Sunday, 17 November 2013

2013 WIPocalypse - November Full Moon & IHSW - November Report

This is becoming a bit of a habit, combining my WIPocalypse and IHSW reports - obviously the full moon likes to hermit and stitch too.  However I wouldn't say that it has been a particularly productive weekend.  I do have some stitching to show you, but not a lot.

This is my new start - "Mouse & Robin" by Margaret Sherry - a cover kit from World of Cross Stitching.  I realised that I needed something small to take to Patchwork Group this week.  I couldn't take April as that is for one of the other members, and everything else is either too big or takes up too much space.  I'm not enjoying this - I have remembered why I don't like cover kits - the fabric is too small and the threads are poor quality.  However I'm sure that I will be able to find a home for it once it is finished.

Speaking of April, it is coming on quite nicely. The only problem is that the linen is dragging down to the right hand side.  I have tried taking it off the frame and putting it back on, but it hasn't made any difference.  I am hoping that this is an issue which will be rectified once the piece is finished, washed and pressed.

Finally, Train of Dreams.  Not a lot of progress this week - one block and three rows of the next block - but that is better than nothing.

It's been one of those blurgh weeks where getting out of bed and dragging myself to work has been an achievement.  Actually doing anything non-essential has more or less gone by the wayside - which is why no progress on the Angels.  

On the weight front, I put on another 1lb this last week.  People keep leaving munchies on the desk behind me - if they were at the other end of the room, they would be so much easier to resist!

The weather man is now proffering sub-zero temperatures and possible snow in the near future, so  I may have to succumb and put my central heating on soon.  

I'm sorry that this has been a bit of a whinge this week.  What can I write that is positive - I made a casserole in my slow cooker this week and I unexpectedly had tea at my sister's tonight with hugs and kisses from my nieces.

Right, time to put the kettle on for my hot water bottle.  All the best to you and yours, and may the frog steer well clear of your stitching.


  1. Pretty work!
    Love your Train of Dreams! Spanglers work is always interesting!
    Hope you feel better vey soon.

  2. Hey, all looks great and remember that every stitch counts!