Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Have decided I'm not dying (just...)

There seems to be some sort of lurgy going around just now. I'm not sure whether I caught it off my niece last weekend, or from a colleague at work, but for the last week I've been suffering with the mother and father of colds - NOT swine flu as I haven't been feverish in the slightest, but coughing, sneezing, bunged up and generally so miserable. Extremely frustrating, having had two days off work last week, I felt I had to go in yesterday, and I lasted until midday before my boss frog-marched me out of the office and sent me home again.

So I spent the weekend curled up on the sofa under a blanket and hot water bottle, indulging in an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition marathon on Home (I love Ty!) and stitching.

Here is the current project, a wall hanging from last month's World of Cross-Stitching magazine:

Here is how it looked on Saturday morning:
And here it is after two days of Ty!

It's an easy stitch, about all my brain can cope with at the moment. No backstitching, the white lines will be filled with dark grey. I think it's going to be a birthday present for a friend, who is currently in hospital. With a following wind, I should be able to get it finished by the end of the month, and then as the days are finally starting to lengthen, I may go back to Frederick the Literate, which I put aside over the winter as I couldn't cope with stitching on black.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

First Finish of 2010

Well, it's only been just over ten months since my last post... but here I am again, and with my first actual finish of the year - I Love Tea. Because I do! It's a kit I bought from the Historical Sampler Company, and I started it just before Christmas and finished it on Friday night. It was very simple to do, with its regular pattern, but I think it looks absolutely great and I can't wait to get it framed and hang it on my wall. Let me know what you think!

And now I need to decide what I'm going to do next! And maybe try and post a little more often.