Thursday, August 21, 2008
I finally made this up. I stitched this last year, but didn't sew the charms on. When I came to make it up, the charms had disappeared. I searched everywhere to they were nowhere to be found. Earlier this year I had another big hunt for them, but still nothing. Then one day, just out of the blue this thought came into my head to look down the side of the armchair, and sure enough there they were. So now it's finally finished. The design is by Lorri Birmingham, and came as a kit with the linen banding. And that banding really frays, so if you have some to stitch on, it would be a good idea to overlock the edges.
Today is GCSE results day, and DD16 has just gone to get hers, hoping for good things. We had a call from the school at 9.15am to say they were expecting good results and would like to invite her and a parent to a civic lunch at the Guildhall today. The school had invites for 6 pupils with a parent, so she's feeling privileged. The lunch will be held by the Lord Mayor, and there will be other schools present, and many dignitaries there. I'm lucky that I'm not at work this week, so I can go with her.
Last week was A level results, and DS18 got his results, he did well, and will now be going to University next month. He has a place in his first choice University, and it is local, so he will remain living at home. DD will move on to 6th form college, and has to enrol for that next week.
Edited to add: DD got one A*, 9 x A's and 4 x B's, from the proud mum.