Two days of Alpine!

Not a very productive two days I must admit - especially as it was the weekend.

On Saturday I had to do a fair bit of work, so just the evening to stitch. Then on Sunday I had a stinking sinus headache and really didn't feel like stitching much. It's probably the result of three months of people staying in the house and me trying to be polite and pleasant all the time. I've been very homesick for the UK again recently too - it comes in waves every now and again. DH and I had a chat the other night, and we're here for another year and then we'll see how we feel and how things are going.

Anyway, this is a bit of progress. I took a close up this time so you can see the different bits and pieces. It's so big now a picture of the whole thing doesn't do it justice!

Edited to add: Good news on the post front! My pre-New Year order from Stitching Bits and Bobs finally arrived. It's been seeing the sights in Sydney apparently (lucky parcel!) Someone obviously stuck it on the wrong plane! Just what I needed to cheer myself up :) I won't show you because most of it is gifts and the rest is just some of the Carriage House Sampling alphabet, but I can tell Sylvie that I now have the last thing I wanted for her parcel and I'll be going to the post office tomorrow.... ;)


  1. Looks Awesome Nicki... how much more do you have to go...
    you really are flying along with it given how much other stitching you do... great work

  2. I think you're doing great. I'm sure that once you get through those mountains the rest will be really speeding.

    Sorry about the homesickness. Yuck.

  3. Hope your sinuses have cleared up and you're feeling much better, Nicki!

  4. Hurray!!! LOL I can't wait to see what's in my parcel ;o)

    I hope you are feeling better, my friend :o)

    I love Alpine, youare doing a great work!


  5. Great to hear the SB&B order turned up - phew! Sorry to hear about the homesickness, though - I really know what you mean. And I can definitely empathise with you on the 'visitors' front - Mum and I are best friends, and I adore her to death and feel very comfortable around her, but at the end of 2 months visit here I was ready to have my own space back again ... she used to do 'everything' for me (laundry, dishes etc), and as crazy as it sounds, I just craved doing things for myself again - I almost felt redundant in my own home. But then 24 hours after she'd gone home, I missed her already ... at least I have a shorter distance to travel when I get homesick :) Hope you manage to settle a bit more over the coming year - I suppose I was lucky and emigrated from the UK when I was just a wee nipper, so it was easier for me to settle (although I don't have any memory of my childhood in the UK, so perhaps it was quite traumatic for me as a kid too) - I have to admit I'll always call NZ home, even when I'm living elsewhere. {{hugs}}


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