Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Hola from Barcelona!

I just wanted to check in to let you know I'm alive and well and living (more or less) happily in Barcelona! The experience is providing its fair share of stress, but hey, this city has more than enough culture to sink a ship, so I'm not gonna get bored while I'm here!

I've done very little stitching since I got here (maybe 50 stitches total?), and I've been here just over a week, so there're no updates there, but there is a giveaway you should definitely check out!

LindaLee is having a mystery giveaway over at Cross'N My Stitches, and it's open until 26th of September! It's not entirely stitchy, but hey, go ahead and enter anyway! :)

Hopefully the stitchybug will return soon (because I really miss enjoying stitching), and as classes start soon, I'll have a chance to settle back into a routine, and getting stuff done. I do have a tour to organise, though, as well as a a 6000-word research project to start on, so who knows...

Happy stitching!

Heather xx

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Oh God Oh God Oh God

So, in less than a week, I'm going to live in Spain for 9 and a half months. I'm absolutely terrified about this (which I think is sorta fair enough, especially since I'm going by myself and know only one other girl who'll be at the same university as me.

I'm currently planning what to pack, with the actual packing beginning tomorrow. The big question is, what stitching do I take with me?! My plan at the moment is to take my WIP bag (which has a fair few pieces in it), along with a couple of new pieces to start when I'm there. This shouldn't take up too much space, since all my stitching is in bags, so there are no bulky boxes.

I put about 50 stitches into An Important Flower over my holiday, so there's no real update there. However, I do have a couple of framed pieces to share - and I don't get to keep either of them!

The first, is the Dragon Dreams freebie I was stitching for my grandparents' 80th birthdays this autumn. The fabby is Aurora Borealis by Jodyri Designs, and I've not yet stitched on a fabby I've loved more.

The second is one you'll have seen before, if you've followed my blog for a while. It was a birthday present for my sister's 16th birthday (we frequently tell each other we're adopted, hate each other, are fat, etc.)

Soooo, that's all with me for the moment, except for the stress I've been under for the last week (I didn't recieve a blogging scholarship for my year abroad blog that I would've liked, and I spent Monday crying over that... and then realised on Tuesday that I'd completely overreacted. My emotions are everywhere this week.) But hey, in a week, I'll be in sunny Spain, and from then until my Christmas break I get to enjoy a little multicultural freedom!

Happy stitching!

Heather xx