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.