Friday, 5 September 2008

The schools are back...'s raining and I have had a cold all week. I haven't had any work didn't expect any really then I got this cold and wouldn't have been able to talk for a whole day. None booked for next week yet either.

Despite feeling yuck I have completed some X stitch for a swap so I can't show it yet. And I have stared a square for an ongoing exchange. I also sorted out some old magazines. I used to faithfully keep all my stitching mags but I am running out of space so I have kept the charts that appealed to me. It means I have 4 free magazine files now.

I haven't really had much chance to try out my new camera but did take some pictures of the garden.

The garden bench has been taken over by a nasturtium plant. That little patch is looking really wild with poppies and other wild flowers. Mousie has been cheating and taking stuff out of the bird's container which has been moved onto our big stone.

I have been making an advent calendar. I bought it as a kit and you sew on to the background foundation five strips which divide into 25 pockets. I thought this would be straightforward but discovered that the five strips are not the same size and don't marry up exactly. Now I am not one for regimental rows and displays which are measured precisely. But things that are supposed to line up should!
I am well know for not telling when things are straight and all my school displays have info deliberately slantwise.

Anyway the calendar is coming along nicely and I have the wadding to add and the the backing. i have even a good idea what is going to be put in the pockets.


Sally said...

Hope you are feeling better soon Wendy. I've been feeling like I'm going down with cold but nothing has come of it yet.

WendyCarole said...

Much better now thanks

Pumpkin said...

I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well Wendy :o( Hopefully that goes away soon.

Wow! How many magazines do you have? LOL!

I love nastutiuns! Nice picture.

WendyCarole said...

Way way too many. I used to keep all my x stitch and craft magazines. But now I keep the bits out of them that I would like to stitch (but probably never will LOL)