Friday, 21 December 2012

It's coming...

Hooray, it's almost here!!!

The cards are up, the decorations are out, the lights are twinkling.

My stitching has been almost non-existent for the last few weeks as I've been shopping and wrapping and we've been away in Bristol for a couple of days where there was so so much rain that I ended up throwing away my boots as they got caked in mud and didn't seem to prevent my feet getting soaking wet.  It's a real shame about the weather, as it was all we could do to dash from shop to shop and coffee shop to coffee shop.

We are just having a bit of a tidy up now before Christmas arrives properly and I'm extremely glad that my hubby has now finished work and can relax - it's been 6 months since our holiday and I know he's feeling pretty burnt out.  Let's hope Xmas and New Year doesn't make us more frazzled!

So I just wanted to pop by before I snuggle up with my hubby for Xmas and wish you all a lovely time, I hope it's peaceful, relaxing and fun!  Thank you so much for reading my little blog, I've loved having all your comments.

Seeya next year!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Tusal - December 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho!

I made it to the end of the year of Tusals.  I looked at my little pot... and I thought... 'Is that all? For a whole year? Pathetic.'  But I think that is the nature of working on a big HAED and parking the stitches, you don't find yourself fastening off and cutting so much, you just keep going until the thread has run out.

This year I did something I have never done in my life.  I was in the mood to stitch a Pooh Bear design and I knew that I had started one a very long time ago.  I pulled it out.  I looked at it.  Then the pattern.  Then back at it.  I had gone wrong in more than one spot.  Then I looked at the fabric.  Quite grubby.  Then I looked at the back and saw the horror of threads going all over the place.  After that, I rifled through my fabric selection and pulled out a roughly the same size piece of cream Aida.

I started on this one all over again.  It feels cleaner, and neater and although the frog did come and visit me, I have fixed that now and it looks fine again.

So the colourful bits in the top of my jar this month are from the Tigger's Log.