Monday, 30 June 2008
Tomorrow I am going to order a clip-on OTT Light and that will help as I will be able to stitch more in the evenings. Since the lamp went on my work station I have been a bit lost in the evenings as stitching under the normal electric light in my den causes reflections in my magnifier which give me a headache. However I did not want another standard type lamp as I still have the clip for holding my frame and my magnifyer attached to what was the old lamp (the lamp bit having been removed), so a clip on lamp seems the ideal thing. Also I had a problem with my other light as it got so hot and as my den gets most of the days sunshine this is a very warm room anyway. I asked about and the OTT lights are very low voltage so do not get hot like normal lamps, I am also told that the "true colour" light they give off is excellent for stitching with so fingers crossed.
Tomorrow is my day for taking Mum shopping etc so it will be evening before I can stitch, but I am really looking forward to starting my Judy Dixon "Cottage Dreams" the first of the new additions to the rota.
Thank you once again for visiting my little nook and to those of you who find the time to leave me a comment. I so enjoy reading what you have to say.
May your frogs stay in their pond.
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Monday, 23 June 2008
I have decide that 12 is a nice number (for the now though I would like to reduce it to 8 eventually) and I am going to stick at that. I will have six cross stitch and six other stitches alternating between each other.
Sunday, 22 June 2008
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.
may your frogs stay in the pond
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Today I hope to get a bit stitched on ISD. I do not think it will be very much at all today though as I am off out in a minute (coffee with a friend), and then I really must make a start of the Rocket later. I have an oblong sponge type cake so I am hoping i can cut the shape out of that. We shall see lol.
Hope you are all busy with your stitching, and thank you once again for finding the time to come and take a peep into my little Nook.
may your frogs stay in the pond
Sunday, 15 June 2008
Today I did a little more on Garden Alphabet, when I say a little more I mean all of about 40 stitches lol. Still it is progress of a kind but far from having the flower complete as I had hoped. I know I will not have a lot of time for stitching tomorrow so I am just going to stick with GA for the little bit I can get done then that too will go away till next weekend.
Monday should really be my day for the ISD sal with Dawn, but I am not going to Mums on Tuesday this week so will do it then, and as Dawn is moving house at the beginning of this week I am pretty sure she won't miss me one little bit.
Good Luck with the move Dawn and hope your internet connection goes smoothly.
After ISD will be Taj which is the last in my rota for this time. I am planning on a major overall of the rota before it starts again. Poor old Taj will not be getting much attention this week either though as time is going to be limited. Tomorrow is the lunch and hair trim I should have had on Friday but which had to be cancelled due to a migrane attack. Tuesday (shs I dont want to jinx this but it should be a day all to myself) . Wednesday I am taking Mum to a funeral, and hopefully back in time to go to the local carpet shop as she wants a carpet for her new bathroom. Thursday I am again at Mums to take her shopping and we need to pop into Derby but I need to be back early as I am picking Oscar up from school and he is coming to stay at our house till Saturday morning. Also during the week I have a card to make for Oscar and I also have a birthday cake to make and decorate for him as he will be 6 on Saturday. It has to be a rocket cake this year as his birthday party will be space themed.
I do hope Chris is reading this as she said to me today that she would like to finish work so she had time to stitch . Oh I would love time to stitch, but life is fun and there never seems to be a dull moment at our house and I guess that is what is important in life.
Thank you for all your lovely comment they really are appreciated, and just to show I take notice of what you say there is a little bit added under my signature which I am going to try to keep there. I would put it down permentantly if I could remember where I stored my signature in the first place. Someone (cannot remember who lol) has the words "of all the things I miss. I miss my mind the most" after their signature; oh they are my sentiments exactly and I know just what she means.
may your frogs stay in the pond xx
Saturday, 14 June 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
This is FRIENDS ARE TREASURES SAMPLER
from The Victoria Sampler. Stitched on 28ct Antique White evenweave using Dinky Dyes Silks and Anchor perle. Started on 10th February and finished today the 12th June 2008.
This was lovely to stitch and I have really enjoyed it. I am going to finish it like a large pinkeep and it is going on the wall of my den where I keep the treasures from my treasured friends.
Not sure what I am going to do tomorrow but most likely it will be EMS Rose Sampler as I still have part 6 to do on that and I would like to get that part out of the way before Gigi is released on the 15/16th of the month.
Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed Karan - it worked.
Vonna, no more nattering in bed lol and yes I have heard of yattering but its not a word we use in this area.
I will try in the next few days to sort a new picture for the top - mmm wonder where I shall choose to share with you this time.
Goodnight all, thank you for continuing to visit me and for all the lovely comments.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
I forgot to say that I had been stitching at the weekend but it was the monthly challenge for the Stitch and Stash forum at Jaynes Attic and I am happy to say that is now finished and made up and ready for reveal day which I think is the 24th or 25th June. There was a problem at the forum at the beginning of last month when an update went wrong. During this time all the votes for the May challenge were lost so it was decided that we could do any of the chosen charts and also we were given until June to stitch as it took quite a while before people could get into the site again. So this month it will be a very mixed bunch of designs and finishes so I am looking forward to seeing all of those.
Today its rota and should be Taj but as I only have that one and Friends left to do this time I decided I would do Friends first - I am hoping that this one is going to be a finish (fingers crossed tightly) though I am not sure how much I will get done today. I have to go to the Post Office before I do anything else today and later I am meeting friends for lunch and going to have my hair trimmed. Still hoping to get a good bit of stitching in so watch this space....
Speak to you all again soon and thank you for your continued support.
Monday, 9 June 2008
Once again I want to thank you all for visiting me in my little Nook. You are all very welcome and I love it when you leave a comment and let me know what you think.
To Vonna & Kendra whilst I am having a natter or nattering my friend in Scotland is having a blether or blethering lol.
Thursday, 5 June 2008
This morning I have kitted up a couple of things, put some threads on bobbins, packed the squares for LQ ready for posting, put some threads away. tidied up my den, put some washing in and now Im off to hang it out before going to Mums. Lol also been nattering on MSN and then I wonder why I don't get more stitching done.