Monday, 30 June 2008
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Looking at other people's blogs I see lots of them have a rota for their stitching. I'm not sure how well I can stick to one but I'm going to give it a try. The exceptions will be - fitting in my cards when I want/need and on Wednesdays at my Crafty Hands group working on either View from a Terrace or Noah's Ark. Otherwise this is my rota for WIPs.....
Week One - Family Tree (Last week so has ended today!)
Week Two - Summer Fairy and Ballerina (this coming week!)
Week Three - Warwickshire Map
Week Four - Lilliput Lane - Kendal Tea Shop (this is at moms so must bring home!)
When one is complete I'll add another into the rota! Not sure how it'll go but I'm going to give it a go. I choose the 2 for this coming week as I know my girls will argue that I am working on one more than the other as these 2 pieces are for them.
I also want to thank everyone for leaving nice comments on my blog, I am really enjoying my new blogging hobby and look forward to viewing many more nice stitching pieces.
Now I'm going to work on a few cards while Stuart watches the Euro Cup Final!!!!
Saturday, 28 June 2008
We were on holiday on Dorset and sound a lovely Cross Stitch shop where they had this picture completed and on show. I bought the chart and started it in 1993 as my friend, Sarah, had just announced she was pregnant. In those days I didn't stitch as much as I do now and this was the biggest project I had taken on. So in October of that year when I found I was pregnant also I decided to keep the stitching for myself........ (sorry Sarah!). But when my twins arrived in 1994 my stitching got put in a cupboard and didn't make a re appearance for quite a while..... I finally finished it about 5 years ago and it now hangs pride of place in my lounge.
Today I have worked on a few cards and now I'm going to work on The Family Tree and have a nice glass of red wine (being careful not to get the wine too near the stitching!) Tomorrow I am going to take another picture of this stitching to update on my blog.
Friday, 27 June 2008
I also managed some of my next snowman Christmas card and then moved onto my Family Tree, so quite a successful night.
Tonight there will be no stitching as we are going out! Stuart and I are members of the Committee at my daughter's school "Parent support group". We organise their end of school Prom and we get to go too! So I have my nice dress ready, Stuart is collecting the balloons this afternoon and I am planning to leave work a little early as we have to be there at 6.30pm to check everything is in place for 7pm when the pupils arrive. The weather looks promising today too as last year it rained and rained! It is being held at The Blakelands , a lovely country hotel that caters for big parties etc. This is the room the Prom will be held in, it should be really nice.
Sorry for no stitching pictures still, fingers crossed for the Internet being back on tomorrow!
Have a good weekend......
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Anyway had a good day yesterday, visited by nearby sewing shop - Betty's Stitch Kit. Bought some 18 count Aida for Julie's card and some lovely magnifico beads..... I am using a lovely teal colour which turns out to be Julie's favourite colour! Also I mentioned how I had been trying to find the Henry VIII and Wives chart and she said she would look into it for me as she thought they had now bought out the chart on its own!
Then last night was my "Crafty Hands" club night..... otherwise known as knit and natter. My mom and I go every Wednesday to a little room at the back of a pub about 5 miles away, we meet up with other sewers, knitters and have a good natter! We have been going for 6 months now and it is great to see what other people are working on and have 2 hours solid stitching with out interruption. I worked on my view from a terrace which I think I am half way through now.
This morning I saw my friend Lesley who told me some good news, her daughter Helen (who is on my "To do" list already) is expecting a baby in February '09. So now I have a new baby sewing to do...... must have a look through some charts.... plan early etc...
Sorry there are no photos but they are all on my PC at home, will try to add later if my Internet is working again.
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Monday, 23 June 2008
I am very sorry to inform you that this kit has now been discontinued by DMC. Earlier this month I escalated the situation to their European management team that explained whilst there was plenty of demand in the UK, the worldwide demand was too low to bring it back into production. It is very unlikely that they will re-produce it in the future.
How disappointing.... Laura really wanted me to do this as she is a big history lover and knows all there is to know about Henry VIII's 6 wives! I see someone is seeling the kit on Ebay but starting bid is £29.99..... only retailed at about £25.... and all I want is the chart, I can get the materials myself (Probably have the threads!)
I will keep looking but have resigned myself to the fact that I probably won't get it.
So instead of any stitching pictures tonight here is a picture of my old faithful dog, Marshall. He is getting a bit old now, is totally deaf and has to have a 'supplement' every day for his canine dementia!!! But we love him anyway.
Well going to stitch..............
Sunday, 22 June 2008
Also started Stacey's birthday card as well as cut the lawn and do loads of ironing. Of course I can't show the card yet incase she reads this. Have picked out which design to do for Nicky's card too and my next Christmas card will be a reindeer one!!
Spent some time browsing other people's blogs.... have seen some lovely Mirabilia cross stitch, I think I MUST do one of these soon, they are all so gorgeous.
Think I'll continue with my family tree picture now.
Saturday, 21 June 2008
What a day, really miserable weather, rain, cloud, cool..... supposed to be the start of summer here in England! Poor girls have gone to an outdoor engagement party too...... although they did look lovely in their new outfit, so grown up.
Anyway best news was I have bought a new camera, my old one was only a 3 megapixel my new one is a 9.... so much better for my close ups on my stitching. Just experimenting with it at the moment, have taken some of the girls before they went out and will try some on my cross stitching tomorrow.
Consequently little stitching has been done... just been working on my snowman.... having a cuppa tea while blogging and will continue on one of my larger projects later.
My picture to show tonight is the cute Collie puppy I stitched for my bestest friend, Aly a couple of Christmas's ago. I was really pleased with it.
The Lily of the Valley one is Becki's, I love the greens in the leaves.
The Tulip one is Laura's. Lots of pink.... her favourite colour.
Friday, 20 June 2008
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
I have been working on "My Family Tree" this morning. It has been 3 weeks since I started it...... but I have been working on many others in between (as normal). I think it'll take me a while to finish but I will post my progress photo later!!!
Tonight I have a meeting at the girl's school, so will be missing my "knit and natter" group. Will probably do a bit more card stitching later as well as Family Tree.