Saturday, May 31, 2008

Two to go

First of all I want to say a big thank you to everyone who left comments and well wishes on my last post, it means a lot to know I have so much support from the cyber community to aid in my recovery. Each day I feel a little stronger and am accomplishing more things so I know it won't be long before I'm up to speed again.

I'm still marching on with the cross stitch and am determined to finish it this week. I think it was Liz who asked how many kitties left, well after the last post there was three, but I'm pleased to say since then another has been born so it's now down to two.

If you have been reading my blog since the beginning of this project you might remember the reason for my renewed interest in cross stitch. After my Mum sadly passed away I inherited these two boxes full of half completed cross stitch pieces I decided at the time that I would set about trying to finish them for her, but when it came to it I just couldn't bring myself to pick one up. When I came across my own cross stitch UFO I decided that would be the perfect warm up, giving me sometime to get used to the idea of and work up to the task of picking up those pieces that Mum had already worked on.

This morning I grabbed one of the boxes from the shelf and have picked out one of her kits to finish. Although I won't be starting it until the kitties are done I thought I'd share a preview. Just in the one box I heaved down there are more than 10 unfinished pieces all in various stages of completion, so I've gone for the one that is furthest along the road to being finished. This is what I will be working on next.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Back and stitching again

Wow I can't believe that it's been about 6 weeks since I last posted, that's pretty unheard of for me. I won't bore you/gross you out with all the details but I've been unexpectedly ill, leading to a short hospital stay and an operation.

I'm on the mend now and getting back to normal, actually most things are back to normal now, work, looking after MIL etc and getting back to stitching and online pursuits are really the last thing for me to catch up on. I have tonnes of unread emails and blogs so I think it will take me a fair while to catch up but I'll get there.

I've done almost no stitching the last few weeks, to be honest I haven't felt a lot like doing anything much. Over the last few days I've finally picked up the needle again and have been working on the cross stitch. Ok perhaps not the most exciting of things but at least it's a start...hopefully the more creative stitching will start flowing again soon. In the meantime I will leave you with the cross stitch progress and the new kitties. It feels good to be back in blogland!