Friday, 5 December 2008

Busy week..... little stitching!

I have done very little sewing so far this week as I have been very busy!!! Monday night was our Parent Support group meeting at school, when we got back I managed just a small bit of cottage stitching. Tuesday night was Christmas Tree sorting and decorating, which took a while so again just a little bit of roof was done later in the evening. Here are some tree pictures... very difficult to capture on a photo but it does look pretty. Need to hurry up with the cottage I have picked a spot for it to go near the top.... will aim to finish it this weekend!
Wednesday night I met up with my friend Stacey and we had a drink and a good gossip, so no stitching what so ever.
Thursday night I went Christmas shopping again as M&S had a 20% off day and I wanted a new coat/jacket I had seen there. It is lovely - bright pink..... will have to take a picture when I wear it! The queues were bad so it took longer than expected, when I returned I did some of mom's gift stitching. Here is the progress on this -



It is a pretty red rose to go in a compact mirror.... I must work hard on this but I am finding it slow going as it is on very small count material! Again I aim to finish over the weekend!
We were supposed to be back at the school tonight to help with the production set painting... but I am so tired of not being at home this week.... and I have been very busy at work that we have decided to give it a miss. Also Becky is unwell, she has the cold that Laura had last week. I do feel gulity about not going to help as they rely on us as so few others get involved.... but we can only do so much. So instead I want to have a nice "stitching in front of my new TV night".
I am abandoning my rota for December also and will just stitch on whatever I feel like....... I may even start Pirates Creed. Stuart has ordered me some stuff for Christmas from Sewandso...... how exciting... can't wait to see what he picked (I did give him a rough idea of what I may like!!!)
Well now I better go and feed Marshall he is hanging around wondering when his tea is coming.
Have a happy stitching weekend....
Ginnie x

10 comments:

Gaynor said...

I sometimes think our families need at least three of us...
I hope you manage to get some stitching done soon...and the tree looks beautiful.
I cant wait to get ours up but have too wait until living room is decorated...one wall done hehe.

Lucy said...

Hi Ginnie...thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I love your stitching...Henry is fabulous!

Daffycat said...

This time of year we can get so overscheduled. You are wise to take time for yourself. Do not feel guilty.

The compact will be a lovely present!

Julie said...

Your tree looks lovely.

Nice rose too, i have a magnifier from Sew and So that clips onto the frame for the smaller count fabrics (old eyes, tired eyes LOL)

Mylene said...

Lovely x'mas tree!

Hope your daughter feels better real soon.

Tammy said...

The tree looks wonderful--the rose will be so pretty too. Yep, we all feel the pull in so many directions, don't we?

Cindy F. said...

Ginnie, your tree is BEAUTIFUL!!
Your rose compact is going to be incredible! Great idea!!

Angelcat said...

Your christmas tree looks wonderful! Love your festive blog header too :) I hope you manage to find some more stitching time this week.

stitcherw said...

Your tree looks lovely, as is the rose you're working on. Your earlier picture of the house looked great. It will be so cute finished, quite a bit of work assembling it though it seems. Henry is coming along nicely as well. Sorry to hear that Becky is now feeling unwell, hopefully she's better soon.
Sue

becca said...

Your tree looks beautiful! Hope your daughter is feel better soon.