Sorry, the photo is just awful. No sunshine here today! It is actually being stitched on a sandy golden colour fabric.
Since the last WIPocolypse I have done another house, completed the steps and stitched the roof outline. I really, really want to finish this one this year so badly as it reminds me of our wonderful holiday in Caister and of course my trip to see the tall ships in Dublin.
I would love to spend more time on it but I want to get my exchanges done and out of the way.
I am making great steps in my 12 days of Christmas exchange with Maggee. It has really challenged me but I am pleased with what my smokin' needles are producing.
I didn't like the finish of one so I have redone it and managed to stab myself quite a few times attaching the new trim. Message to self: never using that trim again!!!!
Today is my beautiful daughter's 24th birthday. My baby is all growed up! I wanted to do a lovely lunch for her but am too ill. My son got a cold which turned into a worse cold as it hit number two son and it is full blown flu in me! Or at least that is how it feels! So she nipped by quickly to collect her pressies and is safely out of my germ-laden home. I am too ill to even bother putting up embarrassing photos of her as a baby lol. She will be most relieved.
We don't have a lot going on in the home front at the moment. Jamie the horse is fine and well. Paris and Portley, two of our three dog, are still clean after showering them yesterday and hubby and I spent all yesterday sorting out the chickens.
For the last three years we have produced our own chicken but
We had a lot of cockeral chicks this year and as they get older they have been stressing our hens out so they have been removed and the five original hens seem much happier. We spent yesterday de-lousing them. The wet cold summer has played havoc with their parasite loads, along with the stress of the cockerals so now they are all pest-free and hopefully will be a lot happier, ready for winter.
There will be no more cockerals or even babies. These guys will be allowed to live their natural lives and then that is it. No more birds. Freedom awaits!
Not that I can afford to go anywhere really other than local places, but you never know. I might get my dream trip on the Orient Express...in the next decade!!!
Now, can I ask my fellow bloggers about your comments. I read all the blogs on my comment boxes and reading list but I don't always comment. If someone needs some support or has produced some inspirational stitching then I do, or I try to. I don't mind if people don't comment on my blog. I know it is being read, we have the new blogger stats to show me that. But a couple of things have come up which make me question the comments issue.
I have recently had my fingers burnt re: leaving a comment. The blog post asked for feedback so I gave it. I wasn't rude, I wasn't offensive, I was just sharing my experiences and tastes. And I got quite a snotty, rude reply. I was really upset until I thought to myself...durrrrrr. I just stopped following that blog which solved everything.
And I have recently read another blog where the writer felt she may have to shut off her own comments section because she doesn't get time to give them back.
And then there is the feedback to comments via the email system..never going to happen on this blog! Mainly because I don't know how to do it and secondly because between reading a comment and sending a reply, I will probably forget what was said in the first place.
So where do you stand on comments? I have been blogging for four years and I wonder, has comment's etiquette changed? Are we supposed to reply to everything? Am I doing it all wrong??
Gosh...such a minefield!
Well, that is me done for today. Off to feel sorry for myself, my red, runny nose and achy limbs.
Have a wonderful week everyone, whether you comment or not lol xxxxxxxxxx