Wednesday, 28 February 2007
Having said that I have been busy stitching today and yesterday on my Celtic Spring. As I did not do any stitching on it last week I have had two days this week as a catch up.
Really pleased with my progress as I am sure you will see a lot of difference between last times photo (top) and this weeks finish (bottom). You cannot actually see all that I have done because the gold work and beads do not show up too well in the photo but I did most of the goldwork and beads on the top half of the dark part of her dress as well as quite a bit of stitching to the dress and a lot more goldwork and filling in at the bottom front of the dress.
Really looking forward to making a start on my rota no.2 Just Nan's, 4 wishes, tomorrow evening. Tomorrow I have work in the morning and shopping with my Mum in the afternoon.
Sunday, 25 February 2007
I tried to take a picture of the Small Rhodes Hearts but they do not really show up. However my hemstitch came out well so I have still included it.
I have sorted everything out now for my part in the Kit Up A Freebie exchange and hope to get that posted off tomorrow, along with AnnT's chosen gift from the Stay at Home Parcel.
Now for a couple of days on my UFO as I missed last weeks stint.
Saturday, 24 February 2007
Friday, 23 February 2007
The second was from Lekker Threads with the lovely DD silks displayed on the right. I was a bit unsure about using Lekker again after my experience at Christmas, but a 25% discount voucher was very tempting, especially when there were a number of DD silks I had been hangering after (remind me how did I work out that these were essential stash lol). They may not have been strictly essential but I do love DD threads - whether silk, floss or perle - and I know they will not be wasted. There are actually 4 more to follow when Tina gets her next order from DD.
I have been working on this months section of Heirloom Christmas and I have done two of the 4 sections allotted for this month.
I am really enjoying stitching this one. The tree was a bit of a nightmare I am sure anyone who has stitched this will agree. Not difficult just very, very time consuming and I admit I found it difficult to actually stick to the chart so ended up on a wing and a prayer rather ad libbing. Since then it has been a dream. Slightly challenging but not difficult and the diagrams have been very helpful. I am especially pleased with the lace work which I think looks really effective.
Wednesday, 21 February 2007
Looking forward to getting a bit more done on my Heirloom Christmas over the next few days. Will probably work on that over the weekend and then do my UFO on Monday and Tuesday to make up for missing last week. Wednesday I am hoping to get back to my rota.
I have most of the threads for Barnabee and I am going to hobbycraft tomorrow with my daughter so hopefully I will get the few that I am missing then, just a white Krienik and a couple of DMCs. The charms are ordered and paid for so will now hopefully be on there way so by the time I have completed another round of the rota everything should be in place to make a start. Have you guessed lol I am really quite excited about this one. In fact I think I have my next 4 newbies lined up so will have to be really good and stick to my rota so that they can get drawn in.
Tuesday, 20 February 2007
Sunday, 18 February 2007
Saturday, 17 February 2007
I did have a nice suprise this morning though. I got a lovely parcel of goodies from Jacqui for the Stay At Home Parcel which I run on the Sitch and Stash forum at Jaynes Attic. I had great fun sorting through everything even though it wasn't for me.
Friday, 16 February 2007
That said Barnabee came the other day and that is just the boost I need. Thank you Julie, I have ordered the charms from the place you adviced - and the Caron threads for my Taj Mahal as they were so much cheaper there. Now I have to stitch my wedding sampler, this months Heirloom Christmas and get through to the end of my rota so I can start on Barnabee lol. Well the charms have not arrived yet (only ordered last night) and I do have to sort all the other threads out but I cannot wait to get started on it, bet you never would have guessed.
Tuesday, 13 February 2007
Monday, 12 February 2007
I did manage a little on Celtic Spring first thing this morning and I am off in a minute to do some more before I fall into bed. Which if last night is anything to go buy will be in about 15 minutes lol. Its wonderful sitting playing with a four year old all day but it certainly wears me out.
I have also been trying to sort out what I need for the "Kit Up A Freebie" exchange on Jaynes Attic forum. I cannot say too much about this as I am not sure whether the person concerned will read this or not. I love taking part in this sort of thing.
I have a couple of things to do this month which will drag me away from my rota. One is a quilt square for a special blanket for a friend on a site I used to belong to and another is the wedding sampler for Mathias and Agnes - this is still to be designed yet. Oscar goes home tomorrow but I will be at work Wednesday and Thursday, hopefully I will be able to do my square for the special quilt on Friday and get moving with the sampler at the weekend. I then have this months stint on the Heirloom sampler to do.
As I finished my round of the rota just before I went away I could start something new but think this time I am going to give that a miss and then at the end of the next round I am hoping to start Barnabees Quest which I know will be winging its way to me this week thanks to Julie.
Sunday, 11 February 2007
The next one is of my Flower Girl by Sue Page
We had a wonderful holiday with a couple of days spent on a houseboat on the river Kali in Karnataka which is an inland state in Western India. It was so relaxing and peaceful and ideal for a stitching break.
We also had a lovely suprise when we got there as a friend we had met out there was getting married on the 2nd Wednesday of our holiday and we had an invitation to the wedding so it really made the holiday special. We had no idea the wedding was planned even though he has been engaged for three years.
I got a couple of quilt blocks done and quite a bit of my Sue Page, flower girl done too so I was really pleased. I will try and pop some photographs on later today.