Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lovely Mail Day!

I had a great mail day on Friday :o)

First of all, Sally sent me the chart for Bee Charmer by Indigo Rose which she completed earlier this year, and which I loved - I love things with bees on, and this is a charming biscornu. Thank you Sally! Then there was another envelope from Carol and it contained a PIF gift - a personalised fob, from Nature's Alphabet by Elizabeth's Designs. It is beautifully stitched and finished. I will show a photo on Monday when I get back to work - as I've left the USB cable for the camera there ... Carol was also very thoughtful and included a whole host of Little House Needleworks freebies so that I can take part in the exchange on Hooked on Exchanges - thank you Carol!

I had a stash fondle and sort out yesterday as I had a day indoors, the weather wasn't great and The Hermit hasn't been well. Everything is need and tidy, and I kitted up my remaining goals for the month. My WIPs are going well, so I had a new start ;o) - the Buzzing Around biscornu from Barbara Ana Designs. It's going to look really cute :o)

I'm opting out of making a cushion cover for my dad, because I found the perfect one in a local discount store, so I'm going to attach the finished Celtic B to that - which should save some time, and the cover will look more professional. So I'm on track with finishing that. Of course, no sooner is his birthday over than Father's day will be upon us... but he's worth it! :o)

Today is SAL with Sally, so Just Nan's Morning Song will be getting an airing - I want to finish the rooster band and the floral band below it - hopefully it won't take too long, I have an essay to plan. This is for my American Literature course, and I think I'm going to use the title which talks about the portrayal of women in the books we've studied - and I'm going to talk about how needlework is used symbolically in that. Not that I'm obsessed or anything...

Hope you all have a good day, I'll be back tomorrow with progress pics (although probably not of the essay, that'd be dull...)


Anna van Schurman said...

I have a father who was incosiderate enough to be born a week after father's day too! :) Good luck with your paper--sounds interesting!

Barbara said...

Sounds like you are productively busy!

My dad's birthday is also just a matter of days from Father's Day. LOL!

Sally said...

Sounds like you're going to busy Nic:)

Pleased the chart arrived safely. Hope you enjoy stitching it.

I didn't quite get the cockeral band finished last night. Haven't posted a picture yet as I need to get caught up on blog reading.

Anonymous said...

REally liked the bee biscornus they look fab