For the first time in I don't know how long I actually feel as though I have made some progress on Gracious Era. I have only had a couple of days to work on this but I think because I can see some structure in the fact that you can start to see the outline of the buildings it feels like I have achieved something. Of course like most of these things it always looks better when you see it as a photo, or from a distance as nothing looks as sharp when its right under your nose. Anyway I am happy with it and I cannot remember the last time I felt happy with this one.
The rota is now going away until after my holidays. I will have very little time for stitching this week. I have quite a few engagements with friends and my aunt has come down from Scotland so I will be off to take her and mum out on a two or three days. Also everything to sort out for packing etc. What time I do have I am going to spend on doing some catching up. I have not done the July/August Papillon Sal yet and the next part is due this week. Also I am still on the July section of EMS Rose. There are a couple of other bits and bobs too that I really want to get finished and then if I have time (not sure if I should laugh, cry or just choke on that comment) there is UFO and ISD both well behind schedule.
I had sorted out my holiday stitching but now I am beginning to wonder if I maybe should take some of the things I need to catch up on rather than starting something new. Well logic tells me I should but then one of the things I love about holiday stitching is its always something new that I have been wanting to start for ages. Oh decisions, decisions, decisions why does life have to be so complicated lol.
I had a panic this morning when I heard that XL the firm that had gone bust was a Yorkshire based holiday company. I knew the company we had booked our holiday with was based in Skipton in Yorkshire, but it seems for the time being at least we are OK. It is so sad for those who have been looking forward to their holidays and then its snatched away from them. There is some good new though as if you paid with your Credit Card or booked with an ATOL protected agent you will not lose your money. Cannot compensate for the disappointment though can they.
Before I go there is something I need to ask - do you have a stitching blog and if so is your blog registered with Teejay at The Passion Of My Needle. She is trying to register every stitching blog in one place so that if we are looking for one in particular we will be able to go there to search for it. Please go look.
Thank you once again for all your lovely comments and for taking the time to visit me it is so much appreciated.
May your frogs stay in their ponds