Thank you for your kind words regarding my bad week.
Did it get better? Well that would depend on your perspective.
I'm laying in bed with tonsilitus and a chest infection, so that could be construed as my week not getting any better, however, I have lay here sorting out the yucky admin side of work that I've been putting off and it is now all done with, so yes, my week (and my desk) is seeing a postitive side to my illness.
I've had time to think, and I have 'thunked' this.
1. I have loads of amazing charts bought and sent to me by kind, wonderful bloggers and it is about time I started to stitch them. I never get rid of anything given to me so it seems unfair to my friends to not stitch them.
I also have two WIPs which need to be finished!
Do you want to see what is in my stash?
|Fleece on Earth by Silver Creek Samplers|
|Kringle's Crow by Threadwork Primitives|
|1797 Ship Sampler by Carriage House Samplings (will be reworded with Caister) I'm about a quarter of the way through this|
|My curves have shifted...a gift from a friend for after my boob surgery lol..bless her!|
|Three Petite Examplary by Ewe and Eye and Friend|
|I'm about a quarter of the way through this|
|Antique Bird Sampler by Elizabeth's Needlework Designs|
And a few more that I coudn't find photos off online or perhaps I'm ashamed to admit to, including It's a Wonderful World by The Sampler Girl and Dandy Dreams. Not ashamed of owning the designs..just ashamed of how many charts I have unstitched!
As well as these there is an embroidery kit that I wanted to have a go at and a stumpwork kit which I'm determined to have a go at but that will have to wait until summer when the light is better.
I need to be stitching and not just for work. So I need to find some balance, and include in that balance my crochet which I love, albeit in a novice beginners kind of way, and the designing.
So, although I've tried and failed before, this time I'm trying with determination and I'm going to work on a rotation system in the evenings. It is quite exciting to be stitching something that isn't mine. Does that sounds a bit bizaar?? Well, we will see.
In the first round of the rotation will be the Ship Sampler, Feathers and Friends and then I just need to choose two more. Do you want to pick for me? Which two should join them?
And when I start them, will you encourage me and keep me going? Thank you !!!!
And do I do one chart per week or per night??? I'm thinking per week right?
2. I've also been thinking that I need to update my blog reading list and add people's blogs who I may have missed. If you follow my blog and I'm not a follower of yours, well it just isn't good enough. Please let me know so I can add you and include you in my reading list!
On a completely different note now, Holmsey Hare has his very own facebook page. It's somewhere he can go and hide when he needs a rest from Fergus.
I recently gave the group members a free chart, which they stitch and then pass on to the next person on their team. Each time Holmsey visits a new home on his Hare Hop, he puts up a blog post and marks it off on a backpacking interactive map.
Holmsey has visited some amazing places and whilst all the finishes of the chart have been amazing and unique, I wanted to share some photos that arrived today. A lovely lady invited Holmsey to visit her in Italy, and she not only stitched the chart but personalised it and made a bookmark and a....well, see for yourself!
I got permission to share her photos. It is just so amazing seeing someone create so much beautiful stitching from a single chart that I designed. It has been one heck of a journey but wow..what a ride!
You can see more about Holmsey's visit to Italy here
Thanks for visiting. I noticed that I can now reply to your comments on the blog, but I'm not sure if they are emailed to you or if they just show up on the blog..any clarity would be much appreciated, and I'm looking forwards to seeing what two charts should be added to my rotation!