Friday, 7 August 2009

A finish, good news and my holidays

Just one more sleep until my holiday....yeah.
But firstly my finish, I worked all week on it, the last little bits always take the longest! I thought I had finished it last night then I remembered the french knots on the bushes. So I finally got it complete today. I love the way it looks and I have completed it much quicker than I first thought. I will store it away now and decide on how to frame it sometime nearer Christmas.

Secondly our good news, Stuart's mom is currently on holiday in Devon with his eldest brother, Carl and his family. She phoned on Wednesday night to say Carl and his girlfriend Jane had got married that day, just a quiet ceremony with both parents and Jane's 2 children and there 1 daughter. They reckoned they would never get married so we were very surprised but happy. Lets hope they have a party on their return. Of course if I had known I would have done them a piece of wedding stitching. I think I will try to do a small something for Christmas, a Lizzie Kate "saying" type one.

And now I am preparing for our holiday. Laura came back from Brownie camp earlier, very tired but happy. I have packed most of our cases and sorted the food etc. Just a bit more ironing to sort and Stuart has to find the fold up chairs! We are going to a place by the sea called Charmouth in Dorset and are staying in a static caravan with my parents too. We went near there a few years ago and loved the area so I am really looking forward to going back. I hope the weather is kinder to us than last year.

Tomorrow is our Wedding Anniversary too (17 years!!) so we are having a fish and chip supper in the caravan, bliss. Then next Saturday before we return we will be visiting my Aunt and Uncle who live in Poole. It is my Uncle's 70th Birthday and they are having a party. I will see my 3 cousins who I see very little of, and finally meet my one cousin's wife!

So I'll be back on my Blog the 16th...... with lots of photos and a suntan!!! Hopefully!

Ginnie x


Julie said...

Fabulous finish!!!

Have a wonderful time on your hols and with your family. Congrats to bro and new SIL.

Tracy said...

Congrats on the finish, can't wait to see how you frame it!

Have a wonderful time with your family and congrats on your 17th wedding anniversary!

Gaynor said...

Great finish....have a most fantastic holiday and congratulations on your 17th wedding anniversary. So go on, what is your secret??

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely finish. Congratulations on your anniversary and have a wonderful holiday

Rowyn said...

A very beautiful finish (I love English scenes).

Have a wonderful holiday, and congratulations to you both on 17 years of marriage!

Annette said...

Your finish looks great.
Nice job

Congrats with your 17th wedding anniversary, enjoy the wonderful time tith your family

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Congrats on the pretty finish and have a fun holiday. CJ ok;-)

Ranae said...

Congrats! on the very cool finish.
Happy Anniversary! and have a fun holiday

Chiloe said...

Congratulations on your finish!!! I love it!!!

Happy aniiversary ;-)

Enjoy your vacations ;-)

Lisa said...

Very nice finish - looking forward to see how you decided to frame it! Happy 17th anniversary - may happiness, love and health bless you and your family! Enjoy your holiday and will look forward to stories and pictures upon your return!

Wendy said...

Wow, Excellent stitching!! :-D Well done!! And congrats on your Wedding anniversary!
Have a fanstastic holiday!

Tammy said...

Great finish! Have fun on your holiday!

Cindy F. said...

Oh Ginnie!! BEAUTIFUL FINISH!!! I love this one!!

Have fun on your vacation and Happy Anniversary!! and a big Happy 70th to your uncle!!

Sally said...

What a fantastic finish Jayne!

Have a wonderful holiday and a Happy Anniversary!

Amalia said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog but I love this picture! It's gorgeous! I also cross stitch and have finished a few big pieces lately. It's such a relaxing hobby and so satisfying when something is complete :)

mimimira said...

Great work, it's just beautiful!
Congratulations on your anniversary!

stitcherw said...

Happy Anniversary to you, and Happy Birthday to your uncle. Hope you have a grand time on your vacation and the weather is perfect for you. Congratulations too on your finish, it looks wonderful.