Friday, 21 July 2017

Christmas Sled Stocking #36

Very happy with my progress last night - the toe is getting filled in now too! Thankfully, there is a fair bit of empty space in this area so it 'should' come together fairly quickly. I'm going to do my best to get as much as possible done over the weekend before my surgery.
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie
 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Christmas Sled Stocking #35

The first little birdy is making an appearance now.
Great news on the shoulder front - I didn't get in for surgery this morning (not that I really expected to), but I do have a booking for surgery on Monday - only 5 days away instead of the normal 3 week wait so I am super pleased about that. An end to the pain and discomfort is in sight! A week off work then light duties for about 6 weeks. I forgot to ask how quickly I can start stitching again but that will be my first question when I see the surgeon again!
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie
 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Christmas Sled Stocking #34

I've started on the heel which is exciting. There are just 2 birds and a small building in this foot part, with some snow, so hopefully, it won't take too long to finish off.
I have an appointment with the shoulder surgeon this afternoon and I'm hoping (but not realistically expecting) for him to say "we have a vacancy for surgery tomorrow morning" - wouldn't that be nice! I hope to at least get a date in the near future so the end is in sight. 
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie
 

Monday, 17 July 2017

Christmas Sled Stocking #33


 The top bit is all done (except for the name and gold back-stitching which I will do last). Very pleased with my progress over the weekend. I didn't do any of this last week when I was in Perth for my library conference, I didn't do any stitching at all! Now it's on to the bottom third and the end is in sight!
I've got the appointment with the shoulder surgeon tomorrow night, so finger's crossed for a good report and a quick solution (ie shoulder surgery). Below is a slightly closer up view of the top section
 Happy Stitching,
Kerrie



Friday, 7 July 2017

Christmas Sled Stocking #32

Made a start on filling in the top bit of the sled. I hope to get some more done tonight... then
On Saturday I'm helping my friend Judith in a sort of pop-up stall at a "sit'n'sew" day which should be interesting and fun. On Sunday, my husband and I are off the Perth for 5 days. I'm going to the Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association conference, and he'll be tagging along for a holiday! I'll be taking some stitching with me, but not the stocking as I don't think I'll get a lot of spare time and just wanted to take something small I can pick up if I get the chance.
Hope everyone has a great weekend, 
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Christmas Sled Stocking #31

Filling in the top of the sled last night went well - most of it was only 2 colours! I'm trying my best to get this done as soon as possible because if I need shoulder surgery, I don't think I'll be allowed to stitch for some time 😞. I've got until 18th July until I find out... so I'm trying to do as much as I can (which isn't as much as I'd like given the pain and discomfort).
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Christmas Sled Stocking #30

A close up of the top bit of the stocking with the stitching completed on the tree trunk and birds (back-stitching still to go).
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie