Sunday, 8 November 2009

Progress on Knitting and Stitching

Thank you dear friends for your kind wishes for Em, she did come down with a chest infection over half term, she recovered in time to go back to school. Then Wednesday I got a phone call to say she was in sick bay feeling sick, dizzy and faint. So she has been off school again for the rest of the week with a horrible tummy bug. She recovered in time to help with the Guides Jumble Sale on Saturday - They were raising money for Sight Savers which is The Lions and The Rotary clubs in partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital working to save the sight of children in Ghana, Africa. They did very well but we don't know how much was raised yet. Today was Rememberance Sunday with Church Parade, so the Scouts, Cubs, Guides and Brownies all attended the service and wreath laying in the village. During half term I knitted a Robin Hood figure, which a friend at work had requested from the Jean Greenhowe Book of Favourite Toys. I then made a little ghostie for Em to cheer her up as she was feeling so ill. Tony managed to find me the October issue of Simply Knitting magazine when he went up to visit Ali, so I could knit a Pudsey Bear. He is the mascot for the BBC's Children In Need Appeal, which is held every November to raise millions for childrens projects both at home and overseas. Finally I have been busy with my cross stitch, I have done more work on the sampler for my friend who is leaving school in early December. I hope you have a good week, and thank you for leaving me so many lovely comments. Jane x

7 comments:

raining sheep said...

Poor Em. That really sucks. I love the knitted toys though and admire you for making them. I find knitted toys so finicky.

louise said...

The sampler is progressing really well. I like the knitted ghost! x

Willow said...

I love making my bunnies, so I can imagine how much you enjoyed knitting those toys. So cute! That sampler is amazing, Jane!

The Vintage Kitten said...

I hope Em is feeling better soon X

Suzie Sews said...

Oh Oh so cute

Pantha said...

I love your knited toys. I am a fan of Jean Greenhowe too and the late Jo Verso. You sewing is lovely. You are lucky to get the Pudsey pattern. I have been trying all over the place but can't get it. It is also sold out in the back issues.

Pantha said...

At last google recognised me!