Thursday, May 18, 2006

Okay ...

so I didn't quite get back here on Tuesday with a stitching update - sorry 'bout that! I kind of got caught up playing Sims 2 :sheepish grin:! I bought the latest expansion pack for it (Family Fun Stuff) a couple of weeks ago but really haven't spent much time checking out all the new things. I still really haven't checked them all out yet as I kept nodding off!! Ah well, I'm sure I'll get the chance eventually :)

Thank you to Leonie, Jenny and Von for your advice/comments on Southern Jewel - much appreciated :) As you can see, I have now fully completed one corner motif (except for the Rhodes stitches) and a little more of the centre design. The Charteuse looks okay except for one problem. I don't think I'm going to have enough thread to complete all four corners!! I've probably just over half a skein left and given that I also have Rhodes stitches to do in these corners there isn't any way that I will get another three corners out of what I have left! Ordinarily this wouldn't be a problem because I could just go and order another skein or two, right? Wrong! I went to The Dye Is Cast website to do just that and find that the colour I'm using isn't listed. I'm wondering if the colour I have is a special one-off that perhaps came with one of the Dyer Collaboration Packs? I have sent off an email to the Dye is Cast to see if they can help me locate another skein. If not, then I guess I am going to have to find something else and pull out what I've done *sigh*. In the meantime, I'll just continue on with the centre :)

I also did a little stitching on St Georges while down at the pool yesterday - I am so loving the 40 count linen. So much so that I ordered some more - lol!

I need to go and get ready as Ken and I are off to a house-warming party tonight :) I'll leave you with a pic of Tikki. She often lays under my desk when I'm at the computer but she is also camera shy - she is in the process of getting up and running away in this shot - lol!


Carol said...

Sims 2 :-) I have never seen the Family Fun Pack! Our latest release of about a month or two ago has something to do with the Sims setting up places to work now... I have it at my office, some of the older kids use it as part of therapy, though I have to work hard to control a character for them to interact with! Beats the old fashioned doll house in the therapist's office, though LOL!!

Love your WIPS!!! I see your doggie is really settling in well now too!

Leonie said...

Isn't that typical with the thread? LOL Hope you can track down some more........ And I'm loving St Georges too-more details on the linen too please ;) Tikki is a cutie!

Karen's Blog said...

Oh no Mel. What a major pain. I really like the Chartreuse. I really hope teh Dye Is Cast can send you some.

Tikki is really cute. Such a sweet dog:)