I have had a busy couple of weeks with different things going on.
It was my granddaughters six Birthday a few days ago.
Annie is mad about My Little Pony and she loved her cake which her mummy had made for her.
My grandchildren all loved the face painter that Annie had at her party.
Preston and Layton
Destiny, Preston and Layton
The following day, I had some of the grandchildren visiting.
My little Dolly Dawg got in on the action too!
Last Sunday was Pirates Day here in Hastings. We still hold the Guinness World Record for the most pirates in one place. The town was absolutely packed with pirates from all over and with lots going on. Great fun being a pirate as well as drumming :)
On to my stitching. I have half finished 'Wrong Side' by Imaginating.
Stitched one over two with Week's Dyes and a bit of DMC. I have now rotated to my Green Man HAED.
And now page two finished!
Loving how it is starting to look.
I finally finished the second side of my sunflower biscornu.
I just need to find time to put it together. I have put a few beads into lavender Fields but not enough to take a picture.
I brought a Zenbroidery to have a go at. I have only really done embroidery on things like my Castles in the Air by Papillon Stitches, which I enjoy doing. This is freestyle so I can learn as I go along and it will be great for using up odds and ends of thread.
Last but not least a photo of my twin boys and me took at Annie's party. They are eighteen and tower over me now.
I have gone into business with my friend Phil and we are both really busy crafting so we can open our Etsy shop.
Below is a small sample of the beautiful things Phil makes with wood. I will be crafting jewellery and needle minders to start with.
Today I drummed at our local Armed Forces day in Alexander Park. The weather was a bit all over the place. Sun out, then cloudy and windy then sun out again, in a repeating pattern. It did spit a little but luckily the rain held off. I had to get there early as the organisers wanted some drums to make a Drum Altar.
It was in honour of the military musicians that have died in combat.
In attendance were some Gurkhas who have fought bravely for Britain for many years now as part of the British Army.
The gentleman in the wheelchair is Bob, and drums with Section 5 :)
Royal Airforce merchandise. I love the ducks!
Poppy Day merchandise.
Put a silly hat on for today, life can't be serious all the time :)
A few of Section 5 chilling before the drumming.
The other half Sir Grumpy Colin
First up is Nymph in Woods. Previously:
I got quite a lot done before I decided I had had enough .
Lavender Fields previously:
Sunflower Biscornu previously:
My current rotation is now 'Spirit' by Heaven and Earth Designs.
I am stitching this one 1 over 1. It is a storykeep and is nearly half completed :)
Last but not least.........................
Some really good news! My other half has finally managed to get a job after being unemployed for just over a year. I am doing a happy dance!!!!!