Monday, June 20, 2016

Stitching and Fun with the Grandchildren

What a horrible week weather wise. It is supposed to be summer but we have had really heavy downpours and some thunder and lightening. 

Last Saturday, the weather was overcast but remained dry during the day. I took two of my grandchildren, Androulla (Annie) and Sotiris (Tiri) to a birthday party at Clambers Play Centre then afterwards, they wanted to go on the beach. We were lucky in the fact that the tide was just going out.

The sand was covered in Sea Gooseberries.

Funny thing is, I have lived here all my life and never seen or heard of them before. I had to ask a forum online what they were.

Here is a webpage for anyone who may be interested in finding out what they are:

We then went to a play park which is situated on the promenade.


My new project which I started last week is starting to come along nicely.

Which will look like this when completed:

I am about half way through with the cross stitching on my Mill Hill Kit, Lavender Fields:

Previous update:


I did start the front of my Sunflower Biscornu. I haven't stitched much on it:

Last night I hand serged a piece of 32 count linen ready to start a new project. I am hoping to start it soon but I need to order some speciality threads for it.

I have had this chart for years and thought it was about time I stitched it. I think it might be out of print now but I am not sure.


  1. Sounds like you had a good time with the kiddos. Never heard of sea gooseberries either. Stitching looks good.

  2. Complex designs like the Nymph one you're working on are just to intricate for me -- at least for now. I absolutely applaud your courage in taking it on and making steady progress. Good work!

  3. Looks like a great time with the grandchildren! Great stitching, love the new piece.

  4. It was a great day, we had, and as always babe your stitching looks great

  5. Beautiful stitching! Never heard of sea gooseberries. We have them here, on dry land, lol.

  6. Thanks for sharing the sea gooseberries information. How interesting. Looks like the grandchildren had fun. Love your projects, especially the Lavender Fields.


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