Friday, 5 December 2008

Thank goodness for cross stitch!

I've come to the conclusion (yet again!!!) that I'm sometimes quite nuts when it comes to my stitchery. For instance, if I want to stitch something, but I have outstanding City & Guilds work to do, unless I'm going to get on with that work, I don't stitch, I do something else instead. Now that's mad as, often, my college works needs a lot of thought and even energy as I'm doing new stuff almost all the time, certainly always using my own designs and it takes a lot more than just relaxing with the 2 counted thread projects I have on the go at the mo. So, I decided that, esp. whilst I'm still recovering from the 'flu-like thing I've had, I can be a bit more sensible and get on with some of the others. After all, the whole thing is meant to be fun, not another thing in life where 'I ought to....' Man!

So, above you can see that I've added another 3 rows to the top of the band sampler last touched about 4 weeks ago and to the right here you can see a good half of the second bird added to the 'Goldfinches' cross stitch that I last worked on in late July! If I'm feeling up to it, I'll get on with C&G samples tomorrow and so on, but if not, I'm not going to fret about it anymore. Also, if I don't quite get my work done in time for the assessment session on the last Thursday before the winter break, I'm still going to take the full winter break and not work on college stuff over that fortnight. So there!!

Thanks for the well wishes, by the way. Susan, you're welcome to go stash shopping for me. Are you paying too???=)LOL!


JoWynn Johns said...

I've just started reading through your blog and I'm enjoying it very much. Beautiful work! And I see among the comments some mutual acquaintances.

Gwenddydd said...

This sampler is very nice.

Sharon said...

Elisabeth, Thank you for your kind comments on my blog, about the treasure box. I have so enjoyed looking at your blog. You are one very talented lady. Your work is gorgeous. I think you will like acrylics. I use them after developing an allergy to the oils. The only thing is they dry quickly so I use an extender, which gives me more time. I enjoyed your blog so much. Sharon

Chiasmata said...

Beautiful work on the band sampler, I love the delicate colours. Welcome back to the world of cross stitching, lol! :P

Jane said...

Have left you an award on my blog if you want to look Love Jane x