Sunday, 11 October 2009

Weekend progress

I'm back from the weekend away, and stitched for much of Saturday. Paul's dementia is getting worse, so we decided to have a quiet weekend in, which was nice. Hopefully having Eddy and I around meant Margaret didn't get the full force of caring for Paul - although I always wish I could do more. Hopefully she's coming up in November, so we can go to Harrogate Knitting and Stitching fair. But there's a problem with the respite care, despite the fact she's been asking for that weekend off since March. So maybe we won't be able to take her after all...

Anyway, we had a nice relaxing time watching the snooker (edge of the seat semi's) and then Strictly. Except I think I was the only one really watching it!

I was annoyed with my stitching this weekend. For one, I forgot to pick up the extra skein of Chestnut (weeks) for Coffin Buzz, so I couldn't quite finish it:

Also, I noticed another counting error. One of the reasons I've used so much floss on this is that I can't count it. At all. I decided to leave the current one (on the basis that 'Allah isn't perfect'), and anyway it would drive me nuts to frog it again... Can you spot the mistake?

Coffin Buzz, by Plum Street Samplers

After I ran out of floss I pulled out Birth Band, and started the name... except the ability to count was still escaping me, and now 'Colwell' is off centre... urgh. That bit I will frog!

Birth Band, by The Drawn Thread

Hopefully I'll have better luck tonight, and maybe even a Happy Dance!


Dani - tkdchick said...

That must be so hard, to take care of someone with dementia... and heartbreaking!

Your projects look lovely!

Lindsay said...

I can't see the mistake on coffin buzz and the birth sampler looks lovely

Giovanna said...

Yeah, dementia's a cruel one - I saw it take over my gran, so sad.

Great going on your WIPs (including the mermaid from the previous post). Can't see the mistake, sorry :-)

Daffycat said...

Wonderful progress, Jo! Isn't it a pain to run out of thread? So sorry you are plagued with frogs...don't send them here! lol

ataylor said...

Haven't checked your blog in too long, LOVE the birth sampler, can't tell its off center at all. Beautiful!