This is a double Happy Dance post for you all!
On the stitching front, I have a page finish to report:
This is Corgi with page 3 complete as of 5 July 2014. It has taken me just under a month to do this page as I finished page 2 on 5 June 2014 while I was in Cornwall and started page 3 on 9 June 2014 after I returned home. So, in theory, I should be able to get page 4 done by or about the end of July. That will leave me just the wording to stitch. And I am really happy - this piece just looks better and better the more work I do on it.
On the knitting front, I have my first knitting finish to report. One of my work colleagues went on maternity leave on Friday, taking with her these baby booties and mittens. As a first attempt, they are by no means perfect, but both pairs came out near as damn it the same size for which I was very grateful. I started these last Saturday afternoon and sewed up the finished and steam blocked pieces on Thursday night. I thoroughly enjoyed knitting them and finished them with a sense of real achievement. And the mother-to-be liked them as well.
Now I have a confession to make. Earlier this week L from the Patchwork Group and I decided that Mum needed to get out more, so this morning we drove to Leicester to the Fabric Guild. . .
And there was yarn! There are two balls in the little box, so that makes 20 balls in total, which brings my yarn stash to 80 plus balls. There are four more balls of the yarn I am using for my scarf, which means that I can make it longer, which is good, and perhaps a matching hat? The lurid stuff is possibly destined for my nieces, but the rest of it there is really no excuse for. Maybe I need therapy :-)
I also bought some pre-cut 27 count evenweave and 45 skeins of DMC thread (25p each instead of the RRP of 89p).
Moving on, I maintained this week so am still 11 stone 7lb - quite happy with that. Mum is doing fine - very happy with that. However there just aren't enough hours in the day to do all the things that I want to do - stitching, knitting, family history, reading, blogging, reading other people's blogs - so I am going to love you and leave you now, and may the frogs steer well clear of your stitching.