Sunday, July 24, 2016

Busy Busy Busy, Bee!

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.


  1. Anonymous10:09 pm

    Your stitching is gorgeous. You have a beautiful family - grandkids are adorable especially with their faces painted. Do let us know when you open your Etsy shop, OK?
    Judi in Phoenix, AZ USA

  2. What a great party day! Fabulous cake!
    Beautiful stitching! You HAED looks amazing.
    Best of luck on your new venture. Esty seems to be a lot better than ebay.
    The Pirates days look to be a blast!!!

  3. My gosh - you have been so busy! So many things with a cute birthday party - what fun! Your drumming - amazing! And so many pirates! Arrr! and now a new business! Good luck - I hope it flourishes! Oh and your stitching is beautiful!

  4. The children look like they had fun, you have lovely grandchildren and two good looking boys. Love the pirate photos so pleased you had good weather. Your stitching is lovely can't wait to see the finished items. Good luck with your Etsy business 😊

  5. Looks like everyone had a great time at the party. Beautiful grandchildren

  6. Wow, you have been busy! Great pictures of all the fun you've been having. Beautiful children, grandchildren, and stitching!

  7. What a great party. Love your grandchildren. Enjoy them because they grow up so fast. My two are 16 and 21, but still the best there are. Your twins are neat. Love your pirate pictures and your stitching.


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