I am curious? Are there any of my fellow craft bloggers or your family/friends who are members of Toastmasters?
Toastmasters, for those not familiar is a public speaking club and not about cooking your bread to perfection and slathering it with butter. (Insert yummy buttery toasty smile topped with Jam – here).
We also have on-line clubs for those who have difficulty getting out and wish to make that vital connection around the globe. I am a member of 2 online clubs and one land based or as we refer to it Bricks and Mortar club. If you are interested in checking out an online Toastmasters club and seeking what I consider the most inexpensive form of education. We meet weekly in the “cloud” traversing the globe from varied locations.
Sadly no progress at all for either of my SAL’s – many reasons. The main on pre-occupied with a kitchen renovation, which will take a few more weeks. However the bulk of heavy work completed by my brother with the MOTH’s assistance. However you will be delighted with the progress by the other highly industrious members of the SAL. The boys have nearly gutted the kitchen, ripped up the old lino, and the floor boards should polish up nicely. Bench top sin and plaster dust everywhere. Still need to have electrician, plasterer and painting completed. Plus a new window. Perhaps 4 more weeks of chaos but main section is moving along well. Flat packs taken over the lounge, passage etc are almost all in their new homes.
Fingers crossed the next 3 weeks are more productive.
Greeting everyone! I do hope you are well and keeping busy. Incredible how much you can achieve when a baby is due – not mine just to reiterate. A dear friend in one of my stitching groups is having her first baby. As a result the bulk of my stitching is on a birth record, and a little on my original SAL after frogging!
Woo hoo lots of birth record progress to show.
The other members of this SAL are far more productive than I and I do hope you can hop over and view their impressive works. I feel very privileged to be part of this SAL Group.
Apologise for the lateness of this post. My Oops, had wrong day set in the schedule then life got in the way didn’t realise I was a day out until now. On a positive note I have a new mobile phone with 16 Mega pixel camera which is fabulous for crafty pics like my SAL Project. Feeling chuffed and excited by the photo quality.
Anyway – Woo Hoo this SAL group is growing. We have another new SAL member to welcome into the group. His name is Tony – Welcome
My save the stitches has not grown too much, the 2 covered little boxes are going to be frogged as they are out of order, plus my stitching looked messy. Not much progress this fortnight as I have also commenced a birth record, for a lovely friends bub due in June. Really need to get stuck into this one as priority. Hope no one minds me tackling 2 SAL’s at same time here. This is the cutest Dimensions kit, not large and generic as we do not know if bubs is a boy or girl. The lovely girl is also in one of my sewing groups, the first baby in all our teams, excluding grandchildren. We are all very excited about this bub,
My progress so far, which I plan serious stitching time this coming fortnight.
Please pop over and visit the other SAL members who are far more industrious than I have been of late.
Wow March is already here and the time has flow once again. I have been busy and completed a few more blocks. The yellow was very stitch intense as it had split stitches, which are not a favourite. It is incredible how the patterns build up with this blackwork technique.
As I am close to finishing in the next few months, research into framing has already commenced. Floating framing has been suggested? What are your thoughts?
Do pop over to view the incredible work from the talented SAL bloggers below. You will not be disappointed, and may even like to join. If you do wish to join contact Avis or Claire for full details on how to be part of this fun group.
A little progress only. Time poor & 40 deg Celsius most days. Even with air con going my hands have been sweaty & thus minimal work to show. Please pop over and visit the talented SAL members in this group.
The Postie artived today with a gorgeous surprise from Claire. A perfect addition to our tree for next year. You see we didn’t decorate at all this year. Thank you Claire, we love it 💕
I should explain. After we returned from our Cruise, we planned to set up the tree first weekend in December. Unfortunately the MOTH & I were both unwell. The MOTH had a cold & I suffered a severe asthma attack. Extra long break from work, many drugs & puffers and still suffering afew days prior to Christmas. After another DR visit my lung strength was finally 69% (which is very low) I was given a new preventer and had immediate improvement. Having air in your lungs & more importantly being able to exhale it instead of coughing it out & wheezing is incredible.
Hence we were not up to our usual effort as shown below. This is just one cabinet which takes several fun hours to prepare.
The we decided to move some furniture, this Christmas weekend. Unpacking China which is now covering the table. Replacing a corner TV unit, dvd rack & cabinet with a free repurposed sleeker unit. The MOTH has pickup up some backing boards & varnish. Which will complete the look soon. Ready to house our DVDs etc. Nice old glass shelves. A nice project for my handyman 😀
This is some of furniture removed from same spot. Last years decorations which did not see daylight 😩
2018 will see further changes. Our kitchen being renovated. I cannot wait. Hopefully that will be completed by end of February / March.