As I type this it's Tuesday evening and I'm wondering where in the heck the week went. Aside from into the past, that is. I know what happened to Sunday - I think most of you that live in the UK had the same Sunday as me - cold, wet and miserable. Go on, hands up, who succumbed and put the heating on? I know we did, but then not only did we have a child in the house, but we had washing to dry. Ho hum.
Well, we're here today for another round of WOYWW, and if you're a newbie at it, head over to Dunnit Dimensions to buy your ticket for the blog hop.... metaphorically speaking that is!.
My desk this week is less interesting than last week, if that is at all possible. I have to confess that it's this tidy because it had an attack of the killer kid - Lil' Miss B needed to make a birthday card for her big half-sister, and of course a Fathers' Day card. I have one yet to make, but desperately need some gloss paper to print onto first, and I keep forgetting to seek it out.
Now, remember back at the start I mentioned last Sunday being wet? Well, as I was housebound for the day, I managed to accomplish something that has been waiting about 7 years to happen. Back along in '01, when I got married, my then 70 yr old mother made all the bridesmaids' dresses, and my wedding dress. Oh, and the cake. Ah yes, she also did some of the bridesmaids' flowers. And head-dresses..... Anyway, the point is that she made herself very busy for 7 months, and the dresses in question had a LOT of beadwork on them. The wedding over and done with, she found herself at a loss for what to do. In effect, she was bored (!), so she found herself something to keep her brain and fingers occupied, and took up cross-stitch. She'd done a little bit here and there, the occasional card, but had left the big projects to my sister and I, up till that point. Well, she found a book with five small patterns in, and leapt right in. No small measures for her, no siree! Mum took those five designs and made them into one big one, adding in-fill around them to tie them together.
Upshot was the picture below.
I can't quite recall how long it took Mum to do it, about a year I think, and then she handed it over. The house we were in at the time was an ex-showhome, and came complete with some awful botanical prints in very expensive frames and mounts, so Mum had deliberately made her work to fit one of them. I've trawled around the country (and indeed continent) transporting said frame and the finished needlework from house to house ever since.
So what was so great about Sunday? I finally framed the piece......... better late than never Ma!
Catch you all on the hop!