Friday, 30 May 2008

Friday Update

At last I can show you my progress on Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas. I have not felt much like updating my blog this week but I won't bore you with details. Anyway AQC has been going well and I'm well onto page 2 now and have also been adding bits from another page. There's more Frosty Pine now as well as a bit of Antique Gold:) I do hope I can get this finished in time for Christmas as I would love to have it on my wall for then although it won't be coming down after then! Lol! It'll be staying up all year:)

Tuesday was SAL night as usual with Karen and, again, I did not get much done. I don't know what is wrong with me when I pick this piece up as I never seem to get much done anymore. Maybe next week I'll actually finish the motif I've been working on and move onto another! I dread to think how long the huge one in the middle will take me but never mind! It'll get done!

I am hoping that I can complete AQC and Sea Stars by the end of the year as Hazel has suggested we, and anyone who wants to join us, do a SAL of Needleprint Beatrix Potter Sampler next year and I think it's a brilliant idea. So I am looking forward to that. I'm not sure what colour I shall use as yet but I think I might be having a go at dying my own fabric again.

I'll be able to show the needleroll I did for the secret exchange on S&S. Partners will be revealed tomorrow. I haven't received mine yet so finger's crossed for tomorrow as it'd be nice to have it before I know who my partner is!

I decided to stop my COM fabric club after next month's shipment. What with everything here in the UK going skyhigh ( petrol, heating costs, food etc etc) I felt I just couldn't justify carrying on with it. I'm also going to have to be much more frugal on all other stash spending so other than my Loose Feathers at Needlecraft Corner and anything I need for exchanges I will be trying hard not to buy. It's not that we are hard-up but if Gordon Brown has anything to do with it we damned well will be.

Not a lot going on this week. We've had a fairly quiet week as Jess has been revising got her AS level exams. She went to Beverley with a group of friends on Wednesday to revise on Westwood but started out at her friend's first as the weather wasn't too good to begin with. Anyway she ended up buying herself a laptop so we now have to sort out how to get it networked to this PC. It looks like we'll have to get a wireless router as well as other bits as I don't think this PC has a wireless card in it. More expense! Anybody any suggestions as to the best place to buy PC stuff at reasonable prices? It'd have to be a bricks and mortar shop as we're not sure what we need etc. Abi went to her friend's the other afternoon and she's come here this afternoon.

Hope everyone is having a good week.



Kim B said...

AQC looks incredible! I love the colors you're doing! And your Ink Circles is moving along - even if not as fast as you would like :)

Cyndi said...

I know what you mean by being frugal. It's so hard to justify more stash, but I do want it so! Your WIPs are looking beautiful. I love the new colors in AQC.

Karen said...

LOL Sally I think we should change our stitching day for some reason I seem to work loads of monday nights at the moment so I am not in a fit state to stitch tuesday , both your wip look great well done

Juls said...

Hi Sally! AQC is looking spectacular!!!!! It's beautiful!!!! Sea Stars is lovely ...sometimes we don't see progress but it's there...hope that made coffee hasn't kicked in yet!

Julie said...

WOW thats is super, AQC has grown so much. SS looks good too.

SAL for the Beatrix sounds great, count me in for that, will have to give some serious thought to thread/fabby now.

Hope Jess's exams go well.

Itching To Stitch said...

Oh, oh, oh your pieces are just beautiful QC is just stunning, that red is wonderful ;)

karenv said...

Both of your WIPs are looking wonderful Sally! :)

Lisa said...

loving both your pieces Sally, the colours on quaker christmas look fab, and the sea stars is so colourful. well done! I so hope I can persuade my DH to buy one of these for my birthday lol

Mylene said...

WIP's are looking beautiful!!
Looking forward to the next update.

brokenfairy said...

Wow wonderful progress on both!

Karan said...

Great progress on SS & AQC. AQC is a STUNNER!
I can recommend CRAM, my local PC shop, but guess it's a bit far really.