Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Just a Quickie Birthday Gift FOR Karan

Just a quickie post today, well as quick as I can, as I have been told by the doctor I saw this morning to stay off the PC and away from TV ( I don't care about not watching TV but I do care about having to stay off the PC!!!!) So I'm doing this blog post then will catch up on blogs another day. I actually feel as though she was taking the mickey but admittedly I did spend all afternoon on the PC on Saturday when I was feeling a bit better only to start feeling worse in the evening so maybe there's something in it! I thought I might have an ear infection but she couldn't see anything but she did say I could have a build up of fluid in my inner ear which she wouldn't be able to see. Thankfully I do know that there are no tumours,blockages or bleeds etc as the head and neck CT I had back in January was clear. Of course now I'm worrying as my pulse rate was up so she was concerned about that but I always get that when I got to the doctors but she made me hold my hands out and I was shaking ( which I do when I'm nervous or hungry) so that made her even more concerned! I think I should have just not bothered going! It's always the same as well, the doctor I wanted to see, the best one there in my opinion, was fully booked! Anyway enough of that or I won't get this post done before Jess drags me off here kicking and screaming! She's given me until lunch time then that's my PC for today done!!!! Lol!

So without further ado I heard from Karan that she had opened my wee birthday gift to her:) After seeing Chris' thread holder I decided to give one a go. I'd been thinking about for ages and seeing hers just spurred me on. It's by no means perfect but I am rather pleased with it. I chose to stitch Casa Mia Stitching Angel in a DMC Variations thread ( red as you can see!). Karan loves it :)

I didn't get much done on Shores this weekend. Friday evening was the start of the annual carnival here so DH and I decided we'd go have a look and see what was happening. Jess and Abi had gone together then Abi was meeting up with some of her friends. Her evening did not go well and she ended up with us in tears. Anyway yes Shores! I did do a little bit before we went out then did a bit more on Saturday evening. I'm not sure what is wrong but I couldn't get the sea part to go right all the way across so I decided just to do a bit at a time. I am hoping that I haven't gone wrong on the two blocks above this one and not done enough stitches. Finger's firmly crossed.

I am almost there on stitching all the parts for Just A Thought Sampler Garden Casket. This is the needle cushion almost finished then I just have the custodian to do and I can start making it all up. I have loved stitching this.

Last night was my Sampler Girl Jane Austen night and I got quite a lot stitched on Return to the Sea.

When Chris visited last week she brought the Just Cross Stitch ornament preview issue to show me and, as it has some lovely ornaments in it and other things, I decided to go order it from where she gets her subscription, Magazine Cafe. I was happily looking forward to getting it but I ended up getting a refund from them as they did not have stock of that issue:( I was very disappointed and vented my disappointment on Facebook!!!! Ann ( no blog) kindly offered to pick me a copy up from her local newsagent and that has just arrived so I'll be popping a cheque in the post to her and relaxing with the mag this afternoon:) Thank you so much Ann :)

Right my times almost up so I'd better get off here before I get into bother from Jess!!!! Not that she'll notice as she's on the PS3 but if helps me to feel better then I'll behave!!!!

Take care everyone.




Barb said...

Hi Sally I think I spend too much time on here too so this is just a quickie to say I was with you last night on Return and we are roughly at the same stage. Loving it.
Karans birthday gift was so sweet I am sure she is thrilled.
Take care sweetie ,
hugs as always

Susan said...

Very cute gift for Karen, Sally.

I'm sorry that you're not feeling great.

I hear you on Shores - I was constantly worried that I had miscounted, so always triple checked. I hope you can figure out what's going wrong with the sea. Is your ship in the right place - that might screw up how the sea is stitched. Good luck!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your WIPs. Hope you feel better soon. Hope Abi is okay now after her upset. I am thinking of ordering the JCS magazine from Down Sunshine Lane as I like the Britty Kitty stitching.

Julie said...

Nice gift for Karan, thats a finish i have yet to try.

Christine said...

Poor you having to stay off the PC. Still, at least she didn't tell you to stop stitching.
The birthday gift you made for Karan is beautiful

KarenV said...

Sorry you're not feeling great right now Sally, I hope that things improve soon. No TV or PC would drive me crazy!

Love the gift you made, it turned out beautifully. Your WIPs all look lovely too, great progress as always.

Elaine said...

Hugs Sally,I hope you begin to feel better soon.
Lovely gift for Karen.

Mylene said...

A beautiful gift for Karan, i am sure she is thrilled with it.

Sending good thoughts i hope you feel better soon.

jane said...

That is a lovely gift for Karan and your SALs are coming on well. Hope you are not out when you complete your block on Shores. i have started stitching on mine agin - have decided it will be my weekend stitch.
Shame about having to spend less time on the PC but just think of it as extra stitching time. (((hugs)))

Ellen said...

Beautiful thread holder! I am sure Karan will be thrilled with it. Love your wips, especially the casket. Can't wait to see your finishing!


Michele B. said...

So sorry you are ordered to avoid the PC but think how much more stitching you'll get done. I love your little angel - I stitched it for my mother awhile ago (picture is in my sidebar). Your thread holder looks great!

mbroider said...

The gift for Karan is beautiful. Hope you feel better soon Sally.

I am keen to know how you will make the needle cushion, so eagerly awaiting progress;-)

pat said...

are at the beginning but will become a nice job

Rachael said...

Oh Karan's gift is super!
Oh I hope your girls are not too strict with you. LOL
I have to reduce my online time as well as I have had to take Reece's laptop away from him for a punishment so that means I can't use it either, so it's back to the slow machine!great progress pics.

Vonna said...

Well dear...do as the doctor says :) (*at least for now*) LOL!
Anyhow...LOVE your thread holder...that is divine! And your WIPS all look fabulous *as usual* :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally I agree sometimes, we spend wayyy too much time oneline... definately should be stitching. I hope you get this block of Shores sorted out seems like its giving you a hard time.

Lovely thread card for Karen!

Olenka's Stitches said...

What a lovely finish Sally!
Hope you feel better soon. Hugs!

Moreen said...

Your little angel is so sweet my daughter Carol stitched this for me some time ago now and I love it.

Michelle said...

Lovely finish - thank you for sharing it. Hope you soon feel better. Michelle x

Sharon said...

Love your wee gift for Karan! Very pretty. Your projects are looking wonderful as always. I hope you will feel better soon.

Carol said...

Ooh Sally, I wouldn't be a very happy bunny at all if I was told I couldn't play on my Mac!

I love the thread holder you made for Karan - I've been wanting to have a go at one of these for ages, perhaps I'll be brave enough one day! :o)

Hazel said...

Eeek I didn't even know it was possible to get that issue over here. Now I'm going to be on the lookout for it now. Wye are doing the xmas issues. Your wips are looking dtunnign and i love the thread holder you made for Karan. x

Suzanne said...

Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. Beautiful gift you made for Karan.

Karan said...

I do love my gift... & I had no idea it had been this long since I last visited your blog! Going to enjoy a lovely long catch up, seeing all your WIP's & finishes. :0)