Yesterday I managed to get an hours worth of stitching completed before going into work which was a good start to the day. I was then able to spend another three hours stitching in the evening. Here is the updated photo of the stocking - three sessions on this now and I'm really pleased with my progress. Santa's sledge is almost complete and I think next week may see Santa making an appearance. I was happy 'virtually' stitching together with my stocking SAL companions Julie and Catherine so will look forward to see how they got on with their stockings this week.
Today I have been to the Crocadon Producer Fayre where I bought some lovely gooseberry and coriander chutney (from Hogs Bottom Garden Delights), smoked haddock and bacon fishcake, sea bass and ginger fishcakes, two mini lemon iced ginger loaf cakes, lavender and hemp hand cream (from The Little Cornish Soap Company) and a chicken printed canvas tote. The alapca lady wasn't there this time so no more wool was bought - maybe next month. I went with my friends Jacqueline, Wynneth and Lisa and later Allie and her sister joined us and we called in the little cafe they have there for coffee and cakes.
ENTRANCE and I took this photo while on a walk with Max around our local area. This used to be part of Budshead Manor but there is very little apart from three manor entrances and the foundations of a barn there now. Just behind this entrance is where the local Scout Hut building is where we once used to be Cub Scout leaders when are children were so much younger. On the little patch of grass you can see is where we used to hold the Beaver camps - they had to have a parent camp with them because of their age and we did enjoy our time in the Scout movement. Looking back all those years ago I wonder how we fitted it all in as we both worked full time and the children were always involved with different activities but I guess you just do manage to find the time. With the children now grown up my time is just filled with other activities instead.