Sunday, 12 January 2014

Getting back into the swing of things

Well, I survived my first full week back in the office after the festivities, but it seemed very long and I was very glad when Friday came round.  I also went back to Pilates after three weeks off, and the teacher was not gentle with us.  Hope that you had a good week yourselves.

Things have gone reasonably well on the stitching front this week.  

 It was Patchwork Group on Thursday so I worked on Mouse & Robin by Margaret Sherry, as this is the only WIP that I have at the moment that is either not for a member of the group or too big to carry around.  The robin now needs his legs (fractional stitches on aida are a pain) and the pink stitches are the mouse's toes.  It still looks a bit odd, but not quite as odd as it did last time you saw it.

Please accept my apologies for this picture.  I finished the back stitch on this section of April and forgot to take a photo before taking it round to Mum's for help in moving the fabric so that I can work on the angels.  I find that you get a better tension if there are two sets of hands involved in the stretching.  So, starting on the left hand angel tomorrow before work!

My last update this week is on Carnation.  I've done another two blocks and, as you can see, have also done quite a bit on the next row down.  I really like taking progress pictures of this piece because you get a far better idea of the development of the picture from a photo than you do when you are right up close and personal with the actual work.

Nothing to report on Angelique or Train of Dreams this week.  This is because I had arranged a day out with my friend today, and so Sunday chores such as laundry and grocery shopping had to be rescheduled.  I have not got my friend's wedding present sorted out yet either, because I need to work out the size and font of lettering to go underneath the heart motif.  However progress must be made!!

On the weight loss front, last week was a busted flush.  On the bright side, my weight gain was just 0.5lb and I am hoping that walking into, around and back from town today may have had an impact on that.  I have promised myself that this year I am going to get a grip on all sorts of things - stitching, family history, weight loss, clutter clearing, going places and so on and so forth!  I may however need a shove or a swift kick in the rear now and again, so if I look like I'm slacking, please do not hesitate to let me know!

All the best to you and yours, and may the frog steer well clear of your stitching!


  1. Lovely progress on your stitching. I too am getting back in to the right frame of mind when it comes to weight loss! Fingers crossed we both do well this week! x

  2. gorgeous stitching and congrats on the weight loss.