Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Going back in time, crafty style of course.

Good afternoon and how are you this Wednesday afternoon?
I've had a super day today.  My BFF and I had a ride through to Inverness Christmas shopping after dropping the kids at school.
I have managed to get quite a few stocking fillers and had a lovely lunch at Simpsons Garden centre, lots of chatting and great company.  I really don't know why we don't do it more often!

Yesterday time just disappeared after getting home from work for my youngest.  I then had the dog to walk and a couple of parcels to drop off, by the time we got to the beach it was BLACK, oh my, half past four and it was dark.  Boo, hiss, I hate these dark nights.
I then had to pick my eldest boy from rugby and he also had an optical appointment.  By the time we got home, had tea and tidied up it was time for Kirsties new series  Homemade Christmas.  I love her Christmas show.
Oh I also had an early pressie arrive which needed sorting, a new American style fridge freezer!  It nearly didn't get in the house, having to remove a door or two to actually get it into the kitchen.
It is very smart and has a drinks dispenser so it is a hit with the boys.  I like the fact it is lovely and clean!  (Not that my other fridge was bad, honest!  But you know what I mean.)
Plus it has a digital temperature control display.  Since working in M & S I have become rather obsessive about fridge temperatures, it is one of my job requirements to monitor them.
Isn't it funny what makes you happy!

Back to crafting and I was recently asked for a card with cross stitch on it, as the recipient was a keen stitcher.  It is many years since doing any cross stitch and I have to admit I think in that time the holes have shrunk!  My new bifocals were on, then off, then on again.  The joys of getting older.  I used to smile when my mum asked me to thread her needles for her, that time has come!  Still I did enjoy picking up cotton thread again.  This is what I came up with.

I had forgotten how long it takes to stitch.  Some crafts are so much quicker than others, don't you agree?
I went with the flow for this using red and gold thread, then added a little bling to sparkle.

That's all from me today I can hear the calling of a lesser spotted kiddywink "MUM!"  Which can only mean one thing it must be feeding time!
Enjoy the rest of your evening.  Another day in work tomorrow but hopefully I will catch you later.


Carol said...

You did a great job with the brief Erika, the card looks fabulous. Have fun with your new fridge...I love ours! I remember when it was delivered and the guy was going to leave it on the pavement...said he was doing kerbside deliveries only!! Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Your cross-stitch cards looks beautiful Erika, the design is lovely and sure to be kept for years to come.
Your large fridge sounds great and perfect for a family, you've bought it just at the right time - leading up to Christmas - so it can be filled with delicious goodies for the festivities.
Take care,

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, gorgeous card, and well done on seeing the holes,I find I just can't now a days.

Enjoy your new fridge, it's great getting now appliences, I just love my new cooker, Kate x

Hazel said...

Gosh Erika you can turn your hand to any thing, beautiful card. The girl will love it. Oh a new fridge enjoy having all that space to fill, but with those boys of yours it will need filling up a lot. Children especially boys seem to always be hungry. Don't know about dark nights I am hating these dark mornings. X

Barb said...

Hi Erika, I'm a bit late getting around. Your stitched card looks great. I don't do a lot of cross stitch now. Enjoy your new fridge. It'll be great at Christmas. Barbxx

Lau W said...

Oh cool ! a new fridge, oh Christmas will be festive héhé miam !!!
Lovely card, of course !