Sunday, 8 February 2009

Nearly there!

This weekend we went to back to my home town, for my school friend Leanne's birthday celebration. On Saturday I went into Lincoln with my mum for lunch and a little shopping, then in the evening Ed and I met up with everyone. I have a close knit group of school friends, who I try and see as often as possible. We never manage all 6 of us though, and sometimes we manage to miss seeing one person in the group for a couple of years, but the most wonderful thing about these friends is, even if we haven't seen each other for ages, nothing has changed and we always have a good laugh. Saturday was no exception - 4 of the group made it - me, Leanne, Anne and Michaela - along with a few other friends, and we had a great evening - a mini bar crawl followed by some dancing. A copious amount of alcohol was consumed (very little by me, in comparison to the others) and we talked and laughed all night. Even when we had to shout over the volume of the music! Anne and Michaela stayed over night at Leanne's, and this morning Ed and I went over to share their cooked breakfast - boy does Leanne make wonderful sausage and bacon baps!!

I drove home this afternoon, and managed to get back to Leeds just as the next lot of snow started to settle. Last week's snow is still on the ground and has frozen to ice, so I expect tomorrow morning will be fun-filled, watching people failing to drive safely on the roads. It's quite pathetic really! Dani - I know people who panic over 1" of snow and won't drive or walk anywhere. I've never really seen why they are so wary, having always just got on with it. But I'm not very sure-footed at all, and usually end up on my arse at some point. So far only once this year...

Anyway, I didn't get any stitching done this weekend until I got home, but I have taken some photos to share:

Birth Band - as you can see I've nearly finished this. I stitched on this a bit more after taking the photo, I've only got one final band and a tiny amount of BS to go. Maybe a happy dance for tomorrow?

This is the ornie I finished last weekend - 'Golden Tree'. These Anchor 'quickies' really do live up to their name. If anyone wants the pattern for this (and the left-over thread - I suspect more gold is needed to make a second, but there is lots of green and black left) - then I'm happy to pass it on.

Finally Fantasy Triptych. I'm going to focus on this as soon as I've finished Birth Band - my aim is to complete the centre panel this month. I may be being a little optimistic here!!


Dani - tkdchick said...

I'll be looking forward to your HD then focusing on fantasy tryptich!

I know the snow thing is all realtive, you don't get it in the UK very often. I've grown up with it, learnt how to drive in it, and pretty much live with it for at least 4 months a year. So for us an inch really isn't a big deal. Now give us 30+ cm then we all start to worry!

Arthemise said...

Awesome stitching! I really want to start Fantasy Triptych. Yours is looking great.

Melissa33 said...

Wow, that band sampler looks excellent. Sounds like you had loads of fun with your friends!

Lindsay said...

Glad you had such a good weekend, it does the soul good to do nothing but laugh for a couple of days.

Both birth band and FT are looking good and Congrats on the little finish

Anonymous said...

Lovely stitching! Birth Band is just charming, I'll look forward to seeing it completed.