Tuesday 17 April 2012

Oh how true.

This saying is lol- however it will not put me off putting off until tomorrow things I should be doing today.
My latest finish! it is by Cherished Stitches, and is January , of course I had to put it in front of the clock!! I also have Feb,March these are the charts I ordered with the gift voucher I had from Jane for my birthday from Thread Bear. Here are the other two.
I also added a bit too and got this one as well as I liked it! Mind you when it arrived Martin liked it too ,so phew breath a sigh of relief.
So my friends I hope you are all well, I do feel better this week apart from being dopey ,(well a little more than normal) due to the painkillers kicking in. So long may it continue. Thankyou so much for the Ollie well wishes. He is recovering nicely or at least his foot is. I won't tell you how many times he needed to go out in the night and has "been"5 times this morning, just taken him round the block for his and my constitutional and he went again with blood in it. Oh not the vet again, I think I shall starve him the rest of the day and see what tonight and tomorrow brings. Cannot face another huge vet bill . Sorry just a little too much information there hmmm.He must have been desperate as he never goes out in the night and never goes in the garden for some reason. Had a visit from Kate dd this morning before collecting Jack from college to take him to the orthodontist .He has a new girlfriend and I think he was hoping his braces would be taken off his teeth today. Caitlin got an award this week at Air Cadets for outstanding sports person.Sam is away with the school for a few days, and was quite excited about going. He has to go see a consultant about his tonsils and adenoids being taken out he really needs it doing.Alfie is missing him . Ella is full of cold ,so I will not be seeing her until it has gone. So that is the family news. Now back to stitching, I stitched along with Sally last evening on Poor Robin, and this is where I have got to, I shall hope for a finish soon as it is not very big.I have not attached the nose yet but the face looked a bit odd without one.
You will have to excuse the crumpled fabric look on the wips I do not usually press them until they are finished,what do you ladies do ,press before you post a pic ? Next is tonights project the QD this is last weeks progress.
Gosh sitting here typing, this we are having the most horrendous hail storm, just minutes ago it was bright sunshine. Our poor little blackbirds will be shivering in the bushes. We were looking out at daddy blackbird feeding a baby this morning, when along came another- twins- but no triplets! he is being kept so busy, no sign of mummy perhaps she is off hatching another family.Sorry I digress !! Now Mrs Darcy is looking rather fine and tomorrow in the Parlour I shall be stitching letters for the verse. Oh I do like these Sampler Girl designs.
She has her bonnet securely tied on this week as I had forgotten to add her ribbons. Another lady who was very sick last week- she had to have her left leg amputated and her right foot. Martin came into the kitchen and said," You had better get back to Elizabeth,she is laying on her back in the lounge and she doesn't look too clever". Wondering what on earth he was talking about ,the penny dropped and I realised the last time he had seen Elizabeth she had 2 legs. So here is Elizabeth all better with two legs and feet,but still headless.
I do not know why but the fabrics show up much paler than they really are ,but it gives you some idea. I did start Rosey last week but not enough to show you yet. I also sent off a Rak to Michelle, we both like birdies and I thought of her when I saw this Shepherds Bush Kit , it is called Sweetheart and when I did it I thought it looked kind of lonely with one bird so I made it into triplets and added the buttons and houses etc.I am delighted that Michelle was both surprised and pleased so job done!
Here is the back.
I think for now that is all my news and it remains for me to say thankyou once again for coming to visit,and the comments which help brighten the day. I have left comments on blogs and then get a reply saying a new comment on whoevers blog with a little answer. How? do you do that!!! as I would love to answer sometimes.I now you can e mail on peoples blogs but how does it come up with the comment thing in the subject ,do I have to put it in each time.If that is gobbledegook on my part sorry. Brain is not functioning very well. Take care all keep well and also keep stitching . Oh one last thing if you have a kindle and want a book to read I can thoroughly recommend "The Girl who came home" a fictional account of an Irish girl who left with her aunt and 14 others from her village on the Titanic. I think it is only available on Kindle. Right off now to prepare dinner for the worker. Until next time ,hugs n stuff Barb x.


butterfly said...

Love your new stitch and charts, all your wips are looking lovely.

Heather said...

I love all of your stitching!!

If you want to reply to comments without having to go hunt up someone's email this is what you do.

When you receive the email notifying you of the comment you simply open it and hit reply. It took me forever to figure the out! I always wondered how people did that too! ;o)

Have a great day!


Michelle said...

Barb - I loved the RAK you sent me - its so me. Bless you. I also wondered how you replied to someones post so thanks to Heather I also know now too. Your WIPS are looking lovely. I very very lightly skim over mine before I post pics but I don't use a hoop always hold my pieces in my hands. Your Cherished Stitches charts I lovely - March is my favourite and on my 'to stitch' list. xx

Deb said...

Love your finish and those charts. I'v never seen them before. And you have some wonderful projects in progress.

Dawn said...

It is beautiful. I like the added birds and hearts. So soft looking.

Carin said...

You did some beautiful stitching. I love those feathered friend patterns, never seen them before.

Shirlee said...

Barb ... What a busy family time it is for you! I hope Ollie gets better & I'm glad your painkillers are kicking in. They sure are a lifesaver sometimes, aren't they. I love all your WIPs & finishes & of course I had to rush to 123-Stitch to order the Feathered Friends (Jan/Feb/March) which I never even knew existed! Thanks for posting those : )

Barbi said...

Well isn't it wonderful that Elizabeth can now go out dancing..however she still can't see her partner..hmm that might be a good thing. lol! All you're stitching is lovely and that SB is fantastic! It's always so nice to come over and visit. I hope that everything stays good with Ollie, I have my fingers crossed for you...I know how expensive vet bills can be.
In order for you to reply to comments they have to come into your emial box...do you have it set up for that..or do you just read them off of here...send me an email and I can walk you thru it..if you do get them in your email box already you just have to reply to the email as you would with any other email.
Did I completely confuse you?

Ellen said...

Love your "Janurary" pillow, looking forward to the other two!

Enjoying your wips progresses especially SB's designs. Love that beautiful RAK!


Lisa V said...

Gorgeous stitching on your WIP's and others.
I watched a doco on tv regarding the Irish 14 group, it was very interesting and sad!

Christine said...

All of these pieces are beautiful! I love the colors in all of them.

Hope the dog feels better.

Thank you for the tip on the book

Christine said...

I was going to put off writing this reply till tomorrow Barb, but I thought the better of it :D
Beautiful Wips, and I love the RAK you sent Michelle. I do hope poor Elizabeth gets a head soon, a pair of hands probably wouldn't go amiss either ;)
I have my blog set to email me every time there is a new comment, and I just reply to the emails

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching Barb. Your finish is gorgeous and I like those new charts you have. Glad you are all on the mend.

Sally said...

Awww poor Ollie. I hope he gets better soon and doesn't need lots of visits to the vets again.

Lovely gift for Michelle. I love how you've added more birds and the bird houses.

Your WIPs are coming along nicely. Poor Robin is looking so sweet.

I get my comments emailed to me then I can moderate them and reply to them if needs be :)

Take care {{{hugs}}}

Anne said...

Pretty January pillow!! I love the clock that you have behind it too! Gorgeous progress on your WIP's!! I hope Ollie will be okay. Pretty pillow you made for Michelle! Those little buttons are adorable!!

jane said...

I love those Cherished Stitches charts, haven't seen those before, glad you got something lovely :-)
I hope Ollie is better soon, he certainly seems to be suffering recently.
Love all your stitching - some lovely work there, I do love to see it.

Julie said...

Such a lovely post, beautiful pillow for Michelle and the new charts are so adorable.

I hope Ollie is feeling much better and the family too.

I have my blogger posts emailed to me so that i can press reply and answer directly to a certain person from their comment when i read it in my inbox.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your finish! You've got some great new stash to work away on there!

Elisa said...

Wow I am so behind with my blog reading, what a delight to behold on your blog, great stitching and a lovely RAK for Michelle too. xx

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