I stitched for Friday Frolics ..... which counts towards Friday Night Sew In (FNSI).
I did a stash dive and found this sweet stitch languishing in my pile of UFOs/WIPs.
Now, this is where I was up to, and I cannot find anywhere on this blog, my main blog, any reference to when I stitched this last (most remiss of me!).
Update: With some "forensic" research and the realisation that I had mislabelled my earlier FF post on this design (I put "Singin' in the Rain" instead of "Singin' in the Spring" Duh!), I discovered that the last time I stitched on this piece was 22nd January, 2016 and that I blogged about it on Kitten Stitching and the Friday Frolics blog, not this one.)
Anyway, this is where I was up to before this week's FF ....
.... and here is what I achieved for FF.....
Isn't that a sweet singin' birdie?
Now, if you want to see what everyone else got up to, please click on the following links...
Only a little bit of stitching and knitting happened as I had visitors for lunch and then it was out to dinner at Zein's Authentic , where I had the most delicious garfish dish.....
..... before seeing "One man, two guvnors" at the HTC. Oh, the play was so much fun!
About the play
One easily-confused and ever-ravenous Francis Henshall finds himself a minder of two men, a gangster and a criminal in hiding, both of whom are linked in a web of schemes, extortions and romantic associations. To prevent discovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart at all costs. But it’s tricky. Mistaken identities, cross dressing and multiple mishaps soon coalesce to engulf him in pandemonium.
This internationally-acclaimed smash hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy. It has a wonderful mix of satire, slapstick and witty one liners.
NOTE: SHOW IS SOLD OUT!
The whole experience was enhanced by the inclusion of a live skiffle band.
I can tell you, we laughed and laughed throughout the whole play. It was a great finish to the 2016 season.
Another very busy day: in the morning TraderVic and I went to visit my dear Dad in his new nursing home. He seemed in really good spirits and kept telling me how much he liked the food there and how nice the nurses are. So, that is a really good sign that he is settling in well.
He is looking so much better already.
[Update: a few people have made very kind comments about the quilt on Dad's bed. Well, it is the quilt I made for my mother's 80th birthday in 2002. It had sat on their bed as a decorative quilt ever since; so I thought that we should take it to the nursing home to brighten up Dad's room.]
Then TraderVic and I had to do some stuff at Dad's house and then it was home for a rest because that evening we were going to a friend's home to play ....
None of us could draw very well but that didn't stop us having lots of fun!
Another busy day, first off it was coffee with my sweet friend, Marie (I still can't walk very far on this broken toe) and then it was off to visit an elderly family friend in hospital. She is a wonder, she gets everywhere by public transport and is an active support of the Arts, but unfortunately, she broke her kneecap in the city the week before last.
So, I took her some roses from my garden and sat and did a bit of stitching while I had a long chat with her and kept her company.
Witchy remedy by Silver Creek Samplers from JCS Halloween Ornie Mag 2011
You can read more about my stitching history of this piece on the this blog post from Kitten Stitching and the Friday Frolics....
After my hospital visiting, I dropped by my dear friend Lisa's house, to help her set up some christmas decorations for our upcoming Book Club Christmas Dinner which she is hosting (we are having it catered) and then we drank some celebratory bubbly in her spa! What a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
That evening, it was a light dinner for TraderVic and I (poached eggs on toast) and we had a bit of a The Walking Dead marathon, as we have been binge watching the earlier seasons (which we had already seen when they were first aired) concurrently with watching Season 7. Now, I was happy about this as it gave me lots of stitching time and I made more great progress on Singin' in the Spring.
Coming along nicely, I think.
Ooops, I nearly forgot, I managed to squeeze in some knitting on DD's London Blanket, too.
So, overall, a successful Friday Frolics/FNSI/IHSW and ....
.... in all a very busy weekend all around but not for some... Furio loved having a nap on this old quilt.....
Remember, if you wish to check out what everyone else has done for this SALs, click on the following links....