Happy New Year!
Those of us not working nights were allowed a few alcoholic beverages on new years eve, so that was all very fun :)
Shortly after I went back to the UK on a weeks R&R (Rest and Recuperation) and spent a wonderful week with my DB and his family. We spent two nights in a WONDERFUL little hotel Burford House Hotel in the Sherborne Suite/Room. It was very plush and we were spoiling ourselves! We visited the gardens at Blenheim Palace and the Cotswold Wildlife Park (I've been around 4 times in the last year, I love it!) and the model village at Bourton-on-the-Water. All the lakes and water features were frozen over and there was gentle sprinklings of snow everywhere - SO pretty :)
When I got back to Basrah I finished Rose Lady within two night shifts!! She needs a wash and an iron before I add the beads so she's not 'finish' finished, but as close as she'll get for another few months. I DO have photos, but the computers have all changed round with security measures so I'm going to have to do some emailing to myself from another computer before I can show!!
I did lots of organising as I bought some stash on R&R, I've kitted up kits and organised supplies. I've been kindly accepted into Hooked on Exchanging (too) so I bought some bits for my first exchange - the biscornu exchange starting soon! I don't know who I'll be stitching for yet, so I bought a few things so I can cater for favourite colours/themes ...left over stash for me being absolutely NO incentive :)
After finishing Rose Lady I jumped straight into starting Rani. I love the colours! I've already stitched the wings and all the left hand side of her hair! Very quick!
Finally... I'm sure those of you who have blogs remember that time when you first started - Does anyone ever read this? Do they take one look and think 'boring' and go?!! Chiloe from Chiloe's Corner actually added my blog to follow!!! Hi Chiloe, thank you so much! I already added her blog to follow a few weeks ago, and I find all her stuff so interesting to read and look at :) And I read with interest about her little ones, poor kids are sick right now :( get well soon! I'll have to go leave a thousand and one comments soon :D