Monday, 10 November 2008

Roses and Rambles

Well I have had another HD but like so many people at this time of year I cannot share. Mind this one I will be able to share in a day or two but I have other things in the pipeline (or in the hoop may be a better description) which will remain secret for a couple of months. There will be so many pretty pics floating about after the fat man has been to visit.

My SS (secret stitching) is rather hard on the old eyes so it is being saved for the day light hours which seem to be few and far between. I know the shortest day is fast approaching - how can I forget it is my sons birthday and for me was one of the longest days of my life lol - but thats another story. The last few days here have just been so dark that we hardly seem to have seen any daylight at all some days. Mind I did spend most of the weekend in bed with the dreaded flu bug. More of a really severe cold and an attack of sinusitis combined mostly gone now though i still keep getting sneezing attacks. I think this is the third time that I have had these symptoms recently and I just seem to recover and its back again. Whilst I was working I was considered to be in a vulnerable situation and was given the flu jab each year. This year for the first time I have not had one and I am wondering if this it the cause. Maybe with having a jab each year I have failed to build up a natural immunity.

On the stitching that I can share I decided to make EMS Rose Sampler my priority for this week and here is a picture of my progress thus far. I am working across between sections 7, 8 and 9. I know it might be easier to do one page at a time but I am enjoying doing it this way so shall continue to do so. I would like to get this section finished before I put it away.

I have come to the sad conclusion that Heirloom Christmas is not going to be finished in time for this years celebrations. It is not that I could not get it done but I cannot see the point in rushing to finish it when I know it will not get framed in time. My framer usually asks that you allow about 6 weeks near Christmas as its always a busy time for him and therefore I think its better to leave it and finish it after Christmas having it all ready in good time for next year. Also I do feel that I need more practise with the ribbon roses and I do not have the time for playing about with that at the moment. Oh well I am sure it will be worth waiting for.

I need to get my SS done and then with those out of the way I have three smaller Christmas projects that I would love to do all of which I can either frame myself or do as large pinkeep finishes. I rather like these large pinkeep type finishes - can you tell LOL.

On the decorating front I am afraid we still do not have anything on the walls. My DH kept to his end of the bargain and the ceiling is painted, all the gloss work is done and all the doors have been done in Satinwood. We have the paper but unfortunately my other half only tackles the pasting when it comes to that part of the job. I am the one who actually sticks it on the walls and the only think I was capable of sticking at the weekend was myself under the covers, so we still have that to do and to make it even more fun we have Oz this weekend so I cannot see a lot getting done then.

Well my dearest is telling me that its after midnight and hes bought me a nice hot drink up to bed so I better shift my butt and go get ready to join him.

Thank you for all your lovely comment and for taking the time to visit and read my rambles.

Hugs to all those who need them

May your frogs stay in their ponds


staci said...

Hope you're feeling better soon :)

Tracy said...

EMS Rose Sampler is so lovely, what a treasure.

Charlene said...

Your Rose Sampler look great Helen.

Marita said...

Your stitching is beautiful.

I hope you feel better soon.

Christine said...

Sorry to hear you've felt so awful. Hope you are better soon. The Rose sampler is lovely. The lace effect section at the top looks almost 3-dimensional (my DD who is doing a GCSE maths module this week would tell me that is because it IS 3-dimensional, but you know what I mean)

becca said...

Get well soon!

You have been tagged by me..come to my blog to learn all about it!

Angela said...

Hope your soon up to the wall-papering.

The sampler is very pretty.

brokenfairy said...

Sorry that you have been feeling under the weather, it certainly has been doing the rounds here as well, What with this miserable weather we have been having it no wonder!!

Look forward to seeing more progress on the EMS roses, it looks lovely Helen

Sally said...

Hope you're feeling better soon Helen.

Your EMS Rose Sampler is simply beautiful.

Mylene said...

EMS Rose Sampler is looking beautiful!

I do hope you feel better very soon.

Nicola said...

Hi Helen! Yes, it's me leaving a comment at long last! LOL

Your EMS Rose Sampler is just beautiful! Seeing yours has made me decide that I would love to stitch this at some point, just don't know whne, but I am collecting the parts.

Cottage Dreams from the previous post is so beautiful, I love those delicate colours.

Sorry to learn that you've not been well, hope you'll be better soon. My cold seemed to come back a bit and I suffered with my sinuses, seem to be better now though.

Julie said...

EMS looks wonderful, i love the colour combo you chose for this one. Hope you soon feel A1 and back to normal.

CritterLady62 said...

I hope your feeling better soon. Roses and Rambles is looking lovely. I cannot wait to see Heirloom Christmas. That is a gorgeous pattern. Have a great time with Oz and good luck on getting your paper up.

Cyn said...

Hi Helen,

Glad to hear that you are doing better!

EMS Rose Sampler is looking beautiful!

You aren't late with Heirloom Christmas as you are going to be early for next year. :-)

Windy Meadow

Maddy*Moo said...

Gorgeous EMS Rose Sampler! I love the colours you have used! Going to look lovely when finished!

fireflydreams said...

WOW this is beautiful Helen.