Thursday, 21 May 2009

Totally Useless SAL update + Hardanger Day

I am all ready for Saturday - I am teaching at the sewing shop in Tywyn. The lady who owns the shop runs workshops and asked me to do a hardanger day. I have designed three bookmarks and have charted and printed them ready. I have also bought all the threads and fabric. It looks quite a hoard but there will be 12 ladies and depending on which chart they chose they could need 2, 3 or 4 different threads.

Because we are away for the reveal day of the Totally Useless SAL I have taken a picture of my jar today. It's filling up but is mainly ecru so doesn't show up to well and I have been busy doing my charts so I haven't done much stitching at all.

I have managed to find time to do the UFO work for this week. St George now has a full cross and most of the background on the right side. I am taking it to Wales and will be doing some more next Tuesday.

My weight is just dropping off - I lost another 1 1/2 pounds this week. I am following the diet but I am under quite a bit of stress at the moment and I'm sure that is helping my weight loss.
DS is finding it a little difficult, as are DH and me. DD is doing fine and was quite confident after her exam and received a distinction for her latest piece of PE coursework. My school is having major changes in September some of which are starting to happen now and it is a little unsettling so more stress and concerns (not worry though) there. And I have resigned from my role as District Chairman for Nuneaton Scouts. I feel very sad about it as I have been in Scouting fro 25 years, longer really if you count my time as a youngster. Again there have been lots of changes and I just feel it's the right time to move on, however now it has happened I do actually feel quite a loss. I have not been feeling too good just lately, quite down and very tired, a symptom of the MS that I don't manage very well (my physical problems are just annoying and can be laughed off) I think I do need this break at the caravan if only to find some peace and relax. Thankfully I can get to church there on Sunday for the Family Service.

Enjoy half term, happy stitching, be back Thursday.


  1. Wow lots of pretties in that piccie. I bet it goes fantastic on Saturday and they will want you back for more.

    It's always sad when we have to say goodbye to something, but you never know whats around the corner for you.

    I hope DS finds something soon and all of your worries disperse and you can get back to feeling a lot better.

    Enjoy your mini-break

    {{{lots of hugs}}}

  2. Mr Stick just wanted to say well done on the UFO :-)

  3. I'm not sure if you are allowed to stitch on St george in Wales ;D
    Enjoy your break!

  4. Hope the day goes great - I'm sure it will, the stitching goodies look lovely - what lucky ladies.
    Hope things pick up for you and the family soon - I'm full of anxiety for my 2 at the moment too. Well done to DD!

  5. Hi Clare,

    It sounds as though everything is on top of you but those bookmarks are just so beautiful you will win the day..and that will give you a lift... take care and every blessing

    Chris x
    PS Wales what better place to be!! My home altho down south!

  6. Very nice stash haul - bet the ladies will be delighted with it all. Been thinking of you, especially today (Saturday) - hope you had lots of fun. Good progress on George. Sometimes we have to let the old go, to make room for something new & so we can develop further - hope the something new brings much happiness. :0)
    WTG on the weight loss - hope you have a lovely, relaxing time in Wales & feel more like your usual self soon (((((((((hugs))))))))). :0)

  7. hi Clare I hope you enjoy you're break away, sounds like you are really in need of it.
    I have FMS and I have a difficult time dealing with the down moods, so can understand what you mean.
    You're bookmarks are super, I'm sure the ladies will have a ball with all that lovely stash :)


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