Saturday, December 13, 2008

Crazy or just stupid?

I've done it! I've gone and bought a HAED design! It seemed like a good idea and now I've printed it out and OMG! There is so much of it. And the chart is so complicated you can't tell which page is what part of the design! Gulp! I chose Enchanted Flute . That's a big descission in itself, they have so many lovely designs to choose from.

Oh well. Off to check what threads I need, then I'll order them and some fabric, although a start might have to wait until after Christmas.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Storm in a Tea Cup

Well, I did it. I made it back here before Christmas, what do you know!

I thought I'd post an update on Tempest for all to see. It's slow progress but he's coming along. I'm really enjoying him. There is a lot of thread blending and I did say never again after The Wave but, hey, I guess I'm just a sucker for punishment.

I've had a bit of a hic-cup with HDYGG. The fabric I've used isn't long enough! Nightmare. I'm going to have to improvise somehow. I knew that it was going to be tight when I selected the fabric - it was an off-cut from something else, but I thought I would just about get away with it. How wrong was I? If you've got the pattern and have any brigth ideas they will be gratefully received. Here's my problem:-

At the bottom of the dark green stitching there should be another large flower mirroring the one at the top in the picture below. There is obviously no space for this. So, I don't know. I may just do as many of the other flowers that will fit and leave the bottom one completely.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Where does the time go?

I really can't believe it's been a month since I've updated the blog. What can I say. Only that life is hectic - all in a good way I'm glad to say. DH's new job is keeping him very busy and currently working from home so I don't get much of a chance to get near the computer. I guess the two things have conspired to prevent me from updating this.

Firstly, I would like to say a big and belated thank you to Rachael for my lovely prize. I took part in a draw on her blog and was lucky enough to be one of the winners. She very kindly sent me some hand died fabric and threads all in blue - one of my favourite colours!

I promise to do them all justic Rachael. Thank you.
What else it there to tell you? Well I've done quite a bit of the beading on Celtic Winter. I'm using invisible thread to do this. I love the result of this, however, it is exactly what it says and very difficult to use in artifical light. As I don't get much time for daylight stitching, this is being very slow progress.
I've found myself another bargin though! I was in hobbycraft buying some Christmas presents when I came across the speciality threads pack for Celtic Summer - in the sale. The original price was:-

But this was reduced to:-

And for this price I got:-

That's six packs of Mill Hill Beads, four bobbins of Petite Gold thread and twelve skeins of Needle Paints threads. Ohhhh! I do love a bargin.

There has also been some progress on Tempest, he is now sitting in half a cup! I'll sort a picture another day. And I've been stitching on HDYGG. I've now on part 11 and I've chosen and started some of the beads. So things are happening slowly.

Now, I have every intention of posting again before Christmas - but they way things are, who knows. So I know it's early, but just in case - Merry Christmas everybody, hope you all have a good one!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Here is my progress so far on Tempest. I'm really enjoying it as it's a small design and is taking shape quite quickly. I've only had to frog about 3 parts so far!!!!!! I've really not spent much time on it as we had our sofas cleaned on Monday and they're still wet so I've nowhere comfortable to sit. I spending too much time on the computer instead.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

One Small Stitch

Celtic Winter is continuing to progress. I've restitched her face and hand one over one. Rachael was right, it does look very odd when you start out but I'm really happy with the result.

I've now finished all the stitching on her so it's just the beading to do now for a finish.

I've also decided to do a Teresa Wentzler design. It's a freebee from her site called Tempest in a Tea Cup. All the goodies were delivered yesterday.

I've made a small start but not enough to show you just yet. I'm loving the colours of it although there are a lot of fractionals and colour blending, but it's only a small piece so I'm sure I'll be fine as long as I concentrate.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Long time - no blogging!

I can't believe it's over a week since I last blogged. Where does the time go!

Here, at last, is the picture of the Snow Poem that I'm doing as part of a SAL at Threads and Yarns. The picture doesn't show it very well but I've used a silver blending thread in with the red and the green so that it glistens to give it a festive feel.

It really won't take all that long to finish now. It's the piece I take with me to do while the girls do their swimming and ballet, so a few more lessons and it will soon be done.

I've also been putting in a lot of work on my Celtic Winter, and this is how she is looking now. I've still got quite a bit of white to put in on the front of her skirt in amongst the swirls.

I have decided to do her face and hand one over one, so the scissors are coming out tonight and I'm going to frog her features. This is her "Close Up" as she is.

I've given it quite a bit of thought, but having seen other people's when they've done one over one it does look really nice, and as the plan is to do all four seasons and they will be around the house for quite some time I think it is worth the effort to do it right now. I know that nobody would think "she should have done the face one over one" but I would know it could have been better so - wish me luck!

Happy stitiching everybody and thank you for your continued visits.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Finish

I've managed to finish a piece. Here is the bookmark that I've been doing from my mother in law. Olive is the name of the lady that it is for. I hope they will both be happy with it.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Playing games

I've been tagged by Rachael. Here are the rules of the game.

• Link to the person who tagged you.
• Post the rules on your blog.
• Write six random things/unspectacular quirks about yourself.
• Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
• Let each person you have tagged know by leaving a comment on their blog.
• Let the tagger know when your entry is posted

So here are my six random things:-

1) I don't like bananas
2) I once absailed down the outside of a 13 storey building in the middle of Bristol - I still don't quite believe I actually did it and it was years ago.
3) I am supposed to be related to Oliver Cromwell (not that we shout about that!)
4) I kill every plant I ever own except one which I've had for 20 years!
5) I'm typing this sitting at an antique desk that used to belong to my grandfather.
6) I love musicals - particularly things like Annie Get Your Gun and Severn Brides for Severn Brothers.

So my six nominies to play along (if they wish - nobody is forced to do this) are:-


Ta Ta for now

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bargin of the day

Well I've had an exciting trip to the hospital again today and can happily say that DD has had her cast taken off the her arm has been given the OK! She's not allowed to play netball for six weeks or do PE (which is currently football so she's not worried about that).

Anyway, on the way home from the hospital we stopped at Hobbycraft. It's is quite literaly on the way - honest. The only detour was into the car park. We needed to get some PVA glue for a project she has to do for school, but of course I just had to visit the cross stitch section. And I'm so glad I did. I've just picked up the beeds and specialist thread pack for Celtic Spring (I promise to finish Cletic Winter first). Anyway, it was on clearance reduced from £14.99 to an unbelievable £4.99. Well it was too good an opportunity to leave, wouldn't you agree? It's got four packs of mill hill beeds and four lots of gold braid. It would definately have cost me more to buy them separately.

I noticed I've been taged by Rachael and I promise to carry it on - soon.

I've also picked up a couple more eggs so please click on them to help them survive.

Many thanks to all who visit.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

First Commission

I've got my first commission! It's only for a bookmark for my mother-in-law but it's a commission never the less. I'm doing a design from issue 201 of CrossStitcher. The design is for a card but it should be ok as a bookmark, and where it says "With Sympathy" I'm going to put "Olive" as that is the name of the lady it's for, and is more appropriate, don't you think.

Here is progress so far.

I haven't forgotten that I promised a pic of "Snow Poem" and I will get one done.

You may have noticed the Dragon Egg on the side bar. If you would click on it I would be truly grateful as every click helps it to grow and hatch. Pop back from time to time to see how it's getting on. When it will hatch I don't know. It's all a game of wait and see. Fun though!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bunny Wabbit!

I have a little finish to show you all. It's for the ongoing charity stitchalong over at Stitch Clubs. Here's my little rabbit!

I'm also joining in the Snow Poem stitchalong at threads and yarns, so I'll post a pic of my progress of that shortly.

Good news on DD's arm though. She just needs it in plaster for two more weeks, not the origianl four that we had been told. She will soon be running around as normal.

And DH finally starts the new job on Monday! Can't believe how long it has taken. Still have to wait a month for a pay pack of course, but at least we know it's coming now.

Happy stitching everyone!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stitching Progress!

At last I have something to show you all. It's not a finished piece of work but it sure show progress. How Does Your Garden Grow! I've now stitched this up to part eight. Part nine has been released and I hope to stitch that shortly.

I'm still missing beads on this, partly because I don't have any yet and partly because I would leave them to the end anyway. Each part stitches up really quickly and I'm enjoying learning all the speciality stitches.

Back to the hospital tomorrow to get DD's plaster changed. She's been in school yesterday and today and managed OK although she can't actually right anything. They let her use the computer to do her work, although even that is slow going with just her left hand to type with.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Back to it!

Life has got so mad recently, what happened to all my stitchy time? I'm sorry to everybody that I've not been around much but I hope to get back with it now and get up-to-date on all your blogs.

We had a slight disaster on Sunday, in that eldest daughter (10) managed to fall off her scooter and break her right arm. We got to the A&E at 8.50pm and got home at 2.30am - yep that's right nearly 6 hours in casualty. She's got a temp cast on at the moment which will be replaced with one of those fancy light ones on Friday. It was all a bit traumatic and we're both really tired so I'm off to bed in a moment.

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for your continued visits and watch this space for a proper stitchy update soon.

Ta Ta for now.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Here's a little frog I've stitched. The pattern is from Cyberstitchers and was a really quick stitch. It kind of sums things up for us recently.

However, things have improved. Hubby has been offered a job. Yippeee! He doesn't have a start date yet but it should be later this month. And I'm really enjoying my job so I think things are on an upward turn, at last. The job has meant I've not been updating my blog as often as I would like but I hope to improve on that. Thank you all for your words on encouragement, it is really appreciated and has helped over the last few weeks.

I've also been stitching away at Celtic Winter although progress has slowed down on that as I seem to be more tired in the evenings at the moment. Anyway, here's to happier times. Thank you all, again.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Winter Advances

I've been busy on my Celtic Lady recently. I hadn't thought I'd made all that much progress until I looked at the last pick I took. I'm really in to this one at the moment. I'm just getting to the detail at the bottom of the skirt and really looking forward to tackling that.

I do have one dilema though. I've just seen Rachael's update of her Celtic Lady and she's done the face and hands 1/1. I think it looks great like that, much finer and am tempted to unstitch what I've done and do it 1/1 as well. It's not that large an area when you think of the whole design. The question is, is it really worth it? I'll have to give it some more thought.

On a completely different subject, I have just started some part time work! It's a very odd feeling after 11 years at home with the children. But I think I'm going to enjoy it. Hubby is still spending all his time job hunting and the money I'm making is nowhere near what he was on but it does mean our savings will go another month before we are really in difficulty. It's amazing how much you can save when you really have to. We've had no luxuries at all this month but we've survived. Here's to hubby getting a job soon.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Dance

I've done it. I've finished Boquet for Cheryl. Just need to make it up into a cushion now. I've got the cushion pad, salvaged from an old one we were throwing out but I'll still need to get some material to finish it off.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Back to Black

After a nudge from Rachael (Brokenfairy ) I have picked up my Boquet for Cheryl again. It's been quite a while now, officially a UFO I feel. However, lighter nights have ment faster progress and this is now rapidly approaching a finish. I still plan to turn it into a cushion for the "play room".

I plan to concentrate on this for now and get the finish under my belt. Then probably back to Celtic Winter. My MIL has her eye on the HDYGG design so I'll gift that to her when it's finished.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Back already!

I've read this on Rachael's blog and, I guess like everybody, I'm also interested in who's visiting my blog. So, please leave a comment and lets get to know each other. It doesn't have to be much, just a "Hello" will do.

1. As a comment on this post, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! And if we’ve never met in real life, leave me a comment of your favorite post I wrote and why it was your favorite.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually really funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you.
3.Do you read my posts from a reader,blogroll or is this your first visit?
Thank you

I'm Back

Hello everybody. (I was going to say "Good Morning" but it may be afternoon where you are, or afternoon when you read this so I stuck with "Hello"!)

Sorry I've not been on here recently. I've been looking after my father who had a stroke last year. My mum went to a wedding in Estonia and he couldn't make it so we've been living up there and they don't have the internet.

However, I've not been idle. I took Celtic Winter up with me and have been working away on that and I've also completed parts 3 and 4 and started part 5 on How Does Your Garden Grow. So HDYGG now looks like this:-

I was a little worried about doing the rhodes hearts (the yellow bits in the strip that goes across). I have been reading Rachael's blog and she said she struggled with them and has given up. I've always admired Rachael's work (especially her hardanger) so I was worried that if she struggled so would I. I did have to frog the first one a couple of times but I got there eventually and the others seemed to flow from there.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Stitchy Update

I've spent the last few evenings working my Celtic Lady and she is progressing nicely. I've also completed part two of How Does Your Garden Grow. I'm really enjoying the challenge of the different stitches.

I've still not got any beads for this yet but they will probably be easiest to add at the end anyway.

I got the latest issue of Cross Stitcher this week and they've got a lovely advent calender to stitch. I would really love to give it a go but it will have to wait for now.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Life's a B.....

We've had bad news in the family this week - it looks like hubby will be out of a job before long. This is worrying from a finiancial point of view and he is currently going all out to find another one. This does mean that we've put a hold on all non-essential spending (and this, of course, includes stitching supplies). So I appologise now for all those SAL's I said I'd do but I'm going to have to pull out. I still want to do them and hopefully this situation won't last too long and then, maybe, I can catch up with you all.

However, until then I still have plenty of projects on the go. I'm over halfway through a wabbit for the charity squares at Stitch Clubs; I've only done part one of How Does your Garden Grow and there are six parts available; Boquet for Cheryl has become a UFO and is three quarters done, and then, of course, there's my Celtic Lady which is enough to keep me going for quite some time on her own.

Here is an update of the Lady herself.

Long and the short of the whole thing is, that I will still be around if a little less active on the SAL front (which hubby would think is a good thing anyway! lol).

Friday, August 1, 2008

Just In Time

Yesterday I finished the July Juggy Bug square. Talk about leaving it close. I started it ages ago and only had the sprinkles and the word July to add. So, already for August now, as soon as it is released.

I haven't got round to doing any more of my celtic lady yet. I struggling in that every time I concentrate on the stitiching I feel like everything is rocking. It's a hangover from being on the narrowboat but it doesn't usually last quite this long. Hopefully I'll be felling OK again soon.

I'm also going to take part in a stitch along over on Threads and Yarns. Just need to sort out some fabric (I don't have any spare at the moment so I'm going to have to order some in).

Happy stitching.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I Love My Postman!

Having spent yesteday chasing a parcel that the post office had failed to deliver on Tuesday they finally re-delivered it this morning. It was my Christmas in July exchange from Johanna. A lovely stiched ornie, some Polstitches Rippling Rosebud thread, some pretty candles and yummt chocy.

Thank you very much Jo, it is all lovely and I feel very spoilt.

However, this wasn't the only treat the postman bought. There was another parcel with a post stamp from DMC! Hubby asked what I'd been ordering now and I honestly replied "nothing!" It was very exciting. It turns out that I had won the spring DMC/Cross Stitcher competition and the envlope was stuffed with four charts/kits.

There's a gardening bag kit and an orchid kit (bottom two shown) and then two charts by Kate Knight (Timless and Lacy Flowers). I've been smiling all day, it was such a suprise. I don't think they are charts I would have chosen, but I'm sure I will enjoy them. I officially have unplanned for stash for the first time. I usually buy things and do them.

Anyway, off to finish the July Juggy Bug square now, before August is issued tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

HDYGG Progress

Well, I worked on this last night and a bit today and I've now finished part one (except for the beads). I had intended to use some purple ones that I've already got but they just look to big for the design so I will have to get some more at some stage.

Tuesday today, so I might get out the Bouqet for Cheryl and try to make some progress on that tonight.

I think my parcel for the Christmas in July exchange arrived today, but we were out at the cinema watching the 2nd Narnia film, so I'll have to go and pick that up tomorrow. (It was a great film though!).

Monday, July 28, 2008

I'm Back

We've had a fantastic week away, cruising the Oxford Canal. Totally relaxed and all sporting great suntans!

While I was away Rachael has given my blog an award.
Thank you Rachael, I've never received one before and really appreciate it.
As for stitching, well it's all very quiet. I did very little while we were away (as expected). I'm planning to do a bit more of the HDYGG tonight so that there will actually be something worth photographing and showing you later.
Thanks again, Rachael, for the award, I'm really touched.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

How does your garden grow?

I've decided that I need a small project to take away on holiday. Cletic Winter is just to big and detailed for the confines of a narrow boat. So I'm going to give How does you garden grow? a go. I'm going to do the speciality version and teach myself some new stitches. The fabric I'm stitching it on is an off cut from the Juggy Bug piece and is just big enough, leaving me with very little to finish it, so I will have to be creative about that when the time comes.

Anyway here is a pic of work so far (not a lot!)

And, just to keep you all in the picture, here is Celtic Winter as she is now.
I've also been working on the July Juggy Bugs which is very nearly finished. I'll try to finish that off today, before we go away and if I have time I'll update later.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Lady Progresses

All I've been working on recently is my Celtic Winter lady and, on the whole, I'm really enjoying her. I've hit a tough bit at the moment using the whisper thread, a fluffy white one. It uses two strand of whisper and one of DMC which makes it so thick to work with, combined with the fluffyness of it, it's just a real struggle. Thankfully there's not much more of it to do but my heart sinks each time I think about it. I've decided that I'll do one needle's worth of work in the whisper and then one of plain DMC and alternate. Hopefully it will soon be done then and it won't put me off the project.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Celtic Winter Update

I've not managed to get much stitching done this weekend but there is still some progress to show.

My eldest has been stitching a bookmark with her name on and she has nearly finished it now. I can't quite remember when she started it, it's taken her so long. She's taken it into school today to show the class at show and tell. If she does actually finish it soon I'll post a pic.

Happy stitching!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Christmas in July

My christmas ornie and other gifts have safely arrived with Rachael. Unfortunatley I forgot to take a picture before I sent it so if you want to see what I made you'll have to visit Rachael's Blog.

I'm still really enjoying Celtic Winter and she now has hair. I don't really like to take her with me to the children's swimming lessons etc so I'm also stitching a Wabbit as my "on the move" piece.

Hope everybody is doing well and thank you for visiting.
Edited: I managed to copy the pic from Rachael's blog (hope you don't mind!).

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Celtic Winter

I've managed to unpick everything now and have made really good progress. Here is an update.

As you can see I couldn't resist adding a few beads just to see what they are like. I'll leave the rest to the end now as they will get in the way of the frame as I work. I am still really enjoying this.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Today

I'm glad to say that after some hard work I have no unpicked all of Celtic Winter and restitched to beyond where I had got to. So I'm making progress in the right direction now.

The July Juggy Bug design is out now. As usual I need to get some of the thread colours for it (oh dear, what a hardship lol). It's an ice cream cone - very summery, just right for today! Looking forward to stitching it.

Saturday, June 28, 2008


I was showing Cletic Winter to my parents last night as it was birthday money from them that I used to buy it. And as I looked at the picture I realised a horrible mistake. When I measured in from the top left to start stitching I hadn't allowed for the skirt which sticks out of the frame at the bottom left. So the whole thing is too far to the left. It needs to be moved over about 30 stitches to the right. So there has been nothing for it but to unpick the whole lot!

I'm nearly done now, I want to get it finished so I can start stitching again tonight. And I shall be locking the door and putting frog repelent roung the windows! That little green creature will not be visiting me again!

This is the first time I've ever had to take so much of my work out and I'm only grateful that I realised my mistake now and not when I got down to the skirt.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Celtic Lady Start

Well here it is. The start of my Celtic Winter lady. I am so enjoying this one. All I can think about is when I can next pick up the needle.

I've just ordered some beading needles, invisible thread and Thread Heaven, which, if I'm lucky, will be here today. As expected the gold thread frays as I stitch and I've heard people talk about Thread Heaven so thought I'd give it a go.

I've not put any beads on yet. I've not done any real beading before and I'm not sure whether to do it as I go along or wait until the end. I'd like to do them as I go along but I'm worried they'd get caught or broken in the hoop. What little beading I have done in the past I've used a normal needle but I thought this project was worth buying a beading needle for, so again it will be interesting to see if it's really any different. Anyway, can't wait to do some more this afternoon (hopefull), must finish work and clean bathroom first :(

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Stash Arrival!!!!

My order from 123 Stitch arrived this morning Yeah! It's a week exactly since I ordered it so can't complain about that. Here's a pic.

Really can't wait to get started on her now. I think there's a Euro2008 cup match on tonight so at least hubby won't miss me.

I've also stitched my item for the Christmas in July swap, but can't show that just yet.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Boquet Update

I've been working on the Boquet for Cheryl over the last week or so and thought it was time for an update pic. So here it is:-

Having just done a little bit here and a little bit there I hadn't realised how much progress I had made until I looked back at the last pic I posted.

The speciality threads that I ordered from Thread Bear arrived the day after I ordered them. I've not used Thread Bear before but the service was very prompt and the threads came wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a piece of thread which I thought was a lovely touch. I will happily use them again. Here are the threads:-

The white one is all fluffy, I've never used a fluffy thread before so look forward to that. Not sure I'm over keen on 4 lots of the metlic gold (gulp!) just hoping that the Rainbow Gallery ones are nicer than those I've used in the past.

Have a good weekend everybody and that you for your continued support and interest.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Stash Order

I've got nothing to show at the moment - although boquet for cheryl is progressing quite nicely now. BUT..... I've just placed an order from 123 Stitch for the Lavender and Lace Celtic Winter design, material, threads and beads. It's got to come from the states so might take a while but I've had confirmation that it's all been sent. Really excited now. Will be stalking the postman from Monday! If you don't know the design there's a pic here . I've been drooling over other people's stitching of the Celtic Lady designs and been dreaming of it for ages and I've finally gone for it.

What amazed me was, that even with a $10 postage charge I still saved about £8 on the total for all the stuff. Don't you just love the current UK/US exchange rate!

I've also signed up for a Christmas in July exchange. Got a few ideas bubbling away, but will wait to see who my partner is first.

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Couple of Finishes

I can't believe it's nearly a week since I last blogged. Where does the time go? Well I've been quiet but I do have a couple of little finishes. First up is the bookmark I did for my daughter (finally made it up!).

I backed it with this star patterned felt which she likes.

The other finish is the scissor fob. I still think it's a bit too big so I'll add a cord at some stage and hang it somewhere (possibly my car as that is green!)

Happy stitching all.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A bit of fun.

This is just a silly thing I saw on Rachael's Blog but had to have a go.

Here’s how it goes:
1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, and pick one image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.

The questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food? right now?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. What is your favourite drink?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. What is your favourite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. What is one word that describes you?
12. What is your flickr name?
(I pinched this word for word from you Rachael - hope you don't mind!)

Monday, June 9, 2008

I haven't done any stitching over the weekend as I've been away on a girly weekend. Six of us left our children with our other halves and went to see another friend in Plymouth. Had a lovely lunch in a little harbour village (can't remember it's name) in a pub garden and then hit the beach. No sooner had we got there than the heavens opened and we were subjected to a thunder storm and hail. The great British weather!!!

However, spent a lovely evening in Plymouth, eating and drinking far too much and then we all came home on Sunday. So, no stitching but a great time.

My little project at the moment is a scissor fob. I've done one side and am currently finishing off the other so should have a finish pretty soon. This is the way it looks so far.

Having taken the picture with the scissors, is it too big for a scissor fob? I'm doing the same design again for the other side and will then stitch them together along the backstitched boarder. Maybe it will just have to be an orni.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Juggy Bug June

I stitched the June design of the Juggy Bug monthly quilt squares last night. Another lovely design Julie, thank you. Great fun to stitch. I can't believe we're half way through it though. It really doesn't seem like six months since we started it, where does the time go?

This is the first time I've done a monthly reveal stitch along and I'm really enjoying it. Makes me want to do some more actually. I've been downloading loads of them so I gues it's just a case of deciding which one I want to do.

I'm still working on the boquet so I'll hopefully have a pic of that soon.

Bye for now and thanks for dropping by.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Back to School!

Yipee! The kids are back at school after half term and I can get back into my little routine. I'm such a creature of habbit really.

I've finally got the The Wave framed and it is up on DD's wall.

I've also finished stitching a blackwork bookmark for youngest DD. Just need to finish it off. Otherwise, I'm working hard on Boquet for Cheryl at the moment. I've pretty much done half of that now. I've suddenly got the feel of the fabric (28 ct Jobelan) and finding it much easier to stitch on. For some reason I was really struggling with it. Update pic soon.