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Saturday, 3 September 2011
Sew Blue Bear and a day out!

*Picture by Valie*

Meet Sew Blue Bear! My talented friend Valie decided to work her magic on Sew Bands and removed a few bands/motifs and replaced them with a delightful ceramic bear and some wording and she also stitched it in blue - my favourite colour. I received this in the post yesterday and was quite overcome with it's beauty and originality. My French friend knows me so well - my colour preferences and my collection of bears! Thank you dear friend for your thoughtfulness - it is much appreciated. There are more pictures on Valie's blog *here*

Sew Bands is available *here* or by clicking on the CHARTS button on the sidebar.

*Picture is clickable for a closeup view*

On Thursday my son Justin and his family invited me on a trip to France. We caught an early ferry at Dover and once there we drove to Le Touquet, a delightful little seaside town on the northern coast. For once the weather did us proud and we were able to go onto the beach and after this we went into the town which is crammed with tiny shops and restaurants where we ate fresh mussels cooked in a garlic sauce - mmmnn - delicious. The kids, not being as adventurous as the adults, opted for pizza! We had a great day marred only by the slowness of Passport Control on our return journey which caused us to miss the return boat so we had to wait over an hour for the next one. We will definitely have to do this again guys - I had a fabulous time and thank you for the invite.

I have been stitching and Tante Minna will be finished over the weekend. I have chosen a frame which I will stain and distress. I also need to 'finish' my Mystery SAL box so these projects are definitely next on my list and after this I feel the need to put some stitches in poor, neglected Jane Rees.

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Take care and enjoy the weekend.

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  • On 3 September 2011 at 13:55, Blogger Cathy B

    That would make a cute birth sampler for some lucky baby!

  • On 3 September 2011 at 15:35, Blogger Susan

    What an amazing gift! I'm pretty much a by-the-pattern stitcher and the ability of people to make changes amazes me. Looks like everyone had fun on your day out - a bit of stretch for me that a daytrip to France is as easy as for you as driving to Maryland is for me.

  • On 3 September 2011 at 23:29, Blogger Dora

    What a beautiful finish from Valie!
    How I'd love to go on a trip like that. Looking forward to seeing your finish from Tante Minna.

  • On 4 September 2011 at 15:47, Blogger Lili

    a wonderful finish!

    nice pictures! :)

  • On 4 September 2011 at 18:29, Blogger valerie

    What a lovely gift from Valie! It's cute with the little ceramic bear button. Sounds like you had a fantastic day on the french coast. What fun!

  • On 6 September 2011 at 10:38, Blogger angelasweby

    Carol, your gift from Valie is really beautiful. She is so creative and imaginative in the way she interprets designs. How lovely to have one of your designs so thoughtfully created specially for you. Gosh, how I envy your trip to France :-) I'm so glad you had a fantastic time and the weather behaved. Moules in Garlic sauce...yum! Angela xx

  • On 7 September 2011 at 03:23, Blogger Susan

    I love the little bear finish - what a cute little guy!

    It looks like you had a lovely quick trip to France - it sounds so much fun to just be able to hop on a ferry whenever you want to go to France :)