Monday, 31 March 2008
Right I am off to bed now before my hubby divorces me lol.
Saturday, 29 March 2008
We have been busy at my Mum's house today. Last weekend we cleared her spare room and stripped wallpaper, painted ceiling and skirtings etc and laid a carpet (it is a fairly small room). This weekend we are papering and sorting doors (which need a little off the bottom now that there is a carpet to go over). She is hoping to turn it into a hobby room where she can go to do her painting etc and not have to keep putting things away. We almost finished today so I am hoping by lunch time tomorrow that we can come home and do some sorting out here lol. We always seem to be solving problems at either Mums, our DD or DS's homes and ours always gets left to the last, I have told them all that I want to decorate my bedroom later this year so if they have anything that needs doing to tell us now and as that list is quickly growing I can see my bedroom decorating ideas fading further into the distance lol, oh the joys of family.
Friday, 28 March 2008
Reveal day at the attic tomorrow and looking forward to seeing what everyone has done with this months challenge.
Have seen a lovely chart on Dawns blog, it is called "I Still do" by Ink Circles and so I am chasing a copy as I think this is just ideal as a memento stitch for my Ruby anniversary next year. As its 18 months away I might just about get it done in time lol.
Well sorry this is so short but I have to get into town and as the sky is very grey this morning I am hoping I can be there and back before the heavens open.
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Thank you for all your lovely comments, your kind words have helped so much to keep me going.
Sunday, 23 March 2008
Although I admit to losing the enthusiasm for stitching I am ashamed to say my enthusiasm for stashing has not diminished in the least lol. I have joined a monthly club at Jaynes Attic for collecting Dinky-Dyes Silks and will be getting 10 new silks each month which I know I will just drool over.
Also after reading my last post, Dani remarked that if I hadn't said it was an Elizabeth Design she would have thought it was by Jeannette Douglas. I had never heard of Jeanette Douglas so I googled it and went to look. Oh dear that was fatal lol and I have added 4 more designs to my wish list - they are the seasons of stitching and they are delightful. There are quite a few others I like too but I really do need to stop wanting charts as I have so many beautiful ones already waiting to be stitched.
Thank you for all the lovely and encourageing comments, and for those like me who have mojo's playing truant I promise I will send them all home with a sharp word if I find where they are hiding.
I am trying very hard to keep up with everyones blogs and I do try to leave comments as often as I can so please forgive me if I miss you sometimes. I go for my premed on the 10th next month and if everything is ok i will be having my op on the 19th. Hopefully after that my health will improve and I will be back to my old self.
Bless you all you have come to mean so much to me.
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
I really enjoyed stitching this but having said that I am not sure that it has recaptured my "mojo". I finished stitching last night and have had no urge whatsoever to pick a needle up today. I have several things calling - the threads arrived that I was waiting for to carry on with EMS Rose SAL, part three of the beautiful Papillon Creations freebie SAL is out (and printed off all ready to go) and I want to get Queen of the Needle going again as I had thought that might be done for the end of the month. I also want to get back to my UFO which I had really felt was making some improvement before the holiday and so far it has not seen the light of day since I got back - Mr Stick will be beating me black and blue, oooohhhhhh I'm shaking in my boots. The trouble is though they are calling they are not really yelling me, me, me. Even the discovery of Blue Sky which is very similar to October is not actually calling to me. I do think that you should be able to get some professional help in recapturing your mojo when it goes missing. I do hope it returns soon as I could go into a serious decline without it.
Thank you all for visiting my little corner once again and for leaving your lovely comments which mean so much to me.
Saturday, 15 March 2008
This is Ozzie by The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest
I havent been here much this week as my stitching mojo did a vanishing act last weekend. I was not feeling my normal cheerful self but a dear friend stepped in by sending me a beautiful chart from Elizabeth Designs called "October Sky", which she thought might act as an incentive as it is all small sections. Well it seems to have worked and though I didnt have the fabric or the one special thread called for so decided to just go ahead with whatever I felt like and I have been having fun the last couple of days with this one just picking colours as I go along. If you want to see how it should look then just click here. I am stitching it on 32 count antique white evenweave and have used mainly Needle Necessities (now Threadworx) threads. As I am really enjoying stitching again - something I havent done for a week or two I am going to stick at this one for the now.
Monday, 10 March 2008
|What Helen Means|
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
Well I can agree with some of it but mmmmm other bits I think are wrong - wonder what others think lol.
Sunday, 9 March 2008
I think I have a touch of the Moody Blues at the moment as nothing much is holding my attention. After the HAED I moved on to Blackwork House which is the next in the rota and I finished the filling in on the left hand front, but although i cannot say that I didnt enjoy doing it I soon felt fed up with it and couldnt be bothered to make a start on the other side of the house so this is how that one stands at the moment.
This afternoon I sat down to start on the monthly challenge but then the family descended on us so nothing got done. Hopefully will get some more done later. We had a little run into the garden between the rain so that Oscar could see how much frog spawn there was in the pond. Quite a lot though it seems to be rather late here this year. Unfortunately the arrival of the frog spawn means the pump has to be switched off and the waterfall will not be working for sometime. One year we didnt bother and the frog spawn quickly disappeared and we had milky looking water as it all went though the pump - i felt like a murderer so now we have to manage for a few months.
I think at the moment I have so many big projects in my rota that nothing seems to be moving very fast. Also I have a load of new or newish charts that I had for Christmas and my birthday last year that I really, really want to start and I am having to be very strict with myself. I do know that I am going to stick to adding smaller projects at the end of each round for a while so that they will probably be started in one round and finished in the next and hopefully will boost me a little. I do know when I look at the photos Ive taken and compare them to the ones I did last time but oh i would so much like to see some of those BAPS finished.
On a more cheery note, Karen has kindly offered to fix my fob for me. I actually had a number of offers but Karens was the first and I accepted before any others came in so please dont think your offer was not most appreciated if you were one of those who offered later. It never fails to amaze me what wonderful people are out there. We so often read of the low life that are about that we are inclined to forget that for every one of them there are lots and lots of lovely people in this world.
Saturday, 8 March 2008
Now I have an embarrassing confession to make. Some years ago someone made me a beautiful fob in lovely soft lavender colours. The trouble being that with my memory I cannot be certain who it was that actually made it for me, I have an idea but I am not certain so do not feel I can approach the person I think it is, if you see what I mean.
Thursday, 6 March 2008
I went to pick a couple of colours up and thought "I like them two together" and well from there I ended up going to see how they would look together for my EMS 2008 Freebie and here is part 1 all finished lol.
The colours that had landed together were 3861 and 778 and I added 452 and 453 for the shading. Best of all though was the 778 was almost the same shade as the Needle Necessities 158 I had wanted to use originally, so I used the 778 on the outside petals of the rose and used the NN one for the centre of the rose giving just a little hint of shading which I like very much. I am really rather pleased with this and think I will like this choice far more than the one I actually have on order for this project. Not to worry I am sure the other will not be wasted as I have a couple of other large projects in the pipeline and I am sure the Organic Strawberry will be ideal for one of those. I am very tempted to carry on with this as part three is now out and it would be nice to get the three parts done before the end of the month however I am really beginning to feel guilty about this HAED project so I think I must make a start on that next - I MUST I MUST I MUST. Though I haven't done this weeks stint on my UFO piece yet lol.
I am popping over to Mums tomorrow and we are going to pick up The Sweetheart Tree "Sparkling Bluebells" from the framers. I had to go to the hospital for an appointment on Tuesday which is one of my normal days for going to Mums and so I visited her on Wednesday instead, unfortunately all the shops in the village close on a Wednesday afternoon and some - like the framers - close all day, so I was unable to get it earlier. I do hope I like it when I get it back, I hate trying to pick things in the shop its so hard trying to imagine what they will all look like when the framing is actually complete.
Happy stitching to one and all.
Tuesday, 4 March 2008