Monday, 14 May 2012

Saturday was my birthday and my 2 daughters and granddaughter came to visit. I cooked lunch then Catherine produced a very nice birthday cake with a lovely special candle decoration on it, see attached photo.

Had a book A-Z of embroidery stitches 2 have quite a few in the series and find them very informative. Also had the greatest hits of Queen which I will enjoy listening to and will put on my walkman for when I am out and about. All in all it was a good day.

Yesterday I motivated myself to cut the lawns, not a good idea, I managed to do the front then disaster struck, I went through the electric cable. Panic, phoned my brother who said to join the wires together with a bit of tape. this was unsuccessful but my next door neighbour was working in his garden so gave him a shout and he said I needed to use a connection box. What a good fellow he is, he repaired it for me so I managed to finish off the job in hand. First time I have done that but I did have some hedge trimmers which I went through three times, brother had repaired them for me, but after the last time gave up and now use hand shears. Gave the electric ones to my neighbour who manages to use them successfully. I do have a new set of electric ones, much lighter but have not tried them out yet, have had them about 2 years, silly really as I have a lot of privet hedges and they take for ever to cut manually. Sorry I rabbited on there.

After recovering from the mower incident I had a quiet afternoon stitching a small sample of half chevron which I enjoyed doing. See photo.

Today I have started thinking about a sampler for Catherine my elder daughter who will be 40 in July. Have got some vague ideas and will do it on 28ct evenweave but need to find one or two sayings to put on it, hopefully the internet will come up with some but if any of you have any ideas they will be greatly received.
Will have some hardanger on it probably a heart, quite a bit of stitching in green her favourite colour along with brownish shades.
Have not worked out how to get the photos where I want them yet but maybe one day!!!


Pippa's quilts said...

Belated happy birthday the candle looks lovely. The cord on my mower is bright orange and I make sure that it is way over to the side before I turn to go up the other way. Please take care. I tried clicking the reply button on the comment you sent me but I think that it only comes up on my blog. So I cannot help you with that I know I have had some replys in an e mail, have not worked out how that happens yet. I am going to try something else fingers crossed. If it does not work then I to need to thank you by repling this way.

Annet said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm glad my husband takes care of all electrical things in the garden. He puts the cord over his shoulder, so he cannot cut it. I like your half chevron sampler too.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday from me too Margaret, albeit a little late. Our cords are bright pink, so can be seen easily. You are lucky something really nasty didn't happen to you!!!

Hope you manage to sort out your photos in posts. You get braver as you go along. You are doing very well I think, and the colour of your blog is lovely.

Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, sorry I can't seem to reply to your comments, they come up as 'non-reply'. Take care.

DIAN said...

Margaret thanks for visiting my blog. I am way behind with reading but I have taken a quick look here and will be back.

Happy Birthday. (sorry it is late).

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Hi Margaret, Happy Belated birthday and thank you for commenting on my blog. If it makes you feel any better I've done the same thing and run over our mower hose too. Even though it was bright orange it still didn't help as obviously I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing. Very nice 1/2 Chevron stitches :)

shirley said...

Yes Margaret, belated birthday wishes from me too.Your half chevron design is lovely.