Friday, 17 October 2008

Stashing, Stitching and Something Exotic!

Stashing time came earlier this week with the arrival of part of my order from Thread Bear:

I've been stocking up on some of the stitching and finishing essentials, as well as a couple of treats. Who could resist CCN's Gingerbread Cottage? Definitely not me! LOL Aren't those embroidery scissors pretty too? They have them in a couple of other colourways too and at just £3.65 I thought they were rather good value for money. Just waiting for a couple of charts to arrive from America and that'll be my stash blow out for this month complete. :0)

The stitching was on my Sea Stars piece and, as I suspected, it was a bit slower going this time. Here's where I got to:

The motif is in Carrie's Tropical Waters and here's a bit closer look:

As well as regularly knotting threads (why are some sessions so much worse than others for this?) there were a couple of distractions through the evening, plus it's a bigger and more involved pattern than some of the other motifs, so it meant I didn't get as much done as I'd have liked. Still, I can always make up for that next time around. Rosanne is doing well with her piece but unfortunately Barb (no blog) is having some problems with hers and is considering putting it on hold. I feel gutted for her and am keeping my fingers crossed we can come up with a solution so she can work round it to save her from having to frog again, Bless her.

Last, but not least, the something exotic:

What? You weren't seriously expecting a pic of a male lapdancer or the guy from the Aero adverts were you? LMAO It's a gorgeous postcard sent by Helen from Egypt. Thank you so much Helen, I love it and have it on the mantelpiece in the living room, so everyone can see it. BTW, have sent you an email - hope you got it. :0)

Still hoping to go to the theatre tonight but my current pill and food regime are making the timings a bit awkward, so we'll have to see - I hate rushing, as it can get me in a panic. I finished the first blister pack of pills today. Yay! My leg is still swollen and you can see the redness where the infection was but it's now back to normal temperature and the bites, though still a naff shade of purple, are definitely not as vivid or as painful as they were. The leg does still have the nasty habit of occasionally giving way on me if I don't think and put my full weight on it, so I reckon you're right about it taking a while to get back to normal Helen.

Christine: I did half and told them they were doing the rest while I sat with my leg up. They got done and DH has since cleaned the kitchen window - without being asked - so I think the point has been taken. ;0)

No idea what we'll be doing tomorrow but if it involves the garden I shall be putting on a thick, woolly pair of hiking socks and tucking my trouser bottoms inside before going out there! LOL Sunday we should be going over to Doncaster to visit my DSis for the day - it'll be good to have a catch-up and I shall gross her out by showing her the bites. ;0)

Hope you all have a great time with your families this weekend. Thank you for visiting. :0)


Sally said...

Sea Stars is coming along nicely Karan. Unfortunately some of those motifs do slow you up a bit but just keep going and you'll get there:)

Nice stashing there. Gingerbread Cottage is a beauty isn't it?

Keep on taking it easy:)

Miss 376 said...

It's a very pretty motif, even if it is taking longer. Maybe the answer to garden activities tomorrow would be for you to direct from inside-no bites then!

Julie said...

Nice stash, those scissors are a bargain. Love this colour one, very nice.
Enjoy your weekend, supposed to another sunny one!

Stitchingranny said...

I thought you would like her and knowing your love of all things Egyptian I could hardly not send you a card now could I.

You will have to get well enough for a journey there Karan, only four and a half hours on the plane and you would just adore every minute of it.

Anonymous said...

Seastars is looking absolutely gorgeous, and that is great stash!

Mylene said...

Great stash received!

Glad to hear the bites is getting better.

Stitchinwitch said...

Your new stash looks lovely, you definitely deserve it especially as you are still expected to wash up with your bad leg.

The stitching on the SAL is coming along lovely, the colours really look amazing together

Clare - Aimetu said...

New stash is the perfect way put you back to good health. Yours look lovely I must go and have a nose around there myself.

I really like your SAL and am looking forward to seeing it complete. Fingers crossed the others will manage theirs too.

Christine said...

I like the new motif on SS, very lacey and delicate, pretty colour too.
Nice haul of stash as well.
I would invest in a pair of posh wellies for the garden, they make some really colourful ones now (mine have skulls and roses on them would you believe?)

Cheryl said...

Great stash! Ive ordered from thread bear before, its great service.
Sea stars looks lovely