Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A stitching ... and Knitting! finish


Yes, I have been stitching - just not a lot, because I've been knitting! ... I started Perennial Garden (The Drawn Thread) before Christmas sometime, but somehow lost my stitching mojo - I was originally going to do it for ebay, and I think that was why - I just couldn't be bothered. I have to say though, that I have stitched this maybe three times now, and it is still a delightful stitch - the flowers are fun to stitch up and it amazes every time how real they look - the detail is amazing!


and here is the knitting, one cricket vest :) This was going to be for Cameron (the red and blue are the rep team colours), but as I was knitting it I thought how much his best friend would want one too - so I waited until I'd finished to gage how much I'd want to knit another. As it turns out Cameron would rather have the stripes on the bottom band as well as the V neck, and really he could do with one size bigger - this fits fine, but a size bigger would probably do him two summers. So, anyway ... this is now for Curtis - and I've knitted the back and about a quarter of the front for Cameron's. I've got to say - hurray for one day cricket matches on the telly, it's perfect knitting watching - as much as I like knitting and used to do a lot of it, after stitching/embroidery for so long I find it really boring! LOL

... and how was our New Year? Well, lets just say my No.1 hate as a parent is pukie kids ... and we're now onto a week of it - I'm really really really hoping that Josh is definitely the last of us - we thought Josh and Cameron had had it earlier, but they either got it twice or had it mildly the first time and got it well and truly the last couple of days. Even I came down with it - which is unusual! We had the Royal in-law visit on Sunday ... which of course was the day DH came down with it - I was royally p***ed with him as he just disappeared into our bedroom/ensuite and never appeared again - leaving me with his oh so lovely parents (which is always hard work), not feeling so hot myself ... boy was I glad when they finally left - only good thing is I bet they won't be eager to see us for a while! LOL

I'm only going to set one January goal, and that is to sort out my stash and WIPs - until I do that I don't really know what I should be, could be, stitching. I started a new piece last night and as I was sorting through looking for the right threads, was quite distraught at what a mess it all is - so that definitely has to be my no.1 goal!

I think the sun is finally going to come out today, so hopefully I'll be able to get the well kids out to the park or something to clear the sickie cobwebs away - and get some washing out on the line!

Hope you all had a much better New Year celebration than me!

11 comments:

Carla said...

Oh man, that's my #1 hate as a parent as well. I hope it's well and truly done with you all. Hoping we are spared for a good while yet this winter. :)

Hope you have a better 2007 than it started. {hug}

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Maybe you all just got it out of the way early this year. Here's to clear sailing the rest of 2007, CJ

Margaret said...

Beautiful garden and vest! And yuck on pukey kids.

Karoline said...

I hope the family recovers soon. Congratulations on the vest and Perennial Border, it's lovely

my4blessings said...

That Perennial piece is still in my stash somewhere waiting to be started. I love the vest!

Hope your inlaw time is over. Must say that I have very discreet little pukers here, lol.

La Brodeuse brode said...

The Perenila Border is gorgeous, the vest is beautiful...
Have a beautiful creative new year...

Kathy said...

Wow that is lovely well done. Love the knitted cricket top, will have to do them for my boys one day when they are older lol.

Hugs & Stitches xxxxx

Vicki said...

Nice stitchy finish and great job on the vest. Ack on the in law visit! Hope you guys are all well soon. (((Hugs)))

StitchCat said...

Great looking vest...Happy New Year to you :)

Katrina said...

Hi Lisa, love the DT finish, thats definately going on my 2007 list, especially since you gave me the threads for it this time last year maybe? lol.

Hope the sunshine stays around for you, might clear away all those yucky bugs. Take care.

Sara Laughs said...

Sorry you all were sick! There is some nasty virus going around here too and I'm really hoping to avoid it!

The garden looks lovely. It's one I always want to stitch but I've never even gotten around to buying the pattern LOL! Nice vest too. You are multitalented!