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

Friday, 17 March 2017

Holy Night Stocking #25

The heel is taking shape which is pleasing.
 
When I got home from work yesterday, there was this beautiful flower box on the doorstep - from Clarence's Vet which was a lovely gesture.
I don't know what the big green thing is in the middle. I've never seen anything like that before...

We're off the Aireys this weekend so I'm hoping a lot more stitching will get completed (and that we don't forget the veggies in the fridge crisper again!)
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Holy Night Stocking #24

Thank you for your kind words about Clarence - he will be deeply missed, always loved and fondly remembered. My husband and I have even started to say 'remember when...' without blubbering too much.

Last night I made some more good progress on the Holy Night Stocking:
 
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Holy Night Stocking #23 and Goodbye Clarence...

I didn't get as much as I could have done on the Holy Night Stocking this long weekend as we had a terrible time on Saturday - we had to put our beautiful Clarence to sleep forever. He was struggling to walk & had a number of other issues. He had lost the quality of life he had enjoyed for so long, so it was time. Knowing it was the right thing to do for him, doesn't make it any easier though.


We will miss him very much but take comfort knowing he isn't suffering any more. He brought us so much joy.


Clarence
2001 - 2017
15.5 years of age (9.5 years with us)

After that, it was a little difficult to concentrate on anything else, but eventually I got going with the stocking and am very happy with the progress I made.


Happy Stitching,
Kerrie