Saturday 26 April 2008

March Ornament Finished

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:09 pm by knotsincotton

Okay, yesterday I decided to put the kibosh on feeling sorry for myself. It’s getting lame. It’s irritating and I get nothing done.  Yes, feeling sorry for yourself is indeed a full-time job. 😉 Did I also mention that feeling sorry for yourself doesn’t help? At all? Not one bit?

I finished the third Bride’s Tree Ornament – March (Good Wishes). Only one more and I am up to date with the SAL. It’s just as well because I have quite a few things lined up that need stitching. Feeling sorry for myself and getting very little stitching done did not stop me from doing some serious stash shopping, however. If I tell you how many orders I have placed over the past three weeks the nice gentlemen in white coats will come knock on the door looking for me! 

March Ornament

This morning I mailed out the first of my PIF’s. I didn’t want to send my PIF’s out when the whole PIF business took off because everyone was expecting theirs in the mail at any moment. So, I took the evil approach and decided to wait at least 3 months before mailing it out. Three months turned to six and six to nine. The recipients may have to brush a bit of dust off the packets!

Here are some pics from Rothenburg ob der Tauber that I visited in January with my mum. It’s a very pretty little town and is on the Romantische Straße. Enjoy!

Rothenburg

Rothenburg

Rothenburg

To see more photos (including the world’s largest Swiss Army Knife :mrgreen: ), click here.

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Tuesday 22 April 2008

February Ornament Finished

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:12 pm by knotsincotton

Another (super) short post. Just want to share the second Bride’s Tree Ornament – February (True Love). My apologies for the very bad pic!

February

Till next time!

Thursday 17 April 2008

January Ornament Finished

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:12 pm by knotsincotton

Here is my first Bride’s Tree Ornament – January (Protection).

Protection

I feel terrible (mentally and physically) so will keep this post very short.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all your kind comments – I love reading them! Hope you are all well and getting lots of stitching done.

Sunday 13 April 2008

‘Good Things’ Finished

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:00 pm by knotsincotton

I went to the doctor Friday morning (at the godless hour of quarter to seven in the morning, no less!) and got more bad news concerning my knee – it seems the lateral meniscus has torn as well. Oh joy. 😦 On Monday I’m going for a CAT scan and then the full extent of the damage to my knee will be clear. 

The doc I saw on Friday was an extremely nice guy (unlike most docs here) and the only complaint I have is that after he yanked, bent and twisted my leg I can hardly put weight on the knee. Hello again, Mr Painkillers! The whole business with my knee is really depressing me and I’m very irritable. (I have a nasty suspicion that it’s the painkillers making me so irritable – and they’re not exactly helping either.) The poor Good Husband has to tread very lightly around me and has been treading lightly since the accident. None of this is his fault, but he’s getting it anyway. Because of the knee I have very bad posture at the moment so as you can imagine my back, shoulders and left knee is now starting to give me hell as well.  Right, enough of feeling sorry for myself and boring you to tears with my real or/and imagined misery.

I finished  the Lizzie*Kate and it came out seriously cute on the Rose fabric. I’m thinking of turning it into a little zippered pouch for my friend to cart her scissors, measuring tape, etc around. (Says her, the great finisher of things… *rofl*) The brown/pink background fabric is what I want to use for the pouch – what do you think?

LK - Good Things

At long last I started on my Bride’s Tree ornaments. I started the January (Protection) ornament, but it’s not worth posting a pic of as I only have two sides of the little border done so far.  Soon I will shock and amaze the SAL group by actually posting a finish! 🙂

Dee asked whether the couple in the Venice pic is me and the Good Husband. Nope, it’s not. Besides the fact that they are both way too short, the Good Husband will never, ever, ever dress up and prance around where thousands of other people can gawk at him. (And, errm, me neither,of course!) :mrgreen:

Here are some pics from our trip to Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic) in January of this year. To see more you can click here.

Carlsbad

Carlsbad

Carlsbad

Sorry for the long post – got a bit carried away with moping and moaning. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday 7 April 2008

Snow!

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:40 pm by knotsincotton

Believe it or not, we had snow today! I suppose I don’t even have to mention that I was totally gobsmacked when I saw the snow coming down. Snow! In April! Weird… It was snowing for about three hours even though the sun was out and strange enough, it wasn’t all that cold. Well, now I’ve seen it all!

Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I didn’t get much stitching done this year. I have two finished pieces to share though. 🙂 I finished two more but, seeing as both are supposed to be surprises, I can’t share them now.

LHN

LHN – Colonial Dry Goods

Carousel

Carousel Charts – Love Ewe

This is what I’m working on at the mo – a small Lizzie*Kate called ‘Good Things’ and it’s going to be a gift for a stitchy buddy. I’m doing it on 25 count Rose over two so it has a nice chunky look.

LK - Good Things

When I’m done with this I have to start on my Bride’s Tree Ornaments. I should be able to finish Jan, Feb, Mar and April this month which will bring me up to date and I won’t have to keep hanging my head in shame.

Congratulations to the winners of the Margaret Sherry charts, whom I’ll be emailing shortly:

1. Judith

2. Sue

3. Chiloe

Here are some photos from our trip to Venice for the Carnival in February. To see some more, you can click here

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

That’s it for today. Hope everybody had a nice weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

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