I had a productive weekend's stitching - I felt fully justified in doing very little other than stitching yesterday, because I am now on very limited time to get the Wedding Sampler completed before February 13th when DH flies off the NZ! After dinner last night, I mapped out the words onto graph paper, just to ensure I centred the lines across the design. I still need to add "MATTHEW" next to TRUDY, and also a flower bud on the right of "MARRIAGE" to balance the design. I ran out of time as DH and I spent the day putting up towel rails, toilet roll holders and a blind in the shower room and downstairs toilet - it looks much more "finished" now, but we still need to order the floor covering ... have not made up our minds on that, yet!
Disaster has struck :-( I have run out of DMC 407 (pale pink) which is used for the inside flowers round the border. I have ordered another skein from SewDiscounted with some other colours I need, so it should arrive midweek. If not, I will go to Hobbycraft on Thursday as I want to buy the frame there too. Meanwhile, I can stitch the cream flowers, stems and leaves outside the border, so it will not slow me down! All being well, I will finish around 10 days ahead of schedule, with some breathing space "just in case". Phew!
As I mentioned in a previous entry, a parcel has been waiting for me at the Post Office. As I thought, it was from my brother and sister-in-law. When I got it home, DH and I opened it up and it had a large silver box inside for each of us. Excitement was not the word!! DH's box contained a beautiful velour bath-robe in lovely browns, burgundies and deep green colours and my box contained a towelling bath-robe which was softer than cotton wool. Weren't we lucky!!!
Scroll down to the next entry for the latest Cross Stitch Gold review! Have a happy evening everyone! I am off to make some Leek and Potato Soup - just the thing for a cold evening yum. xxx