Wednesday, 25 May 2011

a week away...

Hello, hope you are all good! It seems like an absolute age since I last posted even though it's probably only a fortnight!

Took last week off and went to visit my mum and dad for a few days who are now living up in Shropshire. We seemed to do quite a lot whilst I was there - lots of little trips out to various places - the garden centre, Ikea...etc which were nice to have a wander about. Also went to several of their local towns, including Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth and just generally pottered around really. 

I found these sweet little Easter decorations in Vinegar Hill, one of my favourite shops. I never got around to putting up an Easter tree this year but these shall be perfect for next spring, and they were a bargain at only 30p each!

Mum also treated me to this sweet little Cath Kidston mug - it is the absolute perfect size for a hot drink and I am completely in love with the colours. It goes so well with the enamel CK plate I bought recently too! I have a real thing for pretty pastel kitchenware at the minute.

Unfortunately I didn't really take many photos whilst I was there, despite lugging my camera around with me most of the time, though I did take a few of these greedy geese in Bridgnorth!

We (maybe stupidly) decided to give them some of our leftover sandwiches. It ended with us running away literally as fast as we could with a flock of geese hurtling along behind. Was quite funny but they do scare me a bit - think it's those big beaks!

In fact, this one has a very mean look in his eye doesn't he?! I think he was the ringleader!

Anyway, I also managed to do quite a bit more of my tapestry whilst I was away. I literally hadn't picked it up since Christmas, but I'm pleased with how much I got done... Still got a fair bit to do, but it's getting there!

There is so much detail in it, every time you look there is something else to catch your eye - My favourite parts have to be the little dog and beehive!

Anyway, it was a really nice break, but I now have lots to catch up on. Have been working on Halloween and Christmas projects this week which is always weird at this time of year. I also have a lot of blog reading to catch up on too- hopefully will pop in on you all soon, just don't know where the time goes sometimes!

Have a great week x


buttonboxcards said...

welcome back Jenny, glad you enjoyed your break! Love those cute little eggs!! xx

crafts@home said...

Good to have you back, so nice to see your lovely purchases, the tapestry is amazing, perfect for taking on holiday with you. I'm not surprised you needed a little break, working on Halloween and Christmas at this time of year must confuse the mind!!!
Sue Xx

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Jenny, so glad you had a lovely time away.
I'm smiling at the idea of you being chased by a flock of geese. Just love your eggs and your new mug.
What a brilliant tapestry, such a lot of work in all thoses little stitches.
It seems strange to be working on Halloween and Christmas at the minute, although having said that it looks like Halloween outside my window at the moment!!
Vivienne x

Jooles said...

I love those sweet little eggs.
It is good to get away sometimes and then come back all fresh. Love your tapestry, and you reminded me that i need to get on with a christmas stocking tapestry... i am very slow!
j x

Sconch Textiles said...

Blimey - am panicking now - wasn't going to start the Christmas products til July!

I love Shrewsbury - my OH's Grandparents live there, and I love going - not least because the fabric shops are so cheap compared to where I live!!

Sam x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

hey - glad you had a good break.
Love the bargain easter thingys (nice anytime surely?)
Good choice of cup (my fave size)
Have a general fear of geese - especially chasing ones!
Not normally a fan of tapestry (realise that's blogging suicide) BUT liking that one!
Off on my hols on Friday - stopped counting the sleeps, now counting hours!
fee ♥

Supercutetilly said...

Lol, geese can be a bit scary can't little girl nearly grabbed one around the neck the other day as it was getting too close and I think it shocked her a bit, lol. The tapestry is looking beautiful,and the CK things are gorgeous. Perfect mug for a brew and a wispa!! Nic xx

Helen Philipps said...

Welcome back, Jenny! Loved your post today - the decorated eggs are so beautiful, and I love your CK things, in fact I have that very mug too! The geese story made me smile - they are such big beautiful birds but can be sooo scary! I was interested to see your needlepoint tapestry too - such a relaxing kind of stitching - I haven't done any in quite a while, but I used to produce small needlepoint designs and I loved the woolly textures. Have a great rest of the week.
Helen x

Ionwen Charlesworth... said...

OoooOoo Shrewsbury is just soo gorgeous. Planning to pop there in the next couple of weeks and Vinegar Hill is on the agenda, weeeeeeee! What adorable eggs indeedybobs. Looooooooove the tapestry chicka, fab work. Have to agree the beehive is my n all. Loves Ionwen X

koralee said...

Sounds like a lovely time...I love your new CK treasures....

And that tapestry is stunning Happy weekend

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