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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Another rotation slot finished

I finally put the final stitches into my 10-hour slot for smalls/ornaments etc today, and had two small finishes. First of all I finished the stitching of my 'draft version' of my Melanie's Exchange stitched in April - it was already half-stitched, so I just had to finish it off ... I just have to do the actual finishing yet. Secondly, I finished off the Christmas ornie I started during the week - I think I actually liked this one better without the beads, but I couldn't be bothered frogging them off again - this design is Christmas Tree by Elizabeth's Designs, from the 2005 JCS ornie issue. I'll have an ornamentifying session next month with Mum to get some of our ornies "finished".

Aside from that it was an uneventful day - I was very keen and made a big pan of pumpkin and potato soup, as well as a tuna pasta bake for dinner ... finished by a total disaster - let's just say it's been such a loooooong time since I cracked open my breadmaker to make fresh bread, that I didn't think to check the yeast expiry date etc ... yep, you guessed it - my bread turned out to be a solid mass in the bottom of the breadmaker, and didn't make my little flat too aromatic this afternoon haha. Oh well, I have to do a big lot of shopping this week, so I'll have to pick up some more flour and yeast and try it again ... oops.

Probably won't get much chance for stitching this week, with Jenny arriving from NZ on Tuesday night for two nights visiting, then only a couple more nights before Mum arrives again on Saturday - yippee :D


Blogger Cindy said...

Congratulations on your finishes!

10:49 PM  
Blogger zoeandcooper said...

Your finishes look great! Such a wonderful feeling isn't it!

12:42 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Nice work Anne :-) My gosh, Mum is coming again, you must be thrilled, and a friend is coming too! No wonder you are so chipper :-) Sorry about the bread... I will try to remember to put the Bordeaux progress wip in my blog today... weekend is almost over.

1:14 AM  
Blogger Judith said...

Congrats on both your finishes they look very nice.

3:08 AM  
Blogger Susimac said...

Lovely work Anne.

3:41 AM  
Blogger Concetta said...

Beautiful ornies! Very inspiring! Have fun with your guests. :)

4:13 AM  
Blogger Stitchie Kiwi said...

They're both beautiful Anne!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Kath said...

Cute finishes there Anne.

Enjoy your visitors especially your Mum.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Beautiful finishes! Congrats! Enjoy your visitors!

4:16 AM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

Great stitching! I really love the needleroll design that you made up. It's superb! I think you have quite an accomplished design side to you. You should make use of it more often. :)

5:44 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

You were on a stitching roll! Both the needleroll and the ornament look great. Enjoy the week with your friend who is visiting...

10:30 AM  
Blogger BeckySC said...

Oooh, very nice finishes, Anne :)!!

I have missed you :)


12:21 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Your finishes are wonderful! Great job! And your dinner sounded so yummy. :D

6:54 AM  
Blogger Von said...

Yummy little finishes, Anne!!

I like to bake my own bread, but usually take the summer off. Do you keep your yeast in the refrigerator? I'm sure you do. :) I usually proof my yeast before proceeding, just to be sure!

Enjoy your visits!!

9:43 AM  

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