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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

AWOL...

I have been AWOL for a while... The time has gone by so quickly, and I lost my stitching bug for a short while.  However, I have been doing some stitching:

Santa's Journey Afghan by Margaret Sherry
This was my last rotation piece before I lost the bug... I did manage to get some of it stitched that week!  I then stitched a wedding card for my work friend/colleague, but it got lost in the post (and I forgot to take a picture of it before I sent it...) so I'm going to stitch another card for her.  I'm a bit miffed that it probably ended up in someone else's house, or even worse - the bin - but I'll get over it...

The piece below is a round robin piece belonging to Dusty in the USA.  The round robin has been arranged through the Needlecraft Haven Yuku group.  This is a lovely design, and I have stitched the bottom left corner:



I am going to be stitching on "A Spot of Summer" by The Drawn Thread for the rest of this week.  Here is how it looks before I stitch on it again:


It should be finished by the weekend...if I can get the time to stitch!

We decorated the living room over the Easter weekend.  It is now a pale lilac, with a cream colour on the ceiling.  It didn't really need decorating (and there are rooms in the house that definitely do need decorating!), but we had bought some new curtains that were purple, and they wouldn't go with the peach colour on the walls!  One of those "it seemed like a good idea at the time" moments...

My running is going well.  We (the running group) are now coming to the end of Week 6, and are now on continuous runs for the remaining 3 weeks of the programme.  If you had told me back in March that I would be comfortably running for 20 minutes without stopping by now, I would have laughed at you!  I am definitely getting hooked, as I have signed up for the Race for Life (to raise money for Cancer Research UK), and also the Color Run (correct spelling) - both 5K runs, and the Color Run involves being covered in different colours of powder paint as you are running!!!  I have also rearranged our weekend in Edinburgh for my birthday, just so I can do the 5K celebratory run with the running group!  The weekend in Edinburgh will now be in September, and we are going to Windermere in the Lake District for the weekend after my birthday - so we're getting an extra weekend away...

Happy Stitching!

4 comments:

Stitchy Heather said...

Hi Lynn, gorgeous work as ever. we too have been doing some decorating as well as squeezing some stitching in. well done on the running you're doing brilliantly xxx

Raven/Missy said...

Your stitching looks great! Congratulations on the running.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely crosses on your various projects & congratulations on the running!!

Julie said...

Dusty's RR looks super Lynn.
Well done on the running, that a fabulous achievement.