Friday, May 26, 2006

Its the weekend..

..which means I have to work again. It can only be better than last weekend which was mostly awful. I was late leaving on Saturday so I'm owed 1/2 hour or so by work which I'm going to try and take on Sunday. Inspite of the awfulness of work, I'm in a pretty good mood as the days are getting longer and the weather's a bit better - its just wet rather than cold and wet.

I've heard that Melanie got the needle case that I made her as part of the Melanie's exchange on the SBEBB. I had received a skein of weeks dye works thread and two pansy buttons. I added some leftover princess perle thread in the shade Highland garden and it all turned into the pictures below.

I had a really hard time thinking of a design to use so I improvised the design as I went along.

On other stitching progress, I've started and finished two small projects - Baa, Baa little sheep and Be warm, which are both Shepherds bush designs. I have a bit of a stash of Shepherds bush projects waiting to be stitched so I thought I'd better stitch a few of them before I go to the retreat in September

In other craft news, my sock knitting obsession is showing no signs of ending

The more observant amongst you may notice that there are only single socks. I'm attempting a sock knitting rotation of sorts. The idea is to try and prevent the boredom that causes second sock syndrome. Whether this will work is not certain. I have cast on and started knitting the second tiger and purple socks.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Good mail

Its good when amongst the bills you find a stitchy package. I've just received my Melanie's exchange parcel from Anne. She stitched a beautiful needleroll which I love and sent me a few other goodies too. I've posted some picturs below.

Not a great deal of stitching going on here this week. I've finished the exchange piece for Melanie's exchange which I can't share just yet as it has still to travel to its eventual owner. Other than that I haven't had much stitching time because I've on nights and then suffering as I tried to get back into dayshift mode.
I do have some stitching finishes to share from last month - a Margaret Sherry hedgehog design and my complete Winter snapperland.