The white stuff is still hanging about even though we haven't had any for a few days, until today that is, but freezing temperatures have meant that the snow has frozen solid and the roads and pavements on our estate have been treacherous. Abi's school was closed for three days last week and again on Monday due the state of the pathways and roads on the site although when they re-opened yesterday she did not return as she has laryngitis and is on antibiotics. Poor girl was in a right state this morning in floods of tears as she was feeling so ill and is supposed to be going on a textiles trip to London on Friday. Anyway the weather is supposed to become slightly milder ( only by a couple of degrees I believe!) over the weekend then next week it's back to the easterlies and bitterly cold again.
Onto my stitching! I've been beavering away stitching and trying to get things finished off but can't show what I've finished so far and I still have a couple of pieces to finish and one to stitch! I haven't stitched on the December SAL piece, LHN Poinsettia House, since last Thursday as I wanted to get more done on Shores, try and finish the JA stocking and another LHN ornament but this is my progress from then. It will be coming out again tonight. I just love this and am enjoying it so much. Hope the other girls are getting on well with their LHN Winter ones.
Shores went quite well but to make sure I get it finished by the end of the year I think I might stitch on it on a Monday evening as well in place of the Jane stocking :) Not much to do on the whale so hopefully that bit should get done Saturday evening. I doubt I'll get any stitching done on Friday evening as if Abi goes on the London trip her train doesn't get in until 8pm and the school are not providing transport to and from the station in Hull so we have to take her and pick up.
Sunday evening I finished LHN Snowy Pines but having just taken a piccie of it I realised that I haven't added the beads ( the pretties as Diane calls then :) ) so I will decide whether to add them or not.
I started LHN Fa La La once Snowy Pines was done and here's my wee start. I do love these ornaments, they are such fun!
Monday evening I was hoping to get my SAL with Barb finished. Both of us are very close to finishing The Sampler Girl Jane Austen Sampler Stocking. I didn't get it done so picked it up again last night only to run out of DMC 927 and I didn't have a spare skein anywhere ( typical!) so I'm going to finish it when I've finished this blog post.
I finally received my Just Nan Christmas Sheep Ornament Pocket and Vintage Sheep thread winder yesterday from Stitches N Things. I pre-ordered it before I went on the stash wagon and it was shipped on 11th November. Unfortunately I got stung for £12.08 by customs so I am not a happy bunny! In all the time I've been ordering from the USA this is the first time it's happened so it's turned put to be an expensive order so I shall be a lot more careful as to the amount I order in the future LOL! The ornament pocket and winder are gorgeous though and I'd love to get the pocket stitched before Christmas.
That's all my stitchy news for now. DH and I didn't get all our Christmas shopping done last week thanks to the weather and not wanting to risk getting stuck anywhere! We did get out on Saturday into Hull but it was utter bedlam! I think the whole world and his wives were out! Anyway we are hoping to get finished on Friday- fingers crossed!
Hopefully Jess is coming home for the weekend this weekend as it's my birthday on Sunday. We are planning on going to the Victorian Christmas Market at Beverley. We've been for the past couple of years and it's really good.
No news of DH's job yet. I just wish they'd get on with it as the waiting is awful.
Right I had better get off here and try and get the stocking finished :)
Stay warm and safe if it's cold where you are.
Take care everyone.