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Friday, 25 June 2010
Trying to catch up!
Help! I need a vacation, I feel like that old headless chicken running around the yard. The Farmer really needs to shoot me..lol. Life has just been so hectic lately. I just want to have time to sit down and do nothing, even my stitching has stressed me out this week. One of the teachers from our local primary school who taught Heather when she was 6 is retiring today. Heather decided at the last minute to try and get some of her previous classmates together to sign a card, buy some flowers and surprise the teacher with a visit from some of them this afternoon. Well of course being me I got it into my head that I would just have to stitch a little something. I loved this design when I saw it in this months Cross-stitcher magazine but sadly I gave up stressing myself out last night trying to get it finished on time. I will keep working on it until its complete as I am sure there will be someone who would like it.
I can now reveal the give-away prize package that I sent to Siobhan. I was very anxious tackling something to send to Siobhan as her finishes are always so stunning. As my regular visitors know I always get myself in a tizzy when it comes to finishing a stitched piece but even I was pleased with how this one turned out. I reckon I would no longer have the dunces cap, teacher might even give me a silver star...lol.
The other items I included were a little stitching kit I made up with the Dear Friends chart by Elizabeths Designs, scottish thistle pin and cute cow/sheep tea towel, fabric/quilting notebook and a little doggy frame for Duffy, Siobhans adorable doggy. As usual I had wonderful fun putting this all together and it is even more sweet when it is for a friend.
Finally I had to say good-bye to my darling boy this week. I have taken care of four year old Oscar since he was 11 months old and his older brother Jacob for a year and a half before he went to school. It breaks my heart when my little ones have to leave. I bubbled all my way through making up a photo album on Sunday afternoon. I;ve always managed to keep my feelings in check on the last day until everyone leaves but I felt a right fool at nursery school on Wednesday morning when I started sobbing. I know they will keep in touch but I am sooo going to miss my boy. I received these beautiful flowers, wine, chocolates and a lovely card from Oscar and his family. I know it is my job but it is so nice when a parent thanks you and appreciates all you have done in caring for their child.
Heather was amazed at all the lovely comments everyone has left on her prom photographs, she can;t believe that people she doesn;t know would take the time to say such lovely stuff. Hugs and thanks to everyone.
I am going to have a few free days next week so hopefully I will get a chance once again to catch up with all my stitchy friends out there. I so need to catch up on my blog reading and emailing. Hope everyone has a lovely week-end. Hugs!!