Holiday stitchin

I am not gettig a whole heck of a lot done here. Its school holidays, and for those of you who forget, it's the WINTER holiday here. Wet, cold etc etc. Stuck with children a lot, in other words.

I have been doing a bit of stitching though. Here is a pic of your block Kerry. Progress is slow, but it is going
I often get asked how I get so much done, well, in the pic below, is a small revelation, a wee glimpse of  why....

can you spot my chinese laundry of a drying rack (which has become , by default, the place to dump all crap 'we' can't be bothered putting away...). What you can't see is the  2 seater sofa that is currently housing 4 loads of dry washing. I haven't had time to put it away, what with stitching, blogging, tweeting, etsying, facebooking, see, my deep dark, shameful secret, I avoid housework like the plague. I do what I have to  to not be thoroughly horrified should someone come visiting unexpectedly.

I have also been working on another bag, which may, or may not, have a home, depending on the next bag I if you fancy it, you can put in for second dibs. It still has a little more beading etc to finish it off.
I am liking these bags a lot. I think they a filling a gap, between completely plain bags (no embellishment) to  bags such as Pat Winter's, and Pam Kellogg's beautiful creations. While I LOVE their work -no doubt about it-  I think mine are falling somewhere in the middle, and while that was not by design, or conscious forethought, I am liking that idea, and it will be a conscious decision from now on. I could never compete with the style of those two ladies, and nor would I want to.

Back to stitching, with a dinner thrown in there too ( I do manage to feed my family, and Rob does the dishes)


coral-seas said...

You, me and just about every other stitcher I know avoids housework like the plague, so I am still wondering how you get so much done :-)

This bag is gorgeous. You have your own distinctive and stunning style.


Susan/CqLily said...

I know I am repeating myself, but for those of you who don't have one of these: They are a MUST have! Jo's work is beyond beautiful!

MichelleMermaid said...

Awesome stitching. I love it. The cream and ruby stockings are great too!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Jo! I love the tatting you have added to my tree skirt wedge! I can't wait to see what else you do - no hurries, no worries! lol Even more though I enjoyed seeing the glimpse of the mess. Now imagine no husband, no kids, and no pressure to clean up. Can you see that mess in your mind's eye? Okay, now stuff it in a travel trailer! That's where I'm at so it is good to see a bit of someone else's mess! lol

Your stockings are gorgeous and elegant - glad I got the chance to see them before someone whisks them out of your store!

Anonymous said...

snap! bloody stupid idea - school holidays - who invented them?