Wednesday 27 May 2009
At the end of the day everyone had managed to complete a good proportion of their bookmark and had tried every stitch needed to finish. I popped back into the shop yesterday and Margaret said one lady had rung in to say she had completed her's over the weekend :) All the ladies said how much they enjoyed the day - here's hoping I am asked to do another one next year as I had such a good time and was not as tired as I thought I'd be.
My designs are now released for general sale - I had to wait until after the workshop so the ladies had an exclusive design. All the details are at Aimetu's Stitchery under Aimetu's Designs with all profits going to charity.
We have had a good weekend away - I have been busy at church helping with the teas and coffees on Monday. An old school friend who was staying near Barmouth popped over for the afternoon with her family - it was nice to catch up.
Sunday afternoon we went to watch the duck race at Dolgoch Falls, it was quite funny watching all these yellow plastic ducks bobbing along LOL
Stitching wise I have completed a birthday gift for my friend - obviously I can't share that yet LOL but I did do quite a lot on St George for JA UFO night - there you go Mr Stick UFO work even on holiday :)
Life at home is quite stressful at the moment, mainly with DS. We have no idea whether he will complete his course or not - he doesn't seem to be putting any effort into finishing or looking for another job. I'm sure things will sort themselves out but I have to say it's not easy just now. I am trying not to get too wound up or I know the MS will appear full blast and I have a few niggling symptoms already. I keep trying to stay stress free and appear relaxed to the outside world but it's getting harder everyday, hope things calm down before Monday when we're back at school.
Off to catch up on a few posts and then a little stitching, take care.
Thursday 21 May 2009
Monday 18 May 2009
I have six bookmarks now stitched, two versions of each.
I don't think I will get much more stitching done this week because of getting ready for Saturday. I do have quite a few pieces to take to Wales with me including this months Christmas Ornaments for Miss-tree. I also have a couple of birthdays and other gifts I would like to stitch.
Tuesday 12 May 2009
My feet haven't got any worse or any better so that's a fairly good sign. Generally I feel ok, a little down but nothing serious. Hopefully my cheerful self will return soon.
I have finished my Advanced bookmark on 28ct ready for the teaching day and now I have to start the Intermediate one. I have the "terrible" chore of stash shopping tomorrow for the items to kit out my charts - such a shame - not sure I'll cope LOL
I have done some of my new UFO, a bit of a slow start but I have now completed the cross and hope to get more of the cream finished later tonight. It's St George and so far I have completed the shield and the cross on the horse drapes. It's a bit weird stitching it as when I started it (over 5 years ago) I used to stitch \ / but now I stitch / \ so I am frogging a bit as I forget oops :(
I have started my Totally Useless SAL - this is a picture of my lovely IKea jar and a few pieces of thread inthe bottom. The first official reveal day is May 24th, hopefully it will have a few more bits in by then. That's about all for today - no news about DS. I am off to the school prom on Thursday in my lovely dress I bought earlier in the year. I'll try to get some photos to show off my new figure.
Thanks for reading my news.
Sunday 10 May 2009
I have been feeling a little unwell all week too. I didn't lose any weight last week and I felt very uncomfortable at Slimming World, tummy and back ache. I've had it on and off all week now and it's starting to get me down a bit - guess I'll have to see the doc if it doesn't improve.
And today I have woken up with pins and needles in the bottom of my feet... this is not a good sign as it could mean another MS attack, something I could do without at the moment. I have tried to rest a bit today and will see if it goes away or starts creeping up my leg in which case a definate trip to the docs.
Now for some better news :)
I have just downloaded all my missing issues of The Gift of Stitching. My membership was up for renewal so whilst paying for that I took advantage of their $1.50 back issue offer to subscribers. I now have a full set and should never need to buy a hard copy of a stitching magazine again.......... well maybe just one or two LOL
I have nearly finished my advanced bookmark on 28ct for my teaching day so just have the intermediate one to do and then complete both charts. I have made up most of the kits just need to order a few things - yes that means stash shopping...shame isn't it? After the teaching day I will be releasing my charts for sale on my charity blog Aimetu's Stitchery. I am really looking forward to this day.
Last Thursday was the first meeting of our new stitching group. Mum kindly offered the use of her lounge until the group size grows and we can afford to hire somewhere. There were five of us happily stitching and chatting for over two hours; me, Ursh, Lynn, mum and her neighbour Jan. We are meeting again on June 25th, if anyone lives near Nuneaton and wants to join us you'd be very welcome.
I have also joined a fab SAL thanks to Urszula's enabling. It's a Totally Useless SAL in which you save all your cut ends from stitching. You can save them in any container and yesterday I bought a lovely lidded jar from Ikea...I have added bits too :)
The blue tits are nesting in our box which is right outside our bedroom window - I managed to lean out the other day and get a photo - I was only about 4 feet from them. They are in and out all the time but I haven't heard lots of cheaping so maybe its still mum sitting on the eggs.
there is now a list of books looking for a new home at the top of my blog. DH did not win enough on the Euro-millions for me to afford a library big enough for all my books LOL so just email me if any of them take you fancy.