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!