I hope you have all had a fantastic IHSW and are busy hermiting away.
I am about to start my last week in my current job. I have mixed emotions going into this week. I have made some fabulous friends in my job and although I am going home to some great friends I will miss the friendships I have formed here. Like always the good things always outweigh the bad. However the upside is, "The Gardener" and I are about to start a whole new phase in our lives, that is exciting and that I am looking forward to. I just hope we can survive 12 weeks or so apart, the longest we have been separated for was a week when I went away to a conference considering we have been together 7 years I think that pretty good.
I also know that I am going home to a city that will never be the same again after the quakes, but I'm excited to apart of the re-building of the city that I love.
So what have I been up to in the last week or so, well I have been winding bobbins and getting ready for the "Jelina SAL" Details are in the top tab if you missed it!
Luckily this week I also got a voucher from out local big craft store a scratchy card with $10 off, and lucky for me my sister never uses hers so that means I had $20 and I had received some $$ for "Summer" So money in hand I was able to get some threads.
So after working out what I would need for "Aquamarine" and "Melita" I needed 50 threads so my floss box is now full to bursting
|Floss Box "Aquamarine" and "Melita"|
|QS "Pearl" Before|
|QS "Pearl" After|
|Mini "Aquamarine" Before|
|Mini "Aquamarine" 21st July 2012|
I also finished my first commission piece last night which was Joan Elliott's "Summer Fairy" I had already stitched this for myself, but a lady whom I work with asked me to do one for her granddaughter Summer. How could I say no. I really like the process of doing something for someone else. I liked being able to advise on what colour fabric to use and we changed the beads as well. She turned out better than my one, so maybe one day in the future I will do her for a 3rd time for me.
OK so onto the pics.
|"Summer" Before beads|
|"Summer" bottom half with beads|
|"Summer" top half with beads|
|"Summer" Completed 21st July 2012|
I don't know how much I will update in the next 2 weeks while I am in the middle of shifting and while we are on the move. But don't worry I will try to at least do something. Also don't forget the "Jelina SAL" Thea which will start on the 11th August!
I hope you all have a great week.
Happy hermitting and As always Happy Stitching!
PS I have updated my blog roll as well. I hope you take the time to visit.