Before I show my stitchy stuff I just wanted to thank everyone who left such kind comments and hugs for both Abi and I on my last post. I am trying so hard to be strong for Abi but I have to admit that I am missing little Leo loads and I've sheds many a tear. Poor Abi has been so upset by the passing of her beloved little pet and can't bare to talk about it. I feel so bad for her and as a Mum really wish I could put things right.
Anyway on to my stitching before I cry again! Monday evening was Christmas Carol SAL night with Barb. I added some window frames and more brick work to Scrooge's house and am hoping to get more done next week. Half term means a lie in so no need to go to bed quite so early! Now that I have got used to the 35 count fabric I am really enjoying stitching this.
Tuesday at craft club it was freezing! The museum is now closed but the heating had, supposedly, been put on for us but I was frozen. My hands were freezing and were going blue! Two of the ladies kept their coats on! I think I shall take my fingerless gloves next week just in case! Anyway I made a start on Little House Needleworks Winter Band Sampler and am loving stitching it. I'm stitching along with Lesleyanne and Angela.
So Tuesday evening I didn't get much stitched on The Sanctuary as my heart just wasn't in it. I had got some done on Sunday evening and I picked it up again last night. I must admit that I am quite desperate now to finish this so that I can start TSG Gald Tidings with Jane Austen with Barb. I want to get some more Christmas ornaments stitched too.
Final progress picture is my SAL with Lisa which is Lizzie*Kate 6 Fat Men. I had such a going on with this this week! I got so far on the snowman then had to keep frogging one bit as I just could not get it to go right. I know my mind was not exactly on it and I almost threw it across the room! I dislike the fabric but am not starting over as I can't afford to waste it. Hopefully it'll go better next week.
I've been gearing myself up to get some finishing done and have been making the "pin keep" bit of the BBD Peacock Pin Keep this morning whilst waiting for the plumber to arrive. I do have all my stitching to attach to the bits yet and I'm hoping to do a bit more when I get off here. I ordered some fabric and one trim from Thread Bear last night to finish three pieces ( Duo Noel, A New Day and Dandy Dreams) and will have to see if I can get some ribbon or trim from Boyes next week. I also need to get a Halloween piece finished or it won't be on display this year!
I popped to my local newasgent the other day to pay my Dad's paper bill and just happened to notice the JCS Christmas Ornament magazine on the shelf so asked if they had one put away for me, which they hadn't, so I grabbed one off the shelf! I'm been eagerly waiting for it to come in and I have to say I was not disappointed when I looked through it. There are several that I really want to stitch so I really need to make a point of getting some done.
Hmmm I just realised the Online Needlework Show has started. Should I look???? Lol!
After having no hot water or central heating for over a week we have finally got our boiler fixed today! Phew. It feels so good to have hot water again and know we can have the heating on if we want. £250 worth of parts have been fitted. Thank God we have insurance and don't have anything to pay as there'll be labour on top of that.
That's it from me for today. Carol R has sent out part 7 of the mystery SAL today so I'm hoping to get that stitched over the weekend and maybe start a Christmas ornament? Lol!
Take care everyone.
Love & hugs