Sunday, 11 February 2018

Well! This is getting to be a bit of a habit!

Well what a busy stitching week I have had.  Watching flosstube and stitching is as good as it gets I think.  I love feeling like 'someone' is stitching with me (even if I am rather late to the party!)

This week has seen Positive Thinking getting a little (actually quite a lot) of TLC.  I had finished all of part one, some of part two and the words for part three. I can now confirm that ALL of part two is done as is ALL of part three. This was going to be my focus piece until either it was finished or I got bored.  However, as a Stitch Mayniac, I decided to do the Olympic Stitching Challenge which has different challenges for each day.

Positive Thinking SAL - Jardin Prive
Friday, for the Opening Ceremony was either a new start (NOOOOOOO!!!!!) or work on your most recent start.  I am pretty sure that the last thing I started was Lakeside Needlecraft's Under the Sea SAL. I actually didn't realise that it had been so long since I had started anything, other than the JCS ornies. That's impressive for me :)

Lakeside Needlecraft - Under the Sea SAL
Saturday was to stitch something with a winter theme.  Well in true Jo Perry fashion, I decided that Christmas is in winter and that I could therefore work on Oh Christmas Tree.  I am also going to work on this for the last challenge which is to work on a piece close to a finish.  I am hoping that it will actually get finished.  There is very little left to do - a bit to the bottom right where I couldn't be bothered to move the Q-Snap, the pot it is in and a bigger chunk on the lefthandside. (Justine, would you still like this one when it is finished?  There is hope!)

All Through the Night - Oh Christmas Tree
Sunday was Korean themed day.  Thankfully, the Korean flag has a lot of white - as does iStitch Advent SAL 2015. I am really happy to have got bands 8, 9, 10 and some of 11 stitched today.  I am going to go back to it in a minute and will hopefully get band 11 finished.  The photos are shocking! It stands out so much more in reality.

iStitch - Advent SAL 2015

Tomorrow is animal themed day.  I am going to work on Nature Patchwork which was gifted to me  a gazillion years ago and I used to work on when bathing the kids when they were little.  Well not so much when I was bathing them, more supervising the splashing.  Looking at it has given me a warm, fuzzy feeling...awwww.

In other news - Rachael had an interview for NCS on Monday. Well, it wasn't so much an interview as groupwork, interview, presentations and all sorts of activities.  She was complimented by 2 of the 'examiners' on her presentation skills and was offered the job the following morning.  That's the summer holidays taken care of then!!  


Shelly said...

I like stitching to Flosstube too. Keeps me company. Lots of nice stitching going on! I like everything you're working on. Nice to see you blogging a little again!

Justine said...

Wow this is becoming a habit! Well I love everything you're stitching and your shoehorning too. The Positive Thinking SAL is gorgeous. I am stitching HAEDs at the moment but I'm sure I could squeeze in a Christmas tree!
Congratulations to Rachael on her summer job!

Linda said...

Awesome progress on your projects Sharon. Congrats to Rachael.


Katie said...

Fantastic progress on everything. Congrats to Rachael!

Joysze said...

Gorgeous stitching, Sharon!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I also enjoy FlossTube, especially when I am watching with my shoehorn!!

I still stitch while the Small Boy is in the bath, it's so nice to know that I am not the only one to do that!

Love the Christmas Tree with all it's smaller motifs and the gorgeous iStitch sampler.

Congratulations to Rachel on her Summer job, hope it goes well.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A varied selection of stitching. I like how you were able to make it fit with the themed stitching.