Wednesday, 9 May 2012

LIFE: Our long weekend

Sewing
Tickets
Whiskey
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A rather belated weekend post, but a post all the same and I really need to catch up with everyones comments on my blog over the past couple of days. With Joe's birthday being on Monday he took a couple of days off work so we got to be lazy together but on my side it was rather crafty. I finished off a bookmark of cross stitched Matroyshka's and began sewing the dragonfly [I mentioned here] whilst remembering just how darn hard it is to sew with metallic thread. We've also started playing with drinks in trying to make cocktails - this weekend fully experiencing the Manhattan - a whiskey and vermouth mixture - love and strong indeed.

Not only is Joe a huge Transformer fan as you might have seen yesterday, he's also a HUGE comic book geek so on Friday we went to see the long awaited Avengers film. Going by his reactions it was a big hit. Aside from that we enjoyed more of the May sunshine with a long walk spying gorgeous forest wildlife and the peace and quiet. We also treated ourselves to a pair of tickets to see System of a Down in August which I'm so excited about. SOAD are one of those bands I got into late but I just love their style and its always good to catch a metal fix [I will always be a metal girl at heart].

And what topped off the weekend even more was receiving my winnings from Em who blogs over at a Vintage Sweetheart which included an apron, vintage crochet patterns and some gorgeous necklaces - they really made my day!

21 comments:

  1. Looks like the best kinda weekend xo

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    1. Was just nice having those extra days together.

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  2. Comics and cross stitch sounds like my kind of weekend!

    Magazine freebies are notorious for short changing you...

    There's a piano playing female singer version of Chop Suey about at the moment. I switched in the radio half way through it and it took me ages to place it.

    C
    xxx

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    1. I can't imagine a piano version of Chop Suey I will admit!

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  3. That book mark is just too cute! What a fun weekend. My boyfriend really wants to see the Avengers movie so hopefully we will go see it soon. Also - congrats on winning the giveaway :]

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    1. Its certainly worth a watch [and i'm not a huge comic book fan like the guy but I even enjoyed it!].

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  4. Oh I love Russian Dolls so the first pic is so cute to me!

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    1. I use to have some Russian Dolls - certainly going to have to replace them.

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  5. I love long weekends too, they are always the best kind. Those russian dolls are the cutest! xxx

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  6. Happy belated birthday wishes to Joe! I'm too old to remember Transformers but loved looking at his impressive collection. You've got to love a man with a hobby!
    Love System Of A Down! x

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    1. Exactly! Regardless of the hobby [well most hobbies] it's great that they have something to get interested in! That way he knows what i'm going through with my compacts at least.

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  7. Looks like the perfect weekend... very arty :-)

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    1. Putting my spare time to good use!

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  8. I'm so glad your parcel arrived safe! xx

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    1. It did thank you, loved it - everything has a perfect home here too.

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  9. Metallic thread = infuriating! But so pretty.

    I wish you still lived in Yorkshire. You're the only other blogger I know who likes cross stitching! :)

    x

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    1. Your the second person that's mentioned about wishing I was still in the UK haha. Metallic thread is a nightmare isn't it?! The first skein of thread just kept getting so tangled and knotted and regardless of what you try and do it just doesn't look overly neat. I'm refusing to give up with it though!

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