Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
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.
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!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Well that's all for me today, I'll endeavour to post more progress & exchange pics this week.
Friday, February 11, 2011
First up is another finish from my crazy January challenge:
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
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!
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!!
Monday, January 24, 2011
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!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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 beadsWell 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.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Well there was no stitching done after the wedding. Don't know what I was thinking but drinking wine & stitching do not mix, lol!! Anyway, I started my 15th new start on Sunday the 16th instead and as it was still on the q-snaps I thought I might as well finish it! So without further ado, here's my 15th start for the year & my 1st finish! Please excuse the wrinkles as I haven't ironed it yet!
Little House Needleworks - Peppermint Twist
Stitched as charted with DMC & Crescent Colours
28ct Flax cashel ( least I think it's flax!)
Started January 16th, 2011
Completed January 17th, 2011
As I still had a bit of stitching time yesterday I pulled out one of my starts and got a bit more done it, it should be finished later today as all that's left to do is a candy cane & reindeer and then add a charm :) Here's my progress on Homespun Elegances December freebie
Well that's all for today, look for another finish real soon!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Well I have a wedding to attend in a couple of hours, my DH is the best man. It should be a lot of fun as it's the 2nd wedding for both parties and as the bride has small children, they have hired a jumping castle and there will be a pool for the kids to swim in! I'm hoping I'll still be able to meet my goal and start the 15th and final project this evening when I get home, if not I'll start it tomorrow instead.
Thanks for looking
Thursday, January 13, 2011
So I am now back on track with 2 more starts to go. Today will be Jeanette Douglas Designs - Spring Stitches and tomorrow I'll start my last piece, one of the LHN ornaments from last year, I'm leaning towards "Under The Tree".
Friday, January 7, 2011
I hope the new year finds you all healthy, wealth & wise and that you all had a wonderful Christmas (if celebrated).
I guess I have no real excuses for being absent so long except for work, home etc being extremely busy leading up to Christmas and then I've been away as well visiting my parents in Victoria. I also got to meet up with a fellow stitching blogger which was a nice surprise! Hi Jo! http://josxsblog.blogspot.com/
I decided that I would participated in the crazy challenge that a lot of people are participating in, 15 starts in 15 days to be completed by years end. As I usually partake in guilt free January this will work well for me. The challenge was to start a new project each day for 15 days, I have missed a few days as was busy with family activities and driving home from Vic (10 hours) was not conducive to stitching either so I am a few days behind already. The 15 will be started by the end of the month though! Here's my list so far:
Victoria Sampler - Christmas Treasures (started Jan 1st)
Mill Hill - Charmed Santa Faces - Father Frost (started Jan 2nd)
Just Nan - Tulip Time (started Jan 3rd)
Shakespeares Peddler - Sampler Roundy (started Jan 5th)
Lizzie Kate - Snowman '10 (started Jan 6th)
Lizzie Kate - Christmas Spirit
Ink Circles - The Huddle
The Cat's Whiskers - What A Hoot
Blue Ribbon Designs - Autumn Leaves & Sunflower Seeds
Just Nan - Frost on the Pumpkin
M Designs - Floral Sampler
Shepherds Bush - Halloween Grins
Homespun Elegance - Christmas 2010 freebie (Blessings to all)
Jeanette Douglas Designs - Spring Stitches
LHN 2010 monthly ornaments (I have 10 more to do and will start at least 1 but haven't decided which one it will be yet)
I finished up my Jan 1st 2010 piece just before I left on my trip, Just Nan's Needle In a Garden, fitting that it was both my first start & my final finish for 2010. Here's a pic, sorry it's not the best as it's from the scanner, I'll post some close-ups later along with pics of my challenge new starts:
Well I must go as have some chores to do but look for another post soon with some more pics and a round up of my 2010 stitching. I'm on holidays now for 3 more weeks so should have some time on my hands for a change!
Happy Stitching all