Saturday, 27 September 2008
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Sundays, as you know, are Blackbird Designs evenings so out came Blessings and Kind Wishes. The frog visited so I was not too pleased but I did get that bit ripped out and re-stitched. I like how this is looking so far.
Last night I had quite a good evening on Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas. I now have just over two pages to stitch on this but one is only about half a page. Once I get the S&S SAL challenge done I'm going to stitch on this for the rest of the week instead of starting something small and try and get a lot more done so that I can be on track to finish it for Christmas.
I have been trying to plan my neighbourhood for the MM&I SAL but ended up getting very frustrated and close to throwing in the towel! I decided to have a go at importing the images into Photoshop and having a play with them ( with Jessica's help as I just can't get the hang of using it) but nothing I did looked right. Anyway I had another go and feel a bit better about it now but I think I shall wait now until I get the rest of the charts I want to use.
Friday afternoon I had a visit from Chris and it was lovely to see her again. I enjoy our meet-ups as we get on really well. We had a drink, a slice of cake and a natter and it was a lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon.
I am happy to say that I am feeling a bit happier in myself. I'm not crying or feeling like crying as much as I did although I do still get times when the low feeling just overwhelms me. I have got "itchy feet" and kind of want to move but after 20 years of living here and having done a lot of work on it I don't really want to, if you understand what I mean. We can't afford to move anyway so unless we have a win on the lottery we can't! Lol! We've more or less got the house how we want it and for all it's not a perfect house it's still ours. Well it will be once the mortgage is paid off in a few years!! I just feel that we live too close to my FIL and with me not working at the moment he just thinks he can come round when he's bored and has nothing to do regardless of what I'm doing and I get so fed-up of it. I'm afraid I did say something about it one day and it came out all wrong but this is my trouble as I keep it all in and then when someone says something it all comes out how it shouldn't! On the neighbour front it hasn't been too bad of late.
Well that's all for today. I'll be stitching on Ink Circles Sea Stars tonight and hoping to get thet HUGE motif done and dusted! Thank you for your visits and your wonderful comments. I'll be catching up on blogs as soon as I've published this:)
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Also does anyone know how to make pictures clickable? When I placed them at the right of my post they were mostly clickable but now I have them on the middle they're not.
Hope everyone is having a good week and looking forward to the weekend:) I know I am!
Saturday, 13 September 2008
I picked my new reading glasses up from Specsavers this morning. They feel really strange at the moment as I have a slightly stronger prescription again this time and my left eye needed more than my right! Hopefully I won't be too long before I get used to them.
Just a short post today! Have a fantastic weekend everyone. Hope the weather is something like where you are. It's warm here but dull and misty.
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Tuesday was Ink Circles Sea Stars night and look how this motif is growing now! Not many more Tuesdays on this; finger's crossed! After that it'll be one motif and the sea monster. Yipeee!! Can you tell I just want to get it finished? Lol!
Well it's looking dull and keeps trying to rain so I think I'll go study some charts and have a think about what else I may need for my MM&I neighbourhood:) Take care everyone:)
Monday, 8 September 2008
Friday, 5 September 2008
That's it from me for today. Hope everyone has a good weekend. Thank you to everyone for your comments and visits. Your kind words mean the world to me:)
Monday, 1 September 2008
Last night I stitched on Blackbird Designs Rites of Spring and I am SO close to a finish on this! All I have to stitch are some stems for the flowers in the bottom corners and then my initials but I do wish there was an alphabet with these to enable you to use your own initials. I think I'll have to use the alphabet that is with the mystery chart. I don't think it's exactly the same but it will serve the purpose!
Both the girls are out right now and I'm feeling very lonely! Jess has gone to the cinema with friends and Abi is at her friend's house until about 8pm. I have not had a good few days as I've been dreading the girls going back to school and being alone again plus we have new neighbours but I'm not going to say anything about that here. The house was repossessed and has been bought by someone then rented. I have spent a lot of today in tears and feel physically sick at the thought of being on my own here.
Well better go and cook tea for the old boy and I! He'll be in from work soon:)