Sunday, 30 June 2013

I'm getting bad at this!!

Sorry folks - I've been really un-motivated to update this blog! When I look back I can't believe how long it's been - a whole month!!

And I've got no real excuse other than the fact that I just didn't feel like it!

Most of my spare time has been spent trying to put some kind of order into my e-book collection via a program called calibre where I store all my books. When I imported the file into my new laptop somehow it found that it was corrupted! Luckily I had a back-up file of the original downloads, but of course when I imported it, all of the changes I had made - I had to do again!!! ARGH!!!

On to stitching now. I spent some time out in the garden while the sun's been shining. I've mainly been working on my cheetah. This was how I left it last time you saw my progress -

And this is where I am at the end of the month - 

Pretty good huh?? (Sorry about the funny colour on these photos, but doing these in artificial light!)

My Joan Elliott diary piece is coming along. I've finished 5 months pictures now, and made a fair start on my sixth. I'm working in a kind of reverse order to everyone, so my latest start is the March piece! In case you can't tell what it is I've included the original so you can see what it's supposed to be!

And then this was the 5 months completed just before I started March! I'm still not sure how I'm going to finish off the entire project. Have to get my thinking cap on for that. 

Been doing a bit out in the garden again - I just wish that there was a permanent cure for Bindweed! We can send a rocket to Mars, and a man to the moon but I can't get rid of BINDWEED! ARGH!! Still here are a couple of photos of the bits I HAVE tidied! My beautiful paeony has excelled itself with blooms this year. And my water feature and little wizard are mounting guard.

We're off next week on a holiday to "our" holiday home in Austria - the apartment which we have been to 7 times before. Leaving home and driving down, through Germany. taking our time as usual, and arriving back after a couple of weeks. Sewing's packed -now I'd better decide what else to take!!

See you all later
Take Care