Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Disasters,a Dilema and Developments

What a title . Not a disaster really , but a little bit of a mishap,you may remember I have been stitching along with the UFO ladies on Needlecraft Haven. We stitch on Saturday whilst Strictly come dancing is on , Julie is in charge of us and has her trusty Mr Stick to beat us with when we fall behind. Only joking he is a pussycat really. Anyway back to the disaster ,took Quaker Diamonds out of the bag and the chart but where were the threads? In the bin that sits by my chair and was emptied into the outside bin and then my the dustmen,or so I believe! As it is stitched with Valdini threads I really couldn't substitute with something else. So now a dilema, do I abandon the piece so near the finish, or do I bite the bullet and order more threads.Martin said it would have been a shame not to finish it so he paid for more threads for me. So the Development of the title is this.
So although they were out of stock of 2 of them I can still stitch along on Saturday. The strictly crew will be in Blackpool this week , the town where I was born ......years ago. Can I just before I forget,thankyou for the comments last post, mother in law is doing fine, and has agreed to now have hot meals delivered to her 5 days a week.So at least we know she is bothering to eat. I also see I have a few more followers so hello and welcome , hope you enjoy your visit.
Last week stitching wise I finished Patience .
This week I started Wisdom, not done a lot as I broke off after a while as I have to get an exchange piece done ,still quite a lot to do on that as this is my third attempt at stitching it. Grrrr!! I think at last I have cracked it ,but now I am running out of time. Anyway start on Wisdom.
Sally and I are really loving these sheep, I have signed up for the new LHN series Calendar Girls. On the Jardin Prive sal I am a little behind both Sally and Julie but I did pick up something that will be used to hang it from.
Sorry it is a bit wrinkled ,but here is the hanger for it.
Now onto Wednesdays which I host in the parlour. This is last weeks progress on The Mystery by LHN
I shall be stitching on this again tonight.
Not a lot more to share with you this week, I am hoping that Andrea will get her Drawn Thread chart from the US this week ,as it is 9days since it was shipped. So pleased you liked the ornament for Tina with the coffin. She still has it on display I hear. We had the Kate and her family and Jacks Girlfriend Katie over for dinner yesterday ,it seems like it is going to be a regular Tuesday thing. I certainly wouldn't want to do it everyday. Kate works on Tuesday and after school they all come here and she gets here a couple of hours later accompanied by Jack after Uni and Katie after work. It saves her having to cook as Iain is away on Tuesdays and usually over night . He does travel some miles. Graeme &Sue came last Friday as they had a day off and Ella was at school . I made homemade soup with rolls and they had a slice of fruit cake I had made . It was lovely to see them . I feel very blessed having my family call to see us.
I have been out in the garden and taken a few pics , so shall share them with you. 
I love this plant when it is in flower, I like it too when it is not. I have a hydrangea in full bloom ,wonder how long it will last when the frost hits us.
Last week I mowed the grass ,bit wet really but it is done and so I took a pic of the fennel which is over now but it adds a bit of height.

Fireworks in the garden me thinks. I can see this stitched hmmmm. Well folks must leave you and see if I can get dinner sorted before Martin gets home and we go out with Ollie. 
Results from bloods due on Friday. Also have to go and have x ray as Dr thinks I may have Osteoporosis as I have been suffering with my back the last few weeks, I have shrunk not only through loss of weight ,hopefully 3stone by Christmas, he thinks I may have crush damage. Deep joy if it is not one thing it is another. So perhaps I should add diagnosis on the end of the title !!
So my dears whatever is happening in your world I hope it is all good and if not I hope it will pass. 
Take care much love 
Barb.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

No November!

No November well I have not got any further with November wordplay , I have been busy with a couple of exchanges and so time has slipped away. I am going to do December this month and fit in November as and when. So my blogging friends I chose a commentator from this past years blogging and the chosen one was Andrea of The Craft room. I have ordered her the new Drawn Thread Chart Christmas Sampler and she is delighted. I had mail from DSL this morning to say they will be posting it tomorrow Monday  about a week or so Andrea and it will be with you. The next one maybe a stitched one for when I reach 200 followers ,so keep commenting and you never know next time it may be YOU!.

So as I said I have been busy stitching exchanges one I cannot show ,but I received this and 6 little bars of chocolate for the grandchildren, this was the Spooky Exchange from Clare at Needlecraft Haven, I have to say she made me smile.The grandchildren said thankyou to the kind lady and it made them smile too!!
Does she make you smile too. 
The next pic is the one I sent to Tina and she loved it ,I am so pleased as I was loving it too and found it hard to part with , I think I may have to stitch it again for myself.
The coffin closes and opens . 

This was a design by Just Nan the charm was by her too .called Ghosts and Ghouls. I am loving the Christmas exchange design I have chosen too. One day I can show you that. I have not a great deal to tell you this time. Not much done on Quaker Diamonds I will show pic next time. Patience needs its border and then I will start the next in the series.
I did Mummy sheep as a woolly one and the baby one as normal. I love these sheep. Talking of sheep ,look what my Julie friend sent me ,a sheep bag, I love the one in the wellies or do I like the Summer one best hmmm no cannot choose lol.
Jardin Prive part 3 is out and I have just started it as I had to frog some of part 2 ,so again a pic next time , this next part has sheep!!!!! on it. I was watching a programme the other evening that was saying despite them having a reputation of being silly , they are in fact quite intelligent . 
I also have done a little on Song of the Seasons that I stitch on a Wednesday night in the parlour. Sally is taking part too so that is 3 nights a week we stitch together. When the sheep have finished we have decided I shall start the Calendar Girls by LHN and she is doing the Frosty ones by CCN . 
My post this time is short , sorry, we have not done too much this last week or two, Martins Mum who is 87 took a tumble and things have had to be done for her. She is wearing purple accessories i.e. two black eyes .She decided to go and clear some leaves in the very windy weather last weekend and tripped. It is such a worry when a parent gets old. 
Anyway I shall end on that note and hope to get back with you soon. We have 4 of the grandchildren , a girlfriend of Jack and Kate for dinner on Tuesday so will be busy on Tuesday. Take care all and from a blustery day here in Weymouth Keep stitching.
Hugs Barb.