Thursday, 5 June 2014

Ta dah by DB

Well done to Andy Murray. Blimey Andy, thought you were going to lose, that is what is so exciting watching you play, you never know what you are going to do!

Welcome to my new follower Deborah Miller.

As I have mentioned on previous posts, my DB loves to do counted cross stitch and for the past 2 or so years, has been working away on an A4 sized picture of our first Grand-dog Miss S.

Here it is, finished and mounted and up on the wall - apologies for the reflection. The photograph he worked from was taken by FDiL.
He has no end of patience (except when he has to listen to me whilst I play a video game) and his imagination knows no bounds when it comes to fixing up or creating something I need.

Having had two failed germinations of brand new pea seeds, I have resorted to my very old variety
'Alderman', which can grow to 5' tall. I've decided to put them in a pot, use a trellis for them to climb up but the trellis and its supporting stake, kept falling over. That is before the peas even get going!

He made a support to go across the pot which has been screwed through the pot into both its ends. The middle of that support is screwed onto the black stake and the trellis attached to the stake:

I have no idea if the peas will germinate as they are not new seeds. If not, maybe I can grow some flowers up it. It is in the fruit cage as sparrows have a very bad habit of eating the pea flowers.

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  1. Agree with you on the Andy M match - very exciting - I said now he is a real grown-up tennis player!
    Blimey what patience your Db has with that Cross stitch - it would make me cross eyed

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    1. I know, I certainly wouldn't have the patience. I often have to watch Andy play from behind my hands, similar to watching a scary film!

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  2. My peas have all failed as well, I'm going to chuck loads of seed in and hope for the best I think x

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    1. Maybe I was too early and I don't grow them often enough to always remember what to do.

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  3. The cross-stitch is stunning. DB certainly has patience, and must have fabulous eye-sight too.
    Ditto with watching Mr Murray play tennis - it's not good for my blood pressure!
    A lot of our peas were taken by the mouse who set up residence in the greenhouse, but we have 4 double rows in the front garden now. J must be getting soft in his old age as he wouldn't set a trap.

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    1. He did at least one stitching session for half an hour every day, more if he felt like it. Even if you humanely catch mice they have to be let out of the trap several miles away otherwise they apparently find their back!

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  4. Amazing cross stitch! It does indeed take patience and good eyesight. I have several unfinished cross stitch projects that I need to get out and finish-keep finding reasons to put it off, though!

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  5. Well done DB on the fabulous cross stitched picture, it looks great.
    Patricia

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