Happy Friday everyone!
Today is the day to post for the 2017 Smalls Sal. The Sal is organised by Heather aka Stitching Lotus. You can find her blog and the SAL here! Feel free to join in!
The first finish is 'Happy Croakmass' which you can find free under my free charts. I know you've seen it already so I think I'm going to have to work a little harder at sorting out my scheduling; sorry!
The second finish is for a certain little grandchild. I just need to get it framed and then it will be part of her birthday present. In April she will be two! Where does the time go?
It is a Tatty Ted design which I stitched from a chart which was gifted to me...hmmmm wonder if I can use this for the Gifted Gorgeous SAL as well?
I changed some colours, ignored some French knots and stitched it on 28 count Laguna. I have no idea how anyone could stitch this design on aida, with all the fractional backstitches! Kudos to those of you who managed it!
So what else has been happening?
Well, my second book is officially released now and I bought one of the illustrations from Paula (of 'Bear Tails Illustration' fame). Paula gave me the title illustration, with Holmsey, after the first book did so well. I was determined to pay for this one: she's worked hard on the illustrations which are amazingly beautiful. I chose the cover picture again which features Fergus, so I have a pigeon pair now!
Fergus is away getting framed at the moment. I can't wait to get him home!
Now, most of you know by now that I have metastatic cancer. I've had such a wonderful life: I've achieved everything I set out to and that is a blessing. A life well lived. So well lived, in fact, that I only had one thing on my bucket list! I wanted to get arrested!
Hmmmm...can you see where this may be going?
Well, last week, I received a knock on the door. There stood two extremely tall Gardaí (Irish Police).
"Are you Mrs. G. French?" They asked.
"I am" I replied, wondering what my kids have got up to..they are good kids and I knew where they were so I knew they were safe, so that only left a few other options! :-)
The Gardaí continued
"We have received a call from Grimsby Police and UK HM Customs and Excise regarding the illegal importation of wool!"
Well, I knew then I'd been set up. My lovely husband had been meeting and plotting and planning with the local Garda Station and had arranged it so I could get arrested!
I got to play with blue lights and pressed the nee-naw button! It was soooo cool!
Wonderful. Thank you so much Castlerea Gardaí for being such good sports. It is something I will treasure and it brought smiles to the faces of my family. We never turn down an excuse to smile!
Well, I will leave it there. Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back soon!