Last year I made a scissor fob for AnnTs birthday and she asked if I would make her another this year for her blue scissors. I thought it would be nice to do the Stich and Stash forum challenge into a scissor pocket (something I had not attempted before) and I was so pleased with it I decided to make the scissor fob for Ann to match and send them both to her. I am glad to say she liked them. I really enjoyed making this little scissor pocket. I think the hardest part was folding it so that the design was symetrical and I felt I did quite well. I was rather disappointed that having had two months and such a large choice there were only 6 pictures to show on reveal day. Karen puts a lot of work into searching out lovely freebie designs for us to choose from each month and its such a shame to get such a pathetic reaction.
I didnt get any stitching done at all yesterday and today I wanted to get EMS Rose done and out of the way as in just over a weeks time the next part will be out. I am so enjoying this one, I was really unsure about starting this, I couldnt get the colours I had originally wanted (I ordered the thread in bulk from the supplier but when it came it was nothing like the one I had in stock). Also its not the sort of thing that would normally appeal to me. However it did and by a fluke I chose the colours - or the colours chose me, I'm not sure which and I started it. Now I love it and love every stitch I put in it.
I know I have another hectic couple of weeks ahead. Mum is going to have her Living Room and Dining Room decorated. She is getting a professional decorator in to do it as I think she has given up on waiting for us. It is just so difficult when you are trying to manage your own home, help the kids with theirs - and as my daughter is buying her property on her own its always Dad she calls for help lol, and try doing everything for Mum too. I do not begrudge any of them help and we do as much as we can but it would be nice to be at a place where we could just sit down in the evening and not be rushing round like headless chickens which seems to happen far too often. Anyway Mum bless her has decided to have someone in but she has cabinets full of beautiful old and delicate china and they all have to be emptied and everything carefully wrapped and put away before the decorate comes. Luckily we have two weeks to do this but I think it is going to take a lot of doing. Also we have to go look for new curtaining fabric, and she still needs a little unit and some bits and bobs for her new bathroom.
We are also going to be having a visitor for the next couple of weeks. His name is Pete and he is coming on Tuesday so that he has time to settle in before his humans go away on Thursday. His humans are my brother and his family and Pete is a tortoise. I must admit I do not really know what you do with a tortoise, you cant really stroke them, they dont play ball or roll over to have their tummy tickled, oh well we shall see lol.
On a last note I am going to be doing ISD tomorrow if I get chance and tomorrow I will also tell you all about my new rota and what is happening with that.
Thank you for all your comments, I have had some really lovely comments in the last few weeks and they really mean such a lot to me. I do always try to leave comments when I visit other blogs which is probably why it takes me so long to get round to you all. If I see things I like I have to say so and can only assume that those that do not leave comments do not like what they see, but maybe that isnt the reason, maybe they are shy, or maybe for some reason they cannot leave a comment. I have visited blogs which do not like me and will not allow me to leave a comment. If this is the reason then I would be grateful if you could let me know and my email connection is is my side bar to help you. Thank you once again dear friends.
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