Thursday, April 26, 2007

TGIT (Thank Goodness It's Thursday)!

Thursday afternoon signals the start of the weekend for us and I am so very glad it has arrived this week - I'm tired and am looking forward to a nice quiet (and hopefully, stitchy) weekend.

Thank you also for all your lovely comments on my recent WIP progress pics - they brighten my day :) Details on what thread I'm using for St Georges (as requested by AnneS and Fudgey (glad you found my blog, JM!)) - I'm using one strand of Gloriana silk, colour "Red Clay" over two threads on cream 40ct linen.

Yesterday was Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand and I had a marathon baking session making Anzac Biscuits (cookies for my non-Aussie friends) - I made a batch for each of the kids to take to school plus some for DH's office and home plus another lot for a friend as a thank you. Said friend only managed to eat one and the rest she shared with her co-workers so tomorrow (I am all Anzac'd out today) I will make another batch exclusively for her :) Then I think that will do on the baking front for a while!

All is quiet in the house right now - DD is playing next door and DS is not talking to me because I nixed his sleepover plans for tomorrow night *sigh*. He wanted THREE friends to stay over and I am so not up for that this weekend! I have been at school nearly every day this week helping his group out with a major class project which is due next week - I have had my fill of 11 year old pre-pubescent males this week! I may concede and let him have ONE friend over although that will depend very much on his attitude between now and tomorrow morning!!

I guess I will go and make the most of the peace and get some stitches in - what's the bet everyone will start bugging me the second I get comfortable?!!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Playing Catch-Up!!

Firstly, many thanks for the lovely comments on Snowflake - much appreciated :)

We have visitors at the moment hence the lack of posts recently. I have managed a little stitching however although not as much as I would like. I've been getting up at 5.45am to walk the dog and by the time I sit down in the evenings I'm just too tired to stitch much.

Last weekend was the April instalment of the HAED BB Yearly Challenge SAL so it was time to bring Verdure out for a bit of attention. I was hoping to finish the first page this time around but of course I forgot to factor in that I would have visitors and so that didn't happen.

Anyway, here is my progress ...

Sorry about all the threads etc - it was a bit of a "drive by" shot so I didn't think to tidy up the ends etc before I took it :)

Next up is my progress on Long Dog Samplers "St Georges" - I remembered to bring it in from my truck this afternoon which is where I mostly work on it while I'm waiting for the kids to get out of school. It is coming along nicely I think.

Long Dog Samplers

Blogger Photos is being contrary at the moment so I'm using Webshots for this one.

My SIL is staying with us at the moment just until she finds a place of her own. She arrived just over a week ago to take up a short term job contract. The kids are enjoying having their "action aunty" around :) My parents-in-law arrived to visit a couple of days after SIL so at the moment I have a house full!! The PILs leave on Wednesday to continue their travels so it will just be me and my doggy shadow again during the day - I'm never lonely :)

Well, it is way past my bedtime and I have another busy day tomorrow so I'd better sign off and head for bed!

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Another page is done :)

Finished page 3 yesterday and have made a start on page 2 (I'm going down then across) although I will put her aside this weekend as it is the HAED Challenge SAL for April. I'm hoping to get Page 1 of Verdure done over this SAL but I'm not sure that will happen. My SIL arrives to stay with us on Thursday (she has a job here) and then the parents-in-law arrive early hours of Monday morning so I'm going to have a house full! Hopefully I'll have some time in the evenings.

Thank you to those that drop by and leave comments - they are always appreciated. It is nice to see some new visitors too - welcome :)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Snowflake is back!

And so it would appear is my HAED stitching mojo - yay! It left me for a while there after I finished Girly Gothic but Snowflake started calling me earlier this week and she is pretty much all I've stitched on.

Anyway, here she is ...

I've been busily filling in holes this past week and have finally managed to complete page one (out of four, but two are really only half pages) of the chart. There is an Easter Creature SAL going on at the HAED BB this weekend so hopefully I will be able to fill in pretty much all of those holes you can see on page three - we'll see :) At least fill in those empty holes around her nose and mouth 'cos she looks kind of weird - lol!

Anne L, to answer your question, we had the opportunity to buy the villa we rent here and given that DH still has at least two more years of his contract to go we decided to go ahead and buy. We like the community here, the kids have made friends, it is close to their school and well, we didn't want to move :) If we decide to head back to Australia after DH's current contract expires then we will either sell up or rent it out. Where we live is a popular location so I don't think we'll have too much trouble with either of those options :)

On that note, I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Easter - I've just finished playing Easter Bunny and it is time I called it a night :)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Personality Blogthing :)

As seen on Kim's blog ...

Your Personality is Somewhat Rare (ISTP)

Your personality type is reserved, methodical, spirited, and intense.

Only about 6% of all people have your personality, including 3% of all women and 8% of all men
You are Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Perceiving.

I have been stitching away on St Georges but tonight I think I will pull out something different - not sure what yet though. Will take a dive into my WIP box and see what leaps into my hands :)

Oh, and Tannia, St Georges is being stitched with one strand of Gloriana's "Red Clay" silk over two threads on cream 40 count linen :)