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Saturday, July 25, 2009

I'M BACK

Have you missed me? To be honest I really don't know where the time has gone and I had no idea that it's been over two months since I posted. Life just gets in the way sometimes doesn't it? I'm still working - my contract has just been extended to the end of August, not bad seeing it was originally to the end of March! Children have broken up for school summer holidays - eldest has now left primary school and starts comp in September - again, where has the time gone?

Now for stitchy updates!

To be honest, I hardly stitched for about a month so progress may not be as great as you expect. Most of what I have done has been on Enchanted Flute and she now looks like this:-



I've nearly finished page 2 of the chart and I'm moving away from navy and black into pale blues and greens.

I've also started a new piece by Anchor called A Host of Poppies. This is what it should look like when finished:-





And this is how it looks at the moment:-




This piece was actually bought for me for my birthday and is not one I would have chosen. Having said that I'm really enjoying stitching it. Funny how things turn out.

Celtic Summer is the other piece that is in progress. I've not taken a pic of her as I didn't think I had stitched on her, but having looked at the last pic posted here I have done some more so I'll post a pic next time.

I am going to have to put all these projects on hold for a while (or at least add to the list). I've kind of started a tradition of stitching something for each new arrival in our family, and as the next one is due in January I really ought to make a start. I've chosen the kit and it has arrived, so hopefully I'll make a start over the next day or two - although I would like to finish page 2 of Enchanted flute first.

Anyway, this is the piece I've chosen. It's a height chart of Tatty Teddy.



And finally, my Totally Useless SAL. This is what my jar looks like now.



Thanks for visiting and I'll try not to leave it another two months before I post again. Happy stitching to one and all.

9 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I love poppies, so will enjoy watching the progress you make with this one. You definitely have plenty to keep you busy

Rachael said...

Great to see you blogging again!
My Eldest has just finished his first year in Secondary school and yes I agree time does fly!!
Enchanted Flute is looking great.
Looks like you will be busy with the poppies and Celtic summer and the Height chart.
Your jar will soon be full,with all the stitching you are doing.

Branlaadee said...

Tatty Teddy is very cute! I cant wait to see your progress on it.

Your TUSAL jar looks like you've been stitchnig a lot.

Karen said...

Great progress on your SAL. Love the poppies. Your projects are beautiful.

Mich said...

I really love the poppies-work, it will be very beautiful when it's finished.

And also the Tatty Teddies are great.

Have stitching fun !

wendy said...

great progress on both! love the height chart!

Pumpkin said...

For someone who says she hasn't stitched much in the last two months, I'd say you've done your fair share! EF is really coming along. I can't believe you're going to fit Tatty Teddy into the mixture now. LOL!

WelshHelen said...

Enchanted Flute is beautiful and I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress on the poppies.

Yoyo said...

I love the Poppies, that is one I would have purchased in a heartbeat...so I'll enjoy watching your progress. I love seeing such detailed pictures come to life under a needle. Stitch, stitch, stitch and see how quickly that Totally Useless Container is filling up.