Time for an update on Chatelaine Christmas Mystery IV! Part 9 is due out a week on Saturday so I thought I'd better get on and get part 8 stitched! Funny how when this mystery came out I was keeping up nicely and stitching on it as soon as each part came out but now I'm stitching close to when the next part is coming out! I think this design has now redeemed itself a little. You may remember after I stitched the little girl that I hated it but have to carry on with it as I can't afford not to. Well this month was snowflakes again and although I'm now extremely bored with stitching them I do like them and the effect. This picture shows the snowflakes from both parts on one side of the design. Not a very clear picture. I think I'd have done better scanning it.It will be interesting to see what the next 4 parts will be! Please no nutcrackers!
HAED Guardian is going OK although a little slow as there is lots of metallic in this page and I have been having bother with the thread splitting etc. I don't have any Thread Heaven and I'm not going to do an order just for that so I've tried using a needle with a bigger eye than I was using and it does seem to help. Last night I just concentrated on doing the non metallic stitches on about 20 rows and have some of the angel's hair done. Tonight I think I'll carry on doing that then do the metallic.
Abi's bedroom is coming along well. The polystyrene tiles came off without too much of a problem but the glue was a nightmare! We had to wet it several times and scrape it off! Yuck! Yesterday we sanded down all the paintwork, then glossed, and today Carl and Abi are painting the walls. Yes I did say Abi! She wanted to paint the walls ( infact she tried her hand at glossing with me yesterday) seen as it's her bedroom so we are letting her! The walls will need a couple of coats though so we may not get totally finished today.
Hopefully Jessica's new bed should arrive towards the end of next week so we'll be having great fun taking her old one to bits and scrapping it!
Only a week to go before Jessica gets her GCSE results and I think I'm more nervous than she is!