Friday, 23 April 2010

Friday, April 23rd 2010

I have been enjoying my week at home stitching and catching up on movies. I have made alot of progress on my fairy and now all her feathers are stitched. The colours are so pretty and vibrant, I love admiring them. Next I will be starting to stitch her legs.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel for us regarding our honeymoon now since flights to Europe have resumed once again and we will be on our way there on Tuesday, yay! I am planning on visiting if I can find them that is, a few cross stitch shops overseas. :-)

Monday, 19 April 2010

Monday 19th of April 2010

I am sadly not on my honeymoon as yet, as the volvano eruption has caused major havoc. My husband and I were supposed to leave on Friday the 16th of April and it is now Monday the 19th and we are still stuck in Melbourne. :-( I couldn't believe the bad timing of it all and now it's just a waiting game to see this week when they will let us fly.
I just have to keep telling myself that there are worst things in life. It's just so frustrating when we have both taken all this time off from work and now we are just sitting home twiddling our thumbs. It was my first trip overseas so it was very exciting so when we found out we weren't going it was a major anti-climax.

Anyway, onto a lighter note. It's given me time to sit back and relax with Matilda and get some stitching done on my feather fairy at least. I spring cleaned the house with my very helpful Mother who spent the day with me last Thursday and did countless amounts of washing and ironing so everything in the house is done. Not much to do at all. I also did clean out our fridge so I guess I should go and stock up a bit on food until we know we are heading off. I've decided to just take an extra week off work and extend our holiday.
We also bought a new camera to take overseas with us a few days before we were to go away so that's excting. I can now take exciting new pics of my cross stitch. My last camera didn't take very good up close shots of my cross stitch.

In my hand luggage I put together a little cross stitch to take with me on the plane. I put everthing I needed in a little plastic bag so the security guy could see through it. If they discard my needle so be it, but it really is so tiny. I've put some extra needles in my luggage incase they do discard it so then I can stitch on my travels. We have lots of train travel to come.

I now might go and have a shower and sit down to do some stitching.

Happy stitching xx

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

April 6th 2010

I had a lovely Easter mini break but a very busy one at that. Adrian and I caught up with quite a few of our friends and we had a family lunch at my parents house on Sunday and then a family dinner at the night time at Adrian's parents house. So needless to say there was alot of food and wine consumption. Ooh and chocolate easter eggs too, the most important.

I wanted to dedicate a few hours at least to stitching somewhere in the break and Saturday was my day to do that. I stayed at my sisters house on Good Friday night and spent time with my beautiful neice Heidi who is turning 2 years old this Friday and then came back home in the morning when Adrian was heading out the door so I managed to get the house to myself. It was such a beautiful morning I walked Matilda down to the local shops and decided to buy a take away coffee and hire 'the time travellers wife' on dvd which I have wanted to see for awhile now. I bought a few other things I needed too and whilst enjoying my coffee I took Matilda to the park so she could wander around for a bit sniffing and exploring.

I then went home, hung out some washing and then plonked on the couch for a few hours watching my movie and stitching. It was so lovely, I really enjoyed it. After the movie finished I put on some episodes of 'bewitched' and continued stitching. Yes, I love bewitched.

I have managed to make a fair bit of progress on my feather fairy since I last posted, I am getting closer to the end of stitching her feathers.

I would have to say my favourite colours in her feathers are the blues, I think they are so striking.
My friend Gayle visited me on the 29th of March along with her 10 month old baby Caitlyn and she gave me a gorgeous stitched gift. It was a gift for our wedding and I think it is so sweet. The design is called 'home is where our story begins' and is by Lizzie Kate.

I am not sure what I will do with it yet, but I am sure I will get it framed one day.

There are only 10 more sleeps till Adrian and I go on our honeymoon!! We are going to Europe and it is my first trip overseas so I am super excited! Living in Australia is sometimes not so great due to the loooooong flight we will entail (23 hours to be precise) so I am hoping I can stitch on the plane. I will have to check with our airline first but I am planning on taking a small Margaret Sherry design to work on. I would never take a big pattern like my feather fairy because if something happens to it I would cry (most likely), and I will not have the arm room I would like. I am stopping into my favourite LNS on the way home from work on Friday to get some fabric for it so I can get all the thread etc..orgainsed. If they confiscate the needles so be it, at least I gave it a try. I wouldn't even try taking scissors.

Happy stitching xx