Monday, 14 May 2007

Winter WIP

At last I have some stitching to show. Only one piece but one is better than none at all I guess! My progress on HAED Winter ( Sara Butcher) was a bit slow at the beginning of the week but after I'd got the chart enlarged it went a whole lot better! Lol! So I am now quite pleased with the progress I've made and actually looking forward to her seeing the light of day again in a few weeks time. I have almost got the letters filled in so you can just about see them. I was tempted to carry on with this today but I think I'll move on to the next piece in my rotation which is Chatelaine Summer Afternoon.


Postie brought me my Dragon Blood silks from Vikki this morning and they look as though they will be a perfect match for what I've already used on Simple Little Quaker so I am relieved. Still no sign on my order from Mary Kathryn. I do hope Royal Mail haven't lost it. Looks like it could be taking the slow boat route!



We have funny tasting tap water at the moment! DH says it's tasted funny for about a week but I only noticed it yesterday as did Jess. It tastes a bit " earthy" although DH says it's like pond water ( don't ask me how he knows what pond water tastes like!). Anyway I went to one of my neighbours this morning to ask if her's tasted OK and she said it tasted funny too. The strange thing is that when you run hot water or have a shower you can actually smell an earthy smell. So I decided to ring Yorkshire Water, explained and was told they'd send someone out to test the water and see if they could find out what was causing it. Guess when they can send someone! 29th May! So damned typical. No doubt it will have cleared by then and taste right.

12 comments:

Hazel said...

Thanks Sally I can be a bit Blonde sometimes!! So miffed I didnt get that freebie from HAED. Oh well. Our water used to taste funny too. Someone said it was minerals from the peat!! Winter looks great. xx

Stitchingranny said...

Wow can really see that taking shape now Sally.
We got fed up with odd tasting water and bought a water filter from Asda. They dont cost much and really make a difference to the quality. Shame you have to go to so much trouble though when you pay so much for the tap water in the first place.

Itching To Stitch said...

Love your HAED Winter, you've made a lot of progress ;)

stitcherw said...

I'm so glad that the silks matched, with having so much done already it would have been awful if they didn't.

Hope your water tastes better soon, it doesn't sound very appealing at the moment. Also, hopefully you'll get your missing package soon too.
Sue

Susan said...

Your Winter is looking just beautiful! Hope you find out more about your water and find that missing package.

Mary Ann said...

Sally, Winter is looking great! And, I do hope your water situation improves soon.

Kajsa said...

Your HAED Winter looks great! How lucky that that the threads matched up

Michele said...

waving hi :) winter is looking great! love watch it come alive :)

Carol said...

Winter is coming along lovely Sally...just look at all those tiny little stitches! Expect your looking forward to getting on with Simple Little Quaker again.

Hope your order from Mary Kathryn turns up soon. I'm still waiting for one from Kreinik...it's almost been 6 weeks! I did e-mail them after I had been waiting for almost 3...apparently estimated delivery time to the UK is 4 to 6 weeks. I'm stalking postie daily now!!

June said...

So glad to hear you got the threads sorted - would have been a shame if you couldn't find a match.

It's a disgrace that you have to wait so long before someone comes to have a look at the water problem. Having nasty tasting (and smelling) water is NOT fun!!

Paula said...

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Lizzy said...

Winter is looking lovely, Sally!!! :-) And I'm soooo glad your Silks match up... phew! I know that's a relief for you... :-)

That's awful that they are waiting so long to come out and check your water... sometimes I wonder about folks!

{{{Hugs}}}