HI..wow, that time already.
Well, I have not done much on my WIP list but I did have a finish earlier in the month.
I have been sooooo busy today. I gave up work last week and have been weighing up my options and direction. When I think, I like to bake so I have made lots of cakes and blueberry muffins for packed lunches. Muffins always seem to freeze well so that is the freezer stocked up lol. I am still not sure about work or direction but boy do I make good cakes!!!
I also have another finish to show. This was a pleasure to stitch and I had to try this out after seeing so many out there in blogland.
Of course, here in craft starved Southern Ireland I have been completely unable to find any wooden boxes or even plain boxes. I found a supplier online but they don't post here..typical!
Wondering around Galway's shops whilst living at the lodge, I found a shop with lots of patterned cardboard boxes and well, I just couldn't resist.
This is a Sampler Girl Freebie stitched on white evenweave with Weeks Dye Works Ivy and Crepe Myrtal. I know..the light sucks but that is cloudy Ireland for you!
I also got around to framing my Examplar Sampler...I cheated and used a glue gun. Guess what? It turns out I can do even more damage with heat guns than I do with normal fabric glue. Good thing I do not like my old carpet anyway.....will have to get the hang of the glue gun before I get a new one though! That or remember to put a mat under where I am working. I mean to but I get so excited and driven to achieve and finish and just get it done!
I just want to shout out about great service that I had from two retailers this week. We often hear about it when things go wrong but I want to say how things have gone right.
I ordered some frames and threads from Sew and So and paid for two day delivery. Unfortunately it all went horribly wrong on this side and my deliver got lost and then delayed and every time I phoned they had another reason: no phone number, the wrong phone number etc etc. I want to thank Sew and So for sorting it out for me and doing the leg work and making sure my stuff got to me safetly.
I also want to thank Down Sunshine Lane. I have ordered some charts from them and explained I was unable to work out the fabric for one of them: remnents of chemo brain. Bless them, they have done it all for me and I am looking forwards to seeing what they chose for me!
So, not a bad end to the week.
I am going to try to stitch on some of my larger peices next week but I am really getting into doing these smalls as well. So much to stitch, so little time lol.
Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget....if you would like to be put on my RAK list, read the previous post and send me your details! Adios!