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!

5 comments:

  1. Well done with completing your page it looks great

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  2. Well done dear it is looking so cute x

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  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.

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  4. Your Assisi page is lovely, congratulations

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

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