Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It's been an eventful two weeks!


Eventful....and not always as planned!

First of all, hubby and I had a quick trip to Canada. He had booked tickets to see a football game, which is not my scene at all! While he was at the football match, I was planning to check out the craft stores....two hours of uninterrupted craftiness and, depending on the end score, not having to hide what I bought :) Unfortunately the game was cancelled, but since we had already booked a hotel, we decided just to go anyway.

On our way we stopped by Niagara falls.....


 ...a bit wet, but a spectacular place to visit!


We didn't stay in Canada as long as planned, as we had to book a last minute flight over to the UK as a very close family member was really sick. We headed back to the US to pack and get everything ready for a flight home to the UK. I had intended writing a few blog posts and have them scheduled to appear while we were away. But for a second Sunday in a row, I spent the time in the ER, this time with my daughter! So, as you know, no posts were scheduled.

I did manage to pack some stitching to do while in the UK. I had this Lizzie Kate chart in my stash and it seemed an appropriate design to stitch for my daughter who got engaged while on holiday. Have you ever noticed that there are loads of wedding designs but nothing really for engagement? 


So all that needs to be done is  to have this famed or finished some how......and this time, there will be no procrastinating!

While in the UK, I hit the jackpot when it came to magazines...


Sooooo many craft magazines available.....I was in heaven....unfortunately the credit card was of a slightly different opinion :)

My hometown isn't as spectacular as Niagara falls....


 ....but the sun did shine a few days!


Our flight back to the US was cancelled at the last minute, so we basically spent two days at the airport, which, as you can imagine was no fun at all! I did tell you that nothing went as planned!

For our flight back to the US, I had an old World of Cross Stitching Xmas kit all ready to work on.....


A seven and a half hour flight is a great way to get started on your Xmas stitching! You may be wondering why there are two pieces of fabric stitched......the one on the left was the fabric that came with the kit, but it was awful to stitch on. Luckily I had popped in some spare fabric and was able to start again.....with my fingers firmly crossed that there will be enough threads to complete the design:) The flight was rather turbulent which made it rather tricky to stitch.....my needle kept missing the holes :)  I had hoped to have this completed on the flight, but  it didn't work out as planned....again!

So now, things are back to normal....well, at least I think they are....keep your fingers crossed for me! I'm looking forward to a long boring, uneventful week full of stitching time.

Until next time....happy stitching!

Rhona




7 comments:

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Hope things have settled down. Your stitching is looking wonderful.

butterfly said...


Sorry your plans did not go as planned , buy hey you made the best of it loved your new start.

Mii Stitch said...

Love the sweet LK stitching finish. Congrats to your daughter!

Mary said...

Congratulations to your daughter on her engagement. You certainly have had a busy time of it lately! I hope things calm down for a while for you. I hope your relative in the UK is recovering. Mary

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

I did not think you could take needles on airplanes anymore. Congrats to your daughter and I hope your friend in the UK is better. Niagara falls is a lovely place to visit in the summer. I use to live in Ontario and we visited the falls allot. hugs

Ariadne said...

Wow! So many things happened but you travelled so that's interesting in itself!AriadnefromGreece!

Bekah said...

Hopefully this week will be much calmer and more planned. All the best to you and your family, congrats to your daughter on her engagement.