Sunday, 30 May 2010

Quaker Christmas - Update No. 5

I've discovered that The MOTH is one of those people who thinks Christmas just 'happens'.

He has been hanging around the house for the last few weeks & quizzed me as to why I was working on something 'Christmassy' at this time of the year. It's all perspective. Methinx that this project is going to be ready for Christmas 2012 at the speed it is shaping up! I should have started it two years ago ... er, in fact I did, didn't I? Sigh!

Happiness & laughter to one and all,


Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Family Wedding

The MOTH's eldest son & his new wife
15th May 2010

The MOTH & his wife at the same 'Do'

Monday, 10 May 2010

Happy Dance No. 1 - 2010

These sweet little puppies are just tuckered out.
They have been hard at play all day.
Or, if they are like my two,
Mama has used her big voice
so they have run for cover.

Designer: Dale Tremblay Begley
Finished Size: 14" x 7" (36 x 18 cm)
Started: January 2010
Finished: 9th May 2010

Update No. 4

A Quaker Christmas
Fabric: 28ct Country French Cashmere from Wichelt Imports
Stitch Count: 320w X 205h
Floss: Crescent Colors (Balsam Fir, Cupid, Ye Old Gold)
Started: July 2008

June 2009

May 2010

Friday, 7 May 2010

The Mad Tea Party

In honour of my 50th birthday, The MOTH, Paul, & my children (The Crown Princess, Miranda; The Crown Prince, David; The Living Doll, Diana; and The Cadet Princess, Gabriella) threw me a Mad Tea Party! Everyone cooked for a week before the event. On the day, the off-spring, their father (my ex-husband) & The Crown Princess's SIL slaved away in my kitchen. They did a marvelous job, don't you think?

I thought I chose what I wore to the event, but it seems I was manipulated by the girls to choose the outfit that went best with my husband's huge surprise of dressing as The Hatter! Isn't he gorgeous?

The cooks did a wonderful job!
(This is a small sample of their work)

The Crown Princess

The Crown Prince

The Living Doll

The Cadet Princess with her Mama
(she and her brother were official photographers for the event as well as cooks)

The gift from the children was the long-ago requested portrait to hang on the wall.
Yes, they had to do it their way, didn't they?

My beautiful babies!
They did the same thing (with teenage ninja turtle masks) when in 1991 when I wanted an official photo for their paternal grandmother in the clothes that she had bought them for Christmas!