Now I share my sewing room with Jason and his computers and sometimes we fight over floor space - me basting quilts etc and him taking pc's apart and re-building them and whatever else he does. He very kindly explains what he's doing in great detail to which I tell him to shut up cos he's boring me - what a supportive wife I am - lol ! So the plan was to get the new desk in place of mine and very kindly donate my desk to him so he could dismantle and tweak to his hearts content and free up the floor - which was not doing his back any good as it was. Because the new desk is bigger I needed to move the cupboard I kept next to the table holding my threads and baskets of UFO's etc. This has now gone to our bedroom where I will use it for 'something'.
I then bought a new shelving system to take it's place and put it together yesterday. It was a flat pack thing that you screw together yourself. Now I am a bit of a DIY fan. I do all our decorating - painting, wallpapering etc. Over the years I have stripped back every skirting board, doorframe and door in the house and re-stained them. I have even been known to lay carpets etc. I just enjoy it and to be honest I have more patience than Jason at it. Anyway this shelving unit was pretty straightforward or so I thought. The problem was though that the pre-drilled holes for the screws were ever so slightly out and as such were bloody hard work. What should have been an hours job at most took nearly 3 hours. And basically my poor hands are in a state. My wrists are sore and I have big blisters on my thumbs and part of the skin on my right palm has been ripped off. Ouch !! It is quite painful - but it is done and today I am going to sort out all my odds and ends into baskets ( of which I have a big collection ) and it will all be lovely ! Jason told me off when he saw my hands and told me I should have waited til he got home from work but I couldn't wait. I have to do it there and then. I would take a photo of my hands but feel it is a little sad and it's not very nice - LOL !!
So no sewing for me for a couple of days - it's even painful filling the kettle for a cup of tea. I made salad last night and it was hard going. Never mind - at least everything will be nice and tidy ready for me to make a big old mess :-)
Onto other things. Last week I saw a pattern on Belvie's blog and it caught my imagination. It was a wall quilt with lots of stitchery phrases and pictures. I really liked it and after seeing some of the beautiful stitcheries done in blogland I thought I'd see what it's all about. Ladies like Anne
and May Britt and many others have inspired me to have a go. Now I've had a look through the pattern and I have a ton of questions. Once I'm ready to work on this I'll be pestering the life out of all you stitchers - just wait and see !!!!!!! Here's the pattern - cute eh ?
I've done cross stitch before but never this sort of thing really - in fact whilst emptying my cupboard I came across a cross stitch picture that has been finished for a while. It has just been folded up in a bag and I may even get it framed at some point.
Here is one I did a long time ago which I did frame and it is hanging up in a corner of my sewing room. This one is a mixture of cross stitch and wool embroidery. I even gave the glass a quick polish in honour of taking a photo - aren't you privileged ? ha.
Have a great weekend and put in a couple of extra stitches for me.