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Friday, 1 April 2016

Smalls SAL and Easter break.

Hey folks,

Smalls SAL is upon us hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus. The challenge is to stitch and finish a small of our choice each month. You can find my stitching later on in the post, but here's a bit about our Easter break. 

We spent Easter weekend in Durham visiting friends and the rain didn't stop us from getting out and about including a trip to the botanical gardens. 

We had a wet afternoon at Roker beach whilst Lot did her school project. 

You can just about see a rainbow in the brief moment of sunshine! 

We also visited Wallington - a lovely National Trust property in Northumbria and went over to the parents of our friends and the children had an Easter egg hunt and we did egg rolling which was something we had never done before. We stayed for a lovely roast lamb dinner and the most amazing pavlova I have ever tasted. 

Here are some of the kids searching for eggs in the field as Rosie looks on wondering what on earth is going on in her field. 

Tuesday we visited the Oriental museum which was interesting and throw in a cinema trip to see the Charlie Brown movie, church on Sunday morning - quite different to go to an Anglican Church from our usual Baptist one. It was a busy few days.  We also had a stop off in York on the way up to see my sister in law and have a mooch round the city, including the Jorvik shop for Tom's project (the Viking centre was flooded during the York floods at new year so we couldn't visit). It was a lovely way to spend Easter. 

Right on to the stitching. I've been doing the tiny ABC sal designed by Ele. Last month I showed you the first 3 parts and over the month I've done part 4 and most of 5 with 6 sat waiting to stitch. I did take it to Durham but didn't get a stitch in. 

So we have K is for key...

And N is for (not quite) needle...

And all together...

I think it's looking great. It's definitely a fun one to stitch. 

Until next time. 


  1. Alphabet is looking great!

    And looks like a great time in Durham. We're off there at Whit so pinching ideas of where to go :-) xx

  2. Alphabet is looking great!

    And looks like a great time in Durham. We're off there at Whit so pinching ideas of where to go :-) xx

  3. I practically live in the Botanic gardens during term time, it's lush in the summer! Out of term time, I prefer to study at home where it won't cost to fuel myself with food & drink.

  4. Lovely pictures of your holiday in Durham

  5. That takes me back, I grew up near Durham

  6. What a fun Easter break you had.

  7. Looks like a wonderful break - so happy you had a good time. That's a cute project with lovely colours.

  8. Beautiful stitching! It's looking really great :D

  9. Great stitching update!
    Looks like you had a wonderful break ;)

  10. Looks like you had a wonderful time - Thank you for sharing. Your stitching is great. Love this chart

  11. Looks like a fun holiday. Great work on the tiny alphabet too.


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