Happy Birthday Jessica!!!!!!!!
My beautiful "not so little anymore" girl is "Sweet 16" today so please join me in wishing her a very Happy Birthday:) We have been so blessed to have a daughter like you and hope all your hopes and dreams come true for you sweetheart. I don't know where those 16 have gone!
Last night I finally finished Heaven and Earth Designs quick stitch Dragonette!:) This piece has taken me way too long to stitch and I am so pleased to have it completed! It was stitched on 25 count fabric using DMC.
Started 19 th July 2006
Finished 6th August 2007.
Artwork by Vicki Visconti-Tilley
It is for Jessica as she loves dragons. I'm not sure how it will be finished as yet as I want to do something different to framing maybe.
So I will replacing this with HAED quick Stitch Girly Gothic in my rotation and possibly be replacing Summer with Guardian but I am not sure yet about that. I might just carry on with that as and when in an afternoon if I get chance.
I am now into my third month on the chart stash wagon ( or stitching from chart stash as I prefer to call it!) and am doing really well. I do miss having stash through the post, I must admit, but I am not going to give in as I really don't want to feel a failure like I normally do. I have just bought some charms off a seller on Ebay that Dawn recommended to me and am waiting for those to arrive. They were posted last Friday but as Royal Mail are having strikes here and there they may take a while to arrive.
DH and I went out on Friday night; the first time we've been out as a couple for ages! He had seen a show, "In Dreams" advertised in one of the local papers and as he is a huge fan of 50's and 60's music he fancied going. I wasn't all that fussed if I'm honest but I am so pleased we went. The singers "impersonating" Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison were absolutely brilliant as was another bloke whose name I can't remember! Lol! The guy doing Buddy Holly had appreared in Stars in Their Eyes and The Buddy musical. I must admit that I liked him best as I do have quite a soft spot for his music. It was shame that it hadn't been advertised very well as the place was only half full.
On Saturday we finally got to see Harry Potter and The Order of the Pheonix! I have been desperately trying to finish the book before seeing the film but I didn't quite manage it as I'd found it really hard to get in to and I really didn't enjoy it as much as I had the first 4 books so I was a bit unsure as to whether I would enjoy the film. I had heard many people say that it was quite dark, even more so than the last film but I didn't find it so. We all really enjoyed it although I will admit to being a bit scared right at the beginning when the dementors were attacking Harry and Dudley and I remember thinking to myself if this is what it's going to be like I'm not sure I want to sit through it! Lol! We're all looking forward to the next two films now although I must get the books read first this time! I was going to start book 6 but Abi has decided that, as she's seen the film, she's not reading book 5 and has started the 6th one! So I'll have to wait for her to finish that one before I can start it!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. We're spending much of the time just chilling or walking on the beach as it's too hot to do anything else! DH starts his hollidays next Monday and I think we're decorating Abi's bedroom! Not something we're looking forward to doing as it's the smallest bedroom and she has the most stuff!!!