Monday, July 30, 2007

It's been awhile...

...but at least I have something to show for it, LOL
This is a Celtic Knot in an issue of UK's Quick&Easy from about 2 years ago. Really liked this one when I first got the magazine, but only just this month found an excuse to stitch it. Not visible on the scan is the DMC Light Effects threads I used, or that it is on a navy blue evenweave. Oh well.
Now I need to work out how I want to "finish" it so I can give it to my sister for her birthday. It will be a bit late, but I gave her a cool bracelet a couple of days early so I'm ok. Thinking of making it into a small bag that the bracelet can go in. It's a chunky shell braclet so the design is not too big for it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

More Down Under Spirit!

Last post about cheerleading, as we are dropping this activity off the after school list to focus on the ballet and gym commitments.

I have now got some photos taken by people who went with the team, and of course proud mama had to share them!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

July Finish, yay!

Dandelion Bear, from the June 2007 issue of UK's Cross Stitcher is finished. Yeeha. This is to go in a cot quilt being made by Sarah for a mutual friend who's baby boy is due in November.
Jessica is home from gym camp - she had a great time and is happy with her progress. This is good since it is only 4 weeks to a competition the club is planning to go to.
And school goes back tomorrow (so back to making school lunches, oh well) and Tamsin will be in her new class, woohoo.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tuesday again

Tuesday really does seem to be my day for blog entries.
Anyhoo, Jessica arrived home safely last Wednesday. She was tired but buzzing from a very enjoyable trip. No photos yet as those that took any are yet to get back and send them to me :( Still, that's what I get for not going. However, I truly believe Jess had a much better time without her family tagging along.
Then it was 3 days of solid ballet plus back to gym class. The BAL exam is the last weekend in August, so the girls have lots to learn and perfect.
Right now Jess is at a gym camp til Saturday. She'll be glad to get back to school for a rest!
Meanwhile, I have been stitching and Dandelion Bear is progressing nicely. Pics soon I promise!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Allstars Rule!!

The home phone rang last night, around half 7. A very excited voice said "Hi mama, WE WON!! And the seniors won their division too!!"
Go Allstars Junior Elite Development, yeah.
Also got a text around the same time from friends over in Surfers for a holiday and coincidentally staying at the same (huge) hotel as the cheer teams to say that Jess had a medal and that they'd managed to get some photos of her with medal and the trophy. Won't get copies of those till they get back in about ten days, but great that they took some for me so thanks Mark & Jo.
The teams have workshops today, then off to Movie World. Seaworld and shopping tomorrow, then they head home on the midday flight on Wednesday. Wouldn't want to be on that plane - figure it will be pretty loud!