It's a lovely day up here on the Yorkshire coast after the rain we've had. The sun is actually shining which would normally make me feel good but unfortuntely it's not doing anything for me! Lol!
I have been stitching quite a bit as usual although if only I could get off this PC of an evening I'd do a lot better! Sunday evening I started the next Shepherd's Bush ornament that Chris and I are stitching and that is Santa's Flight. I really love these SB ornaments and will probably need to buy another tree to display them on :) I had got more stitched on this but I had a visit from the frog and had to rip some out. The bottom row of flowers is one fabric thread lower than it should be but I am leaving it!
As usual on a Monday I was SAL-ing with Barb and Colleen on my Shepherd's Bush piece Emmauel's Song. Do check out their blogs to see their progress too. Barb is stitching The Journey and Colleen is stitching Checkered Sheep :)
Tuesday I had planned to stitch on Prairie Schooler Summer Pinkeep, which is my SAL piece for the PS SAL over on Needlecraft Haven but Lindsay has very kindly lent me the Blackbird Designs Winter Wonderland chart so that I can stitch the pincushion from it so I started that. I'm going to stitch a bit more on it this evening and also pop a few stitches into the PS piece.
Finally last night was SAL night with Lisa and Lesleyanne, more frogs visited, but I am happy with what I stitched. I have been roofing and next week the window frames will, hopefully, go in!
Another SAL I would love to do is the Jardin Prive one here but I think if I were to stitch it I'd want to more at my own pace. Hazel set the ball rolling on Needlecraft Haven and Claire is moderating a SAL on there so I'm probably going to join in on there. I need another WIP like I need a hole in the head but it is such a pretty piece ( in three parts) with the most gorgeous colours.
I had some lovely post from Michelle on Tuesday :) She has recently been on holiday to South Africa and she sent me these gorgeous ribbons, lace, buttons and tassle she had bought at the craft fair. See the tassle? That was made by a 4 year old :) Isn't it amazing! I'm 47 and I can't make tassles anywhere near as perfect as that. Thank you so much Michelle, I absolutely love it all and thank you for thinking of me :) I hope you've received the email I sent.
Tuesday also brought my JJ's Super Bowl sale order. The postal service did an amazing job as it was only shipped on Friday. Very good going seen as things from the US seem to have been taking forever!
It's half term this week but we haven't done much. We did have a bit of retail therapy yesterday as Abi has been saving money so she bought a couple of things. She also had a winners sachet in a packet of Batchelors noodles and inside it was £20! Lucky girl :) I had some birthday money left so I treated myself to a new shoulder bag in New Look. I also bought the new Art of Knitting magazine as I fancied knitting the throw but having worked out the cost of collecting all the issues I have decided against it. I could probably buy a pattern and knit one so much cheaper! Abi suggested it would be nice to do one as family heirloom so I will see what I can find. The idea of attempting to knit a hat went out of the window a long time ago as it seemed way too confusing and I did get a lovely one for Christmas from Dorothy Perkins with a scarf to match!
So we're over halfway through half term and I am already dreading being on my own again. I was very much looking forward to this week but my mood has meant that I haven't enjoyed it as much as I had hoped and last night I was a mess. I am sick of feeling like this.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I am hoping to be back in a few days with my finished up, ready to hang, LHN Poinsettia House. I have all the bits ready to put together so watch this space!!!
Take care everyone!