Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Update

Good afternoon,
How do you measure time?   Is it by the stitches crossed?  This morning while the HDHBEM had a skin cancer removed from her neck, I stitched this.   Others in the surgeons waiting room seemed distinctly amused but I was pleased with progress.  As usual this is my favourite DMC 115 and the linen is a scrap of 36 count cream Edinburgh linen.
The HDHBEM is resting up comfortably and soon I will make a tasty chicken dinner for her.   Then I can do the final two rows on this Christmas mitten and call it complete!

Les Petites Japonaises Etui is over one third done.   I have finished the biscornu and tonight hope to stitch together the pieces of the scissor keep.   Maybe by the weekend I will get the pinkeep done too.  I would certainly not recommend this chart -  the photo looks cute but the instructions and chart are poor and very difficult to follow so I am not at all satisfied with the result -  especially with the scissor keep.   Hopefully the photograph can be at favourable angle!


 Yesterday the Mazda car company sent me a magazine in which I found this article.   Can you imagine an organza so fine that one square metre weighs only 5 grams?   Amazing isn't it.   Probably not much use for embroidery but still amazing.
This afternoon I had a chest xray and then I made a quick stop at the dress shop to get some new jeans.   Over the last four months I have dropped three dress sizes so it was time for some new clothing.  The Chinese tailor in the local mall has altered my work clothes once and then twice so I decided that was uneconomic and this time bought new.   Hopefully the weight loss will stop soon as this is getting expensive!
Have a good evening everyone.

5 comments:

  1. Hope your mum is feeling okay today after her minor op. I'm never brave enough to stitch in public, absolutely no one does it over here. Take care.

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  2. There is nothing better to spend some time stitching (even in a waiting room)!
    The mitten looks great, and I'm glad to hear your mum is feeling good!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  3. Cute stitch. I find that stitching at these times seems to make the time pass faster and with less worry. Hoping your weight loss slows down a bit. CJ in OK ;-)

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  4. Lovely mitten stitching. 115 is my favourite too! I might have to include a skein in Madame Muriel's travelling bag, she's busy deciding which of the many invites to accept right now.
    I used to stitch alot on my train commute and when my little bro was in hospital. There's nothing else to do and it's very calming.

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  5. Hope you and your mom are doing ok! The weight loss is a little disconcerting. Love the mitten stitching. I don't stitch too much in public. I get odd enough looks at stitch group being one of the youngest ones!

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