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.