How so, I hear you ask? Well, next weekend, TraderVic and I are heading north to Sin City (Sydney) to visit DS2, we are planning to take him out to a fancy restaurant, catch up with some family friends, do some sightseeing with him and check out his new flat. So, I am thinking in the midst of all that there will not be much stitching happening.
Luckily for me, this weekend just past was a quiet one for us, so lots of crafty, bakey things were done by me, so I have just moved FNSI and IHSW forward a week for me this month. Clever, hey?
Now, for those of you who don't know what I am talking about.
FNSI stands for Friday Night Sew In, it is a virtual stitch-a-long evening on the third Friday of every month when stitchers from all around the world sign up to stitch on their own projects "together". It is hosted by the lovely Wendy from Sugarlane Quilts, so check out her blog for the sign up post which should be posted sometime this week.
IHSW stands for International Hermit and Stitch Weekend, it, too, is a virtual stitch-a-long but this one is all weekend long - from Friday night to Sunday night. It is always the third weekend of the month, too, so FNSI and IHSW always coincide - most happily. It is hosted by the gorgeous Joysze of Random Ramblings, so check out her blog for the sign up post, too.
You can see the badges for each of these SALs on my sidebar.
So, enough chat, what did I get up to on my weekend? Well, lots of fun stuff!
For FNSI, I finished knitting my Tri-cowl scarf - here is a pic of me modelling it for you all. It is lovely and warm and just right for this Antarctic Vortex the south east of Australia is experiencing at the moment. I have obviously picked the right year to have taken up knitting again - lol!
I also found some time to start my Haunted House for this month's theme for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL.
Side panel from "Halloween Days Sewing Basket"
JCS Halloween Ornie Mag, 2015
Stitched on overdyed lilac 28 ct evenweave
My own choice of DMC and speciality threads
Then on Saturday, I followed one of my other passions - cooking. I made Steak and mushroom pie (pastry and all) and Brookies (Brownies/Cookies).
Yummo! (If I say so myself)
Over Saturday and Sunday, I worked some more on American Baby and Day 11 of Santa's 12 Days of Christmas:
Across the weekend, I also spent quite a bit of time setting up my new blog:
I would love it if you went and checked it out and even more if you would like to join - the details are all on the blog.
So, in all a most productive weekend except I developed a terrible toothache in one of my premolars - so it was off to the dentist for me yesterday who suspects it is a sinus infection in my tooth! So, more antibiotics for me (my third lot in as many months) and very strong painkillers until the antibiotics work their magic - I can tell you that tooth hurts so much if I even think about touching it! No fun at all!
I hope that all is well with you and yours,