Saturday, 15 January 2011

First week over...

Well, that's was a tough week at work.  After being on holiday from work for almost 3 weeks, what with the usual Christmas holidays and weather, it was hard getting up early and getting back into the routine.  DS#1 was sick this week with flu like symptoms, but luckily it doesn't appear to have been flu.  Was so tired in the evening after work that I got no stitching done, I am hoping to get some done tonight.  My target is to get my Victoria Sampler Etui finished before the end of January, here's hoping that I make it as I really want to start something new that doesn't take a lot of thought or time.  I really enjoyed stitching ornaments over the Christmas break, so may do some more when the Etui is finished.  Will post more later, happy stitching to all my friends.


Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Better late than never.  We had visitors staying for over the holidays and they left yesterday.  It was great to see them and spend time together.  On New Year's Eve we went to the Ceilidh in the Village Hall, it was great fun and we had a lot of fun dancing and enjoying ourselves in the company of our neighbours.  Here is a photo of my youngest son in his kilt, he was the only one of the 3 boys that I managed to persuade to wear their kilt.
With having company over the last few days I didn't get any stitching done, but I did manage to finish two ornaments that I had stitched last week.  The first designed by JBW Designs and is called French Country Star, I stitched it over two and missed out the word 'Star' at the bottom.

The second ornament is from La-D-Da called 'Tis Red.  Both the ornaments are stitched on a Lakeside Linen and stitched using Victorian Motto Sampler Threads.  They were also from the 2010 JCS ornament issue.  I have spent a lot of my vacation stitching read and relaxing, it will be quite a thought going back to work on the 10th.