Friday, 10 October 2008

Something Fishy!

No, it isn't down to the wind from Grimsby Docks blowing in this direction. The something fishy is my Sea Stars SAL piece. As promised, here's a pic of where I left off after this weeks progress:

The right hand square motif is the one added this time around and it's in Carrie's Baja Blue plus I also managed to add a little to the ships' wheel and another little fish. I love that Baja Blue and would love to do a monochromatic design in just that thread at some point - will have to get thinking and looking through my stash to see what would suit. :0)

DH got back from his trip to Italy OK Friday night, tired but none the worse for wear. My nights sleep was only marginally better though, as I kept being woken up by the dulcet tones of his snoring, so am still feeling somewhat sleep deprived. We were supposed to be going to my DSis's today (Saturday) but I got an upset stomach so we stayed home instead. I won't complain though, as it meant the lawn got what will hopefully be the last cut of the season and some of the conifers got trimmed and topped as well. I helped out when I could and it was good to spend some time out there - despite feeling shattered when we'd done I also felt refreshed, clearer headed and my stomach had settled down nicely. Mother Nature working Her wonders once again. :0)

Tonight I decided to go for a new stitching start. No, not the Lorri Birmingham Seasons piece I mentioned previously (still looking for that elusive 28ct white banding for that) but it is another Lorri B design. Here's where I've got to with it:


Can you tell what it is yet? LOL Sorry about the blurry pic but I took three and they all turned out like that and it's just too much hassle to go do some more just now. I don't think it's down to my accidentally dunking the memory card in a hot cup of coffee on Friday (Oops!) because I've taken other pics since and they all came out OK. Will hopefully get a better one next time round, whenever I do an update. Meantime, in case you can't guess which design it is you can see what it looks like here. Cute, aren't they? :0)

DS is out at an LTC social evening tonight (Saturday), a meal at a local Chinese Restaurant - there are supposed to be about 45 of them going, so it should be a good night. Reckon they'll have filled the place! Tomorrow is Get In at the theatre for a Show he's stage manager for and DH will be helping with that. Not sure how long it will take but I reckon it'll be long enough for me to get some quiet stitching time in, carrying on with my new WIP. Just hope there's something decent on the TV..... if not I guess the relaxation CD's will be going on instead.

Well, between the sleep deprivation, feeling iffy with the stomach upset earlier, and the time spent outside gardening I am definitely well ready for my bed tonight, so I'm off.

Whatever you are all doing this weekend I hope you're having a great time. Thank you for visiting. :0)

11 comments:

Rachael said...

SS looks great and love the Snowmen bellpull!!

Julie said...

Your new start is lovely and you ceretainly are 'sailing along' with SS LOL

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sea stars is looking great!

Sheilasembroidery said...

Hope you're feeling more yourself by now

Sheilasembroidery said...

Meant to say I love your SAL the colours are great

Clare - Aimetu said...

Love the stitching - I hope you found something good on tv. I'm a little disappointed that Tess has finished on Sunday nights but looking forward to Stephen Fry in America.

Stitchinwitch said...

Beautiful stitching. I love the blues

jane said...

lovely stitching Karan, hope you are feeling better now!

Paula said...

Hi Karen your Sea Stars is lovely it's really growing. Your WIP also looks very pretty.
Hope you are feeling better today, and you got some sleep last night....
Happy Stitching....

Christine said...

Sea Stars is looking really good. Nice new start too.
Have you tried Wye Needlecraft for the Lori Birmingham banding? I've got it from there before

Sally said...

Sea Stars is looking fantastic Karan. I love your colours.

I adore your new start and am looking forward to seeing more of it!

Hope you're feleing better {{{{hugs}}}}