Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Sunday, 28 September 2008
I think tonight I may get my Warwicksire Map out!! Then next week it is HENRY..... yeah.. I can't wait to stitch on this I seem to have been waiting to start it forever.
I will update you in a few days and let you know who I am sending the Pooh chart to.
Friday, 26 September 2008
By the way the Open Evening at the school went very well, thanks for everyones good wishes. I think we got through a record number of teas, coffees and squash. I didn't get home until after 9pm and was shattered after being on my feet all evening. I missed my club on Wednesday but spent the evening working on D for Dancer. I think it is looking great, I especially love the little ballerina dancer. I had to put 3 teeny tiny beads on this morning... of course I dropped one.... can't find it anywhere!!! Good job there are spare ones!! For the photo I have placed the dragonfly charm on but it is not attached yet. Colours look a little washed out on this today but I think that is just the light! The dancer is more pink on top than that!
Can't believe it is Friday night already, this week has flown by. I think I am going to work on some more little Christmas motifs for cards tonight, I started a little penguin earlier in the week and I think I'm in the mood to work on him first.....
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Hope you can see some progress! I worked on it quite a bit but it is still growing slowly! You can see the beginnings of a little house and lady on the left! Also the border is progressing well on the left. Still plenty of tree to do on both sides.
Now to D for Dancer, this is how I left it last night -
I have just done the "detached chain stitch" to make the daisies. Next is some more cross stitch - the dancer, the dog etc. I am also supposed to attach the dragonfly charm below this but as it is on a roller frame I will have to leave that until last.
Anyway must dash.... got to eat before I go...
Sunday, 21 September 2008
I have been working on my Family Tree too, I will continue tonight with this then move on next week to week 2 of my rota - D for Dancer. I am also inspired to start my "Mill Hill" Sugar Plum Fairy after going to the ballet so I may start that too.
Hope every one else has had a good weekend too.
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
I have enjoyed these little pieces, I may do the bell next!!! They are nice and quick to complete also!
I should have plenty of time over the weekend to stitch as Stuart is away from home, it is the British American Football finals in Doncaster that his team - Redditch Arrows - are playing in. I am taking my mom and the girls to see The Nutcracker Ballet, much more exciting!!!!
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Do you remember "Cup of Cheer"? Well I was going to make it into either a tea cozy cover or put it around a box to keep my tea bags in...... but instead I just made it into a little ornament and I have it hanging by my tray in the kitchen with my tea making stuff on. I backed it onto a piece of card and then added the blue cord, again this was a first for me. It went ok but if you look closely it isn't very straight!!
Lastly I have also completed my first little Halloween piece. It is a freebie from RainbowGallery. I only just had enough aida as I seem to have miss counted my stitch size, I know I cut this just before our holidays as I was going to get Laura to have a go at stitching it while we were away.... must have not been concentrating! Never mind, I will make it into a little ornament like the one above, the cord will just be very close to the stitching!!!
I put my Henry VIII fabric onto the frame in the week and couldn't resist doing just a tiny bit!! I did part of his hand! It has gone away now until it has it's turn on my rota - here's the next 4 weeks -
- Family Tree
- D for Dancer
- Henry VIII (& Warwickshire Map)
- Dusky Dreams & possibly start Pirate's Creed
I must also make a Golden Wedding Anniversary card for some friends of my parents before the weekend of 4th October but I have a chart already for this which I have stitched before so it shouldn't take long, I will begin it next week.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
The postman has been kind this week, he bought my Summer Row chart, my beads and today he bought my Sue Hillis design - Pirates Creed. I have tucked it away for now until Mom's Sampler is out of the way but I would like to get it done for Becky for Christmas. I am not allowed to buy any more charts now for a while..... promise!
Sunday, 7 September 2008
Well I think I'll go and make me a cup of tea before I stitch, I am going to spend a little time on the map and may then start another blackwork motif.
Friday, 5 September 2008
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Well I have to go and clean the bathroom before I stitch tonight, we are having a new loo fitted tomorrow as our old one has a large crack in the base..... which could result in a nasty incident..... I am still trying to track down who was responsible for jumping on the loo!!!