Saturday, 1 November 2008

Heart Warming

Yesterday I had two lovely gifts in the post.

First my dear friend Karan from "Karan's Craft Corner" has just finished stitching this beautiful Heartwarmer Bell Pull. I was full of admiration for this piece from the minute I saw the first little snowman appear and Karan kindly forwarded the chart on to me when she finished. She said the chart was a nightmare to follow and I can well understand why having seen the chart. The three snowmen are on three seperare little charts and there there is a square chart with the 4 spacers in it. Apart from telling you there is 4 fabric threads between each chart there is no indication as to placing and each of the snowmen charts are slightly different sizes. Luckily I have a cross stitch program on my computer so i spent a couple of hours on my computer working out the placements and I am all set (AND ITCHING LOL) now to start on this project. Unfortunately I have a few other things that must come first - sob sob.

Secondly Jacqui from Smoking Needles, kindly sent me two 100g balls of lovely BabySoft double knitting wool for my charity knitting.

I have done a little stitching - just two corners on my Cottage Dreams, not enough for a picture yet unfortunately. I won't be stitching tonight either as we are - being completely mad - off to a Barn Dance in a tent. LOL my dear friend Jen (no blog) was 60 yesterday and she is having the dance in a marquee on her lawn, but it is freezing out this evening and pouring with rain. Yes I have my thermals and lots of layers ready to put on before we go.

We are up to our elbows in decorating at the moment but tomorrow Sky are showing the local Derby match between Derby and Nottingham Forest, my kids and grandson being Forest supporters and Keith being a Derby supporter they are all going to watch together over at Davids house so that means I will have about three hours of uninterupted stitching time. I am hoping I may get the first of my secret projects out of the way while I have peace.

I hope to be back with some stitchy pic updates in a day or two. In the meantime I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and at least some of you are getting to stitch. LOL unfortunately this is the time of year when everyone is busy but no piccies for the blogs as there is so many secrets.

Thank you as always for all your lovely comments and a big welcome to the new visitors to my blog - I have had three new blogs to go check out this week, it's been great fun though I have seen even more things to tempt me.


May your frogs stay in their ponds


brokenfairy said...

lol The match will be on in our House as well with DH supporting Derby!
It is lovely to get things through the post,it always brightens my day!!

Shari said...

here is the link to my dad's wood work. It was in the post! Sorry, I don't have your email address, so I am doing it this way!!!

Karin said...

Hope that everyone enjoys the match - and that you get lots of stitching time in. I love your redwork piece.

Angela said...

Sunday dinner has been delayed in this house so Husband,a Derby supporter, can watch the match.

Good luck with the bell-pull. Karen's looks really good, can't wait to see your finished as well.

Christine said...

You don't fancy watching the match then???
Have fun stitching, I really liked Karan's bellpull so I'll look forward to seeing your version

Chiasmata said...

Sounds like you're having a really busy time! I spend hours playing with new charts and ideas too, trying to get the layout just right. I don't blame you for wanting to start the snowmen straight away!

Beatrice said...

The bell-pull is quite a cutie. I really like the Seeing Red as well.
Have fun!

Julie said...

Pressie post is always nice, hope you had fun in the tent!

Cyn said...

Hi Helen,

Enjoy the new stash!

I'm enjoying your Egyptian pictures. :-)

Windy Meadow

Karan said...

Glad you managed to suss the chart out OK - now looking forward to seeing a WIP pic. :0)
Hope they enjoyed the match & you enjoyed your peace. Hope the Barn Dance was fun too - haven't been to one of those for years. :0)