Yes what have I done!! I have so desperately tried not to look/ read about etc at the lovely Vonna's RR/ SAL idea Me, Myself and I! I absolutely love the idea but kept thinking no I've got enough to stitch, no I'd be no good at setting it out/ planning etc then Marianne emailed me and asked me if I was going to join:) Well she got me thinking, even after I'd told her I wasn't, and the little grey cells started thinking about what sort of neighbourhood/ village I would really like. I went through my stash and only found two charts that just might work but then I found a freebie and last night I looked through my JCS Ornament mags and found some bits in there that should work too. I do need a couple more charts ( yes I know I'm doing a project challenge but I can't plan a neighbourhood without blueprints can I??!) and will get those as and when but I need to start planning so that I can sort out fabric. It's times like these that I really wish I hadn't sold charts I'd finished with! So I think I'm going for an LHN Winter village/ neighbourhood. So Vonna sent me my permit and I'll working on getting blueprints and give the architect ( me) the go ahead to start planning! On top of that I had already joined the Needleprint Beatrix Potter SAL that Hazel set up so I'm going to very busy in 2009! The thing I like about both these is there's no deadlines so no pressure. You just stitch at your own pace when and how much you want.
I have done a little bit of stitching so far this week so am showing my usual, boring three pieces from Monday, Tuesday and last night! Monday was A Quaker Christmas night. Still enjoying this piece so much and still hoping to have it finished and on my wall for Christmas.
Tuesday was Ink Circles Sea Stars night and look how this motif is growing now! Not many more Tuesdays on this; finger's crossed! After that it'll be one motif and the sea monster. Yipeee!! Can you tell I just want to get it finished? Lol!
Finally last night was HAED TT Letter J for the SAL on the HAED forum. Not quite as much done on this as I would have liked but somehow I didn't really feel like stitching. It's all progress though:)
Thank you all for your kind comments on my Rites of Spring finish. I haven't heard back from Mary Kathryn if she would mind me using her idea of a stitcher's wallet so I may leave a comment on her blog to ask her. I don't really want to just go ahead and do it but I am sure she wouldn't mind.
The second part of the Symphonie SAL came out Monday but I haven't put a stitch in it yet. I might do some this evening and see how far I get. On the Autumn colours biscornu exchange front I've got one side stitched and I must say I really like how it looks:) It didn't take long to stitch so I should be finished well in time for the post out date.
I am still feeling pretty low and now and again I feel like crying plus I get myself worked up and feel sick. I don't want to see the doctor as I know he'll probably put me on anti-depressants and I don't want to go on them again. Been there, done that and got the t-shirt. I've been thinking about trying St John's Wort just for a bit of a boost but am worried about they might interact with the Menopace I take. Maybe all this is just to do with menopause seen as I'm close to it. I did see the doctor this morning as my ear has been playing me up again ( the one I had the infection in just a few weeks ago) so I now have antibiotic drops as my ear drum is fine but the infection in my outer ear canal which doesn't really explain feeling off balance. Oh well.I think I must be run down etc as I just seem to be feeling ill constantly.
Well it's looking dull and keeps trying to rain so I think I'll go study some charts and have a think about what else I may need for my MM&I neighbourhood:) Take care everyone:)