Cross Stitch, Finishes, Works in Progress

Small Finish and a Birthday

Thank you to those of you who have left birthday wishes on Facebook this morning – that’s the only thing that has reminded me it’s the ‘big day’ today.  Unfortunately, due to being unwell the last three days (and I have to say I’m still not 100% today), my full weekend of ‘big plans’ didn’t eventuate, which also included not baking myself a birthday cake to take in to work 😦

I am up and showered, though, and ready to try tackling work today – not entirely sure whether I’ll last the whole day or not, but we’ll just have to wait and see.  I definitely can say, though, that we won’t be going to the movies tonight, which was going to be my birthday treat.  That doesn’t really matter, though … I just hope I’m OK to be flying tomorrow night 🙂

In between sleeping over the last few days I did manage to get a little bit of stitching in – this is something I’d started earlier, and managed to finish … one pair of initials has been removed, however, as this is winging its way eventually to someone who reads my blog, so it will remain anonymous until they receive it.

Blackbird Designs-Small Token Tokens & Trifles

“Pins & Needles Tokens & Trifles” by Blackbird Designs
Stitched on 32ct Lugana hand-dyed sample by Countrystitch
with recommended Crescent Colours threads

Then late last night I started a new project – one of Periwinkle Promises Sampler Accent kits that has been sitting around waiting to be started for what seems like forever.  This one might just end up being taken to NZ as my stitching companion.  I’m only there for a couple of nights for Erin’s service, so no need to take anything bigger, I think – and with all the specialty stitches it’s a lot slower to stitch than with just plain ol’ XS.

Other than that, I’ve got my Pin Pillow Exchange piece finally chosen, and the thread all worked out – now I just have to sort out the fabric then I can start on that as soon as I get home again.  I was struggling to decide between two different ideas for finishing – and still may change my mind closer to the time – so I may end up doing both ideas and then deciding once they’re finished 🙂

And on that note, I guess I really should finish getting ready to get into that car … and make a new hair appointment … and arrange another day to go pick up my stitching from the Stitching Post (aka Dragonfly Dreams) … and more importantly think about packing! … Just as soon as I get through today, that is!  Fingers crossed food doesn’t continue to rocket straight through my system as it has been … a birthday lunch would still be quite nice today if I can manage it! 🙂

14 thoughts on “Small Finish and a Birthday”

  1. Happy birthday Gorgeous XXXXX I hope you are feeling much better soon… Love and Hugs

    Sharon H (Box Hill)

  2. Happy birthday, sorry to hear you are not feeling great. Hope you manage the flight OK and wishing you strength for the trip.

  3. A happy Birthday Anne. Sorry to read you are still not quite up to enjoying the day. I trust the rest of the year will be your best one ever. Full of good friends, times and stitching.

  4. Oh my goodness gracious…Happy Birthday sweet Anne!!!
    And I do hope you are feeling better and up to snuff real soon 🙂
    Your BBD finish is gorgeous!

  5. Happy Birthday dear! hope you managed to have that nice lunch and enjoyed a slice of cake or 2!!
    Your BBD finish is beautiful! Want to stitch that one myself!

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