Sunday, 19 October 2008

Dreary Autumn Days

I shouldn't complain really - the dreary weather keeps me indoors and encourages me to stitch more! its been windy and wet all day - and there are autumn leaves everywhere! I'm happy dancing though because I managed to finish my latest project - a San-Man Originals Design "Sharing Letters" which is part of my exchange gift for the FS Autumn Exchange - and which just happens to incorporate autumn leaves! I've finished the design off as a needlecase and hopefully Yvonne will like it when it gets to her. It will be winging (or should that be blowing?) its way to her tomorrow! I even finished it off with a cord trim using my new Kreinik corder. I really enjoyed stitching this design; I must have a look at some more of San-Man Originals' designs for future use.

More happy dancing - Andy won his second Masters title in Madrid - and his second in a row! Very happy for him - he played exceptionally well all week, beating Federer in the semis and overcoming Giles Simon in the final. Kudos to Simon for making the final and beating Nadal on the way. Andy's next event is St Petersburg where he will defend his title and then onto the Paris Masters the following week. The last tour event is the Masters Cup in Shanghai - the last year it will be held in China - as of 2009 it will be held in London! Can't wait - I've already organised my 2009 holidays around it.

This is my second attempt at this blog entry - I was halfway through it earlier this evening when we had a power failure. The entire street was out - alarms going off everywhere too. Just as well I always have plenty of candles around. Why do these power failures always happen in the autumn/winter and at night? Luckily i wasn't in the middle of cooking dinner or anything, but when there is a power failure my telephone is useless as it is connected to the mains supply as is my central heating system. Ah well, at least it didn't last for long and dinner is now cooking away merrily.

My next stitching project will be for the FS Christmas Ornament Exchange which I am running. I'm partnered with Elizabeth in California. I haven't chosen a design yet - I'm waiting for my copy of the JCS Christmas Ornaments issue to arrive - and hopefully there will be something in there that will jump out at me and fit the bill. I always really enjoy this exchange and its lovely to see all the ornaments displayed on our photo pages - and of course the ornament is something that will be put on the tree for years to come and will remind its recipient of her FS stitching friends.

Off to rescue dinner - and then do some work on Karen's RR. Thanks for reading - come back soon!


Ally xx


Gillie said...

Ally - I do like the design of your FS exchange - Yvonne will love it! I've been playing around with names of the family like that, haven't come up with anything yet.
hugs, gillie

Pete's Pixie said...

Thanks Gillie - I've had the chart in my freebie file for quite a while and was looking for an excuse to use it. Yvonne seems delighted with it too! Hugs, Ally xx

MysteryKnitter said...

I am happy you have been able to stitch. That project looks nice.

MysteryKnitter said...

Lovely brown project! Whoever will own it will love it. I am sure. You can stitch. If you saw my projects and the photos I have taken, you'd scream in horror.