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Such sweet, sweet stitching!

Oh boy, it’s sooooo good to be stitching on linen again (insert heavy sigh of pleasure here!).  Yesterday and today I spent my stitching time on Nicki’s Quaker RR piece – unfortunately it’s at night, and I haven’t been able to take a decent photo of it, but here’s a photo none-the-less – I’ll try and take another one later during day-time.  This piece is much prettier in real life – the colours are softer and quite beautiful … lovely dusky pink and deep wine colours 🙂

(7 Oct – Updated to change the photo to a slightly clearer one.)


Last night I had a shocking night’s sleep … compliments of a hairy old pooch!  It seems she doesn’t like stormy weather, and I got to bed at 9pm (which is bad in itself, and I usually need to be in bed by 7.30pm on 5am shifts), only to have her whining and scratching at the door at 9.30pm.  Considering my alarm was going off at 3.45am, that didn’t bode well.  I thought Muffy was pining for Jan and the family, and tried to coax her back to her bedroom, but then she bolted under the bed with her tail between her legs and wouldn’t come back out hmmm.  I ended up leaving her there, but after an hour of listening to her tap-tapping on the floor and licking herself, I managed to talk her out from under the bed and back into her room (thankfully the thunder had stopped by then).  But then I got yet another wake-up call at 1.05am, this time for a toilet walk outside ho-hum … to say I felt like death warmed up this morning would be a MAJOR underexaggeration 😦

The other disappointment today was that I was supposed to be driving a lady around who arrived from the USA today (she’s a member of the EGA), as soon as I finished work, but they had an unexpected meeting with their tour leader at 4pm, which put paid to our plans.  Instead I just caught the train into the city and left my gifts at reception for them (2 stitchers, and 1 quilter) – I didn’t have time to stitch anything, so I put together gift bags of Tim-Tams, Cadbury chocolates, potato chips, little koalas and an Australia key-ring for each of them.  I figured if I couldn’t give a gift of stitching, I’d go with the second stitcher’s passion … chocolate LOL.

Rightio, time to head off to bed for the night – fingers crossed I get more sleep tonight!  Muffy has had a toilet stop already, and we went for a walk in the park earlier, so hopefully she’s been tuckered out enough to sleep heavily until the morning … well, I can hope, right? 😉

Katrina’s Quaker RR (the final part) is on its way in the mail to me, so I’ll start stitching that as soon as it arrives – but in the meantime the next project up for stitching is “Snapperville” by Bent Creek … I can’t wait!!! 😀

And I’m finally almost 100% caught up on Season 1 of NCIS … I can’t believe I haven’t seen any of these episodes before – I love it! 😀

18 thoughts on “Such sweet, sweet stitching!”

  1. I sympathize with you on the sleep deprivation thing. We have a dog who is afraid of thunder too and believe me lying awake comforting a 70 pound panting dog on the bed with you for hours when all you want to do is sleep, is not a fun way to spend the night.

    I like stitching on linen too. Yours is looking great.

  2. Oooh, thank you Anne! I was really unsure about the colours when I finished my section but the more you all do the better it looks 🙂

    Hope you get a good night’s sleep tonight!

  3. Isn’t Nicki’s RR gorgeous? I also loved the color scheme. 🙂

    My mom’s dogs (3 of them!) wake her up often in the night for ‘walksies’. I told her my dog would have to learn to use the toilet if he needs to go out during the night. LOL!!

  4. I have had trouble with sleep for so long, I wouldn’t know what a good night sleep feels like! LOL! Hope you did better though. Your stitching is lovely!

  5. oooh I loved this post – I just can’t believe how busy you are!

    I also can’t believe you have NCIS marathons without me – I love that show!!!!

  6. Your stitching is wonderful, I love this design and the colours too. Hope your beauty sleep wasn’t disturbed tonight!

  7. I love the colours of Nicki’s Quaker – do you know what they are? Perhaps Nicki, if she reads this, will tell us what colours she has chosen. I sympathise with you over the scared doggie, my two used the hate storms too and bonfire night, but sadly they are no longer with us.


  8. i love this piece, what is the chart? what fabric and fibers did you use. thanks.

    happy stitching.

  9. Thanks for getting in touch with me again, sweet thing! I’ve missed you! That RR piece you’re working on may be prettier in person, but I have to say it’s just gorgeous in the picture too!

    Hoping you get some much-needed rest. Keep in touch! I have been terrible about it myself.

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