if anyone is still out there…
sorry i was so overwhelmed/stressed/exhausted etc from the whole xmas/newyear drag jeannie-maree out of her cave and push her around and talk at her and make her sit in crowds etcetcetc thing i had to hibernate for a while..
edited to add… Annie Rodrigue just painted a picture that sums up how i felt through sections of the past few weeks..lol
the Angry Ballerina all those hands prodding her.. isn’t she just precious
I think i have now emailled everyone, if i have not i am so sorry i am in such a pickle time wise, it doesn’t help that i compose emails in my head when walking and then can’t remember whether i sent the think or only thought it.. i know insanity is my middle name
Another reason i was avoiding blogging was the thought of the overwhelming challenge of writing everything down that happened and that i received so i made the decision not too.. Sorry but it was the only way i could cope. i have emailled everyone thanking them and i am going to leave it at that.. i know that will frustate enquiring minds but i just have this enormous fear i would leave something out and offend someone .
so i will no doubt as time goes by mention everything anyway especiallyas a lot were charts i want to do..
Speaking of which. I started Persanne which the lovely Nicki sent me i had choices galor but i think some of them may be meant to be part of SAL’s so i went with one i knew i was not mean to SAL with and which i have lusted after since i got back into cross stitching, and which is quite small so theoreticllay i might finish one day..( insert hysterical laughter) i am sttiching it on white 28 ct graziano linen with vikki clayton silk in heart break.. well for the border at least, i may change the colir for the centre to a softer blue or a varigated Blue, but Vikki doesn’t do many blue varigated flossies i noticed on ly the Jazz blues really and that is too dramatic.. unless i missed one going through the pages.
I was bad and ordered 4 more hanks of her silk as she is having another hank sale it is too good a deal to pass up and my last lot of colours were gorgeous.
Next in a fit of what i consider a cop out i decided to do a new start for the Wednesday QS SAL … can’t tell or show what yet as HAEd ( thanks to dear sharon) sent me some pre release charts as a birthday gift and i am starting one of those .
Now this leaves the door open for me to either start a new fullsize chart, or another QS , or be a grown up and work on maggie to completion for the SAL challenge. I have like 8-9 days to decide..
see cop out.. but i don’t mind.. lets be honest i am hopeless and i know that lol
Now can someone clarify something fo rme.. i tried emailling Nic, but i know she was going to be off line for a while..
AM i somehow implicated in a Black Lace ( gifted to me by Nic) SAl forthis year.. just need to check as i want to start sorting out fabs/silk etc if i am oh and a start time would be good…
i have these slots filled for SAL’s already so i am getting a bit worried..
Week 2 of each month is the HAED challenge SAL ..chart to be determined
Week 4 of each month is the Christmas Ornament SAL .. i reckon each ornie will take me 2 months as i only intend to stitch for 1 day of each weekend in SAL’s my first Ornie will be the Dinky Dyes Bunyip ornie that paula sent me last year as a present
Week five which comes around four times this year i think is the Potts/daniels SAL for which i am slowly chipping away at Aredhel ( pic of latest effort in next blog entry)
So i need to slot in 2 more SAl’s there is the character creations one Sue feel free to jump in and state a starting date….
and this possible Black Lace one… Nic..Vicky..Sue?? See i am confused.. someone will need to give me warning each week what i am meant to be doing i think…