Monday, 16 February 2015

A bit of flitting...


Well another week/weekend has flown past  - and I can't even blame a busy schedule on 
the speed at which the week passed. I spent much of it lying on the sofa trying to recover 
from a cold/cough that has been hanging around for 4 weeks now. Still, looking on the 
bright side, a mum at football told me she had had a cold this winter that lasted 8 weeks, so 
at least I'm half way!!

I don't know about you but when I'm not feeling well I struggle to concentrate on
 anything - I guess most people feel the same. However, I did manage to read Pompeii by 
Richard Harris which I enjoyed.

I made some slight headway on my Me to You Tatty Ted cross stitch. As you can see from this earlier post I have been stitching this teddy for some time. I have finished all the main
 stitches and I am now onto the outline  - but oh boy it does take some concentration 
and I just didn't feel up to more than a couple of hours on this.

So I decided to flit to another cross stitch project
 (yes, I confess to having many, if not countless WIPs!).
This is an extra special project as younger son bought this for me for Christmas 2013 - 
he and a friend visited our local yarn/craft store and chose this kit especially because he 
knows how much I love the sea.

But I was shocked by my untidy mess of threads - it's a good job
 this isn't a big project with lots of threads. 

So a bit of cardboard (from an empty packet of dish washer tablets) was sought 
and order soon restored - ahhhh....................

 then I realised the blue thread for the sky was missing, served me right for being so 
disorganized with my threads in the first place!

And then I found it, safely stored on Tatty Ted's thread holder!

and I was properly organised! 

I'm delighted to say I made great progress with this project....

..and finished it on Saturday. I love the colours. 

I haven't quite decided what I am going to do with it - I might make 
a little wall hanging or I may get it framed properly as it is extra special.

Elder son has been home this weekend - always a great treat. 
We had a lovely walk on Friday in Bradgate Park - one of my favourite parks particularly
 on  a quiet day, and I thought a bit of fresh air would do me some good. This park can
 be heaving with people on high days and holidays and is definitely to be avoided
 on Boxing Day!

Of course our walk was rewarded with a light lunch for me and a 'not quite 
so light' lunch for son at the tea shop. 

And just to finish off my photo flitting - look at these delicious 
cupcakes my daughter's friend made - aren't they fantastic?

Wishing you a great week, and possibly half term!