Saturday, August 30, 2008
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
Friday, August 22, 2008
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
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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.
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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
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
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.
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
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).