Saturday, 19 July 2008

A very busy week

I have hardly had time to stitch this week.

Monday I went to visit Colly and ended up staying for lunch. I did a little on ISD in the afternoon but certainly not enough to take a picture of. Monday night we were over at Mums helping to shift furniture out.

Tuesday I spend most of the day doing the dreaded house work - but after proving to my grandson that I could write "I love you" on the furniture I thought it was really time I had a good clean. It was all neat and tidy but all the furniture needed a good polish and a lot of my ornaments needed a good wash. Tuesday night I went out for a meal with some old and dear friends - lol I dont mean the friends are old but that they are friends of long standing.

Wednesday and Thursday Mum had the decorators in so I fetched her over to my house in the morning and had to run her all the way home again in the evenings. I managed a little stitching but not much.

Friday morning I did a little h/w and a little stitching and then went to meet another friend for lunch - I seem to have eaten rather well this week lol. My Mums decorator had finished on Thursday night and the carpet fitter came on Friday morning, so friday afternoon was spent replacing the furniture and then Keith had to reconnect and set up the TV and DVD again for her and also reconnect all the computer stuff. We didnt leave her house until 8pm and we hadnt eaten. As we were both in jeans and rather hot and sweaty we would not have felt comfy to pop in somewhere for a meal so it was back home to cook and a very late meal.

Cannot go to bed on a full tummy so nothing for it but to sit down and relax. Keith went of to play on his computer and I came up here to my den, got all snuggly comfy and stitched. It was the turn of hardanger house this week and though I havent had a lot of time I do feel as though I achieved quite a bit also and more importantly I have really, really enjoyed this weeks stitching. I did the chimney and the large diamond leave design down one side of the apex and I also managed to do almost all of the inner border edging. There is about and inch left to do of that but I will do that next time as I do the diamond leaf down the other side of the apex. I did try taking a bigger pic but it just doesn't show up.
I really must apologise that I am so far behind with reading everyones blogs. I do keep trying to read a few each day and I am trying to keep them in order so that I get round to everyone eventually. The main problem is once you get behind it takes twice as long as there are two or three posts to read and nearly always leave comments for on every blog I visit. I often think I will just read them and not take time leaving comments and then I like what I see and just have to say so LOL.
I hope you each and everyone have a wonderful and peaceful weekend with lots of stitching time.
xx
may your frogs stay in their ponds

19 comments:

brokenfairy said...

Oh you have been a busy bee!! and the Hardanger house looks great!

Ginnie said...

The border on the hardanger house looks lovely, the colours are beautiful.

Karen said...

the hardanger is looking great, sounds like a busy week

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Sounds like both of us had busy weeks! huggles!

Julie said...

This looks a lovely project, next weeks will be a restful week then, sounds like you've earnt it LOL

Cyn said...

Hi Helen,

I understand about writing words in the dust in the house! Especially during the busy weeks when it's hard to get to everything and yes I've had times when I could write in the dust. LOL

Hardanger House is just lovely!

No rush on reading the blogs. We'll still be here and I always enjoy your comments! :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Andrea said...

Phew, I'm exhausted just reading about your week!

Great start on hardanger house. Love the border colours.

Karan said...

Phew - bet you feel like you need a holiday now!
The hardanger house is looking lovely Helen - such pretty colours in the border. Can't wait to see more. :0)
You'll catch up eventually with the blog reading so don't pressure yourself over it (((((hugs))))).

Sally said...

I'm way behind on blogs too as I've not been feeling well for over a week now. I got halfway caught up the other night but then needed to catch up all the more now! Lol! I need a good do at the housework too. I hate feeling ill as there's so much more to do when i start to feel better.

Your hardanger house is looking good.

Christine said...

You've had a busy week Helen!
The Hardanger House is coming along very nicely

Doris said...

Aw! the hardanger is so beautiful!

Karin said...

It sounds like you had a busy week - your hardanger is gorgeous!

tammie said...

hiya helen lovely stitching and i have nominated u for Kreativ Blog award please take a look at my blog

Carol R said...

Pretty Hardanger House.
Did you Ottlite arrive? Did it work ok on UK voltage?

tkdchick said...

The greens in those leaves are lovely!

Vonna said...

You have such beautiful projects always on the go...and big ones too! This one is no exception...it is just gorgeous!

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staci said...

Goodness sakes you've been busy! I think I need to rest now for you!!!