7 Oct. 2007

I am still around



Hi everyone, we are all well again, I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes. We went on a little holiday to our beach house, we left home on the 26th of September and got back home on the 2nd of October. It was very quiet and peaceful, apart from having the children there hehe, and we did alot of nothing. DH developed a secondary infection from the flu and after visiting three different doctors in two days he finally started to get relief. He had a sinus infection and the antibiotics didn't really start to take effect until the third day.
We caught up with our neighbours down there, and are so fortunate, they are wonderful. They have three children, two boys, 10 and 8, and a daughter 6, and the play beautifully with our kids, but they also respect the fact that we are on holidays and do not let their kids over at our house very often.
As you can see by the pictures I have done some work on the Sampler Gameboard, I think I worked on this about three weeks ago. I have done other stitching, in fact I have been really naughty. While we were away I started Miribilia's Sleeping Beauty and Ink Circles Blackstone Fantasy Garden. I also kitted up Miribilia's Lady of the Mist and can't wait to make a start on it. Needless to say my rotation, which I think I have stuck with for about 3 rotations, has gone out the window. AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!! This week I have been concentrating on CdC and have stitched all of the circles along the bottom row and have begun going up the right hand side.
I have received my order from Karen at Dragonfly Dream. I ordered the JCS 2007 Ornament Issue and the beads for Lady of the Mist, and two charts, Just Nan's Christmas Peace and the embellishment pack, and Lynne Nicoletti's Fairy Tale Fortune Teller. I will try to take some pictures at some stage. I am waiting on some beads still from Karen, they are on back order and she said that I should have them in the coming week. Dee was interested to know what I thought of the JCS issue: I haven't had a really good look through it yet, but at a glance there are a few that I like, though I have only ever stitched on ornament before, stitching is finished, but it is not an ornament yet. Lindy wanted to see a finished picture of Reeds Stocking, it is a Shepherds Bush design Lindy, I hope the link works for you.
Last week, after we got home from our little break away, I worked three days in a row of my new hours. I was totally shattered on Friday night, not mentally, but physically, just from standing for so long. I am so not used to this work business, hopefully it is just a matter of time until my poor feet and legs get used to it again.
At the moment I am meant to be finishing an assignment for uni, it was due on the 4th of October, I am getting so slack with uni, everything seems to be running behind. I only have to do about another 700 words, including the conclusion. It is a sociology subject so rambling and waffling are permitted.
While we were away three of us turned another year older, and two of them were significant numbers. Caitlyn turned four on the 1st of October and Dh and I turned 40 aaaarrrrrgggghhh LOL five days apart with me being the older of us. Mine was the 30th of Sept and his was the 5th of Oct. He always tell people that I (meaning me) am 'five' older than him, deliberately not including the word days, and making people think, days, weeks, months, etc, sometimes he says decades, rotton fiend. No real news on the job front for DH there are a few that he is in the process of applying for.
I haven't got any more news this time around, I think this is long enough, just wish everyone happiness and lots of stitching.

33 comments:

Squazi said...

The gameboard is looking great. I think this another one to add to my wishlist.

Lynn said...

Sounds like you had an excellent holiday. Congrats on hitting the big 40!
I love your gameboard sampler. This is one I'd like to do at some point.

Dee said...

Happy birthday to all y'all!

Mine is next week --- the big 5-2!

Your stitching is beautiful. I love that pattern. I'm heading for a stash dive this afternoon. I finished my bookmark and need to get a new x-stitch project going!

Carla said...

Happy birthday to all three of you!!!
Gameboard sampler looks great!!

Barbara said...

Welcome back - and happy belated birthday! Sounds like you enjoyed some fine holidays and birthdays, too. :D

Ranae said...

Hi! Gameboard looks great.
I went shopping and almost bought the Fortune Teller to do for my 11 yr old. I plan on buying it online on sale though. I cant wait to see the progress on CDC. Glad to hear you had a great holiday, even though your DD was sick, hope iy all cleared up for him.
Happy Birthday to all of you's.

BeckySC said...

Gameboard is looking grwat :)
So glad you are back :)
A very Happy Belated Birthday wish to you :)
((hugs))

Kath said...

Happy Birthday to you and your Jen. Oh to be 40 again!!

Gameboard is looking great. Must dig mine out, haven't touched it for ages.

Those sinus infections are ighty sore, hope your DH is feeling better and that you all had a lovely break away.

Marita said...

Belated Happy Birthday.

Your stitching progress looks great. Such a beautiful pattern.

Sylvie said...

Great progress on your gameboard.

Happy belated Birthday :)

Carol said...

Happy Belated Birthday from me too!!! Glad you had a nice holiday :-) Your gameboard looks wonderful!

tkdchick said...

Glad to hear you all got away and had a chance to heal!

Your gameboard is looking lovely!

Nicole and Phil said...

You are making great progress on this piece....those stitches look very small to me! :)

Beatrice said...

Your game board look great.
Happy birthday to youuuuu!
Glad you had a good getaway!

KaLu said...

the gameboard is looking great! and i cant wait to see your next CdC update and your start on sleeping beauty

and happy belated bday to you hubby and caitlyn!

Emily said...

I love your sampler. It looks great!

Tannia said...

WOW! Birthday town at your place - many happy returns for all of the birthday family members :)

I hope you settle into the work thing soon Jo - I knwo what you mean though - after my little enforced holiday I am finding it tough...I am not physically prepared :)

Take it easy and drop me an email if you want some company during the day :)

Kathy A. said...

So glad to hear that everyone is healthy again. Your gameboard is gorgeous and is on my wishlist. Enjoy fortune teller. I have done two and they are big hits.
congratulations on your birthday. Each year is a gift.

Bliss said...

Congratulations on another year (& decade) older. LOL. 5 is a significan number in my relationship with DH too, but for different reasons. GLad u had a nice day

Michelle said...

Wow, you've been busy! Happy birthdays all around. Your gameboard is looking fabulous - can't wait to see photos of the new starts!

Cheryl said...

Gameboard looks great! Cant wait to see your new starts ;)
Happy (belated) Birthday! Im glad you had a nice holiday

Carto said...

Hey there!

Belated Birthday wishes to you and yours! Sorry I've been away so long. It looks as though I've got a lot of blog reading to catch up on! Love the stitching - great job as usual! x

Lelia said...

WOW. your gameboard is very nice. I have to re-think pulling mine out again : )

Kathy A. said...

The Book of Stitches is from Gift of Stitching August 2007. It is a fun stitch especially when you put things in the right place LOL

Von said...

Great stitching now with more to come! The more I see and hear about CdC, the more I think I'm going to have to stitch it. And then I found out last week that she lives just across town from me - amazing!! :D

Hazel said...

Love the sampler gameboard! I am trying this rotation I am doing just for one week - no pressure hehe. Then I might try a different rotation next week. Hope you get something sorted soon. xx

Squazi said...

You have been awarded the You Make Me Smile award. Thank you for making me smile.

Emily said...

Your gameboard is great!!

Lynn said...

Just wanted to let you know that I also awarded you the You Make Me Smile award!

Lili said...

Lol! Happy birthday to all of you! Libras are best: that's my kids' sign...
Nice job on DT sampler board. Funny to see where other stitchers start...
I have never been able to ever seriously think of contemplating of thinking of a rotation... Just have fun, Joanne! With all the things you do, your stitching should only be fun...
Lots of hugs,
Lili

KaLu said...

hi!!!
you were given by me! the "you make me smile award" *yay*

thank you for letting me spy on your blog and for your lovely comments on mine they are trully appreciated

Lelia said...

You have been awarded the You Make Me Smile award. Thank you for making me smile.

Chiloe said...

YOur WIP are amazing !!!

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch