Sunday, April 30, 2006


Where did the past week go. I had every intention of posting here a couple of times in the past week but something happened to stop it every time. What makes it worse is that I've been off work on holiday for the past week so I've had more time to myself (in theory at least).
Thank you everyone who commented on my last post. Your comments are very much appreciated. I wish my suitcase was bigger and I could sneak a few of you in it when I'm going to Utah. I'm still a bit overexcited about the trip. I bought my flight tickets on Monday and accomodation is being booked just now. I'm meeting Adana from the Shepherds bush BB in Chicago and we are travelling on to Salt lake together. Adana has been tons of help whilst planning the trip and I can't wait to meet her.

Stitching wise, I've finished 2 more things - Wnter snapperland and a heritage hedgehog design. PIctures will follow shortly once I get the camera out again. I've started 2 new projects too - Grape threadkeeper book and Japanese Octagon box, which are both Chatelaine projects and I'm trying to catch both up as I'm a few months behind on each.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Woo Hoo

Some pretty good things have happened in the past week.

First off Taj Mahal is done after nearly two years.

I'm so pleased that its done. It means I start one of my waiting projects without any guilt. In a strange turn of events, I haven't started any new yet which is probably a record for me.

The second thing is that I'm going to the Shepherd's bush retreat in Utah in September. I've been to a Chatelaine class in London but I've never been to a stitching event overseas before. In fact I've never been to the US before so lots of firsts. I really can't wait until September, its going to be great.

No holiday weekend for me, I'm working night shift tonight and tomorrow. At least I can take some stitching with me.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Weekend off

No work this weekend so I get to catch up on a few things, including posting here. First off, I've doing a bit of finishing. Last month, I bought my first sewing machine. Inspite of my mum being very good with sewing machines, I'm not very good with them at all. She taught me quite a bit as a teenager but I fell out of practice with sewing machines and I must admit to being a bit frightened of them. So gathering all my courage up, I finally attempted the finishing for the My Beekeeper scissor case class that I took last year from Elegant Stitch.
I survived and here are the pictures to prove it.
The outside of the case

The inside of the case.

I heard this weekend that Sabine has received the spring exchange I stitched for her. This was also finished off using my new machine. Its backed by a lovely bright yellow fabric with bugs on it, which is much nicer than how I've just described it.

Today, I'm hoping to finish off Taj Mahal garden whilst enjoying the repeats of the first new series of Doctor Who. Next weekend, the new series starts here which will be supberb. The new Doctor is played by David Tennant and hes a local boy from here in Paisley ( and a fab actor also). I was going to out today but the spring sunshine this morning has been replaced by snow. Snow in April in Scotland, how the heck is that happening.