Monday, April 28, 2008
Anyway, here is it's current situation and a couple of close ups. Hope to have loads more progress to show soon.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I'm starting to get worried that it won't be finished by 2nd May. I've done 10 of the 18 scenes, still got to finish the boarder and stitch the title "Four Counties Ring". I guess I'm about half way, but I've used up more than half the time. I've also still got to add french knots as flowers to every scene. It's going to be very tight. I'd like to have it in a frame by Dad's birthday but that is looking very unlikely, even if I do get it finished in time.
I'm still itching to stitch other things as well, but so far have resisted the temptation. I so want to finish Fruit Smoothie and do the April square of Juggy Bugs - I'll have to do that with the May square now. Oh dear, the temptation we are all fighting I guess - just so many things I want to do and only 24 hours in a day. If anybody finds a few more hours, let me know where they are! lol.
Monday, April 21, 2008
I'm trying to remember when I last worked on it. We've lived in this house for 9 years and it's been up there all that time. My eldest is 10½ and I think I put it away well before she was born. Do you know, it could be as long as 12 years since I stitched on this. Could it be the oldest UFO?
Will I finish it? Well that's a good question. What the photo doesn't show is how badly mottled the fabric is, it was only stored in a carrier bag which broke as DH got it down from the attic. The thing is, I'm loving my cross stitch and don't know if I really want to do crewel work again. Also, I'm not so keen on the design anymore - too cutesey (sp?). Of course, I couldn't possibly throw it out, so for now I think it will just go in my UFO pile and, who knows, maybe it will win a record for the longest WIP ever? lol.
The map is going great guns now, I'll post an updated pic tomorrow.
As for the weekend, well Gemma had her sleepover - four girls in one room, not a lot of sleeping went on! Plenty of giggling, but not much sleeping. Then on Sunday we went to my three year old niece's birthday party (give me for 8 year olds anyday!). I forgot how tireing and how much hard work they are at that age and it really wasn't all that long ago.
Anyway, happy stitching all and thanks for dropping by.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
It needs one more picture bottom left and then that is the full width of the picture. It still needs to go a little higher as that is not the top of the waterway yet but it's definately coming along.
I've also been side tracked with a quick stitch, that I had to unpick half of and is no longer a quick stitch :-( It's just a little cushion to hang in my car. I'll show pictures when it is done.
Hope everybody has had a good weekend. Happy stitching and thanks for visiting.
Monday, April 7, 2008
I've put the Fruit Smoothie project on hold for now as I really need to get the map done. But here's a pic of where I've got upto so far. I've nearly finished so it's a bit frustrating to put it down but I won't get the map done if I don't so it's one more for the UFO pile for now.
Friday, April 4, 2008
There is the kit for the inland waterways map which I'm going to stitch for my Dad. It's his birthday on 2nd May which I'm aiming for but it might be tight.
And then there's the threads I need to do the April square of the Juggy Bug monthly quilt squares. The only problem with that is that I don't know when I'm going to do it as I think every spare minute will be spent on the map. I will do it Julie, promise but it might have to wait until May.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
It's back to the Fruit Smoothie tonight though.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I've placed in on yellow paper for the photograph to try to make the cut areas clearer to see. Anyway, I'm really enjoying the piece and looking forward to being able to put some more time in on it.
I'm still awaiting delivery of my stash items. I hoped they might be here today, but I guess that was pushing it really. Hopefully they'll be here tomorrow.
Tuesday today so UFO night. I think I'm going to pull the Bouquet for Cheryl out and try Rachael's idea of the white pillow case.