Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Getting There!

Time has run away with me again and I realised it's over 2 weeks since my last post.
We've been decorating our hall and stairs in that time, well I should say DH has and I've been trying to stay out of his way so we don't end up coming to blows lol. I must say he's done a brilliant job and we are just waiting for the carpet to be fitted now, which is being done tomorrow. I love the smell of new carpet, am I strange? No, don't answer that lol.
On the stitching front I pulled out the Papillon mystery sal from last year, How Does Your Garden Grow. When I last stitched on this I'd just finished part 5, and I'm now stitching part 10! I took this pic after finishing part 9 at the weekend. Parts 6-9 seem to have stitched up very quickly, but these last few ones seem quite a bit more involved with lots of new stitches, so I'm thinking it's going to go slower now to the end.

I also picked up Cabin for a couple of days and did a tiny bit on it. The last time I worked on it it didn't go well and I ended up frustrated and with a headache which put me off, so I decided I needed to try again and see if it needed to go away for a while. I'm pleased to say it went okay this time and although I didn't manage much I enjoyed what I did, so I think it will be coming out again tomorrow for the sal with Sally and Claire and I might carry on with it for the HAED blog sal on Thursday. I'll post an update pic of it next time.
And talking of SAL's, I'm starting another at Easter hopefully, and another HAED one at that lol. Last week Claire rak'd me with the gorgeous QS Rae by Hannah Disney. I just love her colours, so bright and cheerful, so made a deal with myself that if I can finish HDYGG by Easter I'm going to start her. So then I decided I needed company and had to corrupt some other stitching friends lol. I think I've convinced Claire and Sally to join with Jasmine Beckett-Griffiths' TT Purple Dragon and Dawn with Molly Harrison's Pink. We're not doing anything structured, just using it as an excuse for a new start really lol. I know I need another HAED wip like a hole in the head, but hey, who cares!
Til next time, hope the stitching bug keeps spreading! x

10 comments:

Doris said...

the papillon design look great.

stitchinfiend said...

That is looking just gorgeous. The colours are so fresh looking.

Good luck with your new start. I know that I am resisting starting another HAED. I have several kitted up but cannot see a slot open yet for one.

Brigitte said...

Nice progress picture of the Papillon.
Looking forward to seeing pictures of your HAED start. I'm still thinking about starting one but I'm still undecided.

Karan said...

Great progress on Papillon - lovely colours. Will look forward to seeing the new HAED start. :0)

Wendy said...

The papillon is looking great! I can't wait to see your start on your HAED.

Sally said...

Your Pap SAL is looking beautiful Lisa. You will have it finished in no time!

I'm looking forward to my new start! Beyond My Heart is finished so I feel I can allow myself now! I picked out all the colours for Purple Dragon and they are the most gorgeous array of colours:)

jane said...

Lovely work Lisa - the colours are great ! Are you going to be doing the new SAL?

Stitchingranny said...

Oh I just love the colours you are using for the PC SAL. You are about at the same stage as me now - yes I must get on and finish it though heaven knows when and I have just downloaded the first part of the new one lol.

Bev said...

stitching and decorating just doesnt work, will be glad when i get all my house finished, the papillon design is stunning

Angela said...

The colours are gorgeous.