My new waterbed! It was delivered on Monday and just seems to become more comfortable every night. Phill’s been wearing the nose strips which have helped, and he’s also stopped having a nightcap of Southern Comfort, which has helped even more! I’m almost ashamed to admit that this morning I woke up at 10.22am, which has to be the latest I’ve slept in for about ten years 😉 I was surprised how many of you ladies also suffer with husbands/partners who snore, it’s a much more common problem than I thought. Phill handmade all the wardrobes and units in our bedroom himself, you can see pics here of it being made.
I have done some stitching this week, but also had a visit from the frogs and had to pull out quite a lot of Cirque des Carreaux because of one tiny miscount, but it would have looked odd if I had left it there because the design is so symetrical. Yesterday I made quite good progress on Cirque des Triangles
And today I stitched one block of part 3 of Grand Marquoir.
I’ve also been very naughty and started a new design this week, which is Moonlight Garden by The Drawn Thread. I bought the chart, threads and recommended fabric a while ago, and even sneakily put a few stitches in, but the fabric, Wichelet linen, which looked quite blue on the cover picture, turned out to be very green and the fabric itself was very stiff and quite unpleasant to stitch on. I was very disappointed as I really really like the design. But then I saw a picture of a WIP stitched on a Belfast Linen called Misty Blue, where the threads had been coverted to Hand Dyed Fibers silks. It looked amazing! So I bought a piece Misty Blue, used Vikki’s conversion to Hand Dyed Fibers and am really pleased with the way it looks so far. There are lots and lots of speciality stitches in this one so it’s going to be quite a challenge.
For the rest of today I think I’ll carry on with Cirque des Carreaux and replace the stitches that I pulled out earlier this week. I’m also getting ready to start a my new SAL with Claire this week, as she has finished her backstitching on Who’s Watching Whom, which looks absolutely stunning – you can see it here.