Saturday, 24 July 2010

Hello again!


Only stitching I have done this week was to finish off this lovely Noel freebie design. As usual my blogger doesn;t show the true colours. The fabric is a mid chocolatey brown and the threads are a wine and beige colour. I am so behind on my stitching this month that I forgot about my monthly SAL I am doing with my dear friend Elaine. It was my turn to choose this months chart and with only 7 days left I haven;t found one yet. I think I may be spending some time in the naughty chair ..lol.
Thank you so much to the lovely Michelle who responded to my plea to trade for some fabric. She totally spoiled me with a lovely bundle of fabric in exhange for the cute snowman beaded kit. Please check the other kits in my last post and my stash blog to see if I can entice anyone else to trade with me. Laineys Stash Room
Thank you also to everyone on wishing me well with my employment situation. For those who don;t know I work from home as a Registered Childminder. Sadly on Wednesday Conor who has been with me for four years will be leaving. I will then only have two year old Leon in my care but he is supposed to be going soon as well.  I guess it;s the way of the world just now and I do fear there will be much more unemployment to come for many in the near future.
I'm not quite sure how much stitching and computer time I will have in the next week. My baby boy Craig turns 21 next Saturday and I am spending most of my free time trying to put together a photograph album for him as well as trying to arrange a family party. I expect my withdrawal symptoms to kick in soon..lol. Enjoy the rest of your week-end. Hugs!

26 comments:

Bette said...

Your finish is lovely, Lainey. Good lock on your emplyment situation. It seems to be bad all over the place. And an early happy birthday to your son. It's hard when your "baby" grows up, isn't it? I still have a hard time believing my youngest is a college graduate.

Dee said...

Noel is beautiful! So delicate.

Happy birthday to your boy, Craig!

staci said...

Lovely finish Lainey!

Sorry about the employment issues...I completely understand what you mean, my housecleaing business took quite a hit because of the economy over a year ago and still hasn't recovered. Best of luck with whatever the future holds for you :)

Blu said...

Lovely finish!

Best of luck with the job sitch.

Christina said...

Your Noel finish is beautiful.
Regarding the job situ - it's a shame you're not a bit further south, there's a huge shortage of quality childcare around here. A good nursery costs about £70 per child, per day, definitely out of most families budgets!

scotstwinmum said...

i love that finish Elain e, well done , i haven't managed to pick up a needle for almost 5 months , can't concentrate long enough !!!

Mylene said...

Congrats on a lovely finish, Elaine.

Happy Birthday to your son and goodluck with the album and arranging the party.

Shari said...

so pretty! I love your finish & will have to go get that freebie!!!!!
Happy birthday to your son & I hope you are able to finish the photo album for him! The stitching will be there, when you have time!

Ingrid said...

oooohhh Elaine !!!What beautiful ....... it's so delicate! I love it, great job! The other stitch is that "Algerian eyelets or diamond eyelets ?
Have a nice sunday and happy birthday to your son...

Carin said...

I love the stitching you have done. Beautiful pattern !!

Edit said...

Your Noel stitching is really beautiful! I also work on a Christmas design right now. I guess they are my favorites to stitch, could stitch them all the year :)

Happy birthday to your son and all my best wishes for you with your job situation. Hope there will be a solution to it.

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finish it is beautiful. I know a couple of childminders and it seems work for them is dropping off too. Hope you find some more children soon.

cuori e perline said...

Your finish is.... too lovely!!!!!!
A bis hug to you for all!!!
Annamaria

Meadows08 said...

Love that little freebie. It's super cute.

Annette said...

What a beautifull finish, I have saved the pattern, hope to make it too.
Congratz with your boy...

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

The noel design is so gorgeous, I really love it. It will be great to display at Christmas time.
:-)
Happy Birthday to your baby boy! Turning 21 is very exciting!

Pam said...

The Noel freebie is beautiful! You did a fabulous job on it. Any idea on how you will finish it?

♥ Nia said...

Lovely design!! Thank you for sharing ;)

Annie said...

Your stitching is lovely. Very pretty color combo.

Sorry about the job thing. Hopefully some other opportunities will come along soon.

That 'baby' is no baby anymore. Have fun with the birthday plans.

Sally said...

What a lovely Christmas finish Elaine. It is beautiful.

I do hope things with your childminding will be on the up soon or something else will come along.

Happy Birthday to your son!

Giovanna said...

Oh that's so pretty, congratulations!

Dee said...

I need to bury that old stitching/knitting frog so deep he'll NEVER find his way back to my house. LOL

Meari said...

Beautiful finish!

Justflo said...

Very pretty finish. Hope things look up for you soon. Happy birthday to your son (a bit early)

Brigitte said...

That's a nice little finish.
I'm sorry to hera about your unemployment situation. But maybe something else will show up in the future for you.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely stitching- did you know that it's really not long to Christmas....(thought I'd throw that in!)