Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Too busy for much stitching

So, I haven't got too much further on the hardanger cushion cover as yet as I've just been too busy of late with being more or less away all weekend and also dealing with all the E-bay auction stuff. I've just listed a few more cosmetic items and the first of a whole load of stitching magazines, the rest of which will go up on Thursday, all being well. Link to the listings is here. There have also been quite a number of threads re-listed, including a few dozen Gentle Arts Sampler Threads, so if you're building up your collection, please do buy some from me! I sold 79 items recently and have been dealing with sending those out today, but still have a lot more to go, so I hope......

Anyway, still haven't got the band sampler finished up as, there I was, happily stitching away on the edging and then realised that I'd got the whole thing the wrong way around and will need to unpick it and start again. No, it can't be avoided.=( I also still can't get the colours to show well on the hardanger piece. Last time they showed a little on the full sized photo, as Wanda found out, but not true to the real thing at all! The photo showed them much more peach than they really are and a good deal paler. DH knows a lot about photography, so I'll ask his help in taking the final shot, but I got a bit more to show by taking it at this odd angle!!

Wanda mentioned about our prep for the move etc and that we must be doing more than I'm letting on here. Well, DH is working hard to get enough money in to last us at least a year (maybe a good bit longer, we'll see), the flights, storage room and trip to London to get the visas are booked and paid for. We're also in the process of getting any medical stuff that needs doing taken care of, ie dental work and I must get my eyes tested etc too. Other than that and trying to sell stuff, there's not much more we can do at this point. Most things are just enquiries and research ie what flats/apartments are like and how much they are, how we can send some of our stuff on by carrier etc.

Hope I'll have time for more soon, but I can't think when....

6 comments:

Doris said...

the hardanger look beautiful.
i hope all the preparations go forward well.Take care.

Wanda said...

The piece is beautiful. I hate it when something has to be ripped out but know that there are those times when "fudging" just won't cut it! It sounds like you are burning up the street between your home and the post office. Well, I guess that's what having a sale is all about! Hope you find time to breathe every once in a while!!

Von said...

Hope all your preparations for moving are progressing smoothly, Elisabeth! Looking forward to hearing more as you're able to give us the details. :)

Lory said...

That is so beautiful!!!!

Thanks for dropping by. :):):)

Sparklyjools said...

Beautiful hardanger. Hope it's all going well and you're selling lots!
Jules

Sparklyjools said...

Hi, me again! Sorry the Touchbase idea may not work out with the timings. Re OCA I've decided to go back to basics and begin with drawing, as it's the backbone of everything. I have in my mind to do painting and textiles, but let's see how we go, that's a way off yet! Hope all is going well - have you got anything left?! Do keep in touch. Jules x

 
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