Saturday, July 22, 2006


I tried to think of a witty title for this entry but I'm all out. Its been unusually warm here this week - up to 32 degrees and I think my brain is fried. The sun is lovely but air conditioning isn't really that common here so work is very uncomfortable. Work is horrid for other reasons and on Monday, I felt like leaving work and never going back I was back there today and it was a good bit better plus I got news of a fairly good pay rises so it doesn't seem so bad.

Stitching wise, I haven't really done much. I decided to tidy my stash a bit. I found 5 more started WIPs, each with only a little down. I also seem to have a huge amount of stuff thats waiting to be framed or made into something. Inspired by Terry and Shannon discussing their waiting to be finished off piles, I decided to have a Friday finishing day and here are the results.

I'm still trying to get to grips with my sewing machine so the seams aren't the straightest but on the whole, I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out.

The stitching GTG at Kate's was fantastic. We had a great day followed by another great day at Bakewell. Its great to spend time with people who understand your need to stitch and appreciate your point of view. I saw some beautiful stitching and laughed so much. The strangest moment was the GTG stopping so that the remaining people could watch the last in the series of Doctor Who.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Some framed stuff to share

I'm back after Karoline's GTG. I forgot to take pictures but if you go to Karoline's blog, you can see a picture of most of us. I have my eyes shut in the photo, which is something I seem to do in pictures. This weekend brings another GTG at Kate's. I am going to try and remember to take pictures this time.
Other than going to a GTG, I've been busy stitching and framing up some stuff too. I've been on nights for the past week also so that makes life a bit upside down.
And so to some pictures
Garden Gossip by Heritage/Margaret Sherry

Winter Snapperland by Bent creek

And two frame Shepherds bush designs True Friend and Be mine

I've also been knitting more socks in Opal tiger and Lorna's lace Black Purl

This week so far, I've been trying to catch up on my Japanese Octagon box WIP. I saw Pat's WIP at the GTG and I realised I want to be up to date and finish along with everyone else. I'm also half way through making Be true by Shepherds bush into a pillow. I have a few other things in the works but they are all secret things of some sort so I can't share any of them just yet. I'm signed up to a fair few exchanges at present and I want to get moving on all these over the next week. The first one is almost done.