I didn't actually leave the house this weekend! I seem to have been so busy though and I have got a lot done on my latest tapestry adventure. Mostly I have been reading and commenting on your wonderful Five On Friday posts! Thank you so very much for joining in, it was really wonderful of you to take part, to comment, to go visiting and commenting!
I really am so thankful and so grateful and do appreciate all of your efforts. I know that we all have a lot of demands on our time, so taking time out to do this is a commitment I realise and I do appreciate it.
So far 55 posts have been linked up - the most ever! - and you still have until Thursday evening to join in with your own post - which must be about five things and must link back to my Five On Friday post - or to go and visit other posts and let me know you have done that. Then you will be entered into the two giveaways for my heart garlands. Which I must get crocheting!!
Going back to the tapestry, currently I am working on my Hug cushion by Emily Peacock. You start in the middle and work outwards, so the first letter to be completed was the U.
This weekend I finished the G.
Then I started on the H!
This is a slightly wonky view of where I am so far with it. There is a lot of background still to do and a border, then I have another one to go with it which is the Kiss. So I am a way off finishing, but getting there and really enjoying it.
I am not enjoying the counting of the stitches though, I am finding it really hard and keep having to go back and fix bits which is very frustrating. For the Kiss I might try and work out a better way of doing it. Up to now I have had threads marking points running all over the place and that got me more confused so I might write onto the canvas in my disappearing ink pen instead.
Hubby has still be busying working our (his really because I just say what I want and he is doing the doing!) current DIY project. The dryer has now moved upwards - which is so much easier to get into now! - and there is a new bottom cupboard which is great and gives a lot more space. Plus, my vases can live on top of the dryer - when I move them that is.
There is still a way to go, but I will keep showing you the progress as it happens. One thing I really need to do is to buy a new doormat! This one isn't washable...
Today I am late posting - it is 11.15 am as I have been busy working this morning although that wasn't what I intended to do! I sat down to check e-mails and then started to fiddle and before I knew it I had made this!
This is headed for my Etsy shop, when I have the other three made - today perhaps? - I will update the shop and let you know that they are in for sale.
While I am talking of my shop, I wanted to mention something else. I realised when calculating the price for these that I made a mistake on the other items in my shop in the pricing, and more specifically to do with the postage. I will be correcting it. So if you looked before and thought the things were expensive, I will be revising the prices to correctly account for the postage, so perhaps that will entice you more! I hope that my error hasn't offended anyone. It is all part of the learning process for me.
On the subject of apologies, I started out by mentioning that so many of you have been lovely enough to join in Five On Friday. Because of that I have just been overwhelmed with post reading and commenting myself and going back and forth on various things. So please accept my apologies for not commenting on your other posts. I have read all of the posts on all of the blogs that I follow, but I just cannot always comment on every one.
I follow over 300 blogs - because I try and follow all of your blogs if I can! - so it just isn't possible to comment on them all all of the time anymore. I wish that I could, and it really upsets me that I cannot do it. If I did, I would do nothing else all day than read and comment on blogs - which would give me no time to do anything to blog about!
I will continue to read your posts and will always comment when I can, but if I don't, please don't think that I am ignoring you, I'm really not! This isn't to say that I am stopping commenting, but please bear with me if I don't get to comment on every one of your posts, that is all.
Also, in the past I have talked about replying to comments, again, time prevents me from replying to every comment, and often bloggers are - because they want to retain some privacy I imagine - no reply so I cannot reply directly anyway. I wanted you all to know that if I don't reply it isn't because I haven't read or don't value your comments. I read every single one and I value every single one too. You are all so lovely to comment. Thank you!! Instead of replying, I try and visit all of your blogs and comment - which is why I follow so many blogs!
That is a very long explanation, but with new followers lately, thank you for joining in here!, I wanted to explain to you and also to remind any longer term readers who might not be sure how I handled things.
I will shut up and now and go away! I have things to do and get on with and I am sure you do too.
Hope that you all have a wonderful week ahead!
Today I am linking with Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise to share what I did this weekend and Julies Lifestyle for Cooking and Crafting with J&J.