Thursday 29 November 2012

Whoosh! and another month flies by

I am beginning to wonder if the time is going quicker as I get older or is it my imagination. No sooner is it the start of a month we are at the end of it or so it seems.  Next month will fly by no doubt , we have Caitlins 15th birthday to celebrate on Sunday and her brother Jack will be 18 a week today. My goodness it hardly seems possible that the baby I saw come into the world is now going to be 18.
A fine young man (although some may say I am slightly biased).
Sitting here I am coughing and spluttering ,Martin thought he would share his germs with me.He feels a little better so I am hoping this will not be hanging around for long.
After all the wet we have had recently it has been nice to see the big yellow duster in the sky. It has turned cold but I would rather it be like that. Martin has been out making wig wams in the garden . All our tender plants have been fleeced as we expect a frosty night. So watch out ,watch out Jack Frost is about ,he is after your fingers and toes.
I am a little premature in showing you this as it is not January yet, I did say the months fly by , but this is my latest finish. Sally and I are doing these Wordplay doorbells months. I am pleased by how this has turned out. Supposed to use rusty pins and bells but I wanted bright ones.
I have also finished my winter exchange piece for Needlecraft Haven but you will have a whole month to wait to see that as opening day isn't until the 31st of December.
I will be able to show you the christmas ornie exchange next time as the opening day for that is this Saturday.
Tomorrow I hope to feel like cleaning the house and having a de-clutter before the tree goes up ,maybe on Saturday. It will feel as if no sooner as it is up it is time to take it down . So the sooner it goes up the better as I do like to see it in all its splendour and it will have its few new ornies this year.
I was over in the parlour last night with the parlour maids and some stitched and some didn't .Here is my progress anyway a before and after.

 The colour of the fabric is more the lower pic. I think this will be pretty when finished almost half way.
 I have ordered a couple of charts that I could not resist so may be able to show those soon. I have also received this week the new Jane Austen knits ,but I do not think I shall bother with these anymore. Lovely to look at but not much I would knit .

 Talking of knitting I had some Malbrigo wool come this week .

The one on the left I could see a shawl draped over a piece of driftwood. I do like knitting with this wool. and maybe in the New Year I shall have a giveaway of a hank of this  wool,enough for you to make socks or a shawl, for those who arent knitters I shall have to think of something for you before then. So look out in the month of January.It will be a late blogaversary giveaway.
I had a lovely suprise this morning ,not a christmas present I was told!! How cute is this calendar ,sent by my friend Miss Julie. I have been so lucky in finding this family through Needlecraft Haven , so many lovely ladies on there.,but Julie is rather special and I know she will be blushing when she reads this. Thanks for being a friend Julie just wish we lived nearer. I have the book of these bears to knit,some of you may remember i made one from it for my bear collecting Mother in law,  so I am offering it to anyone who would like it as I now have a calendar from Julie to keep. It will have to be someone in the UK.Please reply to this post if you would like it. If more than one person wants it then I will choose a name from the sorting hat.
Well folks must away as a hungry man will be demanding dinner when he gets back with Ollie dog, and I would hate to disapoint.
Take care my friends and followers ,December is hovering around the corner !!
Thanks for comments and I shall talk to you again soon. Please excuse any grammatical errors as I won't have chance to check this.
Much love and hugs


Julie said...

Beautiful wool, it looks really soft. I'm so pleased the calendar arrived with you safely.
A lovely finish, they will be so get to see one a month.
Vintage Christmas is going nicely.
(Big get well soon hug) x

Mouse said...

awww hope you feel better soon ... love the word play and the colours on the wool are gorgeous .. I can't knit :(
well done on the sal too its looking lovely :)
take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx

Cath said...

Gorgeous stitching. I love the Christmas one , so pretty .X Take care and feel better soon .X

Solstitches said...

Your Wordplay door hanger is gorgeous Barb. I've been thinking about doing this series next year.
The Christmas sampler is very pretty and your new yarns are gorgeous.
Hope you feel better soon.

Michelle said...

Vintage Christmas is lovely Barb - hope you feel better soon x

Shirlee said...

Praying you feel better soon Barb! Your Vintage Christmas is coming along beautifully! Each time I see it, I want to start mine : )

Christine said...

Great finish on the wordplay Barb and Vintage Christmas is looking gorgeous.
Hope you feel better soon

Fee said...

Barb, your stitching is coming along beautifully. Lovely to have good friends, the bears look cute. Hunker down and soon it will be Spring!


Sally said...

Hope you are feeling better now Barb. Your January Wordplay looks gorgeous. Can't wait to start mine now!

Love how Vintage Christmas is looking. It is so pretty. I shall be in the parlour this Wednesday but with something different ( explained in my email!)

What a cute calendar from Julie! Looking forward to seeing you knit some of those up.

That wool is really pretty.


Heidi Kuijer said...

Here I am Barb with my dancing shoes on. Perhaps we really should slow dance if you are not feeling well. Hope you get better very soon. In the meantime, enjoy stitching and knitting. Love that wool!

As far as time passing...oh yes! It does go by faster each year. It seems 2012 just started and now I am going to have to get used to writing 2013 soon. Where did the year go???

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi ... your dancing partner!

Carin said...

Ohhh love your stitching !! Vintage christmas is so lovely.
I also love the yarn you have, beautiful colors.

Catherine said...

Hope you are feeling better!
Love your finish and stitches!

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