We have not been hit too bad in our region, but just north of us the airport is closed and the main M1 motorway has also been closed due to trecherous condititons today. I hope you are all safe and have power as the local radio this morning was saying we have lots in the UK who are without and are suffering.
Earlier this week an envelope arrived from Lindsay, that brightened my day. I'd been the winner of her 1000th blog post competition.
The little card with the iris on was beautiful and on the back of it, it says "Irises symbolise good news and the highest compliments." It most certainly was good news when i opened the stunning beaded bookmark she had made and the lovely ribbons. Just look at those tape measure ribbons, such fun!
Thank you Lindsay, i took the bookmark to show the Book Borrowers ladies and they asked me to pass on their congratulations to you for your skill, they were amazed at the detail you created with the beads.
Shores was out again this week and Block 10 is completed
It's looking really good, only 2 more blocks to go.
BUT, panic ...... there is a problem....
When i went to move it along on the frame, look what i saw. One of the fabric threads right in the middle of the next block has broken. I'm going to have to pull it out to a convenient bit and re-weave another thread in, i just hope you can't see it when i've done it. Fancy getting all the way to almost the end before noticing this in the fabric.
Parlour evening with the girls at NH on Wednesday and Poinsettia Place was out again. There was just the tiniest little bit left for a finish so it came out again on Thursday. Two houses in Santas Village completed, only 10 more to build.
I always like to have some knitting on the pins for those times when concentration levels are not up to counting crosses. When Gaynor gifted me with the lovely bamboo 4 ply sock wool a few weeks ago and DD saw it, she asked if there was enough to make a summer cardigan for Isabelle as she loved the colours.
I found a nice childrens 4ply pattern and made a start straight away. Even though it's supposed to be sock wool, it really is very soft and is knitting up beautifully. I don't think the bamboo worked as sock wool, the pair i initially knitted a long time ago when i purchased some of this wool didn't last long and there was no elasticity to the wool at all. We'll have to see how this cardigan holds up to wear and tear in a 2 year old in the summer.
No stocking-a-long stitching this week, sorry girls. On Friday evening i was out. I had been nominated for an award for my volunteer work at the Community Centre. All the Book Borrowers ladies came along for moral support and DH was there too. I was given this, it says on the certificate "In honour of your time, effort and dedication to your local community."
As the weather is so grim here today i think i'll be sitting comfortably trying to repair the fabric fault and continuing with Shores. I really would like to have it finished soon and framed in time to enter into the Horticultural Show in September. We're busy making plans for that already, this year is certainly going along at much the same pace as last year did.... rocket propelled it seems lol.
It's hard to believe that Easter will be upon us later this week. It's the time when lots of people go away for a short break and enjoy some Spring sunshine. This time last year hubby and i were having our spring break and we were in short sleeves and sunhats on our days out, only a memory as i look out of my window and shiver at the easterly wind that is blowing today and making our temperatures seem more like -6 than the spring ones i was hoping for. It'll be a bit longer before my bulbs open up their little heads and show me some colour in the garden.
Stay warm and cosy and enjoy your Sunday.