Thursday, September 27, 2007

I have been quiet!!

Received a reminder from Nicole* today that I hadn't blogged in a while - she wondered if I was still stuck behind the ironing board - lol! No, ironing is pretty much up to date (thanks to our maid who caught it up for me while watching the kids one night a couple of weeks back). I've been a bit restless and just haven't been in the blogging frame of mind. Anyway, thanks for the push, Nic, I seem to be getting into the groove of things again now :)

Okay, so what have I been up to since I last posted? Well, let's see I've continued to read a lot. I discovered The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan, the Heather Wells mysteries by Meg Cabot and the first of JA Konrath's Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels mysteries, Whiskey Sour, all of which I've enjoyed. I've also started Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer, from DS's bookshelf, which is also looking to be a good read :)

I have also been stitching. There was a New Start SAL on the HAED BB at the beginning of the month which is all the encouragement I needed really :) I chose Ching Chou Kuik's Dream of Purple.

My progress ...
Dream of Purple (Ching Chou Kuik)

I also participated in September's edition of the Yearly Challenge SAL with Verdure and managed to complete the first page plus a little of the second page :)

After the September SAL

This past weekend was the Background SAL on the HAED BB and I chose to work on Molly Harrison's Fairy of the Sea. I had moved over to the top right of the chart and started on the background there a little while ago.

Fairy of the Sea - Before HAED BB Background SAL

Fairy of the Sea - After HAED BB Background SAL

I'm way behind on my PhotoHunt entries, so much so that I think I will stop participating in it for now. Maybe I'll just do my own random pic of the month type of thing or as and when I take a memorable or amusing pic.

Like this one ...

Sleepy time :)

DS was home sick a couple of days this week with pharyngitis. On Monday, his first day off school, he'd come downstairs to talk to me but I was outside hanging out a load of washing. This is what I came back inside to :) Tikki decided she needed her rest too - lol. Oh, and DS is fine now :)

Right, time to take DD to her tennis lesson!


*If you haven't done so before go and check out Nicole's awesome progress on her St Nick in his Study WIP. The detail is just amazing!


Nicole and Phil said...

phew, glad you are not still behind that ironing board...I was doing to send my shirts over to you! LOL
Great to see some progress on your Xstitches, and sounds like lotf od reading is being done! enjoy!
I am currently reading the Princess Bride (do you know the of my favourites).
Hubby often says "As you wish", and it just makes me all squishy! LOL
thanks for your kind comments on my St Nick....I love I might buy the Merlin pattern to go with it...I am hooked! LOL

Carol said...

Welcome Back! What lovely stitchings you are sharing with us today!!! Glad your DS feels better!

Michelle said...

Welcome back! Your HAEDs are looking fantastic. Maybe you will motivate me to stitch on mine!

Aussie Stitcher said...

They are looking great Mel.