Well, as I haven't any stitching to show - had planned on trying to do some last night but it didn't happen - thought I would show a pic of the card I made and sent to Julie for her recent birthday.
I used one of the new brass stencils and threads I bought from QVC a while back. It's a mix of paper pricking, embroidery and dry embossing with peel-off images coloured with chalks and
I enjoyed making it - paper pricking is quite soothing to do and chalking is my favourite form of colouring. :0)
Well, it looks like the overall view is to take as many projects on holiday as I think are needed to keep me occupied. Fair enough..... I can do that. :0) When sharing this info with DH he gave me a real beady look and grunted something about will they all fit in the one bag? (real emphasis on one). Course they will: it's a big bag and I know how to pack the optimum amount into it, don't I! ;0) So, the goodies going for a holiday with me (so far) are: Night Watchman; Moorish Woman (small version); a plastic canvas Santa ornie; Copper Beech hardanger piece and LHN Always and Forever, with fabric and choice of three threads (will choose one when I want to start it), plus all the necessary tools needed. HAED Mother Earth is still calling, so I may just have to squeeze her in as well. Reckon that little lot should keep me out of mischief, don't you? LMAO
The rest of the packing is going slowly. DH decided he needed to have a play with the empty cases, cool box, plus the fishing gear and fold-up seats etc to see how things will fit in the back of the Honda. It's got a bit smaller boot than The Tank (we could take everything and the kitchen sink in that) so fitting everything in needs some planning, apparently. That lost us about 45 minutes. He then decided to take the new Mini part out to the workshop to get it out of the way........ then promptly decided while he was down there he may as well check it out and grease up all of the moving parts. That lost another 30 minutes or so, by the time he'd cleaned himself up afterwards. He's now cleaning out the washing machine's filter. It's not getting the ruddy packing done........ and he's in the way, so I can't finish the job I was doing in the kitchen......... so I've come on here for a moan and a de-stress. Men!
DS disappeared off to Meadowhall his morning. We got a phone call about an hour after he'd gone: it seems they took the wrong turning and ended up on their way to Wakefield. As they didn't have a map or sat nav between them they rang up for directions to get back to Meadowhall - instructions were duly given. We got a phone call a while later to say they'd finally arrived. So it seems it's not just DH who has the knack of going places via the scenic route! LOL Let's hope they find their way home OK - DS still has all his packing to do.
Well DH has finally finished tinkering with the washing machine so I'd best go and carry on with the packing. This will be my last post before our holiday and I won't be able to post again until I get back....... unless I can manage to find an internet cafe. ;0)
Be good while I'm away - will catch up with you all again in a fortnight's time. Thank you for visiting. :0)