Sunday, 27 July 2014

Smalls #6 - very late

Hello all,

Encouraged by the relative success of the last post I have decided to update you on my last month's Smalls progress. I was sad to realise this morning that I missed last month's TUSAL, oh well that's what happens when internet goes off for almost a month.

Last month I have finished another letter by Nancy Turner of the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. It is another A.

It was done on evenweave dyed with onion skins (aluminium mordant) by my mum. Stitched using Nancy's hand dyed floss: 1765 Burnt Russet, which I won in one of her generous giveaways. Speaking of generous giveways... I was also lucky enough to win more floss from Nancy. And I would obviously brag (but sigh I am updating from the phone). So I will share a photo of the chosen threads soon (along with a gorgeous new quaker sampler start).

I will update this month's Smalls (I do have a finish) and TUSAL in the next day or so.

Till soon,


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Stitch from Stash #7 (attempt post from a phone)

Hello all,

Sorry for a very long gap. Hope I haven't lost anyone in the process. I do have a good excuse for not posting (and even missing last week's Wipocalypse post - and I never do that). I have no internet! No internet and no phone line for 3 weeks and 2 days! I have spend about an hour on phone to EE tonight apparently the most 'reliable network' and also with whom you can check an existing fault online. The first adviser put me on hold for over 20 minutes and once the phone got taken off hold somebody else was asking what company I am calling from! And then hung up on me! The second adviser was a little better promised not to put me on hold, so I spent a further 15 minutes in silence. Apparently I will have an update in 24 hours and someone will start digging (again) tomorrow. How many times have I heard this over the past 3 weeks! Oh well maybe this person will actually follow through and update me. I also spent (on top of paying for line and internet that isn't working) £5.99 to have some internet on phone. And attempting my 1st post via the phone! Soooo proud.

Onto nice things... you'd think after my spree month I would not need to buy anything, well actually it turns out I did:

I bought 2 charts from love thy thread (half price) and I just had to have all three in my collection. And also I bought a metre and a bit of evenweave at a pretty good price when I was down south.

So a total of £22 spend this month. And so that makes a $/£ 21.28 to carry through to next month!

I hope this works and I can do few updates over the phone while internet is getting fixed.

Also as a small apology and a sign of joy (I have some changes going on in my life at the moment - will share later) I promise to have a giveaway soon.

Till soon I hope,