Monday, May 27

Best laid plans and thank goodness for backups!

This morning we were sitting outside our place we are staying on holiday and I was stitching of course.

We decided to go out for a late breakfast. So I started to pack up my stitching, when the husband joked that surely the monkeys don't cross stitch so why am I packing up. So I laughed and told him that they better not and left my stuff out.

We were out for a few hours and when we got back, it had gotten windy, and my working copy was gone. I walked through the long grass and bushes 3 times and nothing. The husband did find the colour key but the rest has gone poof.

This is as far as I have gotten:

Most of the right side is done, I have backstitched almost everything that I can except her wing's which are almost half backstitched.

Luckily I had also packed Hocus Pocus so I will not go nuts with nothing to do. This is what it looks like as of now:

No holiday stitching has been done on it yet.

And lastly here is the view I get to enjoy while stitching and some morning visitors:

Wednesday, May 8

Absent but busy.

I haven't posted in awhile but its only due to the fact that I haven't been stitching.

I got my study books and I am trying to get into the mindset of studying again.  It's surprising how hard it is to do after so many years.

Also winter is knocking on our door and I realized that I need new winter socks and so I have been spending my time making some:

They are nice to be making at this time as they are easily put down and picked up again.

And as I only have a limited amount of sock yarn I have been busy at my wheel for a little each day and being spinning some superwash merino for more socks:

I am using this busy time to be doing the knitting because in 2 1/2 weeks we are going to be going away on holiday to the Drakensberg!! It is our annual holiday and I will have 6 days of only hubby and daughter and absolutely no rushing around for school stuff, no cleaning unless it's just a little bit here and there.  It is going to be so good to curl up in the evening with a fire going and hubby reading, daughter doing what she wants and me stitching.

I plan on taking Summer Fairy with and hoping I can get her close to a finish.

I will leave you with some very mischievous kitty pictures.

Here is my darling playing with a roll of kitchen towels:

After dropping my daughter off at school yesterday morning I came home to find the kitty needing rescuing:

She had climbed right to the top of our mulberry tree but she couldn't get back down.