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Monday, 28 July 2008
Mail and a birthday lunch

The mailman delivered to me this lovely package from Joan who was my partner (unbeknown to me of course) for the HOE Summer Quaker exchange. Joan stitched for me this wonderful pinkeep with Dinkey Dyes Mango Tango silk floss. Now regular readers will know how much I adore anything Quaker so you can imagine how pleased I am to receive this. It's beautifully stitched and finished and just look at that pretty fabric that Joan chose for the back. Not only did she make this gorgeous pinkeep she also made a pretty project bag and a cute chicken pincushion. Also in the package was a piece of 40ct cream linen, a packet of needles, a matching magnetic notepad and notecards and Milady's Needle Quaker Christmas Smalls chart - Joan obviously read my Wish List. Thank you so much Joan - this is a memorable exchange.

Yesterday was Ken's birthday so we had a family lunch out at a local pub. My son-in-law Ian arrived with my daughter Nicola and my grandson Jack in his US Army truck. This is the original truck from the movie Evita and Ian has restored it to it's former glory. My son's children were highly delighted to be allowed to sit up front to have their photo taken although Jack looks pretty bored by the whole thing. I'll let you guess which one is Jack! 

So a pretty busy weekend but no stitching. 

A few questions answered: 

Donna: The glue I used for the pins is Loctite Superglue, Easy Brush which looks rather like a bottle of nail varnish so the brush gives some control over the glue. I think you can also get a superglue in gel form which should give the same control.

AnneMarie: The thread I am using for Hannah Beeby is Needlepoint Inc Silk shade number 407 which is a very dark green. The fabric is 40ct linen.

Patti: Of course you can add me to your sidebar - I am honoured that you wish to do so.

Thanks for visiting
Take care

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