Thursday, 17 January 2013

Five Good Things (with apologies to 1066 And All That)

Have any of you ever read Sellar and Yeatman's book 1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates.  

It is a very humourous re-writing of the history of England.   My father introduced this book to me -  back in the Dark Ages and I have read it over and over and over again.   Arguably it may not suit all readers but I love it - especially the way they make lists of events and conclude with "and that was a Good Thing".
Today I have five such Good Things to report -
I have
-   Crossed every item off my "phone up and make appointments" list
-   Ironed the first page of NMMSAL page so I can post -  ta da.    Assisi and Drawn Thread work.   I am none to happy with the corners on this so have cropped the photo severely.
-   Completed the stitching on the small house re-stitch which I mentioned yesterday.   Tonight I will be stitching the felt on the back. 
-   Started reading this book and managed not to get so emeshed that I was late back from lunch ;-)

-    Had my start-of-the-year assessment at the gym, survived and don't feel completely demoralised :-)

My next stitching is to complete the Hardanger Top for a mini Christmas stocking and then over the weekend to complete the Lavender Hussif.  To get both of those done could perhaps be described as An Excellent Thing!


  1. Well done with completing your page it looks great

  2. Well done dear it is looking so cute x

  3. I think I need to read the 1066 and all That book. I like the Assissi and drawn thread page and look forward to seeing the next one.

  4. Your Assisi page is lovely, congratulations

  5. Your stitching is beautiful! Congrats on your assessment. :)