DH is away but family came over here for dinner last night. Pizza and chocolate cake from the cheesecake shop. Leftovers for lunch today!
These three were started last year, then not touched until recently.
1. That Kind of Stitcher
|That Kind of Stitcher|
That Kind of Stitcher - CherryWood Design Studios
32ct Calypso Linen
WDW - Chestnut, Watermelon Punch
GAST - Kiwi, Orange Marmalade
2. Peppermint Twist
Peppermint Twist - LHN
30ct Natural Linen
3. The Merry Skater
|The Merry Skater|
The Merry Skater - LHN
32ct Tumbleweed Linen
It doesn't feel like I've done much stitching since my last post. I missed the March IHSW - Saturday was kids sport, DS's last cricket game in the morning and DD's first netball game of the 'winter' season in the afternoon. It was a rare hot sunny day (no rain) and I got too much sun and didn't drink enough water so ended up dehydrated and not good for much on the sunday. Yes, I do know better and I was careless so I belonged in the naughty corner. Especially as during DD's netball game they had a drinks break half way through every 15min quarter and we were using water spray bottles to help keep them cool.
RenovationsI've been talking about getting my kitchen redone for years and kept putting it off. It's about 30 years old and DH has fixed the oven, the dishwasher leaks, the built in microwave is dying, benches are narrow and the gas cooktop is crowded in a corner, etc, etc. But, last year DH pointed out that the tiles are cracked and lifed in places and loose in others and we needed to retile. Well, that's a huge job, the kitchen is open plan and the tiles go from the entrance hallway, kitchen, meals, laundry, main bathroom, another hallway. Did I mention all these tiles are marble? So, recently I got a friend (award winning kitchen designer) to come and do up some plans. If I'm going to renovate I'm going to go the whole hog! So, we are doing kitchen, laundry, all three bathrooms (the bathrooms are in original condition so the renovation is overdue). Also, knocking out some internal brick walls and changing doorways. The only rooms untouched in the plans are the kids bedrooms. We might have to move out for a few weeks!
My friend is coming back soon with the plans and samples (and costs -gulp).
It's school holiday for the next 2 weeks, so more stitching time. I've finished 5 of last years starts so I've added a new chart to my WIP list - Purrrrr Like You Mean It. First, I'm trying to finish Zoe's Sampler.
I'll draw a winner from my Easter draw tomorrow but now it's back to the chocolate and some stitching later.