Friday, 30 April 2010

Where does the time go?

April over in a few hours-- I just can't believe how quickly this year seems to be flying past. I know they say that time goes quicker the older you are--- BUT this is RIDICULOUS!!!
It has been a good stitching couple of weeks though as I've had my head down trying to make inroads into the designs I'm doing. The Christmas Wreath has had a little more work done on it although there is still a large amount back stitching to do. I took it with me on my weekly grandchildren minding last week.

Now this week I didn't take any cross-stitching with me at all as I was busy stitching badges on a 'Camp Blanket' for one of my grand-daughters and repairing my eldest son's Scout Camp Blanket. After 22 years of leaving scouts he has become a scout leader. I searched out the camp blanket and horror of horrors it was full of holes. Some of this was from an infestation of moths (from a coat given us by an aging aunt) and also from the fact that the blanket was quite old and more than a bit thin 30 years ago. So I am trying to be a bit inventive about trying to repair it. My DH said just get a new blanket. My DS wants 'His Blanket' When I manage to 'restore' it I'll put photo on of his beloved blanket.

At last I've started to quite enjoy the Break Time. Not mega amounts of enjoyment I might add but a definite improvement. The light brown is the biggest downfall and there's a lot of it. I figure at the moment I have done approximately a quarter of the length of the design, not a quarter of the stitching though. Now that may sound a little odd but the part I'm doing is the shallowest section, the head and shoulder bit is quite deep, but also has more interest, so you win a bit and lose a bit.

I think I may to have to have a look through my stash to find something small to do to give my self a bit of a boost and then I can say 'It's a finish'. I keep meaning to get some of the 'Humbug' patterns and then something else crops up and I forget all about it. ( Note to self AGAIN : Must remeber!) Perhaps I'll do it as soon as I finish blogging today.

Now to YoYo's Christmas SAL. Now I am really enjoying this although once again I will give myself the biggest projects as a challenge. The 12 Days of Christmas is like a magnet to me and I keep doing a little more of it in favour of some the others in my mini rotation. I have managed to make up part of a month so my target of having it finished and framed for this Christmas is standing more of a chance.

Must admit although it says '3 French Hens' unless my eyes deceive me I'm sure this is a ROOSTER??

Here's my extra catch-up bit.

This next pic is just to show you how the completed days look as a whole.

The Three Kings has been on the back burner for the last two weeks but should be back on the rota this next week and then I really must get some hard work done on it. I love the colours in it. My DH says the middle King looks very grumpy (he just doesn't appreciate the trials of camel riding).

My DH's elbow is on the mend from his fall. The Dr. is sending him for physio and he's to start doing a little more with his arm now. He's been told he probably won't be able to straighten his arm properly again so I hope that it won't affect his golf. That is his one activity that he can get a little carried away with. (I am not a golfer)

Guess what there's a download for Castle in the Air so I must get that done so that I am not playing catch-up on that again. There will be a photo of that next time.


too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely stitching - I love the 12 Days!

Elaine said...

Great stitching pieces, just love the 12 days of christmas!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. I love the colours in the 12 days piece. What is your rotation? Sorry just being nosy lol.

Jen said...

You have been busy, well done! Hope my camp blanket hasn't gone the same way. If it has I'm bringing it round to yours for fixing!

Jules said...

Incredible progress! You have been a busy-bee indeed!!

Mylene said...

Beautiful designs you are working on.

Thanks so much for stopping by on my blog and leaving me a comment which leads me to your blog.

Hope you won't mind adding yours to my list.

Happy weekend.

grannyanne said...

Great sewing. I love the colours in the 12 days. Looking forward to seeing the three kings again.

Blu said...

Lovely stitching! 12 Days looks gorgeous!

Siobhan said...

Great progress on your WIPs! I love all the different colors in your pieces. Nice and cheerful. :)

Pumpkin said...

Your 12 Days looks fantastic! Look at all the bead work! I have to agree, the hen does look more like a rooster ;o)