Monday, 23 September 2013

2013 WIPocalypse - September Full Moon and IHSW - September Edition

I know, I'm late again, but I do have a good excuse.  I meant to post last night, but I had to go and help my Mum take down her patchwork exhibition and when I got home, the lock on my front door had jammed!  By the time that I had fought with it, gone and got my Dad, he'd successfully fought with it, and then I'd taken Dad home again, I was completely stressed out and too knackered to post.  So here we are tonight.

 I have a finish to show.  Bouquet 5 is done and dusted.  As always, the backstitch makes it shine.  I must admit that the tulip type things make me think a bit of Martians.  Just one more of these pieces to go before I can make them up into cards for Marie Curie.

I also have two more blocks of progress to show on Train of Dreams.  Another three and a bit blocks to the bottom of the piece.  As always, seeing a photograph of the piece gives you a better impression of the actual picture.

And I'm steaming ahead with Carnation.  I managed another four full and one partial blocks this week so row 9 is finished and I'm into row 10.  If I can just get some consolidated time into this, I might have a page finish for my next post.  

At that point, Carnation is coming off the stand and the Guardian Angels are going on for a long stint.  I happened to mention to Mum yesterday that I was working on Train of Dreams and there was just something in her voice when she replied which made me feel really guilty about not working on her Angels.

In other news, I lost 1.5lb last week which brings me down to 11 stone 12lb - another 1.5lb off will mean 1 stone in total.  We had a few more computer problems at work last week, which was very annoying.  And I even did some cooking - I made a sweet potato curry with chickpeas and spinach, which was nice if a bit bland.  If I make it again, it will be with pre-peeled and chopped sweet potato (you need 2lb for the recipe) and I will spice it up a bit.

Right, time to go and put my tea on, so big Zen hugs to you and yours and may the frog steer well clear of your stitching!


  1. The little flower pot is so cute. I can see the martian image also :) Congrats on the weight loss!!!

  2. You're doing really well with the weight loss, I need to get back on my healthy eating plan as I've been straying too much lately.

    Great progress, I love the little tulip flowers and I think they will make great cards :)

  3. The Bouquet is very cute and I love the Carnations! Good luck with your weight loss.

  4. Train of dreams coming along nicely, i finished it last year and definitely worth the effort!