Wednesday, 3 October 2012
WOYWW #174 - A Stitch In Time Saves Nine
Even though I managed to miss last week’s round of desk hopping I’m still in denial that Wednesday’s here again and it’s time to let you glympse what’s on my table curtsey of Julia, our leader over at The Stamping Ground.
And despite being AWOL for two weeks I still don’t have very much to show you really.
It’s been a bit of a messy week with lots of odd jobs being done, including the paper work for my dreaded tax return which for once I’m getting it done early instead of the last minute rush I usually end up having.
So anyway, here’s my table as it was at 11 o’clock this morning.
As you can see, I have the sewing machine out again and am just stitching the sides of some of the little Advent Calendar pillows so they don’t fray.
I’ve been spending a lot of time working on it because I’m very conscious that I only have about seven weeks to get it all finished and to its new home but I think I’m on track. I just have seven motifs and seven dates to stitch, and then all the making up to do, so fingers crossed it all goes to plan.
Just behind my machine you can see the fabric that I brought on ebay for the quilt backing that the little pillows hang on. I’m just waiting for the wadding to arrive and then come the very scary bit for me because as I’ve said before, I’m useless at machining. I just keep telling myself that it’s just straight stitching, take my time and it will all be alright but the little scardy cat inside me keeps saying, but what if I mess it up………only time will tell!
I’ve done some more of my own personal Christmas cards over the last couple of weeks too and they are all sealed in their envelopes with stamps on ready to post when the time comes but silly me forgot to take photos of them so I can’t show you…………what am I like!
You can see evidence of some of the coloured images still sitting at the back of my desk though and there still lots more stamped and ready to colour when I get a minute.
Well, that’s about it for another week and I have a few things going on before I see you next time.
The first is the family get together for my brothers birthday and retirement on Saturday, which I’m looking forward to and then next Tuesday is the dreaded hospital appointment when I find out if I have the hereditary gene that caused my cousins stroke last December.
Can’t say I’m looking forward to that one at all.
Lastly, I have a couple of photos to share with you that were taken from my kitchen window of my bird feeder.
Seven little Gold Finches enjoying a meal of Sunflower hearts.
I do love to stand and watch the birds feeding and at one point there were nine of them on there, as well as two Blue Tits on the peanuts and a little Robin on the tray at the bottom.
The Squirrel was about too but he’s just a pain in the bum because he keeps digging holes in the grass to bury the nuts and when he’s not doing that he’s nicking the stones from the tops of my pots.
Well, that really is it.
Don’t forget to visit Julia’s and add your name to Mr. Linky.