Friday, August 10, 2007

To the person trying to grab this blog's password

Don't. I may not be adding to this blog but that doesn't mean that it is dead. I'm just having a hiatus, getting my life in order and having a well deserved holiday in Italy. Once I get my head straight I will start blogging again. Of course having just gained a place on a part-time MBA course might mean that the going will be slow for a while.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Out of Hospital

I'm out of hospital but I'm still not back at work. It's giving me a chance to catch up with lots of stitching and knitting. Last night I went to meet up with the City Knitty crowd which was a really good night out and I did some knitting there because the City Cafe is too dark for stitching. I'm spending my afternoons in the Beanscene at Haymarket where I can stitch and watch the world go by in a really relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. With all the time I have to spend on stitching I'm catching on the schedule for the "Rose" cross stitch, but with all the aggravation, I am so far behind that there is no way it will be finished by the deadline. I hope my friend doesn't mind her birthday present being late.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Temporary Break

Due to Jan being in hospital there is a temporary break in service. We hope to restore this service as soon as possible.

Rathgild's Husband

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Grand Prix

I'm making another attempt to watch the motor racing and stitching at the same time. It doesn't help that I have the live timing running on the laptop next to me. This of course is the same screen that everyone in the pit lane gets to see so my husband finds it funny when I say a driver has gone into the pits and then a few seconds later the one of the commentators repeats what I've said.

I'll let you know how I get on.


It was great motor racing - really exciting, first time ever that there was rain on race day in Hungary, first time in over a year that there had been a race in wet conditions, so it kind of levelled the field a bit, lots of really close racing, and at the end Jenson Button finally won his first race in F1.

On the stitching front, however, I think I managed FOUR WHOLE CROSS STITCHES. Yes that's four actual crosses of floss on the linen fabric in two hours. Motor racing and stitching do not it seems mix.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

August Goal

Notice the singular in the title. I have one goal this month, which is to complete the arch, the flowers and the front of the skirt of "Rose". I need to have this finished by the end of September so it's full steam ahead.

I'm also still waiting for the materials list of the Chatelaine Online Class which is due to start on the 1st September so I can start shopping for fabric, floss etc (that's the smell of my credit card melting).

But at the moment I'm in the must keep stitching mode and I have all day every day to work on projects as there is still no news as to when I will be allowed back to work.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

I'm an idiot

I thought that it might be a good idea to do some stitching whilst the German Grand Prix was on. Wrong! I now have to unpick the pitifully small bit of stitching that I managed because I can't count threads and lust after beautiful red Ferraris at the same time. It still looks as though it will be weeks rather than days before I'll be allowed back to work so it's not as though I don't have the time to get this completed.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


I managed a huge amount of stitching on "Rose" today, I've completed her hair and I've started work on the flowers that she is reaching up to. I still need to complete her other arm but I keep putting it off as there are fiddly half and three-quarter stitches. Of course, the bit of the arch I'm stitching is fiddly because there are lots of colour changes, but once I'm past the flowers it should get easier (I hope). I'm getting to the point where this is the ony piece I'm stitching, purely because of the limited timescale I have to finish this piece. Hopefully there will be a materials list for the new Chatelaine design soon so that I can start shopping.