Wednesday, 8 February 2012
A Stitching Time……….WOYWW (#140)
Was it really me who was sitting here last week gloating about the fact that winter hadn’t hit my neck of the woods yet?
Well someone must have been eavesdropping and said, “I’ll show her” because as the week went on it got colder and colder and then on Sunday evening it happened………..snow….. loads of it!
Fortunately I didn’t have to go out in it but not too far away from where I live people were stranded on the M11 overnight and others had to walk down the train tracks at a nearby station to get home.
I’m really hoping that we don’t get any more and as I’m typing this the sun is shining and melting a lot of the snow, which is good as far as I’m concerned.
All I hope is that it doesn’t freeze over tonight when the temperature drops again.
Oh well, enough about the weather and onto what I’ve been up to this week.
Actually not a lot really because I’ve been spending my afternoons cross stitching squares for the Kids Company cushion project and catching up on a couple of old films I wanted to see.
The squares for the girls cushions are easy because there’s lots of charts for flowers, butterflies and other pretty things but finding charts for the boys cushions is always a bit of a challenge. Fortunatly I came across these fab card designs in a copy of The World of Cross Stitching mag and they’re bright and colourful and just perfect.
Here’s a sneak peek at the one that’s on my hoop at the moment.
I’ve also taken some time this week to update a few more of my old cross stitch projects on I’d Rather Be Stitchin
There’s a couple of Christmas projects
The Spirit of Christmas
The Twelve days of Christmas
And there's a couple of other projects including my very first Stitch-a Long and the start of my involvement with the Kid's Company project.
Kid's Company Project
My First Stitch-a-Long
And as for my desk………there’s stitching on it too, but not cross stitch......and it's tidy for once!
These little chaps were in one of the many Form-A-line kits that I brought a few years back.
There’s three designs in each kit and I go back to them time and time again because they are so versatile.
I’ve been asked to make a very special birthday card for a twenty year old who’s really only 5…..yes, you’ve guessed it, he was a Leap Year baby so what better than a frog on his card.
I’m not quite sure how I’m going to put them on the card yet or even the lay out of the card but hopefully once the stitching is complete I’ll come up with something……..at least I have until the end of the month to get it finished, so there’s no rush.
I've also had some feedback from Carol this week too, about the wedding invitations that I made for her.
Apparently she’s had lots of people saying how beautiful they were and even had a friend ask for my details because she’s planning her wedding, so I might just get another order in the coming weeks.
So that’s it from me for another week.
I’m off to make a big cup of coffee and then I’ll be back to do a spot of deck hopping.
If you fancy an hour (or several) seeing what’s happening in the world of What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, you’ll find all you need to know over at The Stamping Ground.
See you all soon.