28 Jan 2013

Stitching, adventure & catastrophe!

Hello All!

Its Monday and thus its stitchy upate time...

I have been carrying on with the sampler that took my fancy a week ago and have managed to put in about 4 hours. It doenst look like I have by my progress but I am happy with it. I really do like the variegated thread and although time consuming the effect is far better than two separate colours. I am considering using some of the thread from the original kit as a second colour (it will make sense once I finish all this colour on this page) and a dark green shade for lines.

Anyway, here are some pictures of my progress...you may recall that I had the letters B, O, P & Q before and now I have almost finished the letter A. It is the largest letter.


and a close up of A....


Next up, is the catastrophe...although it wasnt that bad or at least I hope not, but my new kitten Muse managed to hurt her leg today, subsequently she is on painkillers for a few days to see if it improves or if she needs an x-ray. Some amongst you may even suggest that she takes after her owner on the clumsy level - hehe.

Here she is recovering...


And finally...

I have had itchy feet lately and need to get away to save my sanity and so an idea that I had is now coming into fruition. I am taking myself on a little adventure. If you have been reading my current weekly serial about Millie and Elvis and their diamond adventure then you might be able to guess where I am going!

I am going to Marrakech, but I am travelling overland to get there as my main character will be, and I am quite nervous and excited.

This is a rough guide to my intinerary;

  • Eurostar from London to Paris
  • Train from Paris to Madrid
  • Train from Madrid to Algeciras
  • Ferry from Algeciras to Tangier
  • Train from Tangier to Marrakech
  • Flight from Marrakech to Paris
  • Eurostar from Paris to London


I will get two full days in Paris, a day in Madrid and 2 days in Marrakech. I will travel by boat, bus, train and plane and travel through 3 countries; France, Spain & Morroco.

I leave this Saturday 2nd February and return on Saturday 9th February...I may need a holiday to recover! 

I shall take my stitching with me :D and try to blog an update next Monday from Madrid!

I hope you all have a great week too x

17 comments:

  1. Geez, not much of an update then!! Big news both travel-wise and kitty-wise! Keep us informed of her improvements and we expect pictures from the trip posted constantly!!

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    1. Erm..ok, I may be a little busy trying not to miss my connections or get lost! lol! But I promise to try my bestest :D

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  2. Keebles has it right Katy. We want constant updates, not only photos but progress wise. And safety wise. We'll worry otherwise. That said, I know you're a seasoned traveller and won't take unnecessary risks. Have fun :)

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    1. ahahah! Have you read my travel blogs? I have no common sense but i do promise to be assertive and aware.

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  3. I've just found your blog and I must say you're stitching is beautiful! Have a great time on your trip next week and be sure to keep us posted. I hope your kitty ends up back to rights very soon :)

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    1. Hi Melody, welcome! I hope you like visiting here, i recently merged my two blogs but if its only stitching that interests you then Mondays the day :D
      I also blog about this,that and everything else along with being a budding (if not great but entertaining) writer!
      Muse is already up and at it, lol!

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  4. I like the varigated thread, this will great when it's done. Hope your cat is ok. What else is there to say except, WOW, have a great trip and be safe.

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    1. Hey Tiki, I like it too...and I would use it again even though its time consuming. Fingers crossed I finishe it before the end of the year! lol
      Muse is on the mend, thank you!
      Thanks - I hope to, but am super nervous, I am going alone and that always fills me with trepidation, I am much more self-assured and care free with a friend in tow.

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  5. Love that thread - the letters look fantastic.

    Hope your kitten is back to her old self quickly.

    WOW! What an adventure you're off on. Have a wonderful time but do look after yourself. Looking forward to hearing and seeing all about it.

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    1. Thanks Bea, I'm liking it, stitching on black I'm not enjoying so much but I think its working out ok.

      She is already back to her old self! I just wanted to be sure she hadnt broken anything.

      I will do my best! Really nervous, but thanks to wifi I can take you all with me!

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  6. Have a fun adventure and I hope Muse is better soon.

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    1. Thanks Emma - fingers crossed on both counts.

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  7. Great stitching Kate! Love that thread color on the black linen! I hope that Muse heals up fast and she's no worse for her fall. Your planned adventure sounds amazing! I am so jealous! Have fun and I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!!

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    1. Hey Valerie, hows things? The black does make the colour pop but a bugger to stitch on, lol. No pain no gain, eh?
      I think Muse is ok already :D
      I hope I survive!

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  8. I love the sampler so far, stitching on black is rough but makes for a very dramatic effect. The varigated thread is lovely, I love the effect it gives.

    Sounds like you are in for a real adventure, I'm not brave enough to do something like that but I'm sure you'll have an amazing time. I look forward to hearing all about it!

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    1. Thanks - I have since added some green for stems in the A (its the only letter that has them) and have opted to use the same green (one strand) for one type of lettering, a pale yellow (two strands) for another and am unsure about the third, so will be hoping for advice next time :)

      I dont know that I am brave enough either or just plain stupid!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. have a safe and wonderful holiday

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