Thursday, 18 February 2010

Another Step Closer!

Yes, another step closer to having all the renovations completed. My ensuite has been completed and I can't tell you how happy I am with it. My DH hasn't finished painting the timber work due to the high humidity, but the rest is completed. Once he has finished, hopefully this weekend, I need to give it all a thorough clean and then we can use it. This will be the first time we will have used this bathroom in the almost nine years we have lived in the house.

Also after almost nine years of living with an internal sliding door in our bedroom, we finally have a wall. How great is this, two bare walls waiting on some needlework to adorn it. My DH has been working so hard to get all the painting work done. His next job is to paint our bedroom and then we can finally move back in. My mattress is on the floor in the lounge room, which is also the children's play room. It has become their trampoline and I am sick of finding pieces of Lego and plastic animals in the bed each night.

I received three beautiful scissors which I purchased from Yuko this week and I decided that my scissor collection was much too nice to hide away in a draw. Taking inspiration from Vonna, I made myself a scissor display board. I have hung all my scissors and scissor fobs on the board, but have not hung it on the wall yet. After asking my DH to hang it, he pointed out the fact there was no carpet installed below where I wanted to hang it and he is concerned that if they fall off they will be ruined on the concrete floor. How considerate of him, it would probably not have occurred to me until it was too late.

I did get a chance to stitch over this last week, so here is my progress on my projects. I have spent so much time this week frogging out what I have stitched, it's very disappointing.

Hannah Lancaster - By The Porcupine Collection (SAL with Sandra)

Rites Of Spring - By Blackbird Designs (SAL with Kajsa and Ranae)

Blackbird Designs Mystery Bonus Sampler - Part 1 (SAL with Danielle)

Finally, here is my Little House Needlework RR. I have started to add the border in the top left corner, but I am not sure that it's enough or even the right border to use. What do you think, should I frog this one out and find a different border or add something else around the outside edge of this one? Whatever I choose must be from one of the Little House Needleworks Designs.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Charts For Trade!

Just to let you know, I am still here, but I am just very busy. The bathroom renovation has been completed and I am just awaiting my DH to finish the painting. The sliding door in our bedrrom has been removed and replaced with a wall (YEAH!!) and the electrician has completed half the electrical work around the house. Not much stitching to show as it has been way too humid to stitch.

I have updated my Wishlist Blog to include some charts and kits I would like to trade. If you are interested in any of the charts or kits, I am happy to trade for items on my wish list. Just contact me via my email address on this blog.

I have come to the sad realisation that I have too much stash and some of my tastes have changed and I just don't have enough time. I hope all these items can go to good homes.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

A Nice Surprise!

The other day I received an email from Diane. She sent me a photo of the ornaments she stitched using my free design from a few Christmas's ago, found here. Diane, you have no idea how happy this makes me, to know that someone stitched my design.

Diane has done a great job, not once but twelve times! Diane used a lovely green Aida and some Ecru DMC thread. She finished them with cream Mill Hill beads.

Thank you Diane for sharing this photo and choosing to stitch my design!