Sunday, 21 October 2012

IHSW - October 2012 Report

Evening all!  Hope all is well with you and yours, and that your stitching progressed nicely this weekend.

Right, I have a new (to me) car.  It is an 03 plate Fiat Punto which I collected on Tuesday lunchtime.  On Thursday morning, the battery was flat owing to me accidentally turning the interior light on (probably with my head) when I got out of the car on Wednesday night.  On Friday morning, I was stood in the office car park reading the manual to work out how to lock the petrol cap.  Talk about a steep learning curve!  Other than that, it drives very nicely and I am quite happy with it.  And best of all, I am no longer dependent on anyone else to get around.  I now need to invest in flowers and chocolate for my colleagues who made my life easier when I was without transport. 

Stitching progress has been good this week.  I took Teddy to my blood donation appointment on Monday amongst other things.  He himself is finished apart from the backstitch.  This week's plan is to stitch the stick of rock that he is holding in his arms and the sweet which is at the bottom left in the foot of the stocking.  That will leave the background stripes, the backstitch and Little Miss Gorgeous' name between the red lines.  Then I just have to wash it, make it up and decide whether to send it before Christmas to put on the tree or with her Christmas present.

Train has also come on nicely this morning.  In another block completing session, I got five blocks completed and put a dent in some fresh ones.  You can now see a green book spine starting to come through next to the red one.  Slow but subtle progress.  However I do think that I might do my next HAED (whichever one that is) on a slightly lower count - 18 count perhaps?

Another three blocks completed on Carnation and if you look closely in the right hand corner, quite a few stitches in the next block.  This next week will see me complete the top row and move into row 2.  A rough and ready calculation at three blocks a week should see me completing page 3 by or before this piece's second anniversary next May.  There is however still my littlest niece's birthday piece to locate and stitch before next June - the problem is that I want something that she will both enjoy now and that will grow with her.

I have Friday off this week and there is another sewing day coming up towards the end of next month, so hopefully things should be looking good by Christmas.


  1. Congrats on the new car. Stitching looks great. :)

  2. Wow you've got lots done! Beautiful projects! :)

  3. You did really well with your stitching. And enjoy your new car!