Saturday, 6 September 2008

This and That

Well I managed the SS SAL stitching Thursday night but that early night didn't happen. Despite going to bed earlier I still managed to see 3am in, then had a really broken night's sleep, waking up regularly through what was left of the night.......... consequently by Friday the zombie effect had increased greatly and the yellow snow hole eyes syndrome had also kicked in big time. Just to add insult to injury a big cold sore appeared without warning on my top lip that morning and my body has been trying to fight off a cold and sore throat ever since. Welcome home to the lergy DH! LOL

Sea Stars proved to be a bit of a pain whilst I was stitching it: the fabric wouldn't stay taut, resulting in regularly having to twist the scroll frame to correct it (it's only just wide enough for the fabric so that's probably got something to do with it), plus the threads kept knotting, sometimes badly, so progress was a little slow. To be honest I was so disappointed in the progress made I stitched a bit more on it on Friday and here's where I left off:

Didn't quite finish the first motif but by the time I got this far I'd had enough........ I took some Ibuprofen and disappeared under the fleecy blanket for a while. I was so well swaddled DH reckoned I was trying to do an Egyptian mummy impression........ no, only Matthew's Mummy feeling rough and seriously sleep deprived, said I. LOL I feel much better today (Saturday), especially as the cold sore is now beyond that painful/tingly/annoying stage too. It's amazing what a decent nights' sleep can do. :0)
Looking forward to next Thursday night now: it shouldn't take long to finish the first motif, then start another in a different colour - that will really feel like things are progressing. :0)

In the end I didn't get round to emailing the Friends Count SAL chart or the Challenge link to DS for him to print the charts out for me as I decided it could wait until after DH got home, especially as I wasn't feeling up to a new start yesterday anyway. Consequently today's plan is for DH to go to CRAM to get a new printer/scanner.......... once the Grand Prix qualifying has finished. Well it's now finished and he's been dithering ever since - amazing how much he can find to do to delay going out when it involves spending some money! LOL
Hopefully I shall have some more stitching to share with you in the next day or so...... once the new printer has been bought and installed and the charts printed out so I can get on with it. ;0)

For those who were wondering DH had a good trip to Italy. Apparently whilst he and his colleagues were all walking round in shirt sleeves, enjoying a bit of pleasant late summer sun that occasionally veered towards stickily warm, all the locals considered it as the start of Winter and were wearing thicker clothes. Not sure what happened to Autumn and DH didn't ask. LOL They sat out on the balcony of the hotel Thursday night, enjoying a few grappas, under the canopies whilst the rain came down, thinking it had cooled things off quite pleasantly. The poor barman looked bewildered and kept shaking his head at them........ I guess the mad English men and their antics will be a topic of conversation for a while. LOL He was glad to get home: there was a 20 minute delay setting off from Venice airport, followed by a delay on the motorway on the drive back, due to a minor shunt in the outside lane, all making a long day even longer. One kebab for tea and a good night's sleep later and he's much happier.......... or he would be if it wasn't for having to buy the printer/scanner. ;0)

Christine: A new career for you then and I shall be sure to come to you whenever I want a reliable weather forecast. ;0) Plus I'm with you & Miss Price when it comes to Colin Firth. LOL Am looking forward to next weeks episode especially as I know, via the trailer, that the greasy Mr Collins gets kneed in the crotch! LMAO

Right, I am off to get another Welch's Grape Juice - cold from the fridge it tastes lovely and is bliss to my throat right now - and choose some fabric and thread for the Challenge piece. I will be organised this month! No plans on going out, as it's raining again - everywhere is getting extremely waterlogged but so far there doesn't seem to have been much flooding our way. I hope all in the UK are also staying flood free.

Thank you for all the kind comments, they're much appreciated. Hope you all manage to stay warm and dry, wherever you live, and have a good weekend. :0)


Miss 376 said...

I know that feeling only too well today. Means the day has disappeared and I don't know what has happened to it. Sea Stars will look great when you have this motif finished. Looking forward to seeing the next colour

brokenfairy said...

Great start!! Love that colour

Redwitch said...

Sea Stars is looking great despite the stitching niggles!

Hope you feel better soon :)

Julie said...

SS looks lovely, nice thread variation in this colour one.

Hope you are on the mend and will soon be 100% again.

Paula said...

Sea stars is lovely, will be watching your progress on this.

Urgh I hate cold sores and when I get them it's like someone has given me a thick lip, my whole lip swells right up. But usually I carry zovirex (sp) with me and I find this great for stopping them when I feel that tingling...
Hope yours has cleared up now..and your cold is clearing too.

Did you get your new printer/scanner??

Happy stitching......

Dani - tkdchick said...

That first motif on Sea Stars is just lovely! I hope you're feeling better soon!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Hope you feel better soon and manage to stay asleep for some good rest.

Your first motif looks really good :)

Sally said...

Love how your first motif is looking. Somtimes these bigger ones do take a while.

Hope you're feeling better soon. I don't think this weather helps. It was freezing Friday and Saturday then yesterday it was warm again here.

Christine said...

Love the colour on Sea Stars.
Hope you feel better soon.

Stitchingranny said...

Hope the cold is passing now Karan and that you are feeling much much better. Ooh I love Welches grape juice anytime.

Love the colour you have chosen for SS.

Lisa said...

Sea stars is looking lovely, I really like the colour you have chosen, look forward to seeing more progress on it.

Hope you're feeling better soon hugs xx