10 Jul. 2007

Time for an Update.



Last Friday saw the end of my rotation for The Castle.

I stitched all of the bushes that needed finishing and made a start on the castle. Teresa is quite the genius when she works out her blends. I love the way they look. But I don't know that I will ever stitch another of her designs even though there are a few that I do like. But then you never know, we can all change our minds, can't we.






On the week-end I made a start on Ink Circles Cirque des Cercles. I am stitching it on 28ct Navy Jobelan with Dinky Dyes silk in Desert Sand. Here is a picture. The fabric looks more purple in this photo and I think IRL the threads are a richer colour. Never mind, still gives all of you an idea of what it looks like. I am loving the silks they are so soft and pleasant to stitch with.

I would like to thank all of you for your support in my decision to concentrate on my studies and appreciate that you will still look forward to seeing my progress on my wips.

Hubby has a job interview on Monday for the position of Chief Finance Officer for a major sporting association in Melbourne. At this stage any job would be good. I grew up in Melbourne, but have not lived there for 10 years now, and I would prefer to be in the country. But we have to go where the jobs are for hubby.

We are all fine and into the second week of term break, finding care for the two littlies has been interesting. Wednesday last week Luke actually looked after them with strict instructions to 'actually' watch them, and not get engrossed in television shows or the computer, which he is inclined to do, as I suppose all 12 year olds do. He did a great job and was extremely pleased when he received $20 for his work. I would never let him do this if we were not so close. Hubby and I made phone calls at different times of the day to make sure they were all okay and Luke knows all of our contact numbers, and we could be home in less than five minutes. This Wednesday a girlfriend of mine has offered to have Joel and Caitlyn and Luke was disappointed as he would not get paid again. Oh well Luke, you can always help Mum with the house work.

I had better go now and hopefully get closer to finishing my long over due assignment, 700 words to go, including conclussion of about 500 words and which I generally find easy to write. Happy stitching everyone and stay safe.

19 comments:

Marita said...

Good luck getting your assignment finished. I find my 32 year old husband still gets distracted by TV /computer and forgets to watch the little ones. So I reckon Luke is doing pretty good.

cathymk said...

The castle is looking beautiful!! As is Cirque. I love your colour combination of purple and desert sand - very pretty indeed!

Barbara said...

Beautiful projects you have going! I'll look forward to seeing more!

Good luck with everything - I'll keep my fingers crossed for your hubby's job possibility, though I am with you in that I'd prefer to live in the countryside.

tkdchick said...

Your Castle is looking great! I've set mine aside for the time being.

Cirque des Cirques is going to be a stunner!

Cheryl said...

Oooh i love your CdC start! Love the colours you have chosen. It looks great so far...maybe it'll inspire me to work on mine some more!

Itching To Stitch said...

Your pieces look wonderful ;)

Karoline said...

Great progress on your wips, they look lovely

Ranae said...

Love the colors and great start on CDC. I dont think I've seen The Castle, but looks great anyway.

Mary Ann said...

Your WIP's are beautiful!! I look forward to future updates on them.

Lynn said...

Good start to your CdC! I recently tried working with some silks and I love them too! In fact I just received Dinky Dyes Blossoms which I'm itching to start! Your castle is awesome. I hope you still have a little time to stitch in between your assignment. Good luck to you and to your hubby as well!

Dee said...

The Castle really is coming along.

Good luck to your DH on his job interview. A sporting assoc. job sounds very interesting.

Dawn said...

Castle looks great! The blends are a pain but it is well worth it in the end:)

Congrats to Luke for watching the younger ones:)

Sam said...

Both projects look great - lovely colours for CDC :o)

Michelle said...

Good luck with your assignment - we'll still be here for you! I love your start on CdC - it is beautiful! Your Castle is coming along well also!

Mandy said...

Oh Jo, it is great to see Cirque with those colours. The navy fabric is great with the lovely golds (I know it is not that purple!) Great start - keep going strong.

Happy stitching!

Mylene said...

Both progress are looking good.
Goodluck with everything.

Beatrice said...

Your Castle is looking great.
I know what you mean,a TW is not an easy stitch but I am loving it...Call me crazy!
Good luck to your Hubby and your assignment.

Kathy said...

Lovely work on the castle. I have been watching the group of you as you stitch. I did a small piece of TW and said "never again" well "Maybe never again" Good luck with all your family endeavors

BeckySC said...

Castle is looking so good! WOW!!

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch