Today's blog is a tough one. It's hard to write of fun stuff, and all the achievements you've made that week when a friend is in hospital, effectively fighting for her life. But, Shaz is an indomitable spirit, and I'm sure if she were able to she'd give me one of her looks and tell me I'm being daft so....
Welcome to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! The usual weekly round of blog hops where we bare all to the world and show everyone what's going on with our desks. All the usual information is here, over at Julia's place.
I actually moved stuff on mine. Well, just about. So here's a photo - I'll let you all play spot the difference! Hah!
As per usual, all the activity is on the stitching front. No Mr Moose this week, he got some R&R on the back of the sofa. However, we do have a finish in Dracula, who has been completed and fully finished off (FFO'd) with a bead hanger and felt on the back (not that you can see the felt).
Siren's Lament is progressing nicely. Slowly, but nicely. The section I'm working on at the moment is confetti hell, but we're getting through it. After this there'll be quite a bit of solid colour work, including plain black, so that'll be quick to do ( I hope!). 5,385 stitches done so far, 2.6% of the total.
We also have a new start, LOL. I finally got the Peppermint Purple 2021 stitchalong (SAL) under way - yay! I'm about 6 weeks behind, but I'll catch up eventually! Figured that as I know what the border will be (as this piece is to match last year's), I'd get it started while I wait for the filler threads to turn up. Therein hangs a tale. I had a skein of 3837 (mid purple). I know I'll need two for this, so I ordered one. Turns up, totally different shade, although if I showed you a photo you wouldn't see it but one is definitely more blue purple than the other. I should have known better, veteran stitcher that I am, and order two at the time because the dye lots would be different. Doh. So I've now had to order two more skeins in the hope that they will both match each other, cos it'll be just my luck to order one, and it not match either of the two I already have! LOL. I'm sure I'll use what I already have, eventually.
And that's it for this week. Short and sweet. It snowed here yesterday, briefly, even settled for a time. But now all that's left is tiny pockets in corners. Hardly worth the effort, I say. And it's cold - bitterly cold. So I'm staying in (aren't we all) and keeping the heating on.
Happy Hopping, folks.