Thursday, 30 August 2007
Today is my mum and dad's anniversary and as i found out at dinner the other night that my Dad reads my blog i shall take this opportunity to say "Happy Anniversary to you both!"
Monday, 27 August 2007
Thanks for all the comments about the quilting! Im really looking forward to it and for those of you who asked - i will definitely still be stitching! I'm also so excited that one of my friends has really got into sewing these days and has signed up to come to the class with my mum and i. Someone my age who shares my hobby! Yeah!! In fact, last night, we had our first "sewing" night at my house, much to the amusement of our other friends! It was actually only Lori and I stitching, the other 2 watched a dvd and laughed at us. This is me pretending (badly) that i haven't noticed the cameraand here is Lori surrounded by stash boxes!and i'll leave you with this cute picture of Fiona, Lori's little one, wondering what on earth i was doing!
Friday, 24 August 2007
When i told my sister about this she couldn't stop laughing and said "What are you going to do when you're old? You're going to have no hobbies left, you're using them all up now." The cheek of it! It did make me laugh though.
Here are some stitching updates. This is where im up to on your RR Donna. LHN's "The counting house." Im using the recommended WDW, Crescent Colours and DMC threads. This one is an enjoyable stitch as it's nice and simple. A good tv stitch (a piece you don't have to concentrate too hard on).I haven't done much on Amitie recently but i got home from work earlier yesterday and sat in the sun for a while (yes, you read right - we've had sun...and heat!) and worked on it for a little while.As usual, im glad it's the weekend. No plans tonight which is fine by me as we were out last night and im tired today. Tomorrow night i'm dragging DH and 2 of our friends along to a work event. Im taking some of the young people i work with to a concert organised and performed by other young people in the area. Not sure what it'll be like, just doing my bit and showing face at it!
Have a good weekend everyone!
Monday, 20 August 2007
No stitching at the weekend but the most expensive RR ever (see previous post LOL) did arrive on Friday and i started work on it straight away. This is Donna's piece that im working on. For those of you that don't know, we are doing a LHN themed Round Robin. You can follow our progress on the Heartfelt Friends RR blog. Donna's fabric is lovely, much nicer than the one ive sent on. Mine was just a plain cream cashel linen. I think she said hers is a 28ct hand dyed jobelan. Donna wants a country or lodge theme. There's nothing more "country" in Scotland than some sheep! Im using LHN's "the counting house." Here's a close up (sorry about the shadow). I hope you like it Donna!In my last post i wrote about the kindness of stitching bloggers and once again i have been showered with kindness by a relatively new blogging friend. Selina sent me a gift voucher at the weekend for her online store. Selina, thank-you so much. That was so kind of you and so unexpected! I really appreciate it. You should check out Selina's website sometime!
Thank-you to everyone who comments and reads my blog. I really do appreciate you all. I've had a few new commentors recently, please leave me a link to your blog and i will stop by. I like to visit the blog of anyone that stops by mine. I guess that's why i have so many in my google reader :) I enjoy seeing what everyone is stitching, it's great motivation.
Finally, i have no West of Scotland weekend photos for you so i'll post this one that i took in Crieff last weekend. This mushroom was growing in the middle of no whereHave a good week!
Wednesday, 15 August 2007
Not one of my favourite rooms. I don't really get the watering can?? Here's how it looks overall. 5 rooms down, 7 to goIve been working a bit on Amitie when i have time at work. Here's my latest progress
Sunday, 12 August 2007
It was really good to get away.
In stitching news....my stash finally arrived! 2 weeks to arrive from England, unbelievable! The Blackbird designs book is great and there are loads of charts in there that i want to stitch. Im working away on Amitie and have started working on Dollhouse again. I'll post some progress pictures during the week. I'm now awaiting the arrival of Donna's RR so i can get stitching on it. I've already decided what i'll be stitching for her. Can't wait to get going!
Thursday, 9 August 2007
*edit*if you want this chart, it is no longer a freebie but you can purchase it. I also finished and posted my squares for the Fair and Square Exchange. Ive since heard that my exchange partner has a new address though and so i don't know if she'll get my squares or not, because i had her old address. I'll be gutted if she doesn't receive them after all my stitching :(
After moaning about the rain on Sunday, we have had a lovely week. Not hot, but dry and bright. That's better than rain anyway. Because it has been nice we cancelled the swimming plans and have been biking 2 nights this week instead. My legs and bum are so sore after tonights ride. If the weather stays nice we're hoping to get away to one of the Lochs this weekend. We might camp over night on saturday, we havent decided yet, but we'll definitely go away for the day on saturday and take the bikes. Should be fun!
Sunday, 5 August 2007
Today is has rained all day. We are having a really poor summer. I can remember some hot weather back in April for a few days....maybe that was summer LOL. It has been a much needed quiet weekend. On Friday night i went to see Hairspray at the cinema with my friend. I loved it, John Travolta was really funny. Yesterday DH and i watched Click on dvd and didn't enjoy it that much. Tomorrow is a local holiday and i have the day off work! Woo hoo! DH doesn't as his company only has UK wide holidays. I am meeting a friend for lunch and hoping to go swimming in the evening. Speaking of swimming....i am trying to swim at least once a week but preferably twice. With the rubbish weather ive not been out on my bike much and i gave up my gym membership because i rarely went so i need some other exercise. My mum has been coming swimming too which is good as i probably wouldn't go by myself.
Now look what arrived in the mail (yes, an actual mail delivery!) on saturdayHeather read this post on my blog after we had returned from Canada in June! I do miss Swiss chalet. Heather, thank you so much, it did indeed make me smile. You are very kind! Now if could just send me some Maple Dip Donuts from Tim Hortons and some Dill Pickle Lays my Canadian food cravings will be over LOL, just kidding!
*Edit* Can anyone tell me if there's a DMC with different shades of green? Like the red DMC 115?
Wednesday, 1 August 2007
Here's a picture of the frame i got for the baby gift. The light is bad because it was taken late last night before i packaged it up for the mail. The frame has lovely sequins all over.I'm back to working on my RR again now as i'll be posting it off to Lesley soon. However, Jamie and i have started our Coffee Menu SAL again after quite a break. Here's the latest, rather wrinkled, progress picture
Looking forward to seeing where you're up to Jamie!