So last week was a bit busy, shopping and a university barbecue and other stuff and hardly a day went by as planned. I was kinda looking forward to a real nice and quiet weekend, but somehow stuff kept piling up again - it was mostly fun, really; shoe shopping with grandma, sushi and an AWESOME film music concert with Felix on Saturday evening, then my grandparents coming over for coffee and cake on Sunday, but sometimes, there is such a thing as too much good and fun and I just need some quiet time to relax and stitch and stuff like that. I still made the most of the time I had, so I do have some progress to show despite everything else :)
Now let's do this in chronological order - first up, Gifted Gorgeousness. So this month I stitched on stuff gifted to me: Dark Force (I won the pattern in a contest), and I got my obligatory column of the week to show. Lady and the tramp (a birthday present by my grand parents), Things Unseen (Christmas present by Felix) and the April Ornament of the Month (the fabric was a gift by my good friend Carla).
I also stitched on a wedding sampler for a friend, using September of Ellen Maurer-Stroh's Flower of the Month patterns. I added about one and two half shades of purple this weekend :D
That aster and Dark Force is also what dominates my TSAL jar for the month...that, and some odd ends of thick cotton yarn from that pair of potholders I finished earlier this month:
So that sums up my stitching and incidentally also what I did for IHSW - working on those asters, mostly. But I also started a new crochet project...some of you may remember that delicios ball of dark navy/petrol sparkly lace yarn I bought a while back - well, I bought a few books about knitting/crocheting lace, and finally found a pattern to use it in. I might need one more ball, but that's okay! I'm doing a shawl called 'Soyeux' from the German book 'Lace häkeln für Einsteiger' (crocheting lace for beginners). It's a triangle shape and a bit off since you start at the long side - so it starts off looking much like a fancy string that slowly turns into a fancy band and I had just reached the fancy belt stage to take this picture, when I realized I had to rip two complete rows due to some mistake I made ad the beginning of this third pattern repeat, ugh! I got the basic pattern down pretty good, but I still get confused by the changing of rows...I hope that by next weeks, I'll get a bit more done so I can actually properly show the lace pattern :)
So that's it for my crafty progress this past week :) As usual, I also have to share what we watched: that was some more Supernatural (S6, E6-15) and How I met your Mother (S1, E2-15). Yesterday Felix wanted to watch Grown Ups 2, since he really liked the first one, but neither of us enjoyed this one much...it has a few funny moments, but for the most part it's just plain, ordenary, Taste-less 'homour'. It's a pitty, they hardly make really enjoyable comedies anymore I think :/
I also did some reading and finally finished The Mazerunner. I wanted to read this series after seeing the trailer for the first movie, and it's nice, but pretty forseeable for the most part - I enjoyed it, but not as much as The Hunger Games or Divergent. I already started the second volume though and that start's of with much more suprises, so I'll see where that will take me :)