Busy Busy Busy

Thank you for all your votes on which Darcy to send for charting. It seems Purple Darcy was the overwhelming favourite. The photograph has been printed and duly sent off for charting so I'll let you know when I start to kit up for it. Can't believe how long its been since I last wrote, the weeks have just flown past trying to keep 3 children amused during the summer holidays. Today we're all going swimming with my dad (so he and the children will be asleep at lunchtime LOL)

We were on holiday for a week in August, where I did hope to get more stitching done as I'd taken Darcys Upsy Daisy WIP with me. Didn't do as much as I'd hoped as we were out everyday with the children BUT I'm pleased to say I've nearly done her. It seems in my experience that the simplest designs take longer to sew than the complicated ones.

While we were away I called into a charity shop to see if I could find something to read while sat on the beach. Managed to get a Lee Child book that I'd missed but also (and more importantly for me!) picked up more stash. A lady had been having a clearout and taken in a pile of linen and silks. The linens which usually retail at £5 plus I got for £1.50 each and apart from two of them having a small square cut out of the bottom corner all 7 pieces were new still in their packaging. They were all big pieces as well. I got three 32ct and 4 28ct as well as a green metallic DMC skein and another purple skein which were 40p each. DH was outside the shop with the kids so didn't know until I came out, think he's learnt not to argue now as he just sighed - LOL

My ASAW is coming along great. Just before we went away I managed to complete weeks 27 & 28 which are the side panels. Still a few weeks behind but am totally concentrating on Upsy Daisy at the minute. DH picked the colour for the flowers in the side panels, he liked indigo with gold centres (he's getting into this sampler now!)

Been busy getting the material ready for starting Darcy's quilt as well. Decided to do a Sunbonnet Sue quilt. She'll be made out of Darcy's old clothes that I've kept so it'll be full of memories for me when its on her bed. Definitely be something I have to work on when the kids are out though!

Only 2 weeks to go before Darcy starts nursery now. I'll take her in on the Friday and stay with her for 2hrs to settle her in then the week after on Thursday 10th Sept she'll be there from 9-12.30 once a week. Oooohh ME TIME! I'll use the 3hrs to work just on one project every week, haven't decided to wait until the photostitch is done or start the Bothy Threads Noah's Ark cut thru as I've just ordered some lovely hand dyed 32ct linen for it. Probably go for Noah's Ark as the boys keep asking about it.

This week I've to start my square for the Quilts for Breast Cancer. Its an oriental piece, a lovely simple design but looks fabulous. Had it kitted for a couple of weeks but need to get started so I can post it off. There are 4 in the set and like them so much that I've also kitted up the other 3 to do for myself! I've also started my Friendly Stitchers exchange....not going to post a picture of what I'm sewing though otherwise it won't be a surprise LOL!


  1. Nice post, and things sound great. Loved your stash building - good eye! Your SAW looks so pretty!


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