Where did it go?

The last time I posted here was the 13th October.  Well they say time flies but I really don’t know where that went.  I was quite poorly a couple of weeks after we returned from holiday in Italy so the promised photos never got sorted.  Never mind they will keep for another day.  Since then we have also been on another holiday this time to Lanzarote.  The plan being to get some much needed sunshine as these cold damp days make for a lot of pain in my back and hips.  However the first week though it had beautiful sunshine twinkling down from the sky it was accompanied by 40 mile an hour winds.  Hubby said they were not cold winds but my back told another story.  Apart from that it was hard to walk anywhere, it took my breath away and almost knocked the legs from under me. I am glad to say the middle of the holiday saw the wind drop and though we had a breeze most afternoons it was no more than normal for Lanzarote, and the temperatures soared a little higher each day.  Bliss I was almost pain free and I could walk far easier.

Of course holidays mean stitching time.  I took my hardanger “Daisy”  (pre cut as I like to have good light for cutting.  I also took “Wildlife of the hedgerow” which is a project I have only ever stitched on holidays.

If you wish to see a before picture of Daisy then look here.

This is how she looks now –  with just the blanket stitch left to do. Blanket stitch, even after all my years of doing hardanger is something I still find difficult for some reason so its a slow and laborious job I’m afraid. DSCF7407

I also did a little on the other project I took.   The first picture is from when I last stitched on this – 6th April, 2018 (another where did time go moment).10.2018.4.3and this is now.  Not a lot to show but it is progress for all that.   DSCF7406

I think this is needing to go into the ufo box as I cannot see me getting a lot of stitching done one our next planned adventure.

I have made lots of cards recently but this is the only one I can share.  It is for a lovely Indian lady who was celebrating her 70th birthday with a surprise party down in London.  It was last weekend and as her son had arranged it and he is a friend of ours we were invited and it was great fun.   DSCF7400  I love a challenge and it was great fun making something different to my normal cards.

This morning I have just finished a parchment card that’s taken me about 6 hours to do.  I have taken a picture and will share it with you next time.

Hope to see you again soon, and sending many hugs to all those who need or want them.



About stitchingranny

I am one of those people who need to have busy hands so whether its stitching or papercrafting, I am always doing something. I also love being in the garden, though hubby does most of the work there these days.
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6 Responses to Where did it go?

  1. Well despite time flying by you have made good progress. I love the owl and hardanger piece.


  2. claire93 says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who feel time speeds up!
    lovely stitching & card!


  3. kathyreeves says:

    Helen, so good to see your post! I’m glad you are feeling better, and your Hardanger is looking quite spectacular. I always breathe a sigh of relief when I come round the last bend and things match. It seems even with stopping and checking often, that there’s always some ripping involved with the buttonhole stitch, but in the end I’m always glad I persevered!


  4. Helen Rowen says:

    You certainly need it to get a really nice finish but the corners sneek up and bite me even when I am sure I have done them right lol. xx


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