Monday, 15 March 2010

Finally some stitching

Life has been rather too frantic lately but I have managed to get some stitching done. This is the third ornament in the Brides Tree SAL . March was to be a Flower or a Flower Basket symbolising beauty in the home. Do you like this adaptation of the Country Cottage Needlework ornament in the 2007 JCS Ornament issue.

Carol R in England has nominated me for a Beautiful Blogger award - thanks Carol. For those of you who have never visited you can find Carol here and see the exquisite work she does.

Now I have to tell you 10 things about myself that you might not know.

1. My favourite colour is blue.

2. My favourite season of the year is Autumn.

3. Many years ago my teacher in Primary School taught me to speed read.

4. I don't like peas but I do like beans.

5. I have a ham and salad sandwich for lunch everyday - yes I am a creature of habit!
6. I have worn spectacles (contact lenses for some of the time) since I was five years old.
7. I studied mathematics and science at university ( a long long time ago)
8. I have a patchwork quilt of scars on my shoulders from four surgeries and 2cm of bone missing from the AC joint on my right shoulder.
9. I will never never never never never watch another James Bond movie - when I was recuperating from shoulder surgery last January I watched 20 Bond movies back to back!
10. I was the first granddaughter born to paternal grandparents who had six boys!
Now that is out of the way - who would have thought it so hard to think of 10 pieces of trivia about oneself?!?!
Next is to nominate 10 other people to receive the same award - I think you are all worthy of the award and its too hard to name just 10 of you. But here we go in no particular order - blogs that I think are truly beautiful
and finally two more that have been a real inspiration to me
and the blog that first introduced me to this wonderful world.


  1. Thanks for sharing all your fun facts!

    Wow! 20 Bond movies back to back - as many times as my husband has watched them, I still have to ask which one he is watching!

  2. It's a lovely finish! It has been great to read these facts in blogs, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Congratulations on the award, Margaret! It was interesting to read all the interesting facts about you! I've had glasses since I was a little kid too, and unfortunately that was passed onto my son! Thank goodness the technology for thinner lenses are much better now.

    That's a lovely finish you did.

  4. Thanks so much--how very kind of you! I don't think anyone has ever given me an award for my stitching blog--it's very nice indeed. I'll have to think up ten things to share later this week! :) And I think I wouldn't watch anymore James Bond either had I watched so many at once!

  5. Margaret Thank you very much for the award! I'm very - very nice!

    It was very interesting to read about you! What do you like it!

  6. I love your ornament. I think it fits the description perfectly.

    I just checked my junk email and for some reason my silly computer has reclassified a whole lot of people. No wonder I thought nobody was emailing me. Thank you very much for the award and I will try and post something in the next few days. I have loved reading these things about you.