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Sunday, 27 April 2014

April Just Nan SAL

Just Nan SAL
Just Nan SAL is hosted by Zeb of Keep Calm and Cross Stitch

This  month I stitched my Nan quota on another band sampler!!  This one belongs to Rachel and she said we could stitch anything we liked which went with the existing bands.  I chose the broader bands from Sweet Rememberance and the narrow bands from Cynthia's Sampler.  The charted colours from Sweet Rememberance worked well with a couple of tweaks.

These are my bands

And a diagonal shot: 

And this is the whole piece, taken in a different light.  It is very hard to get the colours quite accurate.
The fabric is Garden Princess by Sugar Maple Fabrics (in case you were wondering!)

I haven't managed any stitches on Winter Typography this month as I've been stitching a Wedding Sampler instead.  So that's it for Nan News.

However, there is more general news!  The results of the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop.

Image from Katie Daisy
(and here's a link to her Etsy Shop - The Wheatfield)

The trick to the Mystery Phrase is to think of something that can be adjusted to fit the number of participants.  So I could have had Showers Bring Flowers if two more people had joined in, for example.  The actual phrase was 

Showers and Flowers

a very suitable phrase for this Spring so far!  As usual, there are two winners; one from the Picture Posters and one from the Hoppers.  With no further ado they are:


and

Jan from Thread Garden

Congratulations to them both.  There will be an Easter themed prize crawling it's way to you some time not very soon!!  I intend to get them in the mail before the chocolate expires and I'm forced to eat it myself.

Finally, the Large Boy and I had a bit of a bonding session last week, we built our first flat-pack together!  I am the Master of the Flat Pack in this house, I built the desk in the office all by myself, including the cupboards underneath it.  So here is our finished bookcase:

Those are all the books that were just lying around on the floor or piled on top of the existing book shelves!

And for AFLs here is a close-up of the top display
(AFL = Adult Fans of Lego)

What do you do to bond with your children?







17 comments:

  1. Hi Jo,
    Beautiful bands and what an awesome lego collection! Hubby tends to do computer games with them and I tend to do craft stuff. We built lego and railways too.

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  2. Awesome Lego collection! Enjoying your stitching too.

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  3. Beautiful stitching and wow! That is a very cool Lego collection ^_^
    XXOX

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  4. Beautiful stitching Jo. I love the bookcase especially the AFL figures.

    Linda

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  5. I'm impressed by the minifig display! The JN RR is really pretty, well done.

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  6. Lovely stitching on the band sampler! So sorry I missed the Easter Hop - I have no idea what happened to this month LOL - but Congratulations to the winners :)

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  7. ohhh gorgeous band stitching ... well done to the winners too and congratulations on the flat pack challenge .... I am queen of that here too ...lol and cute lego peeps as well ... love mouse xxxx

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  8. Jo you stitched up some beautiful bands on that RR!

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  9. Very pretty stitching you did on the RR. Congrats to the winners!
    Great display of legos!
    love Annette

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  10. Congratulation to the winners and another big thank you for the fun you lead us on. Beautiful bands of stitching.

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  11. Pretty stitching!
    Congrats to the winners!
    Nice collection of legos.

    Hugs,
    Lili

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  12. Big Smiles! The boys and I share a love of Star Wars. Madeleine and I adore poodles and pink. Works pretty well, hey? ;)

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  13. Very pretty band sampler, a superb RR, your bands fit just perfectly into it.

    Well done on the bookcase assembly, I leave screwdriver stuff to the boys in this house.

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  14. The sampler looks so lovely.

    Good work on the bookcase. I tend to be the one that builds all the Ikea furniture around here. And my son and I bond over Lego. ;)

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  15. Lovely stitching as always, Jo. Love the Lego collection and congrats to the winners. My now adult children and TraderVic and still play board games together.

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  16. Lovely stitching Jo well done. My little 6 year old is in awe of the lego display - yep he just loves Lego. Thank you to your Son for picking my name out - I will e-mail you xx

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  17. Lovely stitching, the colours are beautiful.
    Well done with the bookcase - DH won't let me anywhere near the toolbox!
    Brilliant Lego too.

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