Thursday, July 23, 2009

A finish and a WIP


Last night I finished my Celestial Bookmark, only I am going to frame it as it is too big and nice to use as a bookmark lol.


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I also finished part three of Rene's Hardanger class this afternoon. The next step is the actual cutting. Not sure whether I am looking forward to that part lol.
I also started another bookmark last night for Rene. I didn't join the bookmark exchange as there was an even number of people taking part so Rene said she would do a one to one exchange with me so I can get to do an exchange lol.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Castles in the Air-update


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I decided to finally get Castles in the Air out and get part 3 started and hopefully I will be able to finish it before part 4 comes out! I am really enjoying this as I love doing speciality stitches. I am not stitching as much as I could lately. I just don't feel like stitching a lot of the time but once I start stitching, then I am fine. Guess most stitchers get like that at times.

I am feeling pretty excited at the moment as well as we have just bid on a house. Don't know whether we will get it or not.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Freebie finished


I finished Carlas freebie. The photo is crap as my scanner wont work and my camera is crappy as well, need to get a new one lol. I used purples instead of blue and used Kreinik for the words and blending filament with the cotton for the snowflake. Thank you Carla for giving it to the group!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Celestial bookmark

Today I decided to take a break from pig projects and work on my bookmark.


Actually, for a bookmark it is very big. The dimensions are 30 wide x 120 high. And most of the area is solid stitching. I put my scissors next to it so you can get some idea how big it is. I love stitched bookmarks and when I was looking for a bookmark, I found I had hardly any let alone many stitched. I left my most favourite one at Colins mum's so I guess I won't be seeing it again. Being a prolific reader, one can never have too many bookmarks, but in my case, not enough!

Colin cooked the dinner today as I am still feeling sore, but getting there.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Our area was flooded

Pictures and story curtesy of Hastings Observer online

(I live just around the corner and luckily on a hill!)

Date: 07 July 2009 By Richard Morris

After weeks of scorching sun the heavens finally opened this morning - flooding parts of Hastings and leaving cars in St Leonards submerged in pools of water. Storms hit 1066 Country at just after 1am this morning and have not let up since. Blackman Avenue was one of a host of roads closed off by the time locals left for work, with fire crews battling to clear water which had flooded at the end near Battle Road. In fact, as our exclusive pictures show, parts of Hollington were left as much as five foot underwater, with cars wrecked, gardens ruined, homes flooded and bins bobbing on the water. Elsewhere, parents were told St Paul's School had been forced to close after it was a struck by lightning, causing the electrics to short circuit. And, students on their way to Filsham Valley School were diverted across the South Saxons Wetlands in order to get to lessons because of severe flooding which left the entire school field under water. Emergency services said they were inundated with calls. Mark O'Brien, of the local fire service, said: "We were called out two hours ago because of flooding in Blackman Avenue and Hollington Old Lane. "We have received a number of calls about flooding across town with properties and road affected. "In Hollington Old Lane there has been severe flooding due to the rainfall last night. A number of residents are staying in their properties and are cut off by flood water. "They are in no immediate danger and are being asked to go to the upper part of their homes where it is safe. "Water has not entered the houses and we are working hard to make sure it does not. "There is forecast to be further rain today." He said nine homes in Hollington Old Lane had been affected and two in Blackman Avenue, adding: "The flood water is running towards Stonehouse Drive where around 20 properties have been affected." He said the area had flooded because a storm drain had not been able to cope with the high level of rainfall, adding: "We have got emergency equipment and teams on standby to rescue residents in case the water level rises."
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Monday, July 06, 2009



Rene started her online hardanger class today and this is my first part completed. The photo isnt that good as the light from the scanner bounced off the light material. I really enjoyed doing it, so much so that I got my Castles in the Air SAL out and started part three. Just what I needed to get back into stitching.

Apparently, some of you think I have stopped blogging on my day to day blog where there hasnt been any updates in google reader. I have been blogging but for some reason, the feeds are not going through. Alternatively you can add this blog which is exactly the same as my other's a back up lol and on Blogger. What can I say? I like blogging lol.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

On the road to recovery

Last Tuesday, I had my gallbladder removed. I'm doing well, just very sore. I'm very bored though as it is so hard just sitting or laying around lol. I was so bored yesterday that I signed up for Club Pogo lol. Also been playing lots of World of Warcraft online lol.
Sod's law that we have been having a heatwave while I've been stuck inside.............mind you, not a bad thing I guess as I dont want to get burnt.
Oh yeah, been Twittering and on Facebook a lot, also learnt how to make the most out of my Nokia E71, including how to upload piccys straight from my mobile to Nokia Ovi and Twitpic etc.................I feel like a darn geek now lol.