Tuesday, 23 March 2010

All good!!

Not so much stitching news today but lots of good stuff to tell!
Firstly I am so proud to say that Laura got into King Edward VI Sixth Form College! You cannot imagine what an anxious Saturday morning we had, our postman is never early. She had 3 friends who had also been for interview (some got automatic places due to very high grades) and 2 of them texted her early saying they hadn't got in. This just made us even more worried. Finally at 12.45 the postman arrived and as soon as I picked up the envelope I could see the top line of the letter and I saw the word "Congratulations"...... we all shouted "yeahhh!!" Only 1 other friend got in and about 6 others in her school. I believe it is 4th in the country for A level results so no wonder it is hard to get a place, good one Laura.
Now I can say both girls are sorted and doing exactly what they want to do. Just need to get their GCSEs now, although Laura's place is not dependant on her grades although I am sure they wouldn't be happy if she failed all her exams! Becki only has to get 5 GCSEs C or above and she has 2 already!!
To make the day even better Laura's Prom dress was ready for collection, so we went and bought some shoes and collected the dress. We then invited mom and dad over for a chinese takeaway. The girl's also had a friend over but she was one of the ones who didn't get in, so we didn't celebrate too much.
As for Friday night, Becki and I had a fanastic time seeing Brian and Kristina dance. It was touch and go whether Kristina was going to turn up, they had already cancelled other shows due to health issues and she missed the train and was late arriving on Friday. But it was worth it, they danced beautifully. The whole evening was full of dancing, other couples too. Then at the end we were able to have autographs and photos taken. Here are ours -

Becki with Brian

She was so happy because he told her she had a very beautiful smile.

Me with Brian and Kristina.

There were 2 Chippendales, they served us chocolates and gave all the ladies a shoulder massage. Becki loved it!! Not sure that Stuart was too happy about it though!!!

So I have to confess I did no stitching for 2 whole days!! And after all the excitment and stress I did little on Sunday either as I was so tired! So I'm not showing a Henry photo as I only did a small amount. I did finish my latest charity square, the Bug in a Bottle, which I think is so cute. Laura reckons she wants me to do one of these Bumble Bees for her!!!

Then I have worked on my Art Deco Diva a few Wednesdays at club and also last night and here is my progress on her. I am really enjoying this one and will work on it a bit more this week before getting my Christmas Window out again. Sorry the photo doesn't do it justice, the metallic thread in the dress is lovely.

Well I have babbled on enough for one day, so until next time,

happy stitching

Ginnie x


stitcheranon said...

Wow..what amazing news. Now the girls can just settle down and concentrate on their GCSEs without having to wonder about what they are going to do with their future. You must all be so relieved and I am thrilled for you all!

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations to Laura and Becki. Loving stitching as always. I am always amazed at how much you get done. Lovely pictures of your Friday night.

Miss 376 said...

What fantastic news, at least now you can all relax. Congratulations to both the girls

Cath said...

Well done to both your girls , they'll find it strange to be at different schools , but will have so much to share.

Julie said...

Congratulations Laura, WELL DONE!

Lovely pics of you both on your night out. Your art deco lady is coming along really well

Annette said...

What a lovely pictures..
Little cute bumble bee, and your WIP looks great

Shellie said...


Stitching Kath said...

i feel for you having to buy 2 prom outfits. it was bad enough buying just one haha

Blu said...

Yay! Congrats of Laura!
Sounds like you had an awesome time Friday.

Srinity said...

Great news! Congratulations to both Laura and Becki!

Felicity said...

And lovely to hear your 'babble'. I enjoy hearing the news!

Justflo said...

Congratulations to the girls.

Busy times. Glad you enjoyed them.

Ingrid said...

Congratulations !!!! Lovely pictures and beautiful stitching !

alyxandria said...

congratulations laura ;)
i knew you'd get in
alex x

mbroider said...

Congratulations to your daughters!!