Monday, 19 March 2007

Monday Catch-up!

I finally made a start on Papillon Creations Serendipity and got parts 1 & 2 stitched. I had a real hard time trying to decide on what colours to use; I had thread boxes all over and decided and changed my mind over and over! Lol! Even Abi was trying to help and in the end it was her and Jess and myself who came up with a plan! I wanted to use at least one metallic in it and purple as I just that colours. So here is the result! What do you think? It is stitched on 32 count cream evenweave using DMC 550 & 3350 and Kreinik #4 braid in 005 ( black or as near as!). I am really pleased with the colour combination and am looking forward to doing the next bit when I get chance. As you can see if you look closely I am doing the speciality stitches.

This week in my rotation it is the turn of HEAD Quick Stitch Summer ACEO. I am hoping to get page 3 finished this week and get a good start on page 4 if I can. I really have the stitching bug right now so need to get on while I have it! I must get back to LHN Chocolate Shoppe this Wednesday afternoon as I haven't stitched on it for the past two Wednesdays.

I feel in dire need of some new stash, as I really need a pick-me-up, so am hoping I get some of the stuff I have on order this week. My DMC from JJ's arrived today but that was pretty boring really! Lol! My Vicki Clayton silks are on the way and I am guessing that my order from Mary Kathryn is too. Just waiting for Jayne to get the stuff I ordered in and that'll be all my lovely new stash! Oh and the fabric I won on Ebay from Sugar Maple Fabrics!

I had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday. I had breakfast in bed, cards from both the girls and DH plus some Yankee Candles from Jessica and a little teddy with a pink t-shirt on with I Love My Mum on it from Abi. I spent the day basically slobbing! Lol!

I have been for my blood tests today and have to wait a week for the results to come back! I did not take a sample in for a pregnancy test and explained to the nurse why so she added a note so that the doctor could see why! Lol! While I was out we had one hell of a flurry of snow although it didn't stick. The wind was really howling up down the main street of the town which make walking rather difficult as I was walking up the street! I should really have called in at my Dad's but I had to come straight home ( won't go into details) so will have to venture out again in a bit.

I have to stay in tomorrow morning as we're having a new windscreen put in the car. I may have to take DH to work depending on whether he can get a lift in with his brother; it very much depends on what his brother is doing. They both work at the same place but do different jobs and aren't always in at the same time. DH discovered a small crack in the windscreen last Thursday and it has gradually got bigger but we couldn't get anybody out to it until tomorrow. Fortunately our insurance covers it so we're not going to be in for a huge bill.

Well better go and venture out again and take my Dad the lettuce he wanted me to get him!

12 comments:

Nicola said...

Serendipity is looking good so far Sally. I really like the colour sheme you have chosen.

I stitched on Chocolate Shoppe on Thursday as I just didn't feel up to it on Wednesday. I've finished the bottom part and am now working on the top bit.

We keep having snow flurries here as well and it's quite cold. Fortunately any snow that layed overnight went very quickly.

Paula said...

Hiya Sally, Serendipity is looking gorgeous so far, love the colours you've chosen.
It's freezing here and sooo windy. We've got snow on the high grounds but none on the low grouds yet, hopefully it stays away.
URGH I hate blld tests, but at least you have them over now. Hopefully you won't be waiting too long for the results.
Huggles and Happy stitching....

jane said...

Serendipity looks lovely Sally - I like the colours you chose. I started mine but haven't quite finished part 2 yet. I am using Dinky Dyes silks in Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot on white jobelan.

Karen said...

I love the colours you chose Sally.
Sounds like you did very well for mothers day

Michelle said...

Beautiful start on Serendipity. I love the colors you chose. Your Chatelaine is coming along beautifully too - I couldn't imagine doing all those Queen's Stitches against each other!

Juls said...

I love the colors you've chosen and the help you had sounds wonderful! Glad you are feeling better and had a marvelous Mother's day!!!!

Michele said...

So glad you had a good Mother's Day Sally :) Love the colors for Serendipity .. can't wait to see more!

Dede said...

Wow! Serendipity is lovely. I'd never seen it before, but have now subscribed to the newsletter!

Julie said...

Great choice you and the girls made for Serendipity, it's looking nice

Glad your blood tests went OK

Snow flurries, hail, rain, sleet, sun, you name it we're getting it. I went to the supermarket and nearly ended up in the shopping trolley as i walked across the car park this morning LOL

The needle & I said...

Serendipity looks great, The colors and stitches are coming along great.

Hazel said...

The colours are lovely. You are really good at the speciality stitches - maybe I will have a go at them. Don't know about the queen stitches though!! Sounds like you have the bug this week. Hope you get lots done.
xx

Stitchingranny said...

Love the colours Sally. I think I have finally chosen mine, though it could change before I make a start tomorrow. I have decided to go with Dinky Dyes floss, I was going to use silk, but the colours are softer and think this design needs something a little bolder. I also discounted metallic threads as I think I may be allergic too them, going to try using them again on Celtic Spring soon and see if my hands break out again and then I will know for certain.