers, such a nuisance.

    I hope you start to feel better soon and I hope you enjoy your lunch with your friends.

  4. Your patchwork sampler is coming on a treat, it looks fab!

  5. KAst night I got to watch three of my favorit eBritush shows on our local Publuc Televesion Station: Robin Hood, New Tricks and Garrow's Law. I think it is neat thatone of the actors on New Tricks is also in Garrow's aw.

    We were also watching this season's Merlin on Thursday night's on anothe channel, but, saw, the last show was a week ago so now we have to wait.

    Loving watching your sampler come to life.

  6. gorgeous stitching :D I love the colours on it.



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