Well I really did not intend to be away from blogging for so long! I hope that there is someone out there who still has me in their reader and drops by occasionally!
I'll start off with some stitching. During my time away I have still been stitching, although not quite as often as I would like. With Mr. L. now retired our days are somewhat different and I am now trying to get used to stitching more in the evenings.
Through a Facebook group that I belong to I discovered the Just Nan 2014 SAL. If you click the button on my side bar you'll be able to find out more about it. I decided to start off with "Sparkling Iris" for January, although it isn't yet finished. I'm stitching it on 32ct Lilac Belfast linen with the required DMC threads. (The little thread at the top is just to denote the top of the piece.)
I'll be back again with some more stitching photos soon.
For our combined birthday and Christmas presents our son and daughter-in-law gave Mr. L. and myself a Fortnum and Mason gift card with the idea of us all having afternoon tea there. So on the 4th Jan. we went down to London and in the afternoon we ensconced ourselves in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. We had a lovely time followed by a little shopping, well you have to don't you?
Afterwards we went back to Paul and Carla's for a while before returning to our hotel at Greenwich.
Now I never did blog about my son's wedding last April did I? It was a lovely day, the rain held off for the most part, just one shower while we were on a Thames Clipper for the Champagne reception. This was to enable us all to get across the river from the Church in Rotherhithe to the Four Seasons hotel at Canary Wharf where the main reception was held. Both of these photos were taken by my brother, Keith Leman, who has kindly allowed me to post them on my blog.
Paul and Carla on the boat at Greenwich
From left to right
Me, Mr. L Paul, Carla, Carla's Mum, twin sister and Dad
We're on the steps at Canary Wharf.
That's it for now, I'll be back soon with another stitching update.