Started for Valentines Day, distracted en-route, but finished in time for our wedding anniversary. That's the tale of the above bit of cross-stitch. I happened across the pattern in an email from The Making Spot and fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. There are actually four patterns in the series -these birds, squirells, elephants and penguins – and all are adorable. I'm pretty sure it took me more than the 9 hours they say to sew though – but then their estimations probably didn't account for looking after two children whilst doing so. The last stitch of backstitch was done just as Mr C put his key in the lock having been out to collect my anniversary present the night before the big day. Nothing like cutting it fine! It still needs to be pressed, mounted and framed, but I'm hoping to get that done as quickly as possible.
For our wedding anniversary itself Mr C took the day off work and we went into London with Master C to go to the Ideal Home Show at Earl's Court. It was lovely to have a day out together (even though the show wasn't as good as we were hoping) and we made sure that we had a mini-celebration in one of the champane bars whilst there. A small reminder of drinking champagne in various places around the world on honeymoon, although the third drink on the table certainly wasn't there five years ago!