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Monday, 15 August 2011

An extended weekend......and another visit from the postman

I took the day off on Friday....yes, my boss allowed it....in fact he planned the whole thing.

We went to see Les Miserable in London.  :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Wow...it was truly breathtaking.
Alfie Boe was amazing.  He has the most haunting voice.  What talent


Check it out.  I will be singing along all day.

Matt Lucas played the innkeeper and the part could have been written for him....he was brilliant.
I have to say a huge thank you to my Darling other half for such a special treat....it was just what the Dr ordered  :-)

Saturday night we had a little visitor to our garden....a very welcome little visitor but we have 3 little dogs who like to bark and play football with them!  Thankfully it was their bedtime so he could wander to his heart's content and hopefully eat all the slugs and snails he could find.  I just had to snap a pic but as you can see [or not see in this case!] he is beautifully camouflaged on the gravel.
And of course, with having a Friday off, by Sunday I was tearing at the leash to get sewing so I just had to run up dresses number 49 and 50  :-)

Number 49 is made with a piece of the gorgeous fabric Twiggy sent me and I've prettied it up with embroidery anglaise and a pearly bead on the pocket.

Number 50 is made from fabric left over from one of my tops and I've trimmed it up with nursery rhyme ribbon.

My box of bagged up little dresses is nearly empty but please don't think our dress making is coming to an end cos I have been promised lots more fabric from more kind bloggers and this ironing board full was left for me by my eldest daughter when she was here Friday night babysitting the dogs...she is nesting like mad now and had been having a good turn out of unwanted bedding to make space for baby goodies.  Thanks M.  I have no doubt Twiglet will be down very soon and we will set to to cut out lots more little dresses  :-)  We will be parcelling up the next batch and sending it on it's way to Louise very soon so keep an eye out for that postman Louise. :-)

Latest update
The postman has just been and look what he brought with him...

Another gorgeous sheet ...this time from our good friend and blogger Di over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  And just look at the gorgeous card she popped in with her parcel....how well she knows me....I just love poppies.
Thank you sooooooo much Di.  Twiglet and I will be getting busy with it very soon......that is if she turns up today  :-)

Hope you all have a great week.


Twiglet said...

Will be on my way with my carrier bags full asap!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Les Mis...my sweet sissy's most favourite. Glad you had a lovely time. Itching to sew huh? Can't imagine! Broderie Anglasie brings back memories for me...school uniforms and campaigning to have it removed from pocket edges in the fifth form!!

Di said...

I thought you were off on a 'jolly' somewhere - too quiet by half! Les Mis. is on my 'to do list' - so glad you had a great time. And a hedgie pog too - it's all going on where you are. Have a great day with Jo and glad the sheet arrived, hope it can be made use of, natch the card screamed out to be included :)) Hugs, Di xx

Karen said...

Awe you are so lucky, i have always wanted to see Les Mis!!!

and double awe as I love hedgehogs xxx

Helen said...

Never seen Les Mis - but have heard that Matt Lucas is great. Glad you had a fun day out, good on you!

JoZart said...

Ooooh! lucky you. I have seen Les Mis but Alfie Boe didn't play the lead. I love him and have his CD. I saw the TV programme about Matt Lucas taking on the part as the innkeeper and I too thought him perfect for the role.
Well done on over 50 little dresses too,
Love Jo x

Jensters said...

How lucky...love the new blog look x

SueH said...

Oh, lucky you, going to Les Mis.

I’ve been to see it in the West End several times but haven’t seen Alfie Boe yet so think I may just need to go again.

I think it’s one of those shows that either love or hate and I love everything about it, the really clever stage set, the costumes and the music are all fantastic.

Did you guess it’s my favourite show, Lol!