Well almost! I finished the winter village cross stitch last night, except for the snow flakes. On the pattern there are some back stitched snow flakes, but I want to see if I can find some charms or pretty sequin snow flakes to stitch on.
The model also shows some pretty ribbon and some froufrou at the top and bottom of the fabric, so I'll have a hunt about for something to use there too. Aside from that I'm rather pleased with this little piece.
I also had time to work for a half hour on the Endangered babies project, but got fed up with it. The panda now has an eye rather than a blank space! But that's about all I achieved there. I had a tidy up of my work space and put a few things away and pulled out another small Christmas project which I started, it's just a small red blob at the moment, when there is something to see I'll take a picture. I'd like to think that I can do a little more to the babies each time I sit up in the study with Hunney, but don't hold your breath.
Thank you for all your comments and suggestions for Me Time.
Me time does seem to be a very personal thing, meaning something different to each person, but it does revolve around being able to decide what to do and when to do it rather that the mad scramble we sometimes have to just keep up with the world.
Although the message I got from Maria was that I should spend time doing something for ME, meaning that the end result would be for ME rather than another gift, I do feel that I have had me time this week, quite a bit of it in fact. I finished the strawberry bag and enjoyed doing it. Although it was fiddly I enjoyed the couple of hours spent making the denim bag, both gifts, but both gave me pleasure. I have sat with Hunney up in the study, he puttering away on his puter and me at my stitching, I finished the winter village scene, that is for me, then spent some time just playing about really, having a tidy up and a sort out, I enjoyed that too. I think I'm very lucky in that Hunney is a great help around the house, so are the kids, we all encourage and indulge each others hobbies and I believe we all get some quality me time.
Speaking of quality time, Moya is on her way, we'll be taking a wander around the shops here in Ramsey and I'm sure she'll have a project for me to photograph.