Wednesday, 24 January 2007
I am all packed now and we did an on-line check in tonight so our seats are booked on the aircraft, and the big bonus we only have to be there two hours before the flight instead of the normal three.
After the bitter cold of today and waking up to snow this morning I am really ready to see (and feel) the sunshine. Will look forward to catching up with all your blogs and seeing what you have been up to stitching wise when I get back.
Tuesday, 23 January 2007
Sunday, 21 January 2007
I have been working on the last in my rota tonight, EMS Garden Alphabet. I have done the flowers on B (the B itself was already done) and started on the flower for C. Not going too badly for saying its on 32 count linen. The picture makes the fabric look white but in real life its more a natural shade sort of beige/brown shade.
I dont know if I will find time to do much tomorrow as I still have my packing to sort out and we are going over to Shionas tomorrow night. Tuesday night we are babysitting over at Davids house so hopefully I will take it with me and get some done then. Depending on what time David gets home, and therefore we get home will depend on whether there is an update then or not.
Saturday, 20 January 2007
Friday, 19 January 2007
I have started a new quilt square, the bee keep from the Gift of Cross Stitch on line magazine. I am not doing it in the shades recommended however I am using mainly Dragon floss for this one, all apart from the brown in the bees and I don't think DF do a brown shade, if they do its one I don't have. Hopefully I will get this finished tomorrow and be able to put up a picture of it.
Wednesday, 17 January 2007
Think tomorrow will have to be one of my quilt squares, I am sure I will see a little more progress on that.
Tuesday, 16 January 2007
I had a lovely little RAK gift today but unfortunately I am not allowed to tell you about this just yet lol. Needless to say it brightened up what I can only describe as a cold, dank and wet day here.
So to the person who sent it me Thank You and I will look forward to telling you all when I am allowed.
Monday, 15 January 2007
I still have the vines and flowers at the bottom and the beads to put on but not a lot so I shall have at least one finish to look forward to in the next round of my rota.
What I do Wednesday depends on what the post brings between now and then. I am still a thread short (and one I am needing to use) for the HAED design. Also I am waiting for a linen thread to finish off my Kissy Cross Mystery Sal. It the postie arrives with the threads I will probably finish off the Kissy Cross and then move on to the HAED. If not I will probably do a quilt square and hope the threads arrive before I go away.
I have been trying to decide what stitching to take on holiday with me and think I have almost decided on the Sue Page Flower Girl. Its no.1 on my rota and is about half done. Also it is a fairly easy one to stitch. If I followed the rota order it would be EMS Flower alphabet but as this is stitched on 32 count which I struggle with these days even with the use of my magnifier then its a definite "NO" for relaxed holiday stitching. I may also take a couple of small quilt squares just in case I get lots of stitching time and finish the Flower Girl - lol think Im hoping too much.
Sunday, 14 January 2007
I managed to get the bottom two corners done on the middle section of Bluebells and the three b/s lines under it. I really will have to make more of an effort tomorrow.
Saturday, 13 January 2007
I am amazed at how quickly this one is growing. I did a little bit Friday afternoon when I got back from the dentist where I had to have a filling done £42.50 for one filling hate to think what it would have cost if I hadnt been lucky enough to have an NHS dentist.
I have also worked on it tonight and I now have the bottom two corners of the central block to do and then the bottom half which is almost the same as the top but in reverse. I shall be working on this until Monday night and am hopeful that I may get it done apart from the beads and embellishments. Even if I dont it should easily be completed on the next round of my rota.
Thursday, 11 January 2007
Late afternoon I thought it was time I made a start on
Sparkling Bluebells and I am amazed at how quickly it has
grown. We are going to visit friends for dinner tomorrow night and Oscar is coming Saturday morning to spend the weekend with us but I am hoping to get some more done on this on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Wednesday, 10 January 2007
Tuesday, 9 January 2007
This is a picture as it was when I decided to join the SAL
and this is how it looks tonight.
I am really pleased with the progress I have made and looking forward to doing some more next week.
Monday, 8 January 2007
I also had a lovely suprise tonight when Elaine phoned me. Unfortunately she too is full of cold so not getting on too well. I know she is also busy organising RR's and SALs for the Stitch and Stash Forum. I was quite tempted to join the SAL but I have to be realistic and I have so much else to do. It was however lovely to have a little chat.
Tomorrow I shall be doing my Celtic Spring which was the oldest project in my rota but I have taken it out and I am going to do this as part of the Tuesday night UFO SAL which is being run on the Stitch and Stash forum. Hopefully I will soon get it done and then I can start on Celtic Autumn, which I bought at the same time as I thought they would look nice as a pair.
Sunday, 7 January 2007
I have been feeling a little better today and tonight I came downstairs for a couple of hours and even managed to get a little more of Heirloom Christmas done. Still a good way to go to get this months allotment done but feel its achievable now.
Thank you to everyone for the get well messages they really cheered me up.
Keith bought the lap top up tonight and I have been busy catching up with everyones blogs. I also took a subscription out to the Gift of Stitching online mag the other day so I have been having a read of that. Mmm definitely one in there I am looking forward to stitching - when I get time.