I have been busy busy busy, decorating, gardening and more gardening. Not the fun type of gardening where you are just pulling out a few rogue weeds, oh no... My front garden isn't very big but you can tell that when the last lady who lived in the the house planted it, it looked stunning. When we moved in though it was obvious that she was unable to tend to it. There was a good variety of shrubs and rose bushes ect and I was hoping to salvage at least some of them but they were all too overgrown so they all had to come out. Boy was that hard work, it took me two days of cutting hacking and digging to get everything out that I did. I have blisters, cuts, scratches and masses of insect bites all aver my hands and arms. My hands are so swollen that I have had to take off my wedding ring until the swelling goes down.
I am going to take the rest of the week off from gardening and hopefully concentrate on the inside of the house. I don't know if I will get anything done tonight my hands are that sore, I cant even hold a needle to do any stitching lol... I think I may have to soak my hands in some icy water today and get stuck into decorating tonight.
I do have an update on my sister angels project. I'm finding this one slow going and I'm not the fastest stitcher as it is so this is definitely going to take a few years to get finished but I still love it. I am going to take a break from this project and work on a few smaller projects.
Anyway, here is a pic of the angels so far...
I am tempted to substitute the krenik threads and use white instead for the wings, not that the kreniks dont add anything extra to the project, I just feel that I need to do something that will speed the process off stitching up a bit lol... The next time I pic this project up I'm going to frog the Kreniks I have used so far and use DMC B5200 to see how it looks.
Hopefully I will have another blog update soon, untill then
Hugs and happy crafting
- ▼ July (3)