I can't believe it's been so long since I was here. Well, once again I've been ill. Just recently I've had one thing after another, and it's really getting me down, although it has been said that I was already run down, and that's why I keep getting one thing after another. My latest thing is a really bad cold, and I just can't shake it off, had it two weeks now, and just wishing to see the back of it. At first I was suffering with really bad sinuses, and felt like I had a hangover for several days, feeling really sick all the time, now I have really bad catarrh.
Anyway, enough of that. I got my new PC up and running, and I'm learning my way around Ubuntu, I've not tried to upload any photo's yet, but I'll be giving that a whirl tonight. I've been awake since 4 am, and hence that's why I'm on here this early, I'm not sleeping, so I just knew I had to get up.
I've got out all my exchanges. I've received a needle roll from Kathy, thank you, well it's still wrapped up, we have to save them for Christmas Day, so it'll be awhile before I can show pictures of the one I've received, and the one I've stitched. I have another stitched gift, that's still wrapped, and that's another we have to save until Christmas Day. I received two beautiful ornaments from Satomi, I'll show you the pics later, they are stunning, and really something I have to try. I've sent my Christmas orni out, but getting worried that it's not arrived yet, and I posted it at the same time as my stitched gift, and that's not arrived yet either, so hoping they turn up soon. I've also stitched a Christmas tuffet for an exchange, but that's another you'll have to wait for. I'm hoping to upload a picture of an ornament I stitched for my friend Carol, now I know that's arrived as I delivered it personally on Saturday.
What else have I been up to, well, I went to the NEC on 9th November to the Crafts for Christmas show, and had a great day, well afternoon, unfortunately due to the traffic it took over 4 hours to get there. This show also includes entry to two other shows - Hobbycrafts and Art Materials Live, but I hardly spent anything. In fact I can't remember what I bought now! Then on 24th November, I went to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Harrogate and had a great day there, now I did spend there, but can't remember what on. I did buy some back issues of New Stitches, I used to subscribe to this magazine when it first came out, up to about issue 100, and then stopped, and now just buy them now and again, but a good buy at the show at 10 issues for £10. I also bought a book on Kumihimo, and DD and I have had a go at making some braids. I've been looking at this for a long time, and I think I'll definitely be doing more. Maybe I'll take some pictures to show you.
I better go and get ready for work now. Hope to be back soon.