It could be the start of a few; who knows!!! Lol! Lisa and I decided a while ago that we'd have a Little House Needleworks SAL ( well a few LHN SALs actually) this year so yesterday I started Be Merry- Belle Pepper and she started Winter Band Sampler and then we are going to swap charts and do another! I have to say that neither of us could wait to start but we were both very patient and waited until the day we said we'd start. Here's my first evenings stitching on Belle which I well and truly enjoyed. I'm stitching her on 32 count vintage country mocha linen using a mixture of CC, DMC and Carrie's. She is going away now until next week as I have other things I need to get on with but I can hardly wait to pick her up again.
Monday evening was my SB SAL night with Barb and Colleen but as we had to fetch my Dad home from hospital and get him settled I didn't get too much done. However I am loving this piece and look forward to Monday evenings stitching on this.
My wedding anniversary sampler is going rather slow and I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet soon and make a slot for it one evening a week as I just don't seem to be able to find the time to pick it up much in an afternoon. This is my little progress on Blue Ribbon Designs Stitched With Love :)
My 3 months on the stash wagon are now over :) So I'm going to have a wee treat in the JJ's Superbowl Sale this weekend, then see what comes out at market ( already know one thing I would LOVE but it depends on how much it is. I may have to wait until Christmas as it's the new BBD booklet), and if there's anything I simply can't live without then it'll be stitching from my stash for a while! I think the idea I had before of having a treat once I've stitched so many charts is perhaps a good one:)
That's all my stitchy news for now. I need to get caught up on blogs if I can today and also need to order some material and trims to finish LHN Poinsettia House!
My Dad came home Monday evening but is very unsteady, then Tuesday morning I had to get him out of bed as he couldn't get up, then couldn't get his trousers on, couldn't remember where he'd left his shoes or his false teeth. I just don't know how long he can actually carry on at home. I had a word with occupational therapy about him not being able to get up , and they discussed it with the district nurse and intermediate care and they have decided that, for now, he needs a hospital bed at home! I am going to see my GP next week as I'm finding it hard to cope with everything at the moment, for all I am not his main carer as he has ones that go in, but it's opening up so many things with looking after my Mum in my teens etc, things I thought I'd dealt with and understood. My DH is encouraging me to go as he's worried about me. I thank God I have him as he's my rock and my girls too. My stitching saves my sanity too!
Well that's all from me for now. Sorry if my waffling puts you off visiting but it just helps sometimes to get things off my chest. I noticed my visitors/ comments had dropped off a bit but I do still keep it mainly a stitching blog as that is what it is supposed to be.
Take care everyone especially those of you in the US with all the snow. Stay safe.
Love and hugs