March 17, 2007

Sunny Saturday!

Hi Everyone,

Well, have you missed me? .... I have missed you !!!

I am so sorry I have not been posting lately, but my dissertation for my Masters is taking up a lot more of my free-time than I thought possible :-( I am hoping to have a bit more space over the Easter holidays to do other things, especially blogging, gardening and a bit more stitching. I guess I feel I ought to be studying at the moment because I only have 6 months left before I have to hand in my 12,000 word 'dissy'. I have really been missing the cross-stitching and what makes it worse, I went round to San's house and saw all the wonderful stitching and crafting she has been doing in recent months and it puts my meagre efforts to shame, that's for sure.

We are looking forward to having a nice day up at the Olympia Stitch 07 exhibition - only a week to go before we head up to London for that. I have promised myself some DMC threads and some buttons this year ... and who knows, maybe some beads as well.

It is very sunny today and, although the weather-man said it is going to get colder and more windy tomorrow, all I can do is look out of the window and see the blue skies and gentle breeze and it reminds me of summer. The only trouble is, however, that it reminds me that in only about 9 weeks' time, it will be a whole year since my DH Mike died. I cannot believe how the year has flown by, despite the fact that I felt it would drag without him here with me. In 2 weeks' time, the family and I have organised a ceremony for him at the Crematorium. We have made a memorial plaque for him, with his dates on and the words "Deeply Missed, but never Forgotten" on. The plaque has been mounted around the edge of a rose bed in the Crem - I may visit it later on next week, to see what it is like before the ceremony on 30th March.

Well, I guess that is all for now. I hope that this finds you well, happy, enjoying life and full of the joys of Spring, if you are in UK or Europe, but full of joy where-ever you are 'visiting' from.

Much love,
Alison xx


Margaret said...

So good to hear from you Ali. You'e been in my thoughts - especially with the ceremony for Mike as well as the anniversay of his passing coming up.
It will be so wonderful for you & San & her mom to attend Olympia Stitch. I must admit I'm a little jealous. Have a wonderful time my friend.

Isabelle said...

Good to hear from you, Ali, thank you for posting. Take care. *hugs*

Lili said...

I have missed you, Lady! I hope you have a great time at the Olympia Stitch, and that you can get some time to stitch more.
Bon courage pour les études!

Von said...

It's good to hear from you Ali! You shouldn't feel badly that you haven't been able to stitch these last few months, because you are being quite productive after all! Soon enough your dissy will be complete and you can get better acquainted with your needles once again. :D

Nelapx said...

ayyy pos yo estoy como gato malcriado... y molesta contigo... ay solo tomate 5 minutos y nos dices estoy biennn.. aun que no bordes nada... y como castigo mañana me debes contarrrrrrrrr todo todo todito el viaje y con fotos... aver si asi me siento mas alegre... ademas ya tienes tiempo que no me dice ni Hola... BUAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Zohrah said...

Been waiting patiently each day for your posts.

Take care my dear and hugs.

Have a wonderful time with San and her mum....I am green with envy that you are going with her and visits her house too. I certainly must get that plane ticket and visits all of to find the bucket of gold.

Name: Vicki said...

It was so good to see that you had a new post! I know going through this anniversary of your DH's death is very hard! On March 5th, I went through the 2nd year anniversary of my son's death. I will remember you in my prayers!! It's good that you have friends to do special things with! Have a happy day!

Luna said...

Hello !
Your seed sampler is really stunning, congrats.
What's the name of the magazine which contains this design please ?
Thanks a lot.
Luna (in France)

Carto said...

Hey Honey!

It's lovely to see you blogging again! I know exactly what you mean about not having enough time for stitching/crafting. Unfortunately life has a tendency for getting in the way of such pleasures. I'm looking forward to the Easter weekend too, as I'll be able to sit back and stitch to my hearts content! The anniversary of when DH walked out will happen around about the same time as your very sad time. I think of you often. You were one of many blogging friends who helped me through - I am always here to help you. Bless you Ali, you're an inspiration xxxx

Isabelle said...

Thinking of you... Hugs!