Sunday, 16 September 2012

The end is nigh!

Don't worry!    Mac hasn't convinced me that the world will end on 21st December (however hard he tries).   Well... it would make stitching Christmas Swap gifts a bit of a waste of time wouldn't it.   The end I'm talking about is.....


the end of another yard of my Vignette flower border.   I'm so far behind with this project it just isn't funny.  As soon as I've finished Christmas stitching (and providing the world doesn't actually end)  I'm going to knuckle down and stitch like a woman possessed to catch up.  Feel free to remind me I said that.

Here's the tiniest of sneak peeks of something I've been working on.


All I can say is I loved stitching it.... oh... and it's finished.  One in the bag for me then!  Happy days.

I wasn't so happy yesterday when I was pulling the place apart looking for an embroidery floss.  Frustration resulted in this.......


I finally got out the Floss-a-Way bags I bought ages ago and made a start organising my stash of floss.  Don't think for a minute this is all I have.... it's the tip of the iceberg!      Doesn't my table look tidy.  Tidier than normal anyway.  I've been having a bit of a sort out.   This room could really do with a massive re-organise but there is no hope of that any time soon.

I'm hoping to speed up stitching projects with this......


I love the idea of being able to photocopy stitchery designs and 'stick' them onto the fabric.  No more time consuming tracing of really detailed patterns.  Sounds too good to be true.   You stitch through the Solvy then pop the finished article into warm water and it disappears.... maybe I'll try just a small piece to be sure.    A whole roll of it is winging it's way here right now.... can't come fast enough for me.

Now... I just have to show you what I saw through the kitchen window first thing this morning.....


a little family of Deer.   There were actually three of them in the garden just yards from the window.   It was early... still a bit misty and raining heavily.  I grabbed my camera and just hoped for the best.  Taking shots through the window is not so good... especially when the window is not as clean as it could be !

Those little critters put a big smile on my face for sure.  Breakfast made sure the smile stayed a bit longer.....


Strawberries.... Greek yogurt and fabulous grain free toasted muesli.   I am loving the whole Primal Living thing.  I feel great.  Full of energy.  And the best part is the pounds are dropping off... all by themselves!!   Mac might just get back the woman he proposed to.   He hasn't been legally married to a third of me for years! 

Before I go I wanted to mention that I've turned off word verification on comments.   I hate those horrible jumbled letters myself so I'm glad to see the back of it.   I am having a problem though.   I'm getting strange 'Anonymous' comments.   Only one of them has shown on a blog post.... I deleted it.  The rest appear in my e.mail and look for all the world like they've come from Blogger ....but... they don't appear on the blog and the text is a bit 'off'.    Strange!    Even though they are anonymous all of them have a name with a link to click.  Obviously I don't.  I'm way too suspicious for that.   I'm just wondering if I'm alone in this or are others out there having the same problem.

OK.... I must go.  I'll never reach the end of that flower border if I don't knuckle down to it. Besides I need the quiet time to think about more Christmas swap gifts.  I wish I was more decisive! 

Hope you are fit and having fun doing what makes you happy

Till next time
See ya
Josie X




8 comments:

Kitty said...

Thought i'd comment to see if it worked ok. Looks as though you are getting through loads of projects. The sneak peek looks beautiful, and the strawberries are making me hungry!

barb's creations said...

If you go into your settings of your blog you can click on annonymous so they can't leave comments this is what I've done on my blog,hope this helps :) Barb.
P.S love your stitching and your brekky looks yummo!

Wendy said...

Hi Josie, you are doing great on your yard of embroidery! Seems like you are doing well at finishing up projects. Congrats on a finish1

Raewyn said...

Love your stitching Josie - your secret project plus your Vignette. And your breakfast looks SO good! The photo of the deer is gorgeous, how special to have them come and graze close by. I get the occasional anonymous comment too; generally just to my email and not on a post. I just delete them and move on.

marina said...

go cave girl with that vignette stitchery, i think you need a medal to get through all that stitching!
No funny comments on my blog, I just had a spate of comments asking me for the patterns for what I was making, don't know what that was about?

shez said...

Hi Josie yes do what Barb suggested and thankyou for turning it off,i do get spam but i just deleted it and most of the time the spam thing picks it up,lovely pic of the deer family so cute,enjoy your day Josie.xx

Leanne said...

Beautiful stitching Josie. I love the idea of that solvy, what a great time saver. Make sure you let us know how it goes.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Well done with your Vignette stitching and your breakfast looks delicious!!