Well I can not say that I have 'no more twist' because I have a good bundle of it in my work basket to get some serious stitching in before our friend arrives later today.
Yesterday was so strange not seeing Mum and she was on my mind constantly, I do not think now she is able to know days so I took comfort in knowing she was not looking for my Sister and I but still be both said how unsettled we felt with not going for our family day ...
As I had some extra time that I had not planned on I did some journaling in the garden - yes it cleared
I am writing up my family history in a leather bound journal and I have a personal one as well it contains my thoughts and what I love .. Words ... .. I love poetry as you may know and have been reading some on here, from Dawn, who my lovely readers is well read in such things. It is wonderful. We share so much in common, even the love of sketching, calligraphy and of course stitching.
Slow stitching got done yesterday but I have to confess that the mushroom sampler is not finished yet. I am hand embroidering the words and the sun was shining and well I was sat watching the birdies and drinking a lovely cinnamon tea. I was doodling in my ideas journal and generally faffing about and so I did not stitch as much as I had intended. The thing was I had stitched in the morning but the sun came out and that was it .. to the garden I trotted.
Then we can all talk and I can stitch and sip a drink and I am one happy stitcher!
I have decided to take Monday off and enjoy my long weekend with our friend so I will be back here nest Tuesday, Lots of people are enjoying the sun at the moment and I am giving myself the day off. Well probably not from stitching but from my laptop at least.
So for today I am off with last minute preparation for a Italian evening tonight for supper. It will be melon with parma ham to start. I have cooked a Lasagna and that will be served with salad and then it is tiny weeny figs in cinnamon and wine syrup with mascarpone cheese .... The dear little figs are no bigger than your thumb nail ....
So that is our evening sorted tonight and I am hoping we can eat outside if it stays this hot. Hot evenings outside with all the fairy lights and lamps lit in our garden is lovely. I do have quilts folded over the back of the chairs just in case!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend .. It is Fathers Day on Sunday here but alas my darling Dad is flying with the angels. I will leave on Sunday morning when the house is asleep and pop and see him and put flowers there for him. If he were here still I know we would be together, he never missed one.
If you are with your Dad on Sunday here in England enjoy him, if you are like me and we can not be then remember him and smile as I do, wouldn't have wanted another Dad ..he was the best as I am sure yours was too ...
Have a lovely weekend and as always .... Happy Stitching! XX