Sunday, June 12, 2011

I'm so slack

Gosh here it is almost the middle of June and I see that my last post was in April!! Well I can't guarantee I'll post more often but here's a few pics of what I've been up to!

First up is the piece I was working on for an Easter/Spring SAL:
Bent Creek - Easter Snapper
stitched as charted on 32ct jobelan

I then stitched up this little cutie:
Lizzie Kate - Egg Hunt
Stitched as charted on 28ct Antique White monaco.
Buttons from stash.

I also worked on one of my January Crazy 15 Challenge pieces, here's
my pitiful progress!
Lizzie Kate - Christmas Flip-its progress as at May 31, 2011.

I did manage to finish 2 of my other January Crazy Challenge piece
s which brings my total to 9 out of 15 finished. The last 6 pieces are are a bit bigger though and they include the above flip-its as well as Blue Ribbon Designs - Autumn Leaves & Sunflower Seeds; Jeanette Douglas Designs - Spring Stitches; Shakespeares Peddler - Sampler Roundy; Victoria Sampler - Christmas Treasures & M Designs - Floral Sampler. I still have quite a bit of stitching ahead of me if I am to finish these pieces this year, which is the goal!! Anyway, here's a couple of pics of finishes number 8 & 9 from the challenge.

Finish #8
Mill Hill Santa ornament
stitched as charted on perforated paper with DMC.
Stitching completed April 26, 2011.
This was my first Mill Hill ornament and won't be my last. I discovered that perforated paper is great to stitch on while travelling in the car, so I'll be making sure I have a kit handy the next long car trip we take as a family!

Finish #9
Just Nan - Tulip Time
Stitched as charted on 32ct Lavender Belfast.

Loved stitching this one and need to pull another Just Nan out of the stash!

Well that's it for me, I'm currently stitching on one of my other wips, Elizabeth Designs - In The Garden of My Heart, and am making some progress so I'll be sure to post a pic next time!

Happy Stitching & thanks for visiting!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wow, it's been a while....

Hi all

Gosh what happened to March! I didn't realise I had missed a whole month of posting. I've been working on my crazy January challenge pieces and also on some of my older wips. So without further ado, here's some pics!

First up, here's my March ornament:Country Cottage Needleworks - Visions of Sugar Plums unknown 28ct linen with DMC

I was so sorry to hear the bad news about Lisa from the Primitive Needle as were a lot of others. I decided to stitch one of her designs. Here's a little witch:

Fabric is a remnant from my stash, think it was part of a hand-dyed grab bag from silkweavers. Threads used were Crescent Colours - Raven, GAST - Fragrant Cloves & GAST Avocado.

In March I made some progress on my crazy challenge piece, Blue Ribbon Designs - Autumn Leaves & Sunflower Seeds. This month I finished the squirrel block & the house block. Here's a pic of my progress:

The last few weeks I've been stitching on an older wip, Mirabilia's Mermaids of the Deep Blue. The last time I touched this I had to frog a bit and ended up putting it away. I was just past the halfway mark. Here's a progress pic of the whole project, I've been working on the left mermaid and you can see with the mermaid on the right where I was at previously.

Here's a close-up of the area I've been working on, it seems blogger has turned the pic sideways for some reason though. Sorry for the lousy pics, my camera seems to be playing up!

Well that's it for now, I'm currently working on Bent Creek's Easter Snapper for an Easter SAL I'm in with one of my yahoo groups. As I only started it last night I haven't got a pic yet but will endeavour to get one soon.

Thanks for looking and as always, your comments if you have a chance to post one are most welcome!

Happy Stitching


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hearts for valentines...

Hi all

Well as last week began with Valentine's Day I decided it was time to give some attention to one of my wips, Drawn Thread's An Open Heart.

Here's where I was at before:
Here's where I'm at now:I'm so glad to have finished the heart at the top, it seemed to take me forever!!

My 12 days of s.e.x exchange is now over, here's a pic of my goodies, all Halloween goodness! This was such a lot of fun and an exchange I will definitely participate in again!
This week I am working on one of January Crazy challenge pieces, Lizzie Kate's Snowman '10. I'm hoping he will be finished soon!

Thanks for looking and your comments are much aprpeciated!

Happy Stitching


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Some w.i.p progress & more exchange goodies!

Hi all

Well as promised here's my wip progress for this week, it's a bit pathetic really but I worked back a few nights this past week so that's my excuse :) This week I managed the small garden box on the right hand side, the one below it and a bit of the border.

The 12 days of s.e.x exchange continues, here's what I got for days 3 & 4. There is a definite theme to these gifts & I am just loving it!

Day 3 - various Halloween ribbons.
Day 4 - Haunted house photo holder, can be used to hold small stitched pieces too.

Well that's all for me today, I'll endeavour to post more progress & exchange pics this week.

Happy stitching



Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm back..........

Hi all

Well now I am back to work my stitching time has been drastically reduced but nevertheless I have some pics for you! Some are from the last week in January before I went back to work.

First up is another finish from my crazy January challenge:
Meet Ozzy!
The Cat's Whiskers - What A Hoot!
Stitched as charted with recommended DMC.
Stitching completed January 2011.

Next up are some progress pics on a couple of other crazy January pieces:

Victoria Sampler - Christmas Treasures
progress as at January 31, 2011
Blue Ribbon Designs - Autumn Leaves & Sunflower Seeds progress as at February 4, 2011

Last weekend I hosted a get together at my house. A lot of fun was had by all, some stitching was done & we even managed a couple of finishes! An amazing feat as usually there is too much laughter & chat to even stitch! I am so glad we have airconditioning as it was the hottest day of the summer here and was still 36C outside at 6pm! Thanks to all who came, we need to do it again soon! I didn't manage any stitching as was chatting too much but after the ladies left I managed to kit up a piece for a SAL I participated in. I started him on Sunday afternoon and finished him on Monday night! Just love him!

Heart in Hand - Leggy Snowman

stitched as charted with DMC
28ct Smoke Linen
stitching completed February 7, 2011

I'm currently participating in a 12 days of S.E.X exchange with some friends and we started opening parcel on the 10th, here's my first 2 parcels, I'm sensing a definite theme here!

Day 1

Day 2

I'm currently working on on of my previous wips as I'm hoping to get some of them finished this year too, at the moment it's Elizabeth's Designs - In the Garden of my Heart. I'll try and post a progress pic tomorrow.

Well that's enough from me for today, if you've stayed with me this long, thank you!!

Happy Stitching


Monday, January 24, 2011

Another crazy finish!

Hi all
Well in the last few days I have managed to work on a few of my crazy challenge pieces and even finished another one! Boy am I glad I chose smaller projects for this challenge! First up here's my finish:

Shepherds Bush - Halloween Grins
32ct Cream Belfast
Crescent Colours, GAST, WDW & DMC
Stitching completed January 23, 2011

My thanks to Mar who got the chart & button for me when it first came out!

Here's my wip progress pics

Mill Hill - Father Frost - this is the hat all done, now onto the face!

Shakespeares Peddler - Sampler Roundy

Lizzie Kate Snowman '10
The Cat's Whiskers - What a Hoot

I also managed to finish another LHN ornament, this one was started last year in December and languished for a while due to the time of year. It then got put aside for the challenge starts so I'm glad it's finally finished!

Little House Needleworks - Frosty Flakes
32ct Raw/Natural Belfast
Crescent Colours & DMC
Stitching completed January 24, 2011

Well thanks for looking & thanks for all your comments too!

Happy Stitching


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2 more Crazy January finishes!


Wow 2 posts in 2 days, has to be a first for me! As is 2 finishes in one day! Here's what I managed to get finished yesterday! First up is the little Homespun Elegance piece. I used a button from the stash rather than the charted one but am not 100% sure of it, I think it may need to be moved a little or.......

Homespun Elegance - Blessings to all
Finished Jan 18th, 2011
32ct sandstone belfast

Next up is Just Nan's Frost on the Pumpkin. I think this piece took me longer to decide what fabric to use than it did to actually stitch it! It's so cute & sparkly though & I'm really pleased with it.

Just Nan - Frost on the Pumpkin

finished Jan 18th, 2011

28ct sage cashel

DMC & charted beads

Well that's all for me today, not sure which project I will pick up today but there may even be another finish in the wings!

Thanks for all your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to post.

Happy Stitching