Sunday, March 25, 2007

Bringing things up to date.

Things seem to have been a little busy of late. I had a good time at the Glasgow stitching show but I didn't buy too much - some beads to make into various items of jewellery, some wool to knit a wrap cardigan and one little cross stitch kit. There wasn't a lot of cross stitch at the show but there was a lot of papercrafts. I did buy some new papers and some card blanks too. Other than the show, I've spent quite a bit of time with my mum - we got the sad news that one of my uncles died just over a week ago. He was married to my mum's nearest sister in age and they live in Ontario. He was diagnosed with a fairly aggressive cancer late last year but sadly he lost the fight against it. My mum was pretty upset as she couldn't get a flight to be at the funeral to support her sister. Its all been pretty sad as my mum is very close with her family (she has 5 sisters and 4 brothers).

Wedding preparations are still taking a lot of my time. The invitations are done and sent away in plently on time - the 2nd of June is the Wedding day. This past week, I've been making Wedding favours

Only about 30 to still get made. There was a minor disaster this week when my mum had the bridesmaids over for fitting as one of the dresses doesn't fit. Its getting sorted as we speak. Next its on to place cards, bridesmaids jewellery and buttonholes for the men.

I have still been managing to knit. This month's Sockamonth project is BFF socks in Koigu. The pattern is designed by the fabulous Cookie A and its the first of many of her patterns that I want to knit.
I've turned the second heel and I'm on the home stretch. I really love these socks and the koigu is gorgeous and squishy.

I also finished stitching another baby pressie for my friend's new baby.

I should have some pictures of newly framed stitching in the next day or so. The framed pieces are currently at my parents but I haven't seen them yet due to work commitments. I'm told they look great.


KarenV said...

Love the socks! The baby present is adorable too :)

{{Hugs}} to you and your mum

stitcherw said...

No wonder you haven't had time to post, you've had a lot going on. Someone else wrote they had been to one of the large fairs lately and that there hadn't been as much crossstitch. I wonder if crossstitch is going through a slower phase all over at the moment. Loved the colors on your sock, and the little baby hedgeghog pattern turned out adorable.

So sorry to hear about your uncle, {{hugs}} to you and your family.

Karoline said...

You have been busy, the socks are gorgeous and the baby gift is very cute.

Sorry to hear the sad news about your Uncle.

Seahorse said...

I'm sorry your family news is so mixed. I hope looking forward to the wedding will help your Mum and the rest of the family at such a sad time.

The socks are gorgeous.

catandturtle said...

Cool socks! Sorry to hear about your uncle. Ann.

MysteryKnitter said...

Nice socks. Nice baby gift. I am sad for your Mom and for you of course because of your Uncle. It must be trying time for you all.
I hope the great 'I do' day will be awesome. You seem to have everything related to that in control.