Thursday, 14 July 2011


I was rather hoping my secret partner of the recent Tea Party/Picnic Exchange might post some photos of what I stitched for them but as they haven't I hope it's ok for me to do it instead ?

My first exchange and I had great fun putting this package together . . . . 2 stitched items, cupcake notelets, pink & white gingham cupcake baking cases, cupcake napkins, pink seed beads, blue & purple butterfly ribbon, DMC scented threads and my favourite teatime recipe ~ Pooh Bear's Raisin Bread for Eating with Honey!

Lizzie*Kate Flora McSample 'Strawberry Sampler'
stitched in DMC threads on Sparklies hand dyed 28-count linen

Red and White gingham backing fabric

Cupcake Pin Cushion using  part of The Historical Sampler Company Cupcake design with DMC threads and spotty button & fabric

Great fun! and again a very big thank you to both Catherine for her kindness and Lainey for her very hard work and now for something completely different . . . . 

I seemed to have waited an eternity for this day to come

If you remember in a previous post, way back in time, over 9 hours were spent securing these precious 2 tickets and last Saturday was the BIG day!

DD and I left for Wembley Stadium, London, in plenty of good time as we knew the crowds would be massive ~ it was a sold out tour from start to finish and this was Take That's last show date in England before heading out to Europe.

A walk up to Wembley Stadium with the 'boys' looking down on us and every wine bar and bistro around us playing their music!

The countdown on the big screens ~ as the 'Progress' bar (name of their Tour & recent album) reached full capacity, the clock counted down . . . .

Four of the five started the show and the hysteria from the 85,000 crowd waiting for the 5th ~ Mr RW himself ~ was unbelievable!

Robbie whipping the crowd up with 'Let Me Entertain You'

Fabulous stage set ~ the boys are right at the top singing!

OMG! I've seen some big names in concert before ~ Madonna, Coldplay, Kylie, JayZ but this was something I wouldn't have missed for the World ~ the crowd singing, the stage sets, the noise and the boys themselves (I keep calling them boys ~ they virtually were when they first started and although I've grown up with them, it's incredible they still 'Rule the World!!!!' even today!) but most of all . . . .I'VE SEEN ROBBIE WILLIAMS xxx

PS. Thanks DD for sharing this great night with me, it meant a lot to have you by my side and also your brilliant camera skills ~ love you lots x

Thanks for stopping by


Lesleyanne said...

What a gorgeous exchange you sent to Catherine. Love the stitched pieces. Great photos from the Take That concert.

Mouse said...

oooo that was a great exchange you sent there girl :) and oooooo I can feel your excitement at being there .. photos are brill too :) love mouse xxxx

Catherine said...

What an great time spent with your DD! Memories for a lifetime for sure!

The exchange pieces you sent were so cute! Love your finishes!

Lisa V said...

Robbie sure does a brilliant concert. I was lucky to see him when he came to Australia on his tour and I loved it.
Pretty exchange you made for your partner too.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Wonderful exchange pieces and that concert looks like it was so fun!
xx, shell

Annette said...

What a beautifull ecxhange you made...
And great pic's of Take That

Lois said...

What lovely goodies you sent! What a brilliant night at Take That!!!!

Sally said...

What a lovely exchange Jane.

I bet you had a fantastic time at the Take That concert.

Justflo said...

Fantasic exchange there.

Your 'Take That' experience must have been memorable.

Superb pics. Congrats to the photographer.

Pumpkin said...

Gee, you sent quite the special package yourself! Your partner was very lucky :o)

WOW! That must have been one spectacular concert!!!!