Here you will often find my thoughts of the day, with the occasional vent - but first and foremost this is where I can share my passion for stitching.

Monday, April 24, 2006

A small happy dance & an apology

Firstly I want to apologise that I haven't been reading blogs for a few days - well, since Easter in fact ... truth is, I really want to make the most of my stitching time at the moment to get my deadlines met - and I know when I sit in front of this PC I'm here for hours, and my stitching time goes out the window! So, I'm make a real effort to start stitching pretty much as soon as I get up, after I've had brekkie ... I feel bad, as it's been a voluntary decision, and not circumstances that have stopped me reading - but I hope to catch up on Wed/Thu after work before I start socialising for the weekend :)

I managed to get a few more stitches into my 'trial run' biscornu ... which might end up being the 'real thing' for my exchange if my other idea doesn't translate well in the stitching. The trial run one is from a chart I bought a while ago, and really wanted to stitch, so I thought it was a good opportunity. The exchange one, fingers crossed, is a collaboration effort from about 3 different charts ... I'm just not 100% how it's going to work out - it looks great on paper, but it's always a different story when it's stitched! Anyway, hopefully today I'll get a good amount of stitching done on both ... and tomorrow is a public holiday, so one more chance for stitching before I have to put the needles down the for the week.

Gina, now I'm on a permanent roster, and I know exactly what shifts I'm doing until approx November, I can work out which Sundays I can get to the Guild - it would be lovely to see you there too :) I'll send you an email once I've sorted it out, if you like, and we can go from there :) Have to admit, I thought of ringing you yesterday morning, but it wasn't much notice to give you ... plus I have to admit, I only really bit the bullet at 10.08am and got moving (I'd been um-ing and ah-ing for 2 whole hours!!).

After coming home from the Guild, I managed to finish my ornie last night while watching The Biggest Loser (Australian one) - it's the Golden Garland design by Paw Printings from the 2005 JCS ornie issue. This might end up being my ornament for the ornie SAL on the FGBB as well ... I'm not sure if I'm going to get time to stitch my Noel one as well - but I've said that before, and still managed to meet the deadline, so who knows? haha.

Rightio, now I'm off to put in a book on tape, grab some brekkie, and make a start on the day ... I'm currently 'reading' H is for Homicide by Sue Grafton, which will be closely followed by Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs - makes a change from DVD's ;P


Blogger zoeandcooper said...

Congrats on your finishes over the weekend!! They are lovely!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Bine said...

Oh, it's finished.....and it looks so lovely... Congrats, you did a very good job on this one :-)

4:30 PM  
Blogger Stitchie Kiwi said...

Wow! you made up for your little blogging break! LOL

Love your finishes ... and don't worry about feeling guilty ... this hobby/blogging etc is all supposed to be about fun :)

5:22 PM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Lovely ornie! That's beautiful stitching Anne :)

5:50 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

It's lovely stitching Anne. Have you seen on DSL that JCS have brought out an anniversary ornaments magazine with all the ornaments from the last 10 years?

I have made a note of it on my blog, but I can't get blogger to publish at the moment, which is getting on my wick a little bit.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Gina E. said...

No probs! Ring me whenever - or email...whatever suits you best.

1:45 AM  
Blogger Kali said...

Love the ornament Anne :) Don't worry about not making around to all the blogs, as StitchieKiwi (Lisa) said this is supposed to be fun. Read what you can and enjoy yourself :)

2:08 AM  
Blogger Karoline said...

Your finishes are both gorgeous Anne, congratulations

3:33 AM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

That ornament is on my list of "to stitch someday," as well. Brava!

3:54 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Your ornament looks great! Sounds like you've been having a great break which is always a good thing. :D

7:18 AM  
Blogger Shelleen said...

congrats on the finished ornament. I also love to read and have read the Grafton and reichs books.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Mylene said...

Your ornament looks great. Congrats on another finish.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Myrna said...

That ornament turned out great, Anne!

I've read some Sue Grafton books, and really enjoyed them.

Hugs and stitches...

9:40 PM  

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