Well, I still have a problem with the blue underlining. Will have to contact Barbara of Mainely Stitching again. I accidentally deleted one photo and now I am okay. Will try to add the photo after I finish writing my blog today.
We survived our week with the grandchildren. As the week went on, it got much better. We were starting to develop a routine. The children had a wonderful holiday and are back into parenting mode full time. Seems they really missed their children and could hardly wait to get home. They say, next time, they are taking the children with them on holidays.
Yesterday, I got to spend the afternoon with my friend Dani. We were not as chatty as we usually were but we were heavy into our stitching. Dani gifted me with this gorgeous scissor fob - stitched over one. It is just the most beautiful thing and it adorns my scissors already.Front
Here is my progress on Mirabilia's Winter Holiday. I know, it still looks like a brown blob. Maybe someday soon, it will look like a dress or some such.
And out of the deepest, darkest place in my stitching bag, I pulled out this old friend. I backstitched Noddy, his friends and the car. I finished the half stitches at the bottom of this page. When I actually take the time to stitch on this, it goes very quickly as it is on 14 count aida and the color changes are not too crazy. My aim is to have this entire piece finished by the time I return from Arizona at the end of April.
During this last week, I painted Jack's bedroom. His quilt is in place, the curtains are hung and the decals are on the wall. He is very happy with his CAT machine room. Today is his 4th birthday. I also painted the ensuite bathroom for the grown up children. This week I will paint the master bedroom and then their entire house will be painted.
We are hoping to spend some time with our friends and then we fly back to Arizona on Friday. It will be nice to be warm again. The forecast here for this week is -17C to -20C. That Arizona sunshine is gonna feel good.
Well, I'm off to post to the Mirabilia blog. Take care all and happy stitching.