I can't believe it's a week since I last posted. I think because I only have progress to show on my WIPs I sort of didn't feel like posting in case you all get bored with them! I do have a finish but it needs making up and popping in the post and I hope to get the finishing done over the next few days then get it in the post after the Easter weekend.
I'm still stitching away on HAED Guardian and wondering if it's really worth putting a photo up. As anyone knows who stitches these or anything like them progress is slow if you only stitch a couple of nights a week but in all honesty if I did more I'd turn tired of it! It is good to have it out again and be stitching regularly on it ( for now!).
Barb and I stitched on our SB pieces on Monday evening. She started Poor Robin and I carried on with The Journey. I didn't think I was going to get much stitched on it but I did. I love how it's coming along and am quite pleased with my conversion to DMC.
Tuesday evening I started my final Lizzie*Kate 6 Fat Men ( SAL with Lisa) which is Snow Day. As you can see I've done the border and a teeny bit of snow. I've loved stitching these cute snowmen and will miss them when I've finished the whole piece.
Last week I started Little Needleworks House Summer Splendor and Mouse joined me:) This pic is my progress from last night and Wednesday last week. I'm using DMC and Kiwi Illusions 32 count Belfast Merino. The cream flowers don't show up too well though so I think I'll have to backstitch around them. The house should be cream so I'll probably decide on another colour for that.
I wasn't going to go to craft club on Tuesday as my washer broke last Thursday and an engineer was coming out to it Tuesday but of course they couldn't give me a round about time. Thankfully I have an insurance on it so nothing to pay out! Anyway the engineer arrived and was gone by 10.15 so I gathered all my stuff together and dashed to the museum. I made a bit of a start on my April ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL.
I went out and bought some wool the other day. I'd seen Hazel stitching the Deramores KAL snood and really loved the look of it but never went to find the pattern. Last week I decided to go back through the Deramores FB page, found the link and downloaded the pattern. I didn't want to get the Rowan wool as it's quite expensive and you need 2 balls so onto Ravelry I went to see what I could use instead! I ended up buying King Cole Mirage and Abi chose some so I could knit one for her. Watch this space!!! Lol!
The Easter weekend starts tomorrow so I'm hoping to get plenty of stitching in although we're going out one day depending on the weather! We had higher than normal temperatures for Spring these last few weeks then yesterday, wow, what a change! Still I have to admit that I was glad of the cooler temps but the high winds- no thank you! We missed the snow too which was a shame but we did get much needed rain.
I haven't got any photos of the new hamsters ( Wesley and Fozzy!). I tried to take some of Fozzy the other day but he wouldn't stay still long enough. He is trouble with a capital T as he's a huge bar chewer but he chews the bottom bar of his cage that hard it lifts a bit and bangs against the plastic bottom! Abi and I came home armed with lemon juice yesterday and wiped it on the bars as that is a solution we found on the internet! Wesley is a bit more laid back ( at the moment!) and just plods along like tomorrow will do!
Now I would normally talk on my other blog about stuff but I've kind of given up on it so if you don't want to read look away now! Lol! I've been considerably fed-up of late and in truth I don't think I've felt this bad for a long while. I had come quite a long way since the way I was early last year but it has been quite a struggle the last few weeks. I think lack of sleep is not helping and I worry too much about things. I think because I'm a stay at home Mum people think I'm just there regardless of what I'm doing or how I feel. I can't really say anymore than that as my blog comes up on Facebook and I don't know who reads it! And I feel so alone even though I have my girls and my DH. My stitching is truly my therapy. Anyway enough of that!
That's it from me for now. I caught up on blogs yesterday and loved reading about and seeing what you are all stitching.
Take care everyone.
With much love