Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Every Little Stitch....

......counts and as I still havent had a lot of time for stiching it has needed too.

Firstly I did manage to do The Monthly Challenge at Jaynes Attic. This is a little freebie called Love by Debbie Draper. It was stitched on an oddment of fabric (probably 28 count antique white) using Carries Creations "Shadow". I was really pleased with how this thread stitched up, though I was not so thrilled with my finishing - the little bow is supposed to hide the fact that I just could not seem to get the hook to hang from the corner. I did that corner about three times and each time it looked fine until I hung it when it suddenly seemed to have slid round the corner. This one is destined for a charity stall that is being held to raise funds for the home where my friend Terri's (no blog) MIL stays. I am not sure if I will get next months challenge done or not with so little stitching time at the moment, but if I do it will probably be heading the same way.



Over the weekend I managed to stitch a wee bit on EMS Rose Sampler though this is not the whole of the August section it has cut a good swath into it and I do not feel so behind now.

Last night I made a bit more progress on ISD, but though I now have my wonderful Ott-Lite which makes everything so clear and once again allows evening stitching, I am just so exhausted by nightfall I am only fit to crawl into bed lol.

I am loving having Oscar, we have walked to town along the canal, we have been to the park and today we are off out either to Calke Abbey or to Sudbury Museum of Childhood. He is good company, full of fun and so well behaved and well mannered he is a pleasure to have. My big worry is though that a little boy of six should not be walking sedately beside his Granny everyday but should be running wild with other little boys of six. Unfortunately we do not have other children in his age bracket living close to us. He also has very few children in the area he lives and as he travels out of area to school this seems to isolate him into the company of adults for most of the time. I have seen him in the school environment where he is popular and just as full of fun and life as he should be and I do feel he is missing such a lot. Oh well guess life doesnt give you everything and I so enjoy having him.

I have had several requests recently to become friends on Facebook. Please do not think I am ignoring you. A while back someone sent me an invite to join Facebook and I registered - thats as far as I got and I now cannot remember how to get in or what my password was and I have not had the time to go looking,

Thank you to all who visit, to all who comment and to all those I have received awards from in the last week. I listed the first two I got, but I cannot keep listing them or my blog will be quite boring, though I am very very flattered that so many of you think I am worth an award so many thanks.


may your frogs stay in their ponds

13 comments:

brokenfairy said...

I love the thread colour you have used for the Monthly challenge.
I always worry about my three as there friends are not that close and I don't let them play out as we are on a busy main road,but they do have each other.
I bet Oscar loves the one on one attention though

Cheryl said...

Your monthly challenge piece looks great to me! Lovely colours.
EMS piece is lovely too, i havent worked on mine in ages :(

becca said...

Your stitched piece's look awesome. What a great gift for a charity.

Erica said...

Helen, I love your little ornament!
The colors are great! It has a very "Moorish" look to it.
The EMS sampler is looking great too!
Have fun with Oscar! He will always treasure these days!

Christine said...

Nice finish on the challenge piece, I love the thread colour. The EMS piece is looking great too

CritterLady62 said...

Enjoy little Oscar while you can. I wish my mom were closer so that my kids could spend some time with her and their cousins. It's sad in a way that "the world has gotten smaller" so families are now more distant. I really like that challenge piece.

Julie said...

Your challenge piece and EMS looks lovely.

Your time with Oscar is precious. make the most of it. I know i loved my time with my granny, she taught me so many things during our special times. You are a wonderful granny to do it with him, there are so many out there that dont have the time or want to!

Sally said...

Your challenge piece looks lovely Helen as does your EMS sampler.

Elisabeth Braun said...

Hiya!

Thanks for your comment. Yup, the chart is indeed a Patricia Ann Design and I remember seeing a few of these on your trade album. BTW, the reason I haven't got to you yet on the bluetits etc is mostly that I have more than enough stash and am not so into cross stitch these days, but I'm still not averse to the idea of some sort of trade. We can include this 'Silver Frost' piece as well when I'm done with it, if you like.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your finish is very pretty. And EMS sampler looks great. I did the same thing you did with facebook and can't remember password or login ;)

Carol R said...

Your Challenge piece is really pretty - I picked it out from the picture album on JA as one of my favourites - well done.

Karan said...

Love your Challenge finish Helen - the thread colour is gorgeous. EMS is beautiful too.
I think Oscar is getting the best of both worlds (school & time with adults), & spending time with granny is no bad thing - he will grow up to be a confident & well-rounded adult able to mix in any age group. BTW, that offer of the emergency can of Red Bull still stands. LOL

tkdchick said...

Your monthly challenge piece is just beautiful!!!