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Saturday, October 20, 2012

I have finally ...

made up my mind what I am going to stitch.  I looked through everything I had and nothing really appealed to me.  Not unusual seeing as most of it is well over 3 years old and I guess what I liked then I don't now.

I was browsing on somebody's blog, sorry can't remember whose it was, but I saw these Pixel People, and whoever it was that showed them to everyone couldn't decide what she wanted to stitch and chose Labyrinth and another one.  Well
Labyrinth 
really appealed to me as well as I had worked on the original script in the early 1980's and loved every bit of it and even took my children to see the set.  The set was as magical as the movie.   Labyrinth was filmed locally in Elstree Studios, Borehamwood really as the border beetween the two villages, I guess you could call them, is on top of a little bridge above the train station so to the right of the bridge (if your are standing on the bridge facing the station) is Elstree and the left is Borehamwood which is not nearly as posh as Elstree, in the wilds of Hertfordshire.  Anyway I typed the script and the rewrites and loved every second - it was like reading a book.  I really liked that job.

I decided to go and browse Pixel People on Etsy and found Jacqueline has created a chart for
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
and my younger daughter loved that programme so I bought it.  Now it's supposed to be stitched on 14 count Aida and you know how much I HATE using that stuff so I have decided to either stitch it on 28ct over one or 40 count.  I will decide and let you know.

Then I continued browsing and on November 12, 2012 him who must not be obeyed and I will be married for 45 years and I then saw
Star Trek The Next Generation

and I knew I had to stitch this first.  Quite by coincidence our son, who is a TV Editor and is working at an editing suite in Whiteleys, saw Patrick Stewart (Jean Luc Picard) and Brent Spiner (Data) yesterday as well as another famous person who neither Larry (him upstairs) nor I can remember.  Sorry whoever you are, but you don't read my blog anyway.  Again I am going to be stitching this probably over one so it can fit in a hoop.  I hope you have enjoyed this post because I have really enjoyed writing it.

So, Until Next Time
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oh boy it's been too long again

I know it's been over a month but I have nothing to show you that I've stitched yet again.  I'm really sorry but I have been unwell - I'm sure you guys are as sick of hearing this as I am of saying it.  

I've had Trigeminal Neuralgia for at least two months and only went to the doctor because I had a chest infection after coming home from a wonderful week away in Tenerife courtesy of our son and daughter-in-law.  We went there to do nothing and nothing is exactly what we did.  I didn't even go out of the hotel once until the day we went home.  I got up in the morning, had breakfast, went to the pool and sat there all day reading on my Kindle then got up around 5ish and went to the room, had a shower and did my hair - no make-up, and then went for dinner at eight.  Met some new friends for drinks afterwards and generally had a great time.

I didn't take any photos but these I grabbed from online.  It's a lovely hotel and we've been there 5 times so far.  It is very disabled friendly and I don't mean that it has a luggage ramp for a wheelchair!  It has proper ramps and my scooter was acting up so with the help of my DH and my stick because our room was so near everything I was able to walk after a fashion.  So that was it reallly.  Sun, Pool, Food and GREAT books.  I finished reading Book 4 "Threading The Needle" by Marie Bostwick and it is Number 4 in the Cobbled Quilts series and for some reason I thought there were 10 of them but there aren't!!!  There are only 5 and I don't want to read the 5th one yet because I will have to wait too long before I can read number 6 - so come on Marie get WRITING please.  The other GREAT book I read whilst away was by  Victoria Hislop and it is called "The Thread" and it was awesome.  Just a heads up ladies and gents.  

If you haven't read Maries' books yet I would so enourage you to and be sure and start from the first one.

So here are some photos I stole from the Hotel Adeje Gran in Costa Adeje, Tenerife


The Restaurant - mostly the food was okay
Not as good as in previous years but I still managed
to gain weight
The Bedroom - these haven't changed in the
10 years we have been going there
The Pools - well two of them anyway and if you look
to the far left - well you can't actually see
that far - that is where I sat on my backside for the
whole week and read
So until next time ... 
Lots of Love 
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way possible