Sunday, 27 March 2011

A Couple of Cards

I haven't really been stitching much since my winter fob finish, but I have been making a few cards.

I've also been doing a little bit of knitting, which I'm going to auction off once it's finished towards a charity. I'm hoping to do that every couple of months and send the money to a different charity each time.

So I'm off now to do a bit of stitching, I signed up yesterday to take part in a bookmark exchange over on Facebook
which I'm looking forward to.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Winter Fob Finish

Lizzie Kate Winter Fob Kit with scissors
Stitched on 28 ct fabric with WDW and DMC threads

Started 12/03/11 and finished 17/03/11

I really enjoyed stitching this piece. I will get it finished into a fob at some stage before the Winter, but for the time being it's going into the finishing folder.

I'm not sure what to start next, but it's going to be something small and quick to keep me in the mood.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

A New Start

This is how far I got last night on the Lizzie Kate fob kit I bought myself for Christmas and these cute little scissors were included. I ordered the WDW threads from DSL and they arrived on Friday. I also needed 3 DMC's and of course I don't have them, otherwise this would be finished tonight. I'll get them at the craft shop tomorrow when I'm out and then I fancy sitting down after dinner and doing nothing but stitching.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

ABC, 123, ATC

I actually took part last month in an ATC group swap. The design was given to us in either cross stitch or blackwork. I decided to do the cross stitch one and I've stitched it in yellow in Satin DMC.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Haven't Been Around For Personal Reasons

It has been a very sad year for me so far this year. My Grandad, always a healthy man, has been in and out of hospital due to catheter blockages and the fact that the home haven't been caring for him properly.

The hospital looked after him well enough in January, sent him back to the home and less than 24 hours later he was back in hospital because they couldn't cope with him. This is where he stayed, basically dying due to lack of care. All they were interested in was getting the bed back.

Mine is the yellow posie

We managed to get him into a hospice and they were appalled at the state the hospital had sent him in, his catheter was blocked, he was in terrible pain and as a result he was very poorly. The following day he died of septicemia (blood poisoning) :( We were told that had he gone to the hospice home a week or even a few days earlier he would probably still be alive because they would have done a blood transfusion.

RAF Spitfire from my Cousin

His funeral was on Wednesday. It was a lovely cold, sunny day and the service went well. Marion was such a brave little girl, she's going to miss him a lot, as am I.

I am going to go and do a little stitching now and perhaps get back to some normality from now on.