Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Too much stitching....

makes Hazel slightly mad!!!

I have been a busy bee this month! There's a lot to share and I can't possibly share in one post so I will do another post at some point.

Firstly, I'd like to share a few photos of my weekend away in Ashbourne with Fobbles. On the Friday we went to Bakewell Museum to see some samplers and have coffee and cake yum! Here is one of the samplers and it was quite sad as we noticed someone had marked this piece with marker pen. Can you spot the initials?


On Saturday my friend and I headed off to Dove Farm in Ashbourne where the rest of the group were staying. We enjoyed a lovely uninterrupted day of stitching and a lovely lunch to boot! I particularly enjoyed the scones with jam and cream - my absolute favourite. Here are some pics of the ladies at work and some of their projects.


L-R Cherry, (not sure,) Beverley


L-R Janet?, Jan?, Cherry


L-R Ann, not sure


L-R Belinda, Avril, Michelle

Here's an update on my BP. I managed to stitch five motifs this month!

May 09 update

May 09

May 09

On another note, we are getting a Ragdoll cat. We are going to view the kittens next month as they have just been born. Ragdolls are beautiful cats who, when picked up, go floppy like a ragdoll, hence the name. They are extremely amicable and very good with children. I am thinking and hoping my other mog won't feel threatened by this docile cat and will play nicely although I think she has enjoyed being queen of the castle recently. More news to follow. Watch this space.

I have some other finishes and pics to show including a few of my crocheted squares that I have been working on. Yes, I have been doing them!! I think I have about 7 squares now! However, I will leave all that for another post as I think there is enough on this one.

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I have been extremely tired and lacking motivation to blog this month so I apologise if I haven't commented on your blog this month. I have been and had bloods taken to test against a few things but they are all okay. Hopefully, I'll pass by your way soon.



Sally said...

Lovely to se you posting Hazel. Sounds like to had a wonderful time.

BP looks gorgeous. I've had another not very productive month on mine:(

Tracy said...

Lovely photos!

I can't believe someone would initial a beautiful piece like that with marker!!

I'm looking forward to seeing more finishes...


Karen said...

great progress on BP!I haven't been working on mine lately, need to pick it up here soon.

Marsha said...

I'm so excited about the ragdoll kittie. I can't wait to meet it on your blog.

What a horror to mark a sampler with a marker!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, I have never seen so much needlework at one time. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.
I cannot believe someone marked a piece of needlework with a marker. OMG
Love your BP - coming along beautifully.
Glad you had such a fun time with all the stitching ladies.

valerie said...

So sad to see that marked up sampler! Great progress on BP...love the colors you chose. Hope you feel better soon!

mainely stitching said...

ACK!! Someone wrote on that gorgeous sampler?! Pass me the smelling salts ....

I've never heard of a ragdoll cat. Sounds like it would go over well in this crazy house!

LOVE the other samplers you showed. GORGEOUS!!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

So many pretty pieces in this post! What a gorgeous sampler in the museum and how terrible people can be sometimes. Your BP looks wonderful.

Deb said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Your BP looks gorgeous - I do like the colors you used for this.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your Dove Farm stitching time looks like great fun. Your BP projects is coming along beautifully. Can't wait to see your new little ragdoll. CJ ok;-)

Julie said...

Nice to see you Hazel.

A ragdoll, how lovely for you and the family, cant wait to see some piccies.

BP look gorgeous.

Hope you are soon feeling brighter

lena-lou said...

Pretty scary that some idiot would actually write on a precious antique sampler , blimey !!

Looks like you all had a nice stitchy weekend away :-))

Hope you are feeling better soon Hazel.

Take care

stitcherw said...

I'm quite behind in my reading and see you've been quite busy. I love you BP piece, it's looking beautiful. You've made wonderful progress. Your stitching get together looks like it was quite a bit of fun too. It is always great to get together with other stitchers and see everything everyone is working on, a great motivator. Although, I've found I do end up starting quite a few new WIP's after one, so many of the lovely projects I see are irresistible.

Sara said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. Good luck with the new kitty and look forward to seeing the rest of your update.

Annemarie said...

Ack! That marker pen on that sampler gave me the willies! Still, lovely pics from your stitching retreat!
Wow, you've made such progresson Bea Pot! In fact, you've inspired me to pick up mine, even though I should be working.
Hope you start to feel better soon. In Dutch we call this 'Spring Fatigue' and I suffer from it, too (that, or lack of sleep, of course). Big hugs!

Siobhan said...

Lovely photos! It looks like you had a wonderful time. I cringed when I saw the initials. Agh. Love your progress on BP!

Doris said...

I am glad you had such a fun time with the stitching ladies-Is sad that someone marked a piece of needlework with a marker, sad... Your BP look great.

Loraine said...

Great stitching Hazel! You've made great progress. Thanks for the photos of your trip. What a wonderful day.
I was just talking to my husband about a ragdoll cat yesterday. How funny! We have a cat right now, but she is not the friendliest thing. Our kids have had numerous scars from her bad temperament. I wish we could find a better cat for kids. Let me know how this goes for you!
Have a great week.

Cheryl said...

Sorry to hear youve not been feeling 100%. Hope you're okay.
Your BP is looking lovely

Clare - Aimetu said...

Hope you are feeling better soon ((hugs))

I love the BP and it looks like you had a fab your stitching break.

I made the chickpea cake - tastes delicious :)

Cindy F. said...

Honestly! Who in their right mind would write on a stitched piece! I almost choked! The sampler is gorgeous though.
Very exciting, your get-together with your stitching friends!
Glad your blood tests are ok, but hope the docs find out why you're lacking energy. Take care and I hope you're feeling much better very soon!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, marker pen on such a lovely sampler. Unbelievable.
Your get-together pictures are so nice, all the ladies are so absorbed by their stitching.
Great progress on Beatrix!

Jan said...

Hazel your Beatrix Potter is looking amazing! Congrats on getting a lot done on her!

I would love to have a ragdoll kitty some day! Looking forward to seeing pics of your new lil one soon!

Beatrice said...

Yikes marker...I can't imagine.
BP is looking great.
Keep up the lovely work!
Take care.

Karan said...

Looks & sounds like you had a fab time. Fancy marking a beautiful piece of work like that!
BP is looking gorgeous. :0)

DovilÄ— said...

great progress on BP!