Nigel is home tonight after two days in Madrid for work. So taking full advantage of the house to myself yesterday evening (once we'd all got back around 9.15 from the two eldest's swimming lessons that is) and coupled with the fact that for some reason both televisions were on the blink this meant I could just sit and stitch peacefully (or should that read piecefully) away to crack on with the soft and faded blocks.
DH's impending return means that I really ought to at least spend part of the day today clearing various detritus from around the house so it looks like I've not just sat and stitched all the time.
However that's for this afternoon - last night I had a bit of a brainstorm about what to take with me stitching wise when we go away on Saturday. I had so enjoyed doing my bluework sewing notions that I subsequently bought a few skeins of both red and blue embroidery thread and stuffed them away in one of my sewing drawers for the next time the urge came over me.
Yesterday while searching in vain for the wooden heart buttons I found the threads and thought I'd sort out some redwork for the holiday.
I had a ferret around on the internet and adapted a christmas design I found and traced it through onto some nice sand coloured fabric. I've just been brought back some red and sand checked fabric by a quilting friend who's been out in Florida for a few weeks so I shall use that to border this christmas embroidery once it's done. Now I just have to stop myself from stitching it before we head off at the weekend :o)
Of course all this then brought me back to those bluework sewing items so first thing this morning saw me rifling through my scrap drawer to pull out lots of blues for 1" squares to border them.
And here is the result..................
Ok I suppose I'd better stop playing now and get on with some housework :o(