Today is my stitchy friend, Judy's, 50th birthday! Judy and I have known each other many years now first meeting on a Delphi forum called Stitchaholics Welcome and have remained friends over the years. I wanted to stitch her something for her birthday and decided on this sweet little design from C Mon Monde. It's a freebie I found but I can't remember where I found it now!
C Mon Monde Joli Bonheur
28 count Bay Leaf linen
Started 18th January 2011
Finished 20th January 2011
Birthday gift for Judy
I finished this as a pinkeep. The postal service on both sides of the pond did an impressive job for a change as I posted this on Monday and it arrived with Judy yesterday and she loves it :)
Stitching has been a little slow this week although I have made a start on Ellen's prize from my blogoversary and hope to finish it this next week if I get the time. I did a little on BBD AotH Snow Garden on Friday evening then was intent on stitching all afternoon and evening on it yesterday BUT I was so tired in the afternoon I had a nap instead. I think I've made good progress though but, again, I had issues with the dye lots of the GAST and my house looks nothing like the one on the cover of the chart! Still I am fairly happy with it. I had hoped to have this one finished this month so I could start the next one straight away in Feb but best laid plans and all that!!!! I am stitching this with Jane and Valerie and Lisa B is also joining us :) She was asking on her blog if anyone wanted to SAL with her so I said she could join us if she would like to :)
Tonight I'm hoping to get at least an hour on the SB ornament Earth's Delight as I am behind!!! Lol! Chris has finished hers and is all ready to start the next one.
Lisa and I are having a new start I think it's the 1st Feb but please do correct me if I'm wrong Lisa :) I know we either said 1st or 2nd but my mind is a bit pre-occuppied with all that has gone on. However I must get my fabby sorted. Lisa is stitching LHN Winter Band Sampler and I'm stitching LHN Belle Pepper, then we're doing a swap:) I'm looking forward to starting Belle Pepper.
I am also hoping to get back to HAED Guardian soon. Lisa suggested we try an hour a week to begin with and see how we get on as she's planning on trying it with Cabin in the Woods so this might just be a good idea to kick start me into enjoying it again and maybe one day I can actually finish it! I must admit I miss stitching on the quick stitches and tiny treasures so once I get going I might start one of the ones I have in my stash.
My postie has brought me some nice post this week:) Barb kindly sent me Country Cottage Needleworks Snowflake Serenade and some Piecemaker needles which are the only needles I use as I love them. She wanted to send me Snowflake Serenade for my birthday but it was continually out of stock where she ordered it from so she promised she would send it when it arrived :) Thank you so much Barb xxxx This is definitely one to stitch sooner rather than later. I do have to admit that one of my favourite things to stitch are wintery designs. Also Sarah ( not blog) and I have done a trade this week:) I sent her the Silver Creek Samplers Sweet Friendship chart and in trade she sent me LHN Home of a Needleworker ( Too!) from my wish list. I am on a LHN kick recently and love this design. Thank you so much Sarah for a brilliant trade xxxx
A HUGE thank you to everyone who commented on my Shores finish. Wow I can't believe that I had over 60 comments; I've never had that many before and they are truly appreciated. I love getting comments and read them all. I'm going to maybe try a different framer this time as there's a new one opened not that long ago. I'll take Shores in and get a quote then save up!
Thank you for all the good wishes for my Dad. This has been another stressful week for us here as on Tuesday just before 5 pm the doctor my Dad had seen after he'd had his ECG rang me. He'd spoken to the cardiologist and after seeing the ECG he didn't want to wait to see my Dad in the clinic, he wanted him in hospital that evening. Well you can imagine our panic! In a way it was good for my Dad as he didn't have time to think about it too much. When we got him there he wasn't even allowed to walk about and if he needed to go the toilet or anything he had to be taken in a wheelchair. He had his pacemaker fitted late Wednesday afternoon and it went well. He was not very happy though on Thursday when he was told he'd have to stay in until Monday as there are some things that need to be in place at home. He does look better than he has done in a long time now but whether it will stay that way when he gets home I honestly do not know. It is a worry but I can only do my best in trying to get him to accept the help he obviously needs. There are some issues over the care he has been getting at home but I have to get my facts right before I say anything.
I think I'll do a bit of catching up on blog reading and commenting now.
Take care everyone.
Love & hugs