Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Too busy to stitch much...

Yes would you believe that in the last week I've hardly touched my stitching. It's been absolute chaos here with the end of school christmas parties, normal swimming and karate lessons.


On Sunday my mum came over from Barnsley to babysit our 3 so DH and I could go to his works Christmas party. This year it was held in a hotel called Tankersley Manor which isn't far from us but heavy snow that day meant the drive took ages. I ended up abandoning my car at the side of the hotel with the help of DH & one of the catering staff helping push it to one side. Luckily the hotel had people out with shovels and grit just after. Luckily for us we were booked in for the night, a nice warm room and change of clothes later and we hit the bar. The party was fun and didn't finish til gone 1am (latest we've been up for years apart from the kids being ill or newborn LOL!) Only bad thing was that I finally caught the sickness bug that has been going round the school and clubs. The kids had all had it but it waited til we were away and I actually relaxed before it hit me. I didn't drink much so we knew it wasn't that but I was up all night ill. My dad drove over on Monday morning and drove us home in our car where I promptly went to bed, he returned for his car later in the day.


I did manage to finish DS2s Christmas biscornu. I used the ASAW SAL alternative design by Val from Friendly Stitchers DS2 loved the little reindeer so much he wanted him made into Rudolph for him...so here he is and now hangs on our tree.







The only other  stitching I finished this week was a square for Quilts for Breast Cancer  This time the chosen design was butterflies so instead of just 1 butterfly I decided to adapt a design from the New Stitches magazine and do 4 the same but slightly different...if you get my meaning LOL!  I'm pleased with how it's turned out so hopefully the recipiant will be as well.  I've charted another 2 squares for QFBC and will start stitching those after Boxing Day so I can post all 3 together.

Although I've not done much stitching I have done a bit of stash building :-)   I've bought some more cottons, plain and hand dyed.  Bought the chart Angel of Freedom by Lavender & Lace. Picked up a hardback copy of All Our Yesterdays book from a local bookstore who were having a clearout, some of the designs inside will be great for gifts for people I know. Also got a new scroll frame to go into my Lowery (only 3 days to go!) so I can start on my Darcy Photostitch. My dad has bought me a cross stitch book I've been wanting for a while after I borrowed it from our local library...they made me give it back; spoilsports!!

I've decided that I'm going to be more organised in 2010 with my stitching and make a list of all the projects I definitely want to do or finish. I'll list them all on the side of my blog and tell you which ones I'm hoping to do.  As you can see from the WIP SAL I've changed the picture to my ASAW now the Christmas SAL is finished. I've printed the charts off for week 51 and hope to do that this week then can you believe it...a year is gone and the last one will be due out.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY STITCHING FRIENDS, BOTH KNOWN AND TO KNOW. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS WITH LOTS OF LOVELY STASH PRESENTS AND LAUGHS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. XXXX

8 comments:

  1. Great finishes !!. The butterflies are beautiful and the biscornu is adorable.
    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.
    Happy Stitching ... Sandy

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  2. Merry Christmas to you, too. Glad you enjoyed the party, and congrats on your finishes.

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  3. Great finishes. Hope you are feeling better now.
    Heidi-ILCS

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  4. Fabulous finishes. The biscornu is lovely, the butterflies are gorgeous!! Have a glorious holiday...
    Pam

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  5. First thing I thought of when your dad and I turned up at the hotel was the doll's house exhibition there. Really enjoyed that!
    Glad the ice was a bit clearer so we could get in and out.

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  6. The Blackwork butterfries are just great, love the colors you used. Sorry to hear you got sick, but at least you got to enjoy the party first.

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  7. Your stitching looks wonderful. I really like what you did with the butterfly design. Happy to hear you started to have fun at the party. Leave it to us moms to be the last to get sick.

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  8. Very nice stitching! Merry Christmas to you!

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