Thursday, 19 January 2012

Before I depart...

Good evening all,
Tomorrow morning the HDHBEM and I leave to drive to Wellington where my Little Sister's younger son is getting married.   It is an 8 hour drive from here and far too much for the HDHBEM to do that in one hop, so we stop off part way for one night.  
Tonight I will finish my packing, but the necessary things like needlework (two pieces just in case, as it would be terrible to run out of stitching!), books (we will be away four nights so of course I need 6 books!) and my cameras are all in the suitcase.   I must rush now to my wardrobe and dig out some shoes and a dress to wear to the wedding so I am not a disgrace to my family.  Don't worry Little Sister, I am only joking.   I promise to scrub up well enough on the day.

Over the past few nights I have managed to get this far on another M for my collection.   This is a Sajou alphabet, stitched in one strand of silk floss over two threads of antique white 36 count Edinburgh linen.  Hopefully this will be completed this weekend. 
I'll be back next week with some more photos.   Hope you all have a great weekend


  1. Safe travels! Have a wonderful time at this family celebration!
    Beautiful stitching.

  2. Wishing you a wonderful day at your nephews wedding! Looks like it's hot out there!
    The Sajou monogram is just gorgeous, love the color too:))

  3. How funny! I always pack needlework first then books--clothes are always last. Says something about my priorities!

    Your M is beautiful

  4. Have a safe trip and a fun time
    Had a giggle about your packing - I think we are similar in that
    Love your M. Great color too

  5. Have a great time at the wedding. I can relate to the packing - my husband despairs when he sees the craft work I take whenever we go away.

  6. I'm just like you, absolutely can't run out of stitching or books to read!

    Love the Sajou M and the color of floss you chose.

  7. Oooooh, that monogram is really pretty!
    Nice to know there are others who can't leave home without projects and books.
    Wishing you and the HDHBEM a fabulous road trip. Enjoy the wedding!!!

  8. I love your WIP - great colour. Have a wonderful time at the wedding and safe journey.

  9. I love the colour you chose Margaret. I also love the Sajou alphabet!! I've used it a lot for gifts, but never for myself! Seeing your beautiful M makes me think I should do one for me :D