Sunday, 5 August 2007

Rain, Rainbows and a Round Robin

Remember the stash i blogged about it in my last post? It still hasn't arrived! These postal strikes are driving me crazy! It should have arrived Wednesday being sent first class on Tuesday but no sign as yet. So with that in mind i will be posting my RR off (first class) to Lesley tomorrow or Tuesday. It has to be with her by the 12th. I won't have my square finished but i never really planned to anyway. Here is where im up to with it so far. It's LHN's Daisy Lane Cottage. Im hoping to finish the roof and the front door before it leaves me for a few months on its round the world tour!I will be receiving Donna's to work on soon! Here's a link to our RR blog if anyone wants to follow our progress.

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!

I will finish with a West of Scotland Weekend picture. Enjoy the rainbow!

*Edit* Can anyone tell me if there's a DMC with different shades of green? Like the red DMC 115?

33 comments:

selina said...

your piece of the RR looks lovely. Sorry the postal services leaks to work. I hate when this happen.

Love your picture of the rainbow. Very pretty.

Vonna said...

Hi Cheryl :)
Love your RR! Did you the alphabet I sent you? or is that another?
That was sweet of Heather...and hmmm dill pickle lays...
I think there is a green DMC similar to the red 115, but I'm at work, when I get home, I'll look at my DMC color card and let you know!
HUGS!

Barbara said...

I also think there's a varigated DMC, but I don't have those in my stash so I can't say for sure.

Your RR is looking great. Good luck with the awful postal strikes!

KarenV said...

Sorry you're still having poor weather. It's been sunny here today, probably the hottest day so far this year, it's actually too hot to stitch LOL!

Lovely work on your RR, hope you get your stash soon.

Anita said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Wow you have some great stitching here. What a nice RR.

Dawn said...

Your RR looks great!! The rainbow is so cool:)

There are some varigated green DMC...92,101,114,122,123, and 125.

Chiasmata said...

Postal strikes must be so frustrating! Your stash will arrive soon enough though. Your RR piece is looking great, I can't wait to see it done. :)

I've used DMC 98 before, Variegated Avocado, on this bookmark. Not too bad.

Chiasmata said...

Sorry, make that DMC 92.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your RR is looking wonderful.

Joanne

Barbara said...

RR's coming along real handsomely. You can check out the DMC Chart here:

http://www.dmc.com/majic/pageServer/0p0100001b/en_GB/Colour-card---Article-117.html

HTH.

stitcherw said...

Your square is so pretty, I love the Daisy cottage theme. Sorry you're having to wait so long on your mail, having stash coming and having to wait for a mail strike would be the pits. Have fun on your day off.
Sue

Jenn said...

The green floss your looking for do you mean a verigated floss? If so I may have some.

Stitchingnow said...

Love the rainbow & maybe you will get some summer soon. Happy stitching.

Michelle said...

The RR looks so pretty!

Ranae said...

Your RR looks great. I hope the postie gets to you soon. When I order something I want it the next day, lol.

Jamie said...

I hope your stash arrives soon. Do postal strikes happen often?? I think your RR is going to be adorable. I think I'll think about joining on in 2008!

I don't know about the DMC but I can check if you want.

Love the rainbow.

Carla said...

pretty rainbow...I don't get to see them very often.
Your RR block is looking great...the design tyou cose to stitch is lovely

Lauren said...

Oh man, maple dipped from Tim Horton's! I'm not even really a donut person, but, man, do I miss those! I love your square... and the picture of the rainbow. I'd be happy to send you some of our weather, 98F (I think that's 37C), muggy, and just bleh!

Itching To Stitch said...

Your RR looks awesome. Nice job ;)

DaisyGirl said...

I sure hope you get my rr on time! It better! haha I'm working on my Fair & Square until I get Edgar's linen. Plus the band uniforms, I had 40 to do, down to 26 now. I'm working my days away!
Donna

Julianne said...

Hi Cheryl,

Your RR looks lovely. I hope your postal strike ends soon.

I love the picture of the rainbow that you took.

Thanks so much for stopping by at my blog. I really appreciate your kind comments on my exchanges

Carol said...

What a sweet start to you RR!

Lavender Rose said...

Darling house, Cheryl! It's the perfect start for your RR!
Hugs,
Deb

Paula said...

What a gorgeous photo lovely scenery and a lovely rainbow too.
Your raoyal mail is something else lately isn't it? I sent something to my sister this day 2 weeks ago and she received in last saturday.....
hope your stash arrives soon.....
happy Stitching.....

tintocktap said...

Love the blog name! LOL - can't believe you picked one of my suggestions. Looking forward to getting my hands on your RR.

Hazel said...

I am getting annoyed at the postal service too! Our postman keeps bending our mail in half! sometimes twice!! Your RR looks great. xx

Juls said...

Here's hoping the sun comes out and your stash arrives soon!!!!

Teejay said...

The rr you are working on is coming along very nicely and the rainbow is a delight to see here in the desert.

Bev said...

im glad im not the only one that is waiting for RR etc this postal strike is really annoying, what you bet it will turn up when im on my hols grrrrr lol

Lizzy said...

Your RR is so lovely, Cheryl! :-) Can't wait to stitch on it...

I love the piccy of the countryside and the rainbow... it's soooo beautiful! :-)

Hope your stash has arrived by now... I know it must be frustrating...

{{{Hugs}}}

Jamie said...

How did your SAL go this week??

tkdchick said...

LOL Swiss Chalet Sauce! If you ever want more... feel free to ask.

While in Canada did you try the Lays Sea Salt and Pepper chips. Oh yum!

Your RR looks great!

Jennifer said...

Lovely rainbow! I love that pic!

Your RR looks fantastic.