Today has been a good post day. Postie knocked this morning, all bright and cheerful ( he is normally rather grumpy!) and he'd brought my kit for Chatelaine Autumn Dusk from European Cross Stitch as well as Just Nan Queen of the Needle with embellishments from Lekker Threads. Brilliant service from both places as I only ordered the Just Nan on Monday ( which was a bank holiday here in the UK) and the kit was ordered last Friday. So here's the kit. Again the scan does not do it it justice at all. The colours of the threads, beads and crystals are just stunning. I did not buy the NPI silks with this as I thought I'd save myself some pennies and use DMC but I did get the variegated silks. This one will get started sometime in the future when I've stitched Summer Afternoon and Spring Morning and they will all be hung above my bed along with Winter's Eve. Lastly here's the Just Nan which is so pretty and I want to start it NOW! Lol! It will have to wait a while though.
I was so sad to see on the HAED board that they will be retiring Caron Vinson designs very soon. I love her art and would have liked to get a few more of her charts before they are retired but I will have to see. I have two of her designs, QS Girly Gothic and QS Moonlight, in my stash and Girly Gothic will be my next new HAED start once I've finished the two QS I'm already stitching.
I did a really stupid thing last week. I decided that before I started on HAED Winter in my rotation I needed to get the next pages of chart photocopied and enlarged so that is what I did, or at least I thought I did! When I sat down to stitch on Monday evening I realised that we ( me and the lady in the shop) had selected A3 paper but not set the copier to enlarge! Duh! So I decided to see how I went on with it at normal size but last night I realised I was really struggling especially where there are lots of different symbols. So I set off for the library this morning, chart in hand, to do it there. If it's normal copying there you do it yourself but if it's enlarging they do it for you. Well it's a very new machine in there and it took the lady three attempts before she got it right! Lol! Anyway I now have the next three pages of chart enlarged so I don't think I'll struggle as much now:)
Jessica has had her first GCSE today. She'd had her Italian speaking exam so I'm hoping she did OK. They only decided back in November that they could take a GCSE if they wanted to so they've had to cram a lot in since then. I had to laugh as they'd had a speaker the other week talking about different ways they could revise for their exams and Jess is using post-it notes with key bits written on them! Lol! So we've had them stuck on the bathroom mirror, above the toilet roll holder, on the mirror in the dining room, on the fridge door and on Jess's bedroom wall near her bed! Lol! When she starts the rest of her GCSEs on 17th May we will disappearing under post-it notes! Still if it helps her I don't care! I'm just keeping my finger's crossed that she does well, as I'm sure she will. She is quietly confident:)
Thank you to all who drop by and read my blog and also comment. They mean so much to me and it's lovely to know that people read it. Just want to say to those of you who have apologised for not liking Christmas Mystery IV that there is no need to apologise as it wouldn't do for us all to have the same tastes plus I am not that keen on it anyway LOL! I am blessed to have so many readers and I treasure every one of you.