Thursday, 23 July 2015

Fun excuses!

Excuse #10
The annual stitching retreat at St Michaels!

You never show what you'll see on the road - poor kitty.

Too bad it wasn't the TARDIS!

Cool cow

Oh, I was loving this store!
I just HAD to get a little something...

Our evening view

Love the colours

How cute are these?! Wendy's lucky they didn't "run" away!

Hunter's adorable

The owner showed us a baby bunny they found, so soft!

Love the heron in the water

He caught his dinner!

A peek at our stitching area - there's DJ!

We gave gifts to each other and this is what I made, a needle minder box with their initial on it and a needle frogger. 
But I wanted a dragon and mermaid!

Excuse #11
My birthday!

DJ treated Nathan and I to see Jurassic World, it was great! 

It was at a new theatre which had reclining seats, but I could have used a blanket - 
which she gave me for a birthday present AFTER the movie! Great way to celebrate my birthday!

And finally, another Garden Journal finish, November. I don't really like the lettering, but not enough to change it.


Kaisievic said...

Definitely excellent and fun excuses! Happy Birthday!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you've been having a fun time.
I love the mermaid shop.
November looks good but there is possible too much contrast between the dark and light colours in the lettering? I could still live with it though rather than frog LOL

Julie said...

Such fun you have been having. Great gifts you made for your stitching friends.

KimM said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! Happy birthday to you!! What a fun, fun time - and I love your mermaid and dragon….and I agree - too bad it WASN'T the Tardis - HA!

Vickie said...

Oh what great times! And sights! Belated Happy Birthday to you!

DJ said...

We do have some pretty fun times! I'm smiling with all the great memories!! Looking at these pictures, I think I was there when most of them were taken! LOL Thank you for the goodies at St. Michaels....unfortunately I've had to use your gift, but was so happy to have it when I needed it! The picture of November doesn't do it justice, those flowers really POP on that color fabric!! Whatever will we get up to next???

blue star stitcher said...

Happy belated birthday, looks like such a fun retreat.

Linda said...

I love all of your excuses Astrid.


Annie said...

A retreat at St Michael's sounds like the perfect getaway and a wonderful place to celebrate your birthday. Love the mermaid shop and that pretty etched glass.

Your Garden Journal looks so nice in those fall colors.

Maggee said...

Happy Belated Birthday! You are a fantastic excuse-maker!! All excellent reasons!