Posts Tagged valentine’s day

January Blues

Is there anything more depressing than taking down the Christmas decorations?  Well, of course there are plenty of things but you know what I mean!  Plus, lots of dust which was lurking under baubles and cards and tinsel is now revealed which means the dreaded housework must be done straight away.  Bleurgh.

Still, it’s Valentine’s Day soon and hearts and flowers will be everywhere.  Today’s Saturday Selection – as this is not just a post about moaning and whingeing – is the beautifully named  ChezSucreChez where you can buy lovely little cross stitch items which have been made by them or kits for you to do yourself.  As you may recall me saying in the past, cross stitch drives me crazy and, as I don’t need any help in the frustration and eye strain department, I leave it well alone and marvel at the skill and patience of others.  However, Madamoiselle Tialys, the elder, has discovered a liking for the craft and I am busy collecting supplies for her so that she can make things for me for a change.    I have ordered this great little kit from ChezSucreChez so that she can make this one to give to her ‘petit ami’ on Valentine’s Day.  Her friends’ nickname for her is ‘squirrel’ (or ‘ecureuil’ as we are in France) so I thought this would be appropriate.

On with the dusting and vacuuming now – well, maybe after lunch…….

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Spots Before the Eyes

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Flower Envy

Well, it’s come to something when your 17 year old daughter gets a bigger bouquet of flowers than you for Valentine’s Day – even though her’s was 2 days late!

Still, she was so chuffed to bits, it’s hard to begrudge her. 

Also, nice for Mr. Tialys to have something to live up to!  I’ll probably get a sapling next year.

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What’s Next?

Well, I’ve put the Christmas decorations away, I’ve said ‘Happy New Year’ to as many people as I possibly can, bought things in the sales  and  booked my holiday (joking about that last one) so, what’s next?   Ooh! It must be Valentine’s Day.  I’m not one to be caught unawares so here are my offerings so far.

That is not a giant mouse, bigger even than an owl, just a trick of photography!  The 4th picture is a view of the reverse side of one of my hoops – I’m not normally so philosophically spare with words!

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