Mums birthday gift was was stitched, sent out and arrived in time for her birthday on Thursday. She lives in a senior citizens complex and the bungalows are quite small, but when we went last time i noticed that she had a vase of flowers sitting on a saucer so as not to mark her old wooden furniture. This gave me an idea, i'd picked up in the LNS sale bin some time ago a large coaster that would easily be large enough to put a vase on top. It took me ages to think of a suitable design to put inside, she has many stitched items that i have done in the past, but i finally decided on the free hardanger design Starstruck from Polstitches Designs. This is a fabulous design for anyone wanting to try out hardanger and the diagrams are really good. Fabric is a 28ct blue linen(no name on it) and the threads are Polstitches own dragon shades Perle 8 & 12 in sky blue. Mum loves blue so it was a hit and she thought it was a perfectly brilliant and useful gift.
This week i decided to focus my stitching time on Grand Marquoir and added 3 more motifs. The more motifs that are added the harder it becomes to choose a different colour. You would think with having a full set of DMC it would be easy, but i spend way too much time looking through boxes and changing my mind each time, i'm so pleased i didn't stitch it all in the same colour and love how it's growing.
Work did commence at Amy's place on Tuesday and we have been summoned to a meeting at 10am tomorrow morning with the manager for an update of the situation. Amy also has her scan tomorrow afternoon, but unfortunately, i wont be able to go with her as i have somehow caught a rotten summer cold and i dont want to enter the hospital full of germs, so DH will be going with her instead. I hope we don't have to wait too long for the results - thats the worst bit. My brother is healing well too and his check-up at the hospital this week went well.
The sun is shining today after a storm last night, the birds are singing in the garden, and life is looking much brighter in our neck of the woods, anyone want my cold, i am happy to share it with you.....