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samedi 6 juillet 2019

FNWF - July already!

Many thanks Cheryll for hosting our Friday get together. If you click on the link you will find links to everyone who took part - do go and see what they were working on.

It was 36 degrees here yesterday so needless to say after 11am we were hiding indoors! For the first part of the afternoon I was working on some secret stitching - sorry no pics.
It seemed appropriate to spend the rest of my Friday working on the new Jenny of Elefantz 'stitch-along' - the first stitchery design was released yesterday. You will find the free design and more info here

Here is Jenny's design for the first block


So I drew mine up and then thought about colours. First though I changed cookie to biscuit as this is going to be 'My' Vintage kitchen and we rarely have cookies. More 'British' too. Also I thought that the design of the jar would lend itself beautifully to the blue and white colourway of cornishware - an English classic.

 
You would have thought that at my time of life I would have learnt to spell biscuit correctly! And I went on to make a right hash of the drawing - thank goodness for Frixion pens!
Anyway, this is how far I got with my stitching last night and I should be able to finish it off today.
 
 
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We said goodbye to Dad Last Monday.

The lovely service was taken by my brother, I read a short bio and my nieces and nephew shared some memories of their Grandad - so a nice family affair. It was good to have all the family together - we are spread around the world! - and to meet up with other relations and friends that I have not seen for some time. My brother picked some great photographs for the service sheet.


Their Golden Wedding
 With his great grandchildren last year



It would have been Mum and Dad's 69th wedding anniversary on the day of the funeral.

RIP Dad. xx

22 commentaires:

Chantal a dit…

So sorry to hear about your lost. Sending prayers to help you through this rough time. Big hugs. xox

Kate a dit…

Thank you for the link to the blocks. I might just join in.

Rachel a dit…

My sympathies to you all, but being all together does help.

Jeanette a dit…

Sorry to hear about your Dad. I would change it to biscuits here to as in Australia we call them biscuits too. Your stitchery is looking good. Hugs,xx

marina a dit…

Condolences for the passing of your dad x
your stitchery looks lovely, I would have made it a blue and white biscuit keeper and changed it to biscuit too. lovely

Fiona a dit…

such special memories of your Dad and a lovely way for you all to say goodbye.... he looks a lovely smiling kind man.
Lovely new stitchery.... I did wonder about your 'british' way of spelling biscuit till I read your mistake admission... haha
Hugz

Susan a dit…

So sorry to hear your sad news.
Clever adaptation of Jenny's design - Being an Aussie - I'm surprised Jenny did "Cookies"..

kiwikid a dit…

Wonderful memories and photos of your Dad. He looks like a lovely man. Lovely stitched block, I thought you were adding a French note to your biscuit barrel. So happy you didn't use cookie!! 😊😊

Sue (this n that) a dit…

Those are the most lovely photos of your Dad and Mum and family. I especially love the black and white photos and I'm thinking that it's you as a little girl with your handsome Dad in that lower left hand photo? Thanks for showing them Lin. Sad times are made easier when the family can come together like that.

A sweet little stitchery design. (Being an Aussie, I also change cookies to biscuits where I can :D))... I like your spelling mistake too, gives a quirky touch. Hugs

Cheryll a dit…

Sorry sorry for your loss... RIP...
Lovely embroidery too... & thanks for joining in FNwF...xox

Ondrea a dit…

Many angel healing hugs to you and your family. Those photos are lovely and very precious. I had to laugh at your spelling mistake, something I would do lol. I did Jenny's original Vintage Kitchen blocks and the little quilt is hanging in my kitchen. Take care of yourself.

Michelle Ridgway a dit…

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Beautiful memories in those wonderful photos xx
Jenny SAL is just lovely....enjoy! I am pretty sure we Aussies are Bikkie people lol!

Maria a dit…

Sorry for your loss Lin.. Your family gave your Dad a lovely send off.
Lucky you used a Frixon Pen and can fix your mistake. Nice stitching..

Sheila a dit…

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your father but so glad you had your family around to remember all the wonderful memories . Very cute little stitchery . 💕

Kim a dit…

All the photos of your dad with all the family touched me, Lin. They are beautiful....so many special memories. I especially loved the wedding photo. Your new stitching project is sweet. I like that you replaced the colours with blue. Blue and white always look perfect teamed together.

Radka a dit…

A lovely way to say goodbye....
I like the stitch-along block, so pretty! Tempting......, LOL! As if I didn't have enough on the go!
xx

Sheryl a dit…

So sorry for your loss Lin. Precious photos you have shared. Pretty embroidery.

Joy McD a dit…

So sorry for your loss.. Love your stitchery! Trying to decide if I’m joining in... xx

Susie H a dit…

Lovely stitchery and nice tribute to dear Dad.

Christa a dit…

So bittersweet. Loosing a dad is so hard but celebrating his life with loved-ones is precious. Your photos are wonderful. My husband and I are in our 70s and just came back from Europe visiting with family. We saw each one of our siblings (James is one of 5 and I have one sister) and had a great time. Thank you, Lord.
Your stitching is lovely. Everything. The color choice. The changes.
Blessings!

Allie a dit…

Dear Lin - big big hugs to you, your family, especially your mum. So very sorry for your loss, hon....

Chookyblue...... a dit…

Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad......