Hello lovely readers!
I'm all behind in posting about my cross stitch challenge
so here is an update
and May .....
love that little gnome but my absolute fave bit are those little sprigs
they are such a cute shape.
You may remember me saying that I wasn't happy with the colour of 'February'
it just didn't stand out
so I VERY carefully unpicked it and re~stitched in lipstick pink
..... ahhhh much better ..... don't you think?
this is my total progress so far
We have our plums (plumbers) here today
they are working in the laundry room
it used to be a downstairs cloakroom
with loo, shower and wash basin
during the kitchen renovation we moved a wall
and managed to fit in the washing machine and tumble dryer
plus a huge and magnificently useful storage cupboard
we replaced the old loo and changed the shower
anyway by the end of today
we should have a working loo and a tap with water coming out of it
I still have to tile the shower
which, if I'm to be honest, I have been putting off
I think it's because the tiles are just plain white
so no pretty patterns to inspire me
I know exactly what it will look like already.
but I will do it soon.
Before I go
I thought I'd share a few of my Instagram photos from this week
|I have been picking lots ..... sorry mum|
|another bedside posie|
|this little nook in my garden smells like heaven|
I also made a cake .....
my dear friend Chrissie came to visit yesterday
and Of Course we needed cake.
I wanted to share it with you as it was a VERY good cake indeed
and is now firmly in my Top Ten scrumptious cakes list
Almond & orange syrup cake
It's from Rachel Allen's 'Cake' book
and Oh. My. Goodness.
It Is Good my friends
My Sweet B has the first of her final exams this afternoon
my stomach is in knots for her
she works so hard
she's been revising for weeks
..... hours on end .....
I hope lady luck will be on her side today
You were all so kind about my 'Mother's day' cushion
thank you SO much
your comments filled me with joy
Well I'm off to put the kettle on ..... again .....
x Jooles x