Tuesday, 31 July 2007
I have also done some more of Le Temps and will post an update picture on that soon. The next thing in my rota is Taj and I am getting really excited about stitching this one - however - doesnt there always have to be an however lol. I have a round robin piece to stitch and I have my UFO to stitch and I have not yet done part two of the Athena Sal and with part 3 due tomorrow I think I have some things that just have to be tackled before I get to Taj. Hopefully the incentive of getting through them and being able to start Taj will keep me going as none of these projects grab me. The RR I hate before I start - its a picture of lemon slices!!! Athena I am really only doing to keep my daughter company as it is her first ever hardanger piece and well the UFO has been a ufo for a long time because I didnt fancy doing it and I feel no more enthusiasm now than I did then. Oh well guess we all have to do the weeding if we want to admire the garden.
THANKS to all you wonderful people who visit my blog and read my ramblings and also to those who are kind enough to leave comments they mean such a lot and it has been your encouragement that has given me the courage to tackle pinkeeps and such that I would never have dared try before.
Saturday, 28 July 2007
I must have been watching more tv this week as Le Temps has grown quite a bit since the last picture and I am still loving stitching this. My main stitching this week however has been on Barnabee - oh I do love this design, it is sure a pleasure to stitch and such fun seeing each new little group of flowers or little creatures take shape.
Last night Oscar stayed. He woke about 11.30 crying which is a most unusual event. He said his tooth hurt so I gave him Neurofen and he eventually settled back to sleep again. He woke again at 6 this morning again crying and saying his mouth hurt. His lip did look a little puffy and he felt a little clammy so I gave him another dose of Neurofen and he happily went back to bed. I eventually had to wake him at 10am and my gosh what a shock, his top lip looked as though some one had given him a good thump and the whole of the side of his face was swollen up. We were due to take him home this morning anyway so we soon had him in the car and on his way. On getting home his Mum phoned the emergency number and we had to take him to the emergency medical centre in Derby where they confirmed what I thought, the poor wee thing has an absess. I phoned tonight to check on him and mum says the anti biotics seem to be doing the trick and though he isnt eating and is drinking through a straw still his face has gone down a little and he seemed quite cheerful in himself. I hope the little darling gets a good nights sleep and is feeling better tomorrow.
Sunday, 22 July 2007
Lastly though you might like to see an update of Le Temps which is growing slowly. This is my "downstairs" piece - the piece I stitch on when I am not in my stitching room but downstairs watching the TV lol (as I dont watch much TV it doesnt grow very quickly).
Saturday, 21 July 2007
I have also done the first part of the six week Athena SAL that is running on the Polstitches forum. Although the fabric looks white on here it is actually Ice Blue and the Perle threads I have used at in Dragon Floss Unicorn, which is really pretty.
Now I have to sort out a small quilt square to do and then it will be Barnabee - I am really looking forward to getting back to this little chap.
Oh and I just must tell you I had a lovely email from Vicki Mansfield of India Grace Designs and she liked what I had done with India and loved the addition of the beads. Its so nice to know that the designer approves of what you have done with her design.
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
I am going to get the UFO out tomorrow and intend to stick at it for a couple of days to see if I can complete it this time round. No promises but I am crossing my fingers.
Now for the reorganisation on my rota. After QM I have pastel panel (a new one) and then HAED. After a lot of discussion with my DD who the HAED is for we are going to order more fabric and restart this. I have just had to admit defeat as even with my magnifier I am struggling to see this and feel that it is fast becoming a mess. I was upset at letting DD down as we were stitching two matching pictures together (Such is the way of fairies and Checkmate). However she has said she will be happy to start again too (so that both pictures will still match) if I would like to stitch over two on 32 count. Its still small for me but I know I can manage that. This means that HAED will not be done this time round. As pastel panel was only put in as a break between two big pieces it is coming out (will be back in again soon lol) for now - which takes me on to A Quilt Square which is what I will be doing after UFO and then onto Garden Alphabet... and that is where the next change comes. As my ufo - Celtic Spring - is almost finished I am going to withdraw Garden Alphabet from my rota and it is going to be my next Tuesday UFO SAL piece. So after the Quilt Square it will be on to Barnabee and then Taj.
I can just see you all shaking your heads and thinking "Clear As Mud" lol.
Thanks for all the lovely comments on India, they are so much appreciated.
Sunday, 15 July 2007
Sophie, Cali and Amber trying not to show how excited they feel about going out in the car lol.
Friday, 13 July 2007
1. I hate being tagged never know what to say or who to send to
2. I love dark chocolate but cant eat much at a time so it lasts me ages
3. My daughter taught me to cross stitch --
4. and Now I am teaching her hardanger
5. I love to travel and my dream is to get to New Zealand.
6. I hate shopping - even for clothes --
7. Apart from on the internet at Lekker Threads and Jaynes Attic, where I could spend a fortune lol.
I do not know seven people who have not been tagged by someone else so I will leave it up to you if you could like to be tagged or not.
Wednesday, 11 July 2007
Did not get much stitching done this afternoon as I was really late getting away from work (about 2 1/2 hours late) but have managed to get on quite well this evening so hope I will have a picture of India to show you tomorrow. Then I think Friday will have to be wfb day.
We will be away Saturday and Sunday and as we will be staying with friends who are not stitchy minded then the only stitching will be done in the car on the journey there and back. Think I will take Le Temps - who in case anyone is wondering is still progressing slowly. She is downstairs as she is easy to stitch whilst I watch the television - maybe if I watched more tv she would grow quicker lol.
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
I will try again tomorrow.
Right now I am off to sort out India so that it will be all ready to stitch when I get home from work tomorrow.
Sorry Mr Stick but my UFO is going to have to wait for a couple of days because India is really calling out to be started lol.
Sunday, 8 July 2007
I have not had much time to stitch today but what I have had has been spend on Terri' wfb (a wee fat bird or more commonly called a round robin). Her theme is Home Sweet Home and we are each doing one of the little houses that come free from someones blog (sorry cant remember where but will get the link of Terri and post it when I post a picture).
I have also been typing lists of charts on to the computer (Ive not even managed to finish going through my own yet) ready for the Chart Library. We have well over 200 so far and there are still some lists to come in - though thankfully most people are sending in dribs and drabs as they sort them so I havent had loads to do at once. I think we will be amazed by just how many charts we have got between us lol. I think I could safely stay on the chart wagon for the next 5 years, though I know I wont as there always seems to be "just one more" I really really need.
Thanks once again to all those lovely people who leave feed back, its a real boost at the best of times but when I was struggling to stitch and come on the computer last month you really carried me through - bless you all.
Friday, 6 July 2007
Just a little bit of border down the left hand side to go now so hopefully this will soon be one for a Happy Dance.
It is going away now until next week (will be Wednesday as Im out with my Mum shopping on Tuesday and its not something I can stitch in the evenings). Think I will do a wee bit more on hardanger house border and tomorrow I will restart Charlotte.
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
Do you like my name at the top. I got this cool and fun link from Su's blog so thankyou Su.
Monday, 2 July 2007
Did a wee bit more on Le temps and a wee bit on UFO and will probably show you picture updates on those later in the week.
One exciting piece of news - we have booked our next holiday. It is not until November but we are off to Vietnam and Cambodia which is somewhere I have wanted to go for a long time so Im really excited about this one.
Thanks once again to all those lovely people who take the time to visit my blog and especially to those who leave comments, they are so much appreciated.