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Saturday, February 19, 2011

The QE2 is in tTown.

We had a delightful day down by the harbour, waiting to see the QE2. We queued for several hours in the warm summer sunshine, waiting to board the Pilot tugs, which ferried us out close to where the ship was berthed. The trip on the pilot boat was a first for us all, something we have not experienced.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Why is it when you are keeping your head down, minding your own business, the 'swill of life' want to interfere and cause havoc? One can only gather they have very little in their lives, so play the psychological game of "uproar"!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stitching so far this year.

I've been working on a few cross stitch pieces.
The first is a Lizzie Kate design called Boo Club. A whimsical Halloween banner stitched on linen, in appropriate colours for this festival.
The second is a Jim Shore design, The Twelve Days of Christmas. A joyful piece depicting scenes from the old Carol, of similar title.
Before Christmas I ordered a chart, "Song of Songs" 6:3, to stitch up for DH for Valentine's Day, guessing it would be completed and framed in time for February 14th. No such luck! As the saying goes...'Hell is paved with good intentions.' As of the latest mail, there is still no sign of the chart. I made an executive decision to re-order not only the chart, also the specified fabric & floss. The chart will not arrive in time for the occasion planned, however, maybe it can be a gift for our anniversary, later in the year.

ADDENDUM: The chart arrived three months later, and went via South America, Chile to be specific. I passed the chart onto a fellow stitcher who has shared her charts liberally, with me.