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Missing in Action

I’ve been giving my computer a wide berth over the last couple of weeks … I’ve had a set-back with my health, after going back to square one with a viral relapse two weeks ago and feeling like death warmed up.  I’ve been struggling to get through work every day, and after a full 4 weeks of feeling like cr*p, I ended up back at the GP’s office this week after dislodging a rib from trying to cough up my lungs on Thursday morning.  After finding I had a temperature (which is totally unheard of for me), and kept bursting into tears all morning I’ve ended up off work again to try to recuperate.  My “immunity is knackered” (direct quote from the GP), so I’m taking it easy, and continuing to take some time away from the PC.

I think my Mum is missing my blog posts, however, so I’m making an effort to catch up quickly with my latest stitching before switching off again.  I owe some people emails, and will get on top of that shortly …

While I’ve been offline I’ve managed the following stitching finishes:

May Xmas ornie
“A Christmas Song” by Full Circle Designs (2008 JCS ornie magazine)
Stitched on 32ct Days Gone By Silkweaver linen
with a mix of threads substituting those of the
recommended threads I didn’t have

Chatelaine-Stitching Leporello 1
“Stitching Leporello” by Chatelaine

Chatelaine-Stitching Leporello 2

Chatelaine-Stitching Leporello 3

Chatelaine-Stitching Leporello 4

Sweetheart Tree-Snowflakes in Abundance 1
“Snowflakes in Abundance” by The Sweetheart Tree
stitched on 32ct white Lugana
with recommended threads,
but substituting the snowflake charm

Sweetheart Tree-Snowflakes in Abundance 3

Sweetheart Tree-Snowflakes in Abundance 2

Christmas Ornaments, Cross Stitch, Finishes, Full Circle Designs

July Christmas ornie

Just a really quick post as I’m really dead on my feet – I didn’t get home from work until 8.50pm … isn’t it nice to see my work has slowed down a bit?  Hmmmph …

Anyway I’ve made what feels like a superhuman effort to stitch my Christmas ornie for this month, and the final bit of backstitching went in tonight during my hour’s ‘home time’.

Full Circle Designs-The Decorator
“The Decorator” by Full Circle Designs
from 2007 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue
stitched on 28ct mystery linen (rue green maybe?)
using DMC plus Carrie’s Thread (Gold Glow) for the hat trim