Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Coco Chanel and a special delivery

I have now finished the second design from the book by Veronique Enginger I received from the boys for Christmas and have started a third.  There are just so many gorgeous designs I want to work in this book.

I had to chose this design next as I recently finished a biography of Coco Chanel.  She really was a woman before her time.  She started her business with the help of her British boyfriend, Boy Capel who tragically died in a car accident shortly afterwards.  She said in later life that he was the love of her life and that was the reason she had never married.  It was a pity she felt it necessary to hide her humble beginnings, these days she would be celebrated for her achievements against the odds.

The boys were so excited the other day when a delivery arrived for them.
 What is in these boxes?
 The packaging tastes good.
 Four sacks of food + 92 tins, all for us.
 This lot looks interesting.
 Wilberforce reckons Higgins should not have these treats as they have an Airedale on the front so are not meant for Border Collies.


  1. Wowwwww Iris and Trevor.....are verry jealous now !!!...they will also two box deliver ????...hahahahaha...lovely ...xxx...!!

  2. We wish that a box just like yours would arrive at our house today!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  3. Love your stitching! I do love Coco Chanel models, she was really "before her time". Take care, both you ad your starved boys!!!!

  4. Loving the vintage style X-stitch - fab..!!
    I love your dogs, our pup Buster always likes to 'help' unpack the shopping.... lol.

  5. Ha ha--love your boys excitement over their delivery, Shirley!! So cute :)

    And your stitching is lovely--really classy!!