Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Time for An Update!

I can't quite believe we've got around to Wednesday again! I haven't done a blog update because I haven't been feeling too good and trying not to spend too much time on the PC. I did do a catch-up on blog reading and commenting on Monday and by the time I'd done that I'd had enough! I can't not catch-up because I enjoy reading your blogs so much and get so much inspiration from them.

Anyway where do I begin? Last week I actually picked up Heaven and Earth Designs QS Girly Gothic. Yes you read that right I picked up Girly Gothic! Yes I did more than just pick her up I actually stitched on her and almost got 20 rows of page 2 done! I can't quite believe it myself!!! Lol! It's two months since I last stitched on her so she was feeling very neglected and sad. Finger's crossed I'll get page 2 finished next time I stitch on her.


Sunday was my SAL night with Nic and I was determined I was going to get a fair bit stitched so I sat down straight after tea and stitched my little heart out! I reached the cockeral band and did a little bit of that before I bed started calling me.



Monday evenings are A Quaker Christmas night and this week I also stitched on it for a while yesterday afternoon. DH had his scan so I sat in the car and stitched while he was in there. I've added more green and am now adding bits from page 2. Still loving this and looking forward to next week as it's up in my rotation for almost the whole week!



Lastly Tuesdays are SAL nights with Karen but I'm afraid I was a bit naughty this week and didn't get much done at all. The reason??? I traded in my Animal Crossing DS game for 42 All Time Classics so was playing that! Lol! I did finish the red motif I'd been stitching on and did a small one so at least it was a bit!


So that's my stitching all updated so far! I do have a small finish but it's not completely made up yet. It's The Cat's Whiskers Christmas Candles ornament which was lovely to stitch. It's half made up but I don't want to show it until it's fully done:) Still can't show the PIF as I don't think it's reached it's new Mum yet and the needleroll can't be shown until May 31st as it's a secret exchange.


As I mentioned DH went for his scan yesterday. He had to be at the hospital for 10.15am for an injection then was told to go back at 1pm for his scan. We had already decided that I'd go with him and we'd pop into Hull for a while as it would be a waste of petrol going, coming back home and going back again as the hospital is about 40 minutes away. As it was I wasn't sure I'd be going with him if I didn't feel any better plus my not so monthlies appeared and I'm in a bit of a state. DH kept making jokes about glowing etc as the injection he had was a very miniscule dose of isotopes! We had some lunch then made our way back to the hospital in good time as parking can be a nightmare at times. By the time we'd finished there it cost us £4.50 in parking fees! Now we just have to wait for his consultant to see the results of the scan and write to DH with his findings.

I had a lovely surprise on Saturday as I received an RAK from Jennifer on the HAED forum. I'd been asking about Selina Fenech's Sampler Alphabet Tiny Treasures earlier in the week as I'd thought about maybe doing one to kick start me back into the two HAEDs I hadn't stitched on in ages. They're relatively small and I thought one might just be ideal. I found out that they have 15 colours and very little confetti. I decided I might treat myself to one before the end of the Mother's Day sale but Jennifer RAK'd me with the letter J which I'm going to stitch for Jessica. I'm hoping to make a small start on it this afternoon. Anyway I decided to ask for a floss fairy on the forum so that I could get all the threads for it and pay my floss fairy. I do have them but some I only have a small amount of. A lady called Kelly contacted me and said she'd get what I needed and to consider it like an RAK:) As I said before stitchers are just the kindest people. So thank you Jennifer and Kelly {{{{hugs}}}} I decided to do an RAK of my own and thought Kyrie deserved a wee giftie so I RAK'd her with a storykeep:)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. It's a little bit cold on the east coast today but I'm not too bothered as me and hot weather don't go well together! I'm hoping to have a go at my yoga today as I haven't done any for a week as feeling off balance and doing yoga are not a good combination! It's a good job I can laugh or I would just sit and cry!
Hugs

23 comments:

Stitchingranny said...

Lovely progress pics Sally, I do love the Quaker Christmas more and more as each week it expands a little.

What is a "Floss Fairy" please?

Also Sally please can you explain (in language for the technically challenged lol) how to put a link to Gift of CS mag on to my blog.
I have been trying but just cannot seem to do it.

Carol said...

They are all so lovely Sally! Great that you picked up Girly Gothic again ;-)

Kim B said...

Congrats on getting so much done on your HAED piece! It is remarkable! Your other stitching looks fantastic as well. And I think playing DS is a perfectly acceptable excuse :)

Teejay said...

Wow Sally! All of your wips look terrific. I totally love how GG is turning out and I love the Quaker Christmas piece!

Julie said...

Girly Gothic has grown loads as has Quaker. JN and SS looks fab too. Hope you are feeling better
{{huggles}}

Juls said...

Lovely stitching Sally!!!! You've got me wanting to do Quaker Christmas but alas I have enough big starts...Hope DH is okay and you are feeling better! I sure don't miss my monthlies LOL....and again if you ever need DMC don't hesitate to write me .. I'd be more than glad to get whatever you need and send it off!!!!!

sammyjo said...

Girly goth is so cool and cute at the same time. i just love the design nice work on the stitching.

Lynn said...

your stitching is as lovely as ever Sally, well done on your progress :)

Hope your DH's scan shows good results and that your feeling better soon (((hugs)))
Are you taking any thing? Have you tried Menapace or star flower oil? Both are good for ladies of 'our age' lol

Michele said...

((((((((((sally))))))))))) hope you are feeling better real soon!

I love your wips :) GG is soo cute! and I am sooo in love with QC.

Hope all goes will with DH's scan.

Ranae said...

The stitching progress is looking great, as always.
I love GG! Do you use 1 or 2 strands of floss for the HAED? I am about to start one and not sure what to use.
I do hope you get feeling better.

Mylene said...

WOW! Great updates on all your current projects, Sally!
Hope all went well with DH scan and do hope you feel better soon.

Twana said...

Looks like you've had some nice stitching progress.

Chiloe said...

I hope everything will be fine with your DH ;)

It's true : stitchers are the best;) I'm sure you'll have fun with the new chart ;)

Hazel said...

Wow Sal I can see why you're busy stitch wise. Great wips. xx

Joei said...

I just love looking at your AQC everytime, it's so pretty. Your HAED is coming along nicely. I had one HAED too but haven't stitched on it in ages. Hope like you, I'll get around to stitching it again.
Your JN is turning out nicely as well.

Karen said...

wow you have been busy, they all look great

Christine said...

Girly Gothic is lovely. I would never have the patience to stich something like that. I love how the quaker piece is coming out too.

george said...

WOW I love all the picture updates Quaker Christmas is looking fabulous!

Thank you for the comment on my blog :)
Natasha

Paula said...

OOOOh Sally GG is gorgeous, and I love all your other stitching too, well done with it all....
You certainly are keeping yourself busy, aren't you?
Happy Stitching....
(((hugs))

Itching To Stitch said...

Wow, you have so many WIP's going and they are ALL beautiful and different. It's nice to work on different types of designs, I know for me it helps keep me going ;)

stitcherw said...

My, when you post an update you post an update. What a lot of beautiful projects to look at. Gothic Girly is looking fantastic, you made great progress on her. Isn't it funny how a project can languish for awhile and then all of a sudden appeal to you all over again. Morning Song and Quaker are both looking lovely as well, and I always love seeing an update of Ink Circles Sea Stars turn up. Hope you're feeling better now and DH gets good news from the tests.
Sue

Sachiko said...

Your stitching progress is looking great!!

Karan said...

Wow - so many gorgeous pieces in one post Sally! I so love QC... the more I see it the more it yells "buy me". LOL
Hope you are feeling much better soon & all is well with your DH's scan results.