I was going to post these last week, but with one thing and another I never got there. These are a few of the lovely things that my Sister bought back from her trip OS. From Paris she bought me a beautiful pair of earrings. From Venice she bought me a gondola charm (which I just noticed you can't see) for one of my Pandora bracelets. While in London she went to the Cath Kidston shop and bought me one of her book bags in a beautiful blue print.
This is the gondola charm amongst my collection of charms. I really love my Pandora bracelets. The only trouble is when I wear them on the same wrist, after awhile my wrist starts to ache. I know, I know what you are thinking "Why wear them both on the same wrist?" It's just sometimes I like to wear them together. Not all the time though. LOL.
Aren't these earrings pretty? They have little blue flowers up the top that look like Forget-me-Nots and also each earring has a small blue stone on the top. They are silver with a enamel wash over the silver. Very pretty.
As I have previously told you she went to an exhibition in Paris on Marie-Antoinette. She bought me the above Pill Box and Ruler. She thought that I may be able to put them into my sewing box. She has also bought me a few other things which I will receive for my for the rest of the family.
Last Friday was my Mum's 78th birthday. My Dad, Sister and I decided that because Mum doesn't have a grave at the present time and we can't go and visit her there on her birthday, that we would each buy a bunch of beautiful flowers each and place them in our homes, as we feel that she is around us all. My Mum truly loved flowers and had the most beautiful (still does) gardens.
When I saw the above sampler called Lois Minshall 1832 from Threads of Gold I mentioned to my friend Joanie from Joanie's World that I had seen this beautiful sampler and that I would love to do with my Mum's name on it. It turned out that Joanie had the graph and kindly sent it to me. Thank you I really love this sampler. I have kitted it up and I am planning to start working her probably after I finish Kitty Biggs.
Talking of Kitty Biggs this is my progress. I really haven't done that much since my last post. I haven't been feeling too well over the last week with some sort of virus . Also with the very cold weather we have been having I have discovered that I have been having trouble holding the needle with one of my fingers. It has the dreaded Arthritis in it. It's something that I am unfortunately full of. I think I'm starting to take over from my Mum as she used to have a lot of problems with it. I think I need to move to a warmer climate. Don't tell my DH. He would have the For Sale sign out the front quicker than you could say "Goodness, it's cold!". LOL.