Monday, 29 August 2011

Olde Willow Stitchery Fibres

Edited: Thank you, for your help. I ordered my fibres from Wyndham Needleworks this afternoon.

Can you help?

Does anyone know where I can purchase threads by Olde Willow Stitchery? I have only found a few online stores that stock a very tiny selection and I have a significant number that I require in both cotton and silk.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Aurelia Turns Five!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful and encouraging comments and emails I received. The day I wrote the previous post I was feeling very sorry for myself, but things are much better this week. I am glad to say that everyone is feeling much better and I feel that I am back on top of most of my chores.

Felix is sleeping in a much more predicable way at night, so I am having an hour or so each night to myself to stitch. I am only working on one project each week and I have put quite a few stitches into the Blackbird Designs Mystery Sampler #3.

I recently won a whole lot of stash on the Samplers & Santas blog. Marly sent me a box absolutely stuffed full of lovely items. I spent a whole day playing with all this stash and it was so much fun. I took them all out again yesterday and had another play with everything.

I am happy to say that my two missing parcels finally turned up after waiting for more than a month. I purchased some lovely HDF silks and a whole stack of fabric. Now that I have a little stitching time, I need to finish a few WIPs before I start anything new. Having to wait is killing me, but I have a large enough WIP list for the moment.

As the title says, Aurelia turned five this last week. We had a birthday party for her on Sunday which went quite well. The theme was 'The Octonauts' which is a kids cartoon and she wanted a cake of the main character 'Captain Barnacles'. As usual, I made the cakes and my DH did the shaping and icing. I think he did a fantastic job considering he only worked from a screen shot from the cartoon.

It's my birthday on Sunday, so I wonder if this year I will receive any stitching stash, we will see. That's all for me, so I will leave you with some photos from the party.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Pity Party

I feel like I'm sinking into a deep hole at the moment. Everyday I am falling further and further behind with my chores. I am far behind on my blog reading, I have hardly commented on any blogs, I haven't touched my stitching and even my crocheting has been neglected.

Amelie has a terrible cold, cough and ear infection, Aurelia has developed a tree nut allergy, which now has to be investigated and Felix is suffering from a cold and the effects of his recent immunisation. I don't feel the best either with the beginnings of a cold and feeling the side-effects of my recent whooping cough vaccine.

My DH is helping as much as he can, but has gone back to work. He is working shorter days to help out in the afternoon and evening.

I have Aurelia's birthday party to organise for two weeks time and I have visitors coming to stay in a weeks time.

To top it all off the postal system has lost two parcels coming from the US containing some stitching supplies.

Please accept my apologies if I don't comment on your blog. My plan today is to read through all the posts and make a scattering of comments.