Monday, 26 January 2009
I finished Amelia's Birth Sampler on Sunday evening. Changes, well yes I did make a few. Although I stuck basically to the colours, I did choose my own choice of threads. The only one I changed completely was the ballarina at the bottom right hand side. She should have been in green but I am not fond of green for anything other than leaves and trees so I changed her to lavander. Also I could not be bothered messing about counting for the confetti spots so I just placed them as and where I thought. I also added some sparkle to the petticoats on the blue and lemon ballarinas.
The rest of Sunday evening and tonight I have been working on Water Tiger and although I have achieved quite a bit there is not enough of a difference to be bothered taking a picture of it. Tomorrow night I think I am going to go back to my village and finish the landscaping for house No 1 before starting on the next cottage. As none of these will be really suitable to take away at the weekend I also have to decide what I am going to take with me. I think it might be Jasmine as it would be nice to get a finish on at least one of my wips. I might also take the hardanger tissue box cover as thats also not got an awful lot left to do on it. Mainly the eyelets and the blanket stitch, then its cutting and weaving - no fancy work there just plain woven bars. Its the blanket stitch that will take the time on that one.
Mum is a lot better and I am hoping she will feel like a little trip out sometime this week, if only to do a little shopping.
Well its now just after 1am and I really must get to bed.
Thanks to those who visit and leave comments and thanks to those who just visit, I do hope you like what I do.
Hugs to you all,
may your frogs stay in their ponds
Thursday, 22 January 2009
I did not stitch a birth sampler for Jamie (my usual baby gift) because I knew my daughter was doing one, hence the towel and bib set.
Amelias birth sampler is now over half done so I thought I would share a progress pic.
I am using just normal DMC threads for this though I have added a little twinkly thread to the petticoat of the girl in blue.
Nothing much to tell at the moment. My mum has been poorly and I have been at her house everyday, but she is now well on the mend so I am hoping that next week I will get a little time to get my house clean and tidy and get everything ready for going down to Andover at the weekend.
may all your frogs stay in their ponds.
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Monday, 5 January 2009
I am slowly catching up on the blog front (please be patient with me but I am trying to read and reply to a few each day). For the rest of today I will carry on with the landscaping at plot one but tomorrow I am going to get I still do out for an airing. I feel really positive at the moment that with only three major projects on the go I will see some real progress. I am amazed at how much of the village I have done in less than a week (though holidays have meant more stitching time than normal). This in part is I am sure due to the fact that I have really tried to keep away from the computer to a great extent, as I am sure that is the main reason for not getting much done this year. I come here for 5 minutes and the next thing I know is two hours have past. I am sure you will all know that feeling. I am amazed by how much stitching you have all done over the holiday period and the pictures of all your new stash make things very tempting - I have enough charts now - I have enough charts now - I have enough charts now. Do you think if I say it often enough I will really begin to belief it lol. But talking of tempting - just peep at this http://www.victoriasampler.com/Catalogue/VS_Samplers/p0100HeirloomStitching.aspx
isn't it beautiful, and I am sure you would agree that I am going to need that one or my life will really be incomplete.
On that note I will end for today and get some work done before lunch so that I may sit and stitch this afternoon.
may your frogs stay in their ponds