Friday, February 09, 2007

WIP, a Finish and Family Chat

Linen and Lace all finished! Once I picked this up again I got quite enthused about it, and managed lots of stitching the last couple of days to get it all finished - as with all Drawn Thread charts - it is so pretty, and as always a fun stitch with the different speciality stitches. I've lost the heart somewhere - it came with the kit, and having transported this one back and forth to work a few times, I think it must have slipped out somewhere - not the end of the world, but annoying!


The Drawn Thread - Linen and Lace
Stitched on Kiwi Illusions Merino, Lugana 32ct
Started end of 2006, finished February 8, 2007
Ashley's vine of roses are finished :) ... I was a good girl and stuck to my rotation on Monday and Tuesday - which also happened to be good stitching days/evenings - and I got the top part with all the roses all finished. I might just finish this in the next couple of weeks!


Mummmm - don't be so grumpy all the time ...

... and why wouldn't I be, wouldn't you be? This is a photo taken after biggest son had come home from his couple of hours at school, then left again to meet his friends - he couldn't see the problem? Ummm your bedroom is bad enough, now you're obviously undressing as you walk into it and leaving the mess as you go? This is SUCH a typical image of him at the moment, I couldn't resist taking a snap of it ;)

Today was to be my first day of everyone back at school, the younger four went back to primary school on Wednesday, today is the first whole day for David at high school. But it's not to be, tragically, two of the school's classrooms were destroyed by fire early this morning, so primary school children all have the day off. They'd just started the year to finally having most of the building and renovation work finished at the school, including the administration block all being redone - apparently that has been damaged in the fire too. I really feel for the teachers who must have had all their resources in those classrooms - you can rebuild walls, but not notes and books.

I'll go to work an hour later (I usually leave an hour before school finishes and David Jnr babysits when they all arrive home - so I need to wait until he comes home), I think I'll take the kids to the pools for an hour or two before work, it's been pretty hot here (although not so bad today), the pools should be quite empty with all the other schools open!

Needleroll SAL this weekend - as I've been looking/sorting through all my charts etc I found a Kiwi design I'd forgotten I had - Paua Shell by Cherry Parker - I've got the speciality threads I need in with the design, so I think I will stitch that. Life is unbelievably not so busy for me right now and I'm loving the extra stitching time its giving me!

11 comments:

KarenV said...

Linen and Lace is gorgeous - congratulations! And Ashley's Roses is coming along beautifully too :)

Floss said...

I heard the news on the radio this morning and wondered if it was your school. What an awful thing to have happened - and I hear one of the teachers was only beginning. Hope things are back to normal as fast as possible.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

L&L is fantastic! Congrats on the finish.

Carol said...

What a gorgeous finish - congratulations!!! And your Ashley's Roses is not too far behind now!

Rowyn said...

Congrats - Linen & Lace is gorgeous, and wow Ashley's Roses is stitching up fast!

Mel in Dubai said...

Linen and Lace is beautiful! Congratulations on the finish. I quite like The Drawn Thread - working on An Open Heart myself at the moment.

I had to smile about your eldest son - my almost 12yo is the same :) I'm always tripping over shoes and finding socks and various other garments scattered about the place. He has a laundry hamper in his room and yet his clothes are always on the floor where he's taken them off!

MiPa said...

Linen and Lace is gorgeous! Congratulations on the finish. Ashley's Roses are coming along beautifully as well. You amaze me at how quickly you stitch!

Carla said...

I love the colors in Linen and Lace...it's beautiful!! Ashley's Roses is coming along very nice :)

Gill said...

Linen & Lace looks beautiful - grats on the finish! Ashley is looking really pretty too!

Karoline said...

Linen and Lace is gorgeous, congratulations. Ashley is looking lovely as well

StitchCat said...

Linen and Lace is lovely. Sorry to hear about the school...I saw it on the news. My son is the same with the 'step out of the clothes' attitude. Im told it passes in time :)