Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Making a start

I made a start on Jack's sampler a few days ago, but had to wait until I had some colour on there to be able to take a picture worth taking - cream on cream really wasn't going to show up too well! I have taken the same approach as I did with Megan's - I am going to stitch the border as I go so I don't have to do it all at the end. This one has little boats in the border and it's going to look very cute. This one also has two stuffed toys to cuddle and the blanket has more colours in it, so it's going to look quite different from Megan's. I am looking forward to having them both side by side when this one is finished though.

I have also been a busy little bunny on behalf of my mum. At the weekend, during our weekly phone conversation, I helped her to set up her own blog. She's been stitching for over 10 years now and has a fair bit of work to show. I think it's also going to help her to keep her stitching going, as this blog has helped me. She's Making Time To Stitch on my blog roll if anyone is interested in having a look.

Now that the warmer weather is coming and we've had a couple of nicer days, my enthusiasm for cleaning seems to have kicked in. If we have a nice day, I feel like I should be getting the washing machine on, dusting, etc. I even went as far as cleaning the windows this week - am I mad? :P

In the past couple of weeks, hubby and I have seriously contemplated moving towards the country. It is something that has been at the back of our minds for some time now, but this is the most we have thought about it. In the end, after all the excitement, we decided the time isn't right for us. So, to try and get it out of our systems, we are going to re-arrange the house a little bit and have a huge clear out of anything we don't need. We're looking at moving the lounge into the dining area and the dining area to where the lounge is. This will mean that the lounge is away from the front of the house but closer to Little Miss's room. Not sure how well it will work, what with the summer looming and Little Miss having her bedroom door open to keep it cool in her room, but we'll see how it goes. If it doesn't work, we'll just swap it back and we haven't really lost anything.

Anyway, thst's it from me for now - I'm heading off to catch up on reading all of your wonderful blogs. Happy stitching!


  1. Lovely progess on your sampler. Good luck with the clearing out. I am going to pop over and look at your mum's blog. Looking forward to seeing what she has been stitchng.

  2. Ooh Jack's sampler is well on it's way. I can't wait to see the difference in both designs with the little boats and different colours.

    I must be mad too as I feel the need to clean when the warmer weather is here. Particulary my bed sheets all the time. :-) You are not alone.

    I remember you speaking about moving closer to the country not long ago, I am glad you are staying put in the meantime. Changing the house around is going to make you feel good and I can't wait to see the changes.

  3. Great start on Jacks sampler. Just checked your Mums blog, what a sweet design she is doing.
    Good luck with all your cleaning.

  4. Thanks for your lovely comments, as always, ladies :D I might see if I can take piccies of the rooms before we switch them around - we'll see how we go ;)

    Thanks also for visiting my mum's blog and making some lovely comments on there too. I'm sure she'll be chuffed next time she takes a look :D