So what's been going on around here lately... not a lot stitching unfortunately! The week just gone was a short working week for Hubby and I - only 3 days. But oh my goodness, those 3 days were so busy for me. Most days I didn't know if I was Arthur or Martha but by the time I finally left on Wednesday night I did feel a bit happier about the paper-shuffle that has been going on on my desk.... Being knackered each night after work meant no energy for stitching unfortunately!
So why was it a short week... well, Thursday was a public holiday all around Australia for ANZAC day and Friday is my normal day off... so there it was a 4 day weekend on the horizon and lots of stitching to be getting on with. Luckily hubby's office decided to close on Friday so he has also had a 4 day weekend. Bliss.... ANZAC day is a very special day here in Australia, and it is a day to take time out for reflection on the bravery of our soldiers over the years and those that are serving today. It is also my sister's birthday!
With 4 days off I had planned to do lots of stitching - but so far not a stitch has been entered in any of my WIP's. Thursday was one of those days where I just couldn't decide what I wanted to do and I ended up starting on a bit of a tidy up in my part of the craft room. Well, that didn't last long.... I sort of got stuck on going through my magazines and sorting out of the charts that I had previously saved from the other magazines. I now have all my Margaret Sherry and Joan Elliott designs in their own folder. This is something that I have been planning on doing for ages.... so it feels good to have finally got that job done. But as for all the other charts... well, they are all sitting in a pile in the cupboard waiting to get sorted. Might be one of those rainy day jobs.....
Yesterday was a day out... we decided to take a trip up to IKEA to have a wander about as we wanted to get some more boxes for my craft stuff and also to look at some other bits and pieces that we want to use in the craft room for storage. Just as well we went... hubby won one of the vouchers that they were giving away.... the voucher pretty much covered all the new storage boxes we bought!! Bonus :o)
And now we come today... still no stitching done... but the plan is to finish this post and then snuggle up with Mitzi and start stitching. I have a couple of pixie parcels to do this weekend and I thought I would try and stitch a couple of small cards to send, and then it is onto my Mandala.
Last weekend was IHSW and I did manage to get some stitching in. Stupidly I forgot to take a photo on Friday of my Mandala before the weekend started, but never mind it's more important to show you where I finished the weekend, than where I started!!
|WIP Photo "Mini Mandala II - A" Chatelaine|
27 April 2013
|Close up of centre section|
|Close up of bottom section|
Now all I need to do is finish off the last of the beading and then this mandala is done and I can move onto the next one.
I have to put my hand up here and admit that I made a tiny mistake the other day.... the Rhodes stitches in the small part of the border where all going the wrong way... I didn't realise this until I went to do the beading although I must admit I did think it was strange that the Rhodes covered up the cross stitch when I was first stitching them... So a frogging I went and a re-stitching of the Rhodes and we were back on track again!
Well that's it for this quick update. It's time to now put the laptop away and take out the needles and start up the stitching mojo!
Til next time, happy stitching everyone