Saturday, 16 June 2007

Weekend Plans Are Washed Away

We woke to find most of the garden under water this morning, and it was still pouring. We switched on the radio and there were flood warnings everywhere. DH was not too happy about driving to Yorkshire if it was going to be bad there and a phone call to our friends revealled they were having problems with flooding in their area too. Sadly we decided the only sensible thing to do was postpone our vist :0( .

On the bright side I had decided that I would make a start on my new chart, Le Temps Qui Passe, to take with me. Two reasons, the first it would mean I only had to take one thread and the second, I was longing to make a start on this. I am doing the stitching purse (not the sampler), and to make up for my disappointment at not being away I have stitched on this quite a bit today - though only in very short stints. Here is a picture of how it looks so far, using 32 count cream and Dinky Dyes Silk in Murray River.
Tomorrow I am going to try and do a little bit more of AnnT's wfb. Its a good job I have a whole month in which to get it stitched lol as Im not quite half way yet. This is (almost) the first of two little boys.
I am enjoying my stitching again but do find that I can only do it for such a short time. After half an hour my shoulders start to ache and if I ignore this my headaches start, so I know I have to be sensible and at least I can stitch still.
Thank you all so much on the lovely comments regarding my first pinkeep. Lisa sorry the alphabet is just my own design but I thought it was in keeping with the type of thing Ann liked, and yes I did use glue to keep the beads on my pins. If you would like a copy of the Alphabet just email me and I will happily send you a copy. Tanya remarked on the lovely blues in the design, it was Dinky-Dyes No10 Cloudy Skies and the Pink was Wild Cherry.


Carla said...

Sorry your plans were ruined because of the bad weather :(
Nice start on "Le Temps Qui Passe" the color of floss you chose is beautiful!

BeckySC said...

I hope you are feeling better. I have kept you in my thoughts and prayers. I'm loving your progress!
Sending good thoughts and hugs :)

jane said...

Le Temps qui passe is beautiful Helen, love your thread choice. Shame the weather ruined your plans though

Edda said...

I´m sorry to hear you´ve had to change your plans for the weekend. I love the start you´ve made on Le Temps Qui Passe. Will be looking forward to seeing it grow.
Take care of yourself and listen to yourself when stitching. Have a nice day.

All the best,

Julie said...

I'm sorry your trip had to be postponed, but under the circumstances maybe for the best.. on the bright side you got to stitch on the lovely new chart!! i love the colour you chose, i really must get myself some DD thread and have a try (like i haven't got enough different threads in my stash already lol) {{hugs}}

Sally said...

Love your WIP Helen. Who is the designer?

Sorry your weekend was ruined. We'd had a hell of a lot of rain right across Yorkshire.

Hope you're feeling 100% soon {{{{{hugs}}}}}

Carol said...

You've made a great start on Le Temps Qui Passe Helen. I love the thread you're's going to be gorgeous!

Sorry to hear the bad weather had spoilt your weekend plans!