Firstly, thank you to everyone who commented on my last post. I needed a moan, but didn't want to moan yet again to DH. He has enough to put up with, poor man, and worries quite enough about me already. So thank you for your positive comments, they really did help.
I've finished the shirt I was making for DH. He's always been very fond of bright casual shirts, so this fits the bill perfectly! It's a 20s style travel print, with travel posters, liners etc. Great material. And if he doesn't really like it (he says he does, but he may be being kind) he can put it away, since the summer is all but gone now, and 'forget' to dig it out next year!
And indeed, where is our Indian Summer that usually turns up just as the children go back to school? We've had so much rain over the last week or so that I'm beginning to develop webbed feet! Luckily we don't live near a river, so no danger of flooding, but there are so many people in the UK who are suffering badly, with much flooding over the last few years. Something to take care about when we move.
The bag, for Linda's Bag and Bucket Swap, was dispatched on Friday, along with the first of my three stitcheries for the Stitcher's Angel swap. I completely forgot to take a photograph of the bag, even though it's been hanging on my door handle for weeks, so hope the recipient posts one that I can pinch for my album. My partner for the Stitcher's Angel doesn't have a blog, and doesn't seem to read mine, but I'd better not risk showing you a picture just yet.
I'm working on the last of the three stitcheries, then it's on to Chookyblue's Secret Santa Swap project, and then I've signed up for Jo-Anne's (at The Carter Clan) Christmas ornament swap. This is a new one, so if you're interested head on over there and sign up. Am I completely mad? All these swaps take time - I'm much more careful than if they were for my own use! And then I've got family Christmas gifts to sort out, and Christmas cards to make. And I simply must get a snuggler quilt made for myself before it gets too chilly. I'm already needing to wrap up in the evening when we watch television and the shawl I've been using for the last few years just isn;t quite big enough and is starting to look a bit manky now. So, time to treat myself.
So, time to stop sitting here and waffling on. Have a good day,