Friday, January 16, 2009

Celtic Winter Finish

Well she's taken 6 months to complete but she will shortly be sent to the framers. Here she is, fully beaded and ready to go - Ladies and Gentlemen I present - Celtic Winter!
And here is a close up of her.

As you know I got my bargins on the thread packs for Celtic Spring and Celtic Summer - so the question is, which one next!

I plan on doing some more of my HAED design today and over the weekend so hopefully there will be something to show by the end of the weekend.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Dance

Here he is, I've done it. I've finished "Tempest". He was a pleasure to stitch in the end. I did have my doubts to start with, what with all the blending and half stitches, but I think he was worth it.

I did make a start on the HAED design. I managed to put in about 600 stitches but it is so small, and the colours are so simillar that I really don't think it would show in a photo, it would just look like a black blob. I've loved what I've done of it, but it does take real concentration and plenty of day light. I've got a light that I stitch by but it's just not good enough for the job, I may have to invest in a daylight bulb. Anyway, I'll have another go at it this Friday and see if I can't get a picture then.

Happy stitching.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thank you

Thank you all for your nice comments about "Walking in a Winter Wonderland".

Wendy - it's from issue number 194 of CrossStitcher and is designed by the Histocial Sampler Company. I think they sell the chart as well so you could try that if you can't get hold of the magazine.

I've done some more work on Tempest and am now on the backstitch of this, so he hopefully won't be too much longer.

I hope to start my HAED design on Friday. Actually, that's a slight lie - I've already made two starts on it, this will be my third. I started off doing 2 over 1 on 25ct fabric. I did about 300 stitches but it all looked a bit too tight and close together. So I decided to try 1 over 1 on the 25ct, but this didn't give enough coverage, you could easily see the white fabric through the dark threads.

So I made a big decision and decided that I liked the 1 over 1 coverage I had on Celtic Winter so have bought some white 32ct fabric. It is on this piece of fabric that I will start on Friday. So I'm about 600 stitches down with nothing to show for it. Oh well, it's a decision best made now rather than later on.

Happy stitching everybody.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everybody!

We've had a busy Christmas period, lots of friends and lots of fun which is what it's all about.

I had a huge list of stitching things that I asked for for Christmas but actually only got one - a lap stand. And I'm loving it. It really makes a difference not having to hold the hoop.

So, I know Christmas is officially over, but I thought I would show you a finish I did for last Christmas (2007). I wasn't blogging at the time so haven't had a chance to show you. Anyway, here is Walking In A Winter Wonderland which was a chart in CrossStitcher.

I've been quite busy on Tempest and he is definately coming along well.