Saturday, November 04, 2017

A WIP and two new starts

I had hoped to have done another blog post well before now, but for several weeks I didn’t get to do any stitching and have only picked it up again recently. We had an unexpected trip back to Dubai, which was really lovely. Colin had business to do at the office and it was good to be able to check over the apartment. We flew out on our 35th wedding anniversary and celebrated at Heathrow airport with champagne and food at the Seafood and Caviar Bar. On landing at Dubai early in the morning we checked into a hotel for the rest of the day and an overnight stay before going on to the apartment. Several days after returning to the UK I came down with a really bad chest and cough and felt very unwell for a couple of weeks and as much as I longed to stitch I didn’t feel well enough. 

I have now finally finished stitching the house on Home of a Needleworker (Too). It seems to have taken ages so I’m happy to see that part finished.  

I’ll be putting this aside for a little while so that I can catch up on a couple of new starts since my last post. Both are for Matthew son number two. This is Labyrinth - A Magic Dance, an instant download chart from Cloudsfactory.

My second new start is a mini cushion by Sheena Rogers Designs. I’ve always wanted to stitch one of these mini cushions and thought Sugar Skulls would be perfect for Matthew as he has recently celebrated his 30th birthday in Mexico, and spent the day of his birthday at the festival of the Day of the Dead. Really enjoying watching this grow. I’m stitching it on the Aida that came in the kit. I never stitch on Aida but as the design is full coverage I thought I would use it.

I won’t be stitching at all next week as Colin and I will be in London. While there we will be meeting up with our two boys and daughter-in-law Nic to have a belated birthday meal for Matthew’s 30th. Very excited about that as it’s been a year since the last time we were all together at the same time.

Hope to be back soon with more stitchy updates. :)

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