Friday, 18 January 2008

Rainy January

I hate January. We get rain, rain and more rain. Look at this - this was taken at 9am!! Where's the daylight i hear you cry?!! There isnt any at the moment....or so it seems Anyway, onto happier things. I thought i would show some progress pictures on my SAL pieces. First of all, here is my Cirque des Cercles progress for the Snowbirds SAL from the last 2 weeks

Week 8Week 9Page 1 is complete at last! Yeah!!

And here is my Dear Diary SAL piece that i am doing with Vonna and Laura

Week 2
Week 3 I don't get much time to stitch so im pleased with the progress i have made. Photos and blogging provide good motivation!

Unfortunately i am working this weekend. Tomorrow i am taking a group of young people away to Edinburgh to the international climbing centre. Apparently it's an old quarry thats been converted into a climbing/abseiling centre. Its a reward for their volunteering over the last 2 years and they picked where they wanted to go. Im sure they will all love it.

Have a good weekend

29 comments:

tintocktap said...

The climbing centre at Ratho is fantastic! We went and had a look last summer, but DS is just a little too young to be able to do any of the stuff. You should see their aerial assault course too - not the sort of thing I could be persuaded to do under any circumstances! You'll all have a brilliant time.

CdC is looking fantastic too, love your floss colour!

Dawn said...

Both WIP's look great!!

Teresa said...

I am really enjoying watching both SAL. I hope you have a nice weekend.

Ruth said...

Cheryl, congrats on GREAT progress! This morning I was watching a quilt show and thinking of you... wondering how your quilting is coming. Or shoudl I ask? :)

Have fun on the field trip!

Paula said...

HIYA, tut the weather is the same here....it's soooo depressing. Roll on Spring and some brighter weather!
Your CdesC is gorgeous. I'm still waiting for my threads to arrive for this one....yours is lovely.
Happy Stitching....

The Silver Thistle said...

It's dark and wet here too :(
My Callum goes out to school at the back of 8 and it's dark.....and comes home at the back of 4, and it's dark. Dark and wet, yuk.

Nice progress pics!

Barbeeque4 said...

What great progress on the wip's!!

Laura (nutmeg5) said...

You've made great progress on the Dear Diary Sampler. The lighthouse looks fantastic against your fabric choice. I am also finding that blogging and weekly photos are a great inspiration. Have fun at the climbing centre.

Suzanne said...

Both of your designs are coming along really nicely and you have made great progress.

Sorry about your weather, I will send some sunshine your way!

Itching To Stitch said...

Your two SAL pieces look great. Sorry about that weather, pretty blah ;)

Deanne J said...

Your stitching looks wonderful, have a great weekend

Nicola said...

Hmmm the weather isn't any better here in Staffordshire either Cheryl. You're doing really well with both your WIP's.

Lynn said...

Yeah,a happy dance for the finish of page 1! It looks great!!
You've made great progress on your Dear Diary SAL too! I wish I had more time or I'd be right there as well. It looks like such a fun stitch!
Hope the sun comes your way soon.

Cindy said...

Both of your WIPs are looking wonderful! Congratulations on finishing a page of CdC :) I am hoping to work on mine quite a bit this weekend. We are supposed to have windchills below zero (F) for the next couple of days, so I am not going anywhere!!

Stitchingranny said...

Good stitching progress. Have a lovely weekend it sounds like good fun.

Kathy A. said...

Your Cirque is beautiful. You are making grat progress. One good thing about the weather - you have more stitching time. Working the weekend is not fun but it will be over quickly.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Cheryl! I'm just loving to watch your Dear Diary piece as it develops. So pretty!
Hugs, Deb

Barbara said...

I hope your working-weekend leaves you some time for relaxation.

Your weather looks like ours - just add some high winds to bend the trees and knock down branches. :(

GREAT stitching progress!!!

Carla said...

Both pieces are coming along beautifully!!!

Sharon said...

Oh, I am not operating on full cylinders here as I got my comments a little mixed up-Lol. Love your wip's. Great progress-congrats on completing page one!

Annemarie said...

Hope the climbing goes well and that you all have fun.

Great progress pics! Love Cirque and Hannah.

stitcherw said...

Wow, you made great progress on both of them. You said you didn't get much stitching time in, but it certainly looks like you did. I really like blogging for that, with the pictures it does let you see the progress you've made, when otherwise you might not think you've made much at all. Also, blogging is a good motivator, as you want to have progress to show off. I know that it helps keep me moving along on projects.

Have a good time on the field trip, the climbing center sounds fun.
Sue

Bliss said...

Woo hoo! Send that rain to me. We are having the best wet season in 11 year, & while the farmers are now whining that we have too much rain, it's desperately needed. I think it has rained part of every day since Christmas apart from yesterday.

I'm about to start a CdeC project - well, just as soon as I get this current project out of the way. I'm doing a 'start February [instead of January] with a new project' thing, like a few people online did! Perhaps I could join the group? I was inspired by yours.

Happy weekend to you and yours, Cheryl.

Juls said...

Great progress!! It inspires me to pick up my CdC again. Thanks for your kind words...I am off to rest some more!!!!

Karen said...

Have a great weekend, day light I am begionning to wonder what that is myself lol,
Great photos

Tanya said...

That looks like such a cozy day!!! 9AM? Wow - it sure was dark. Your Hannah looks great - love those designs. ABIGAIL is next up for me...in the big ol' pile of wanna-stitches :)

Happy Sunday,
Tanya

Ranae said...

I will take your rain, if you take my sub below zero temps. It's so cold, they are telling everyone to stay in. Both WIP's are looking great.
Stay dry

Wanda said...

Your Dear Diary piece is coming along nicely, the colors in your cdc is really beautiful love your selection.

tkdchick said...

CDC is looking just great! We've had a lot of very dark grey days like that this winter! Instead of rain we've had snow!