Hi everyone! Let’s start off the week with a blog post. These past few weeks I’m doing that thing of jumping from one thing to another but never really settling to anything. It’s not just happening in my stitching life, I think I can say I can apply it to all aspects of my life!!!! Do you ever go through that? I’m hoping that I can be slightly more focused this week!!! It’s not really ‘me’ so it’s not sitting comfortably with me that I’m all over the place.
Not too much stitching has been done this last week. My daughter was home for four days with the plan of finding ‘the dress’ for her wedding next year. This was the first major shopping expedition with appointments booked in several bridal shops each day. Overall it was fun but it did have its moments. We found that the people who were lovely on the phone when she was booking the appointment turned out to be lovely when we met them while the ones who she didn’t get a great impression of on the phone, were not great when we turned up at the shop either. One woman was one of those people who you really wonder why they are doing that job because it’s definitely not a natural fit for their personality!!! Won’t be recommending that shop to anyone! My daughter went back to
yesterday. No definite decision on a
dress yet but a couple of possibilities.
I do have a small finish to share….
Little by Little Quaker Blackbird on 32ct LL vintage light examplar using the suggested DMC
I did change the final shape to a rectangle and added a couple of small motifs at the top. I definitely would like to finish this one as a hornbook so I’m on the look-out for something that will work.
Then, in keeping with my frame of mind at the moment, before I had finished Quaker Blackbird I started something else.
Street Samplers Sergei. This one I’m stitching on some cream 32ct Belfast linen from my
stash with a mix of the overdyeds and the suggested DMC alternatives.
I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures that my BIL took recently. My SIL took early retirement and one of gifts she was given was a helicopter trip round the north coast of
Northern Ireland. Given how miserable our weather has been
lately (rain, rain and more rain) by a sheer fluke the day she had booked was a
lovely one. This is Portstewart, the
small seaside resort that my husband and his siblings grew up in and where we
often stayed during school holidays when our children were growing up.
Can you see the small dots on the beach? This is one of the beaches here where the cars are allowed on to the beach.
An aerial view of the town itself.
And another one of the beach looking towards Castlerock, Benone Strand and then the hills of Donegal. All pictures are clickable if you want a closer look.
Until next time……