12 Dec. 2007

A Finish.

WOOHOO a finish!!! This is The Drawn Thread's There's No Place Like Home. It is stitched on fabric from R and R Reproductions, I am unsure of the color or count of the fabric using the called for threads, DMC and Needle Neccesities. I changed the flag on the flag pole in the last picture from stitching to a little Australian Flag button.

Next is an update of CdC by Ink Circles.


I don't know what the diagonal line in the photo is (going from top right corner down) it is not there in real life!!! The picture is washed out due to the flash, but the coloring on the top is pretty close.

I am currently working on my second block of VOHRH, block 11 which is the school house. I have another new start, Fouroaks Designs A Love Song, another BAP, oh well!!!

Hubby and I did most of our Christmas shopping yesterday with Joel and Caitlyn with us, and I left my purse at home. We first went around the aisles and discussed what we would buy, then hubby took the kids elsewhere and waited for me to contact him by our walkie talkies. I would leave the shopping trolley somewhere nearby and we would change over, with hubby taking the shopping through the register while I took the kids to the car. We managed this manouvre three times in all!!!

Last Saturday it was my break-up party for work, but I was not able to attend as I had double booked myself. So where else did I go, to see the live production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. It was truly amazing, and so much better than the movie. I went with my three sisters, my Mum and two friends of my sisters. We all had a wonderful time and one of my sisters lives around half and hour out of Melbourne and another sister organised a christmas surprise by ordering a limousine to take us all into the city. WOW, we all had the best time, sis also bought two bottles of champagne for us all to share, even though she doesn't drink.

Hubby has just been offered a position in south west Victorian. He is also in the running for a position in a town which is about an hour from here. He has been able to negotiate a slightly better salary package with the first position and if nothing comes from the second one, he will accept the first one, are you confused yet? Even though there is a short fall we will be able to manage. He had the interview for this last Friday and when the interview was finished he was told to go and enrol his children into the preferred schools. It has been horrible trying not to get our hopes up too high, but feeling rather confident with the comment that was made.

Thank you everyone for your comments and for your patience during my not so frequent blogging. This I will 'try' to rectify and post updates more frequently.

I hope you are all well and getting lots of stitching done.

23 comments:

Allie said...

Congratulations on completing No Place Like Home it is a gorgeous piece of stitching.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that your DHs job offers turn out well for you & the family.

Carol said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish!

Abi said...

No Place Like Home looks wonderful! What floss are you using for CDC?

Barbara said...

Your DT finish is gorgeous! And I really love your CdC progress - amazing colors!

A live production of Priscilla?? I am SO jealous! It must've been amazing.

Good luck to your DH with his employment negotiations.

Sylvie said...

Congratulations on your finish

Marita said...

Congratulations on your finish.

Sounds like you had a good night out going to see Priscilla.

Keeping fingers crossed that the job you'd prefer comes through.

Jenna said...

Great finish! Your Cirque des Cercles is coming along nicely, as well. Congratulations to your hubby on the first job offer and good luck on getting the second, as well!

Ranae said...

You posted!!Yippee!!
Congrats on the NPLH, that is going on my list for sure.
CDC is looking so good.
Good Luck! to your DH.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on such a great finish! Excellent idea of changing the flag to an Australian flag button. Your CdC is looking really good and you are making such great progress.

cathymk said...

Congratulations to Hubby! Thats fabulous news.

I just love No place like home, a splendid finish indeed and your Cirques is looking just gorgeous!

Dee said...

Pretty stitching on both projects. Glad to hear there is good news on the job.

Do you prefer one place over the other?

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your finish! Your CdC is looking awesome!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing No Place like home, it's lovely. I hope everything works out with your DH's job situation.

Carla said...

Beautiful finish!!! And CdC is looking wonderful!
Good luck to your husband on his second job offer, and congratulations for getting offered the first one.

Mindi said...

Gorgeous finish, and CDC is looking wonderful.

Bliss said...

A blog full of news! Lovely finish, beautiful progress on CdeC & what fun with shopping. I beaded until I ran out of women in my family to bead for.

Good success with the job scene, whichever options you finally take. I'll keep you in my thoughts while you pack.

Jenn said...

Congratulations on you finish. CdC is cming along nicely. keep it up!

Kathy A. said...

What wonderful progress you are making on Cirque. And congratulations on your big finish!!
I can just picture you and hubby co-ordinating your shopping trip. It makes me laugh. Great idea though.

tkdchick said...

Glad to see you blogging again! Hopefully your hubby's work situation will be settled soon!

Congrats on your finish... CDC looks great!

Lynn said...

Glad to see you back again! Congrats on your latest happy dance! It looks fantastic and I love how you put in the little flag button.
That's amazing how you manage to get Christmas gifts bought with the kids in tow! You have a good system going there.
CdC looks very pretty. Love the colours.
Good luck to your DH with his employment propects. Hope everything works out.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Congrats on No place like home, it came out great and CdC is looking good as well. So glad your husband will be able to choose from the best of two offers. Looking forward to another update soon.

Sharon said...

Lovely finish! congrats. CdC is moving along nicely! I hope your DH gets the job he wants-good luck!

KaLu said...

congratulations on finishing "no place like home" it looks beautiful! i hope I can start my CdC too soon!

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch