Wednesday 13 November 2013

Disasters,a Dilema and Developments

What a title . Not a disaster really , but a little bit of a mishap,you may remember I have been stitching along with the UFO ladies on Needlecraft Haven. We stitch on Saturday whilst Strictly come dancing is on , Julie is in charge of us and has her trusty Mr Stick to beat us with when we fall behind. Only joking he is a pussycat really. Anyway back to the disaster ,took Quaker Diamonds out of the bag and the chart but where were the threads? In the bin that sits by my chair and was emptied into the outside bin and then my the dustmen,or so I believe! As it is stitched with Valdini threads I really couldn't substitute with something else. So now a dilema, do I abandon the piece so near the finish, or do I bite the bullet and order more threads.Martin said it would have been a shame not to finish it so he paid for more threads for me. So the Development of the title is this.
So although they were out of stock of 2 of them I can still stitch along on Saturday. The strictly crew will be in Blackpool this week , the town where I was born ......years ago. Can I just before I forget,thankyou for the comments last post, mother in law is doing fine, and has agreed to now have hot meals delivered to her 5 days a week.So at least we know she is bothering to eat. I also see I have a few more followers so hello and welcome , hope you enjoy your visit.
Last week stitching wise I finished Patience .
This week I started Wisdom, not done a lot as I broke off after a while as I have to get an exchange piece done ,still quite a lot to do on that as this is my third attempt at stitching it. Grrrr!! I think at last I have cracked it ,but now I am running out of time. Anyway start on Wisdom.
Sally and I are really loving these sheep, I have signed up for the new LHN series Calendar Girls. On the Jardin Prive sal I am a little behind both Sally and Julie but I did pick up something that will be used to hang it from.
Sorry it is a bit wrinkled ,but here is the hanger for it.
Now onto Wednesdays which I host in the parlour. This is last weeks progress on The Mystery by LHN
I shall be stitching on this again tonight.
Not a lot more to share with you this week, I am hoping that Andrea will get her Drawn Thread chart from the US this week ,as it is 9days since it was shipped. So pleased you liked the ornament for Tina with the coffin. She still has it on display I hear. We had the Kate and her family and Jacks Girlfriend Katie over for dinner yesterday ,it seems like it is going to be a regular Tuesday thing. I certainly wouldn't want to do it everyday. Kate works on Tuesday and after school they all come here and she gets here a couple of hours later accompanied by Jack after Uni and Katie after work. It saves her having to cook as Iain is away on Tuesdays and usually over night . He does travel some miles. Graeme &Sue came last Friday as they had a day off and Ella was at school . I made homemade soup with rolls and they had a slice of fruit cake I had made . It was lovely to see them . I feel very blessed having my family call to see us.
I have been out in the garden and taken a few pics , so shall share them with you. 
I love this plant when it is in flower, I like it too when it is not. I have a hydrangea in full bloom ,wonder how long it will last when the frost hits us.
Last week I mowed the grass ,bit wet really but it is done and so I took a pic of the fennel which is over now but it adds a bit of height.

Fireworks in the garden me thinks. I can see this stitched hmmmm. Well folks must leave you and see if I can get dinner sorted before Martin gets home and we go out with Ollie. 
Results from bloods due on Friday. Also have to go and have x ray as Dr thinks I may have Osteoporosis as I have been suffering with my back the last few weeks, I have shrunk not only through loss of weight ,hopefully 3stone by Christmas, he thinks I may have crush damage. Deep joy if it is not one thing it is another. So perhaps I should add diagnosis on the end of the title !!
So my dears whatever is happening in your world I hope it is all good and if not I hope it will pass. 
Take care much love 


Vickie said...

So glad you will be finishing Quaker Diamonds, I love it.

butterfly said...

You have been busy on the stitching front Barb. Every thing looks beautiful.

Great photos.

Hope your back gets better soon nothing worse.

Gone very cold here did you get a frost last night we did. Hugs.

Jane said...

Oh dear Barb, that was unlucky but so pleased you're not going to abandon the project, it's so pretty and you've done so much, hopefully you will be able to make use of the extra threads and use them for something else!
All your other projects are lovely too especially the little monthly sheep.
Glad to hear MIL is making good progress and hope your news is good too, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
Hugs to Ollie xxx

cucki said...

Oh dear I hope you feel better soon...
Sweet stitching...I love it so much...
Sending you big hugs x

Catherine said...

I hope you feel better soon! Lovely stitches ~ so glad you received more threads for the Quaker piece ~ it is very pretty!

marly said...

Oh my. Glad you got more threads! When someone comments on how beautiful it is, you will have a story to tell. Hope all goes well.

Simply Victoria said...

Quakers is much too pretty to scrap. Good you are finishing it. Hope your back feels better soon.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Yyou need to finish it Barb, it's beautiful. I don't have those threads but ask on NH if anyone has spares or knows of where to get discontinued ones.

That's a gorgeous hanger - I need one for my Welcome RR

Mylene said...

Beautiful stitching updates and what lovelies still in your's been already bare for a while now due to strong winds on and off and rain.

Mouse said...

awww glad you can get it finished ... I was born in Blackpool too of the tower fame gorgeous stitching as always , perfect hanger too and I have a fatsia (sp) plant in flower now too ...
hope the results ain't too good and way to go on the weight loss too :) love mouse xxxxxx

Christine said...

I hope the Dr can sort out your back ache Barb.
Great stitching as always, I'm glad you managed to get replacement threads for the quaker.
I love that hanger, it will really set the stitching off nicely.
I'm off out into the garden now to show the picture of your fatsia to mine, and tell it to buck it's ideas up ;D

Shirlee said...

Praying that you feel better soon Barb! Loved seeing all the photos. I haven't stitched yet with Valdani threads but I understand they are beautiful. Perhaps I will ask Santa for some : )

Julie said...

What a great hanger for the Positive Thinking SAL, it's perfect and looks so very French too.
I'm so pleased you managed to get some more threads for QD, it's going to be stunning when finished.
The little sheepie looks lovely with his little heart button.
Hope the news at the dr's is good today for you.
Much love xxx

Andrea said...

Indeed I have the chart and have had a good look. I'm going to try and get things kitted up over the Christmas break from work.
Love the hanger, so pretty. It would of been such a shame not to finish your QD, after all of that work you put in.
Take care, hope there is good news from the doctors.

Kate said...

Hope the news from the Doctor is good Barb & congrats on the weight loss.
I'm so pleased you are continuing with QD it's such a beautiful piece. Fabulous hanger you have for your French SAL, it's lovely to see so many of us are stitching this.
Take care

Michelle said...

Well done on the weight loss my friend - and I hope you feel better soon. Lovely photos and that hanger is so pretty x

Carol said...

Oh, what a shame about the threads, Barb--I know it must have been expensive to replace them. But, you couldn't abandon that beautiful piece, could you?

So sorry to hear about your back problems... I already have a diagnosis of osteoporosis and have shrunk almost an inch. I only hope and pray that I don't get as bad as my grandma and mother--oh they had a terrible time with theirs.

Lovely stitching and flower pics--amazed that your hydrangea is still blooming. All is dead over here as we had our first snowfall on Monday!

Sharon said...

Hi Barb! I'm new to your blog. Not sure how I stumbled on to it but so glad I did! Because of you, I ordered Quaker Diamonds! Happy you are going to finish it! I am envious of all you do get stitched!

Tina said...

Fabulous flowers,it's so nice to see them still blooming,oh dear,about the threads but so glad you havnt abandoned it.
Well done you! On your weight loss,it's not easy I know,it's just finding the right way for you,hope Drs results are good news.
Love your LHN it's coming on fab,the hanger you have found is just right love it!
The sheepies are so cute.
Take dare xxxxx

Sally said...

All your stitching is looking gorgeous Barb. Love the hanger you've chosen for the Jardin Prive. I want to finish mine as a bell pull rather than getting it framed so will be on the look out for something.

I hope your back is easing off now and you're feeling much better.

So glad you decided to replace the Valdini threads. It's such a pretty piece and it would be a shame not to finish it.

Hugs xxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm glad you replaced the threads, it's a beautiful piece.

Hazel said...

So many lovely projects Barb. It has been lovely catching up with all your posts. xx

Charlene ♥ NC said...

Your diamonds are beautiful, so you HAD to get more threads. Mine came with balls of Valdani, and hopefully they are still there LoL. Your sheep are so adorable, too. Rearranging my blog list and realized I had not 'seen' you in a while. Hope the diagnosis is better than you expect. Be well!

Carin said...

What a lot of stitching you have done !!! I have to go back and work on the LHn sheep as well ;-) Because I also orderd the new series calendar girls.

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