Saturday, 16 January 2010

Stitching again!

It's so nice to have three new photos to show. One thing about not having internet access is that I did stitch more over the last few weeks. I just have to keep that up now!

First is the brushstrokes butterfly that I'm doing in Anchor 1345 for the Breast cancer quilting group. I think that this will be a fun stitch even though I'm not a huge fan of variegated threads.

Next up is a card I'm stitching for the Many Tears animal rescue. It'll be a cute little dog once it's done :-)

And finally, something for me. The Spanish Sampler is now at part 5 (of 11) I need to concentrate on this so that I can get to another of my larger WIPs or UFOs but the smaller designs are so tempting...

I'm going to try and get into the habit of taking photos every Saturday so that'll be incentive to stitch during the week. That's the plan, anyway!


Here's my first Totally Useless SAL piccie - it would have been a bit fuller but I stupidly threw away some yarn which I'd used to knit/sew up a dog jumper :-)

I'll be posting a few more photos of the pieces which caused these threads over the next few hours.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Yay! I'm back!

My faithful 8 year old Dell died a couple of days after Christmas so this is the first time I've been able to blog since. I've bought a nice shiny new Acer which is about a third of the size of the old Dell and which boots up in about a minute, unlike the Dell which was taking 10!

I had to order a wireless router from Virgin because they wouldn't be able to support any make of router which they didn't sell but unfortunately they lost my first order (well, I did place it on New Year's Eve!) It finally arrived today and I got the thing up and running fairly easily (though Virgin had somehow mixed up the password which I set up with them a couple of years ago.)

What bliss to be on the net and "meeting up" with friends again :-)

Not much news, otherwise. I ahven't seen Mam for over a week because of the weather though Kevin went to see her on Thursday and reported back that she was better than she'd been for quite a while. She's eating a lot better now... and asking for chocolates when we walk in, so that's a relief. We've got a family meeting with the medical team on Monday so we'll see what they say then.

A few stitchy things to post but that can wait until tomorrow. Ah, it's nice to be back :-)