Saturday, 2 July 2011

Pull up a pew ;-) its a long one!!

Ooh I seem to have lost a couple of weeks - erm not sure how - lol. Right what to catch up on??? Well Jack made it safely home from France - eventually - after numerous road closures and detours they made it home for 9pm on the Friday. I think he had a good time - apart from the food!!! Plus I cant believe the tat he bought, the market stall holders must have been rubbing their hands right heres another coach full of kids with money burning a hole in their pockets :-). So all the washing up todate it was straight into new secondary school visits and meetings, rehersals for the leavers production and getting ready for sports days.

While he is dashing around we have done a bit of sanding and painting - we bought an old church pew from ebay and have been sorting that out, not sure if I have mentioned it here but we live in a modern house but I lurve shabby chic so stealth like little bits of CK & Laura Ashley pop in - except couldnt really sneek this in but hubby was quite keen on the idea.(When we win the lottery and buy an old farmhouse it will fit right in - lol) So thats sorted - nearly - I think I have bitten off more than I can chew in that I am going to have a go at making a long cushion for it - so I will be blowing the dust off my sewing machine - plus the kitchen now needs redecorating so it will match the colours of fabric I have chosen - oops - never thought about that!!

I've also started a chicken for a cushion to go on the pew:

I have used more of my linen oh but flippin' heck I have nearly thrown it out of the window numerous times - I seem to do a couple of good rows and think I've got it and then cock it up on the next couple of rows - grr - however, I will not be beaten and the last couple of nights stitching have improved. Following a recommendation I got some gold plated needles (size 24) but I'm not sure if I need something sharper/thinner???

I've also had a few card making makes as well - a couple of party invites for Jack (quite short notice too), and a couple of makes for friends I wont blog them all now but here are a couple:

This is for Jacks friend Sam.

I would like to enter this into:

Card making mamas - red white and blue
Fairy Knoll - red white and blue
Craft u Crazy - red white and blue
Pixie Dust Studios - red white and blue

This is for a friend of the family who is turning 80:

I would like to enter this into:

Lili of the Vally - celebrate

Thanks for looking

Ali xx


  1. Phew sounds like you've been super busy! Love all your makes, I was going to stitch that chicken but still haven't got round to it, think she will look great stitched on linen on your pew x

  2. Wow are a very busy bee at the

    Gorgeous stitching thinks a labour of love...hehehe..and your cards are super too..

    have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

  3. I'm exhausted just reading all you've been doing! Love the idea of a church pew - we once had one as a garden bench. Love the 80 card - such pretty colours x

  4. ooooo love the sound of the pew :) should have dropped in when i had the chance and glad to see you are persevering with the linen :) love mouse xxxxc

  5. Oh how sweet! I love both your cards!
    Thanks for joining the LOTV Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Dena