Sunday, June 26, 2016

Armed Forces Day and Stitching Update

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!!!!!


  1. Love all of your stitching, great job.
    What a nice way to honor others.

  2. Lovely photos, Hubbies son and wife belong to Burgess Hill Bonfire Society and play the drums, I love it and all the outfits, you and Colin look fab. Wonderful stitching too all so pretty and Colourful, you've been busy. Love the sunflower and lavender fields x

    1. Thank you Sarah! It's a small world, I have probably seen them without knowing who they are :)

  3. It looks like it was a good day for everyone. A great way to honor vets. I love your stitching. You've made so much progress!

  4. Congratulations to Colin your stitching is lovely and it looks like it was a nice day too

  5. I love your stories of drumming - so very cool.
    And thank you for honoring those served - in any capacity.
    Love your stitchy updates - Lavender Fields is lovely.
    Congrats to Colin! So happy for him - and you!

  6. Great pics. Glad to hear things are turning around for Colin. May the sun continue to shine on you and yours!

  7. love the drum alter ... and silly hats are fab ... congratulations to Colin too doing a wee happy dance with you too :) love mouse xxxxx

  8. Glad the musicians are being remembered......I'm an Army brat, though my dad was infantry. So glad for Sir Grumpy um Colin, lol, we've been down that road too. Well done on all your stitching though you are definitely one of the crazy ladies, grin, with those dense projects, such patience!

  9. Wonderful post! Great progress on all of your projects, and they are all so lovely.

  10. Congrats to Colin! You all looked liked you had loads of fun!! I love your stitchy progress! Keep those needles blaxin and those drums beating!!!


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