Monday, 30 March 2009
Having this weekend to stitch what I liked has been fun and so I have decided that I will do WT and ISD during the week and keep the weekends for "me" stitching. I have a few more things that are not far from being done and it would be nice to get them out of the way. This will also give me the chance to pull out things from my rota and even have a few new starts if I feel like it - though I will keep anything new to fairly small things.
Yesterday I went off to my hardanger day and Keith and Oz went off to the National Space Museum. We all enjoyed our day in different ways. Mine was as always great fun though to be honest I was not in a stitchy mood for some reason and I got very little achieved. Still the company was good and we had as always lots of fun and giggles.
Its very dull here today and I have been busy tidying up and dusting round after the weekend. I am now going to pull out WT and make a start. I hope I get on well with it this morning as this is the only day I will be home all day this week so its the only chance I will get to make an impression on it.
NOTE FOR KAREN AND JULIE
(karens place in webspace and julies stitchyknitter journal)
I have a couple of cottages going free in my village. They are next door to each other and every time I see them I think of you two living there. Have either of you any objections to living in my village - I do hope not but let me know.
Thank you once again for to all those who visit and for all the lovely comments which I so much enjoy reading and do appreciate so much.
may all your frogs stay in their ponds
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Do you like them, would you like to win the charts for this thoroughly modern pair. If so please state "enter me for the draw" in your comment on this post and I will draw the name for the pair of charts next weekend.Last night I did this - uh I can hear you saying and what is that meant to be! Well its my homework for the hardanger group this week. I do not like the colour I feel it is far too vibrant for my sort of hardanger, which is why I decided to use it on a small learning piece. Also I hate wrapped bars. I would far rather to woven bars they are so much easier and look so much neater, but alas we have been told it must be wrapped bars. I cannot remember the names of the stitches we are to learn but I will show you the results next time I post.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
I do hope Kathy (Kathys Sit & Stitch) will like her new home. She wanted it to be close to water - a stream was the best I could do, and she wanted a blue front door - well that was easy enough lol. I have also tried to add quite a few nice bright flowers as I know Kathy likes bright colours, but I have avoided pink (she is not a pink lady).
I had several applicants for the bank job (sounds like im into crime) but Angela was the first to apply and so her name is now on the bank. I have also recruited a School Mistress for our village school and Rach (a real life school marm from the Crafty Natter group I belong too) will be in charge of our local children - all very well behaved ones I can assure you.
The Hair and Hat shop is still up for auction but I am hoping my friend Beatrice (Stitching with a View) will agree to take that on as I do think of it as her shop.
Also there are still one or two cottages up for lease.
I am not sure which direction I am going in next. I guess I should return to the middle and finish this side before moving round the corner, but we will have to see - a bit of me wants to go round the corner lol.
I have recently been given a couple of awards but you have not seen them in my blog. I do not want to hurt anyones feelings but whilst awards are meant to be fun and not to be taken seriously there are people who get hurt because someone they thought of as a friend has not passed an award to them. I find it very difficult to choose blogs to give awards too. I have over a hundred blogs in my reader and they are all for different reasons ones I enjoy, how can I choose who to pass these on too. I find I am skitting through looking for people who have not got one and trying to name them so that they do not feel left out. I blog for the same reason I stitch - because I enjoy it and not for any accolade. So please do not send me awards as I find it difficult to turn them down without risking hurting the person who chose me and I just cannot choose five from all the wonderful people who visit me and who I visit. I am sure I am not on my own here - lol maybe we could do with one of those little button things - you know the one that says "I am not obliged to blog" or something.
Thank you for taking the time to read my posts and thanks for all the very much appreciated comments.
may your frogs stay in their ponds
Thursday, 12 March 2009
No stitching today as Mum and I are off to the garden centre for some retail therapy of the garden variety - shrubs in my case. I am not sure what Mum is after, probably some plants for her pots and hanging baskets.
I am still trying to catch up with blogs from my holiday but please forgive me if I have failed to leave a comment. At the moment its just catching up with all you have been up to and once I am up to date be assured I will leave comments again.
may your frogs stay in their ponds.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Tonight I had a reply from him. He apologised for the delay, due to the close down of the shop things have got behind but he is now back trying to get everything framed at home. He asked me to confirm my telephone number and the best time to catch me in, as they had tried to ring me but had not reached anyone. I wrote back confirming my number and he wrote again saying that as soon as he had completed the framing he would contact me and arrange a mutually convenient time to deliver direct to me.
Tonight I am feeling much happier. Thanks to everyone for there supportive comments and helpful advice, you kept me going my friends.
may your frogs stay in their ponds
Friday, 6 March 2009
A few days before we went I recieved this lovely coaster from Mylene. It was a blog draw prize and I feel so honoured to have one of Mylenes beautiful pieces in my home and being used on a daily basis.
On arriving home I had two more gifts waiting for me. The first from Susan at Afford Your Passion was these two lovely Lavander & Lace charts which I had won in her blog draw.
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Just before I went on holiday I took my Loopylou Secret Garden in to be framed at Easy Frames in Derby. Today I went to collect it only to find the place had closed down. There was a phone number for people to contact them but unfortunately this seems to be out of use. I contacted Derby Trading Standards who told me I would need to contact the Council (as this was in the Eagle Centre Market which is run by the council) and get an address. Unfortunately the market is run under a blanket licence so they do not hold addresses for market stall holders. They did have a website address but I have just tried that and it is just saying the site is for sale and you can place a bid but not contact the seller.
I left a £20.00 desposit but thats not bothering me its just all that work which appears to be lost and I cannot see how I can contact these people to recover my work. I feel so upset by this and I am at a complete loss as to what else I can do. Sorry for the moan but at least I know the people on here will understand about the amount of work thats put into a project.
If anyone has any idea how I can proceed I would be grateful.