Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Holy Night Stocking #32

I didn't get a lot done last night as I was reading a short book for work: The Secret Lecturer: an insider's guide to working in a modern university. It was a fun read and one I'll recommend to the staff at my workplace to have a look at as well.
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Holy Night Stocking #31

 
I saw the physio last night again for my shoulder which has been playing up for the last few months. I think we've found the spot causing the problems, as after an intensive session, I managed to sleep a whole 5 hours without waking up - first time in 2 months I haven't woken up every 2 hours from the pain in my shoulder! I'm going to do a few more intense sessions and then regular maintenance and hopefully that will keep the pain at bay in the future. It is so nice to wake up and almost feel refreshed rather than more tired than you were when you went to bed! A friend lent me a great wheat bag which I have been using on my shoulder. I'm going to try and make one on the weekend as it is shaped unlike others I have seen in the shops. It is long and drapes around the shoulder but is wider in the middle and narrower at the ends; and it has a long velcro strip to secure it in place. Just means I'll have to go to the material shop and find a nice fabric to use! Well, if I must, I must ;-)
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

Monday, 27 March 2017

Holy Night Stocking #30

 
I'm very happy with my weekend progress on the Holy Night Stocking. I won't have it finished by the end of March like I was aiming for, but it won't be too long after that, I hope...
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

Friday, 24 March 2017

Holy Night Stocking #29

I filled in the gaps in the heel last night so I can confidently move on sure that I haven't missed anything. The little kitten is now done as well.
I do have my next project lined up, in fact, the next two projects! I have a companion stocking to go with this one that I'm hoping to finish by June as that is when the people it is for will be heading to England to live. I can always post it to them if I don't finish it in time (and I doubt I will) but it would be nice to give it to them in person before they go. And then another stocking for a girl at work who is having her first baby in about August. There's not such a tight deadline on that one though as I have until about Nov to get it done so they can use it at Christmas time.
I'm hoping for a more productive stitching weekend this weekend than last weekend. It is the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix and my husband will be at that all day Sat and Sun so I'll have the house to myself. I plan to do the boring housework stuff this afternoon and then stitch all weekend... we'll see how that goes.
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Holy Night Stocking #28

 
The little lamb is done. The colours used are a grey, pale pink and a light yellow - who would have thought those colours go together to make a lamb look like that! 
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Holy Night Stocking #27

You can make out the little lamb sitting by the manger now. All that definition from just 2 colours!
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Holy Night Stocking #26

Well, the weekend was a bit of a waste of time - stitching wise! We made it down to Aireys Inlet, only to find in my rush to pack stuff and get away early, that I forgot the pattern sheet for the stocking. Then, I came down with a heavy cold and we came home on Saturday and I spent the next 20+ hours in bed! On Monday night, I got a little bit of stitching done after I got home late from a work meeting in the city... so there's not much to show for this weekend.
 
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie