I've not been idle, lots of hand stitching getting texture into a piece of fabric, I can't show you, it needs to be kept under wraps until the exhibition.
Last weekend we went with my brother Ray and sister in law Michelle to France, we stayed in Lille we were there to visit the memorial of my Nans older brother Arthur Edward Burton, he was killed at Armentières, Flanders, 11th November 1915 at the age of 24, he was serving with the 1st Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment. Ray and I remember my Nan telling us stories of her older brother, once we found that his name was on the memorial at Ploegsteert, we decided to visit . His daughter was born after his death and was named Eva Armentières.
Michelle has a Great Grandfather and a Great Uncle that were killed in the Somme, they are both named on the same memorial, we paid a visit to their memorial too.
This week I gave one of the quilts I made a while ago, to this little person, meet George my cousins grandson. George weighed in at 8lb 8oz, he really is lovely, I've already had a cuddle but I'm visiting again tomorrow for another cuddle. They stupidly said "You will come again wont you", I will be visiting often, you can't get or give enough cuddles can you?
|George 2 days old|
Yesterday was a day for getting bits and pieces ready for Betsy, we've already got her crate and a travel crate. On Monday I went to see her again, I only meant to pop in but when I left I realised I'd stayed for an hour and a half, oops!! I'm going to have to watch it when she moves in with us, she's going to be a real distraction.