Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wow, Has It Been That Long?

I thought I was doing well with approx weekly posts, then I don't know what happened, didn't realise it's been almost 3 weeks since my last post, sorry (blush)! lol
But I'm pleased to say I do have progress to show on three of my wips, and even a happy dance!!!My Personalised Sampler seems to be really starting to take shape now and last time I stitched on it I finished page 2! I'm really hoping that if I can stitch about a page a month on this then I might actually have a BAP finish in about 18 months hehe.
I'm still loving stitching on my HAED Alisha QS. The colours are so bright and cheerful and I'm really happy with the way I'm stitching her now. I'd love to be able to finish this page before the end of the year, and again, I'm dreaming of a finish on her in about 18 months like PS lol.
Spooky is finally getting somewhere as well and I'm aiming to try to get this finished this month if at all possible before I start LHN Winter Whites for the winter SAL I'm doing with Sally, Chris, Lesleyanne and Claire. I spend 2 nights a week on this and the first night I never enjoy but the second I do for some reason, strange I know.
And finally my happy dance. Sock Monkey is finished!!!! If Erin hadn't loved this ornament so much it would have been binned long ago lol. I've found it SO boring to stitch for some reason and then had to frog some on Sun that I'd stitched right at the beginning. I thought I'd finish it Sunday, but actually ended up having to do more during the day yesterday and then spent all night on it last night before it was finally done. I've changed it from the model by using different colours for the hat as I wanted it to be more christmassy, and because of that I bought different mitten buttons as well. I also realised last night I couldn't remember how to do french knots (hate them with a passion lol) so after working it out and doing the two that had to be done, I decided against the ones on the background lol. I'm actually really pleased with how it's turned out though and Erin was so excited when she saw it this morning so it was worth it in the end. Not sure how I'm going to finish it just yet, but will come up with something and finish it along with ABC Christmas one day this month.
We went away in our caravan for a few days over half-term, but unfortunately Erin had been ill before we went and then DH and I came down with the same thing while we were away. It started as a sore throat and then turned into a head cold, followed by aching and then finally it seems to move down to the chest and leave you with a hacking cough and struggling to breathe. Lovely! So been feeling really sorry for myself this past few days. Just hoping that the worst is over and I'll start to feel better soon. I think Erin is on the mend now and isn't coughing much at all, but DH and I still have a way to go.
And finally for some really bad news... Sally and I were talking on MSN last week about our stash and spending etc, and I stupidly suggested we both go on the wagon for 3 months til 1st Feb so we can stitch some of our stash and save some money over xmas etc. And what's even worse, Sally agreed with me!!! So we are now firmly superglued onto the stash wagon and already I've had to make my wish list longer lol. Seriously though, it won't do me any harm and I have so many things I'd like to start in the next few months so it will be good not to add to that list as well.
Thanks so much to everyone who visits and takes the time to leave me a comment, it really brightens my day. I'm off now to go try to catch up on some blog reading and commenting myself before I start cooking tea. I am way behind with us being away and being ill, bit I'll catch up eventually.


Hazel said...

Hope you're feeling better. Lovely wips and finish. x

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finish. I find the smaller the pattern the harder they are lol. Lovely progress on your wips. Good luck with your stash wagon.

Vonna said...

I need to get myself firmly glued on a stash wagon LOL :)
I love your sock monkey finish...I'm really thinking about that one for an ornament for a couple of brand new nephews!
I love your WIPS and your HAED is super!

jane said...

Lovely finish Lisa, look forward to seeing how you finish the ornament. Your HAED is lovely, grat colours.
I hope you are feeling better now, sucha shame to be ill when you are on holiday.
Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog and good luck staying on that stash wagon.

Anonymous said...

lovely finish, look forward to see how you finish sock monkey
your wips are coming along beautifully, hope you're feeling better

Karan said...

Hope you all feel much better soon (((((hugs))))).
Those WIP's are all growing nicely... am sure you will have no problem in finishing PS. Cute finish. :0)

Sally said...

Wow you're making brilliant progress Lisa. Love how ALisha is coming along. She's so pretty.

Congratulations on finishing the sock monkey!

We can do this stash wagon thing; I know we can! Lol

Hope you are feeling much better {{{hugs}}}

Brigitte said...

That's a cute little finish. Congratulations.
Nice progress on all your WIPs.