So here is LHN Chocolate Shoppe from Wednesday afternoon for the unofficial SAL on the LHN Yahoo board. I have really enjoyed getting back to this and love the way it is looking. I think I am probably way behind and I know some of the girls have finished theirs but I will get there in the end! Lol! Not sure when I'll pick it up again as the girls finish school today and have two weeks off.
Next I have been stitching a few afternoons on the 4th part of Chatelaine Christmas Mystery IV and I am really sorry to say that I don't like this part at all. I know it's a mystery but I really wasn't expecting anything like this and it's going to have to be something pretty special next time for me to have the enthusiasm to carry on. Having said that I can't afford not to carry on with it after buying the metallics and bead pack. I am just thankful that I didn't buy all the silks. Sorry for the crooked scan! I am almost finished with this part. I just have the square rhodes stitches to do in the girls dress. I have to say that this has certainly put me off doing more Chatelaine mysteries. I would much rather wait and see and watch the design unfold before I decide in future. I certainly wish now that I'd waited and maybe done one of her mandalas instead.
I was going to have another new HAED start this week but I think I'll wait now until the girls have gone back to school. I have got myself a Floss Faery as I need a few skeins of each colour for this HAED and have my fabby ready to grid! Yes I know I said no new HAED starts until I'd finished both QS's BUT this pieces is something I really feel the need to stitch at the moment. All will be revealed when I make a start!
We have had some expense with our car! As you know we've had the windscreen replaced but thankfully our insurance covered that and we just had the excess to pay. Monday DH decides to go get two pieces of exhaust fitted ready for the MOT. It ended up with a full exhaust! It also needs the timing belt replacing so that's another £100 at the local garage, then MOT at about £50! So by the time we've finished we'll have spent around £370! So no stash for me for a while now. I am waiting for some from Mary Kathryn and Jayne so at least I'll have some to look forward to!
Jess did the first part of her Art GCSE yesterday. She made me laugh because she'd finished in the 5 1/2 hours they'd had yesterday so now has to find something else for the remaining 5 1/2 hours! Her piece was a modern day Hades and the underworld!
I am feeling much happier today although I did have a bad few days earlier in the week. I am hoping to get to the health shop my sister shops at soon so that I can get something. Just not sure what to go for yet.