Tuesday, 26 October 2010

I stitch

See, i do still stitch! Thats a Passione Ricamo freebie ive been working on. Shes put on hold at the moment whilst i work on a Christmas exchange for Rowyn.

Life continues to fly by. Unfortunately in the last week my Gran was in hospital (slight stroke) and my uncle in still in hospital after a tumour was found in his stomach. We are still waiting to hear the results of that but we're not anticipating good news. Funny how bad things seem to come all at once. As well as this, we have a merger looming at work so who knows what the fall out from that will be. Job cuts i'm sure. The governments spending cuts are going to have a drastic affect on voluntary sector organisations. March 2011 is going to be a bad time.

On a more positive note i did win the JCS 2010 Christmas ornie magazine from Maggie O. Yeah! I never buy it here because it costs so much more. I cant bring myself to pay £8 for a magazine, especially now i only work part-time LOL Last year Clare in Canada really kindly sent me a copy as a gift. This year i won one!! Woohoo!

Caleb has a Halloween party at nursery on Friday so i need to sort him out a costume. I'm really not a fan of Halloween at all. I don't mind fun dressing up though so i'll find him a nice costume...find it some time in between working the rest of the week and a couple of nights out as well....ah life!


Elaine said...

Love the colours in your cute freebie Cheryl. Sorry to hear the news of your relatives.
Congrats on winning the mag. I buy mine here in the UK for £6.95.
Hope Caleb has a great party.

Maggie O said...

Great stitching. Well wishes for your family at this time...health is so important. Old age is one thing. Lost my Mum in her 92nd year last year but she had a good long life and was ready for the next steps. Cures and treatments are getting better too. Can't wait to see what you choose to do out of the JCS mag...lots of great stuff. Would love to see what you create for Caleb's costume for halloween.

Lynn said...

Love your little fairy start! Pretty colour too.
I'm so sorry to hear about your family members. I'll keep them in my thoughts and prayers.
Anytime you want me to pick up a magazine here for you just let me know. I don't mind in the least!

Patty C. said...

I like the transition of the color - looks wonderful

Hazel said...

Oooh some stitching!! Looks lovely. Love the colour. We don't do Halloween either and it can be difficult at this time of year. Well done on your win. Its a great mag this year. x

Kathy A. said...

Whohoo!!! Some pretty, pretty stitching.
I hope things go well for your family.
Hope Caleb has fun at his party.

Karan said...

Very pretty piece... this one is on my To Stitch pile. Sorry to hear about your Gran & Uncle (((((((((hugs))))))))). Well done on the win. Hope Caleb has a lovely time at the party. :0)

Erna said...

Sorry to hear about your relatives.Love your stitching and hope Caleb had a wonderful Halloween Party.
Take Care and enjoy your weekend

Lisa said...

Ooh, love your fairy wip, so pretty.
Sorry about your family health worries, I hope things improve soon.
And congrats on your magazine win, I love this year's issue.

Barb said...

Looks great so far!

Brigitte said...

Great to see that you're back to stitching. And what a treat to win the JCS ornament issue. Enjoy!