I’ve been flat out, working, being mum, partner, manager, commuter, painter and decorator, cricket supporter, grocery shopper, chef, laundry maid, etc, etc, etc…
I have more than 300 unread posts in my blog reader and a host of unanswered emails for which I apologise profusely!
Stash wise I’ve managed to find the last three issues of Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly that I needed to complete my set and that has made me one happy woman! This magazine is one of the best – I just love every issue!
That said I’ve done a bit of stitching. Victoria’s Quaker is coming along nicely although I’ve almost run out of the dark red (Needlepoint Inc Gothic Red – the darkest one). I am almost down to the big motif that Carol says seemed to take a long time. The top of that motif is around half way I think. This is the only stitching that I am making a real effort to do during the week – tired or not I spend ‘some’ time with VQ each Tuesday! That swan is a finished bird this week if nothing else!
I’ve done a little more on The Workbasket Faith Hope and Love – this is so much fun to stitch and I think it’s looking great in plain old black DMC. Sometimes the simpler things….
My M Designs Initials are almost done – I need to frog a bit of a train-travelling-boo-boo but I should have those done this week and will wait to post a picture till then.
I’ve managed to complete a biscornu for an exchange so you can’t see that until it’s received by its recipient…perhaps next week. I tried something different with this one and I’m not ‘quite’ sure if it was successful or not – I look forward to your comments on that one!
Rosemarkie has been given a little attention…but so I can get the M Designs piece finished quickly I’ve been taking that on the train this past week – Rosemarkie will be back traveling with me when that is done!
It’s a four day weekend here this weekend and while I’ve been busy the first two days, the next two are filled with stitching, stitching and more stitching – I am looking forward to it!
Oh and my knitting (shawl and Irish Hiking Scarf) are both coming along nicely – I did knit at cricket but then it started to rain and I had to stop! Bugger!
Had a quick visit from Mel today with Niamh and Finn (gorgeous kiddies) and I was also lucky enough to see Anne before she toddles off to that place a little north of here (Sydney – ppppfffft!) and finally I got to meet Sharon 🙂 Always nice to meet in person! I’ve not had a ‘bad’ meeting yet!
I had a lovely visit with Marg yesterday and saw her completed French Alphabet Sampler – absolutely stunning! Marg is the queen of BAPs and her next is Long Dog’s Moulin Rouge in black silk – lovingly referred to as Moulin Noir 🙂
The carpet is not in yet so no piccies of the almost finished living area yet! We did however take delivery of the BEST red rug ever – it’s a lovely long shag-pile rug in a dark red colour and it’s wonderful under foot! Banjo has taken ownership and is guarding it like nothing else!
Thanks for all the nice compliments on our choice of colour scheme – I can say that Mother of Mine (MoM) isn’t quite as complimentary! Hmmmmm.
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