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)