Hi Blogger Friends,
Firstly, a big thank you for the comments on last weeks blog and yes Simon (Orangutans) is a lovely project and when finished I know I will be so pleased with it.
So what happened over the last week
Monday - 10th October 2016
The morning was spent on dog walk, housework and going to town to visit the library. I had a couple of books to go back and of course a few reservations to pick up. In the afternoon I worked on Prairie Schooler Alphabet Letter H
After dinner I settled down to do some more work on Simon (Orangutans by Jayne Netley Mayhew) and ended up watching 4 episodes from Season One of Outlander - a bit of a comfort viewing. I know the story fairly well having read and listened to the book several times, either way I enjoyed my evening and am very pleased with the progress I made
Tuesday - 11th October
Up early as my husband goes to the office which is two hours away on Tuesdays so I updated my blog whilst having breakfast then sat down and stitched on my Heaven and Earth Designs Capricorn - artwork by Josephine Wall.
Later in the morning I worked on my Lakeside Fantasy SAL and I am making good progress
Wednesday - 12th October
I did not get up until after 6 am today which in recent times is good for me. After breakfast I took the dog for her walk accompanied by my husband today before he went off on the train.
I decided to spend the day working on Death by Cross Stitch as I only work on it one day per week I thought I might as well give it the whole day. So after housework I settled down to stitching on it and listened to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
In the evening I watched some more episodes of Outlander Season 1, Bake Off and the new series of Missing. This one is going to be a struggle I think as it keeps flitting back and forth in time and therefore you need your wits about you to keep up.
In bed I read a very little from Victoria but I was quite tired and thankfully had a good nights sleep.
Thursday - 13th October
I think I was suffering from a little bit of burnout on Thursday having stitched for over 6 hrs on Wednesday. So I did no stitching whatsoever until the evening. It was another lovely day so I did a bit of garden clearance cutting back more brambles and I cleared a good area of the garden so that was good. I read from four books - The Blue Fairy Book and Lady of Hay during the early evening and The Romanovs - The Final Chapter (non fiction) and more from Victoria at bedtime. We watched this weeks episode of Lucifer and then this weeks Apprentice ( a hopeless bunch this year). I did eventually do some stitching on my Daffodils bookmark by Textile Heritage,
Friday - 14th October
We had a new shower installed which will make life easier and quicker to get going in the morning. I finished part one of the Lakeside Fantasy SAL border. This took me just over 10.5 hrs over 5 days.
In the evening I caught up on Thursday nights crime drama, Paranoid and The Fall before watching Have I Got News For You and Gogglebox prior to going to bed. Whilst watching the crime dramas I continued working on my Daffodils bookmark
Saturday - 15th October 2016
We went to Coventry to see our daughter and her boyfriend. It was lovely to see her and where she is living for her final year. Because the journey to see her takes an hour and a half each way we only stayed long enough to go out for a meal before returning home. The reason for this is I do not like leaving the dog alone for too long, as it was we were gone for over 5 hours.
As it is Saturday I worked on Viennese Waltz and I am really pleased with the progress I made this week
Sunday - 16th October 2016
It was quite rainy to start so we waited until it had dried up before taking the dog for a walk. After lunch we went to the cinema and watch The Girl on The Train. I read the book last year and they changed the location from London to New York but apart from that and the fact that even trying to make Emily Blunt dowdy, she wasn't quite as I imagined the character. That said I enjoyed the film.
Later in the afternoon I worked on Simon (Orangutans) for the last time until the New Year, whilst watching The Golden Compass which happened to be on as I was flicking through the stations. Here is were I got to with Simon
In the evening we watched Bridge of Spies which was very good and I worked on my Daffodils bookmark. Just some blue stitching to do and the back stitch, so I should complete this in the next week.
I then watched Tutankhamen which is now on in the place Victoria occupied for the previous weeks and I was really enjoying it but made the mistake of laying on the couch and I did drop off to sleep for a few minutes. I don't think I missed anything important.
I did no reading today just too tired come bed time.
So that's it for another week. Quite a bit of stitching and progress and some reading but not as much as I would have liked.
Bye for now