Three whole days of sunshine - it's been wonderful. Friday we went and laid flowers in the Garden of Remembrance for FIL's birthday. Colette and Bryan came with MIL and myself and it was nice to share a few moments together.
In the late afternoon I was able to put some more stitches into the stocking SAL - there is now another reindeer emerging - Rudolf - although I haven't stitched his red nose yet.
I also made a card for our friends who have recently had their first baby. The papers came from an Artful Delights kit that I used to subscribe to. I've used the new border punch that my friend Moya recently bought me for my birthday - really pretty. The stamp is from an old SU hostess stamp set, finished off with some stitched ribbon.
DH was at a model railway exhibition all weekend so Bryan and myself got busy in the garden again. I can finally say the garden is beginning to look a bit more respectable now. Still lots to do out the back but it does at least look tidy again. We also went and bought some cube units for the landing and the pile of boxes filled with books are now empty but the cube units are now full. I didn't realise just how many books were in those boxes.
Sunday we spent some time out in the front garden, mother had brought across one of her Hebes to go in there and I put a rose plant that we had been given out there too. I also had some geraniums and begonias to go in which will hopefully add some colour to the garden.
The rest of the weekend was taken up with walking Max and then making a start on my new stitching project. This is a design from a Stoney Creek magazine which I saw a while ago and thought would be a perfect gift for MIL. I've always been very lucky and had a wonderful relationship with my in-laws and the verse was very apt. It shouldn't take too long to complete as it is mainly back stitching with just a few crossed stitched elements and some beads for decoration. I've almost completed the verse so just the border to work on then. Hoping to get this almost finished before we go away for our cottage holiday in a couple of weeks. I do hope the weather stays nice for us.