Sunday, 1 May 2011

I lost my name ...

Well not quite my name but certainly my signature here in blogland. I tried going to the site I originally got it from but that seems to have died, which is probably the reason for my signature going walkabouts. Does anyone have any good links to free blog signature sites, if so I would be grateful to know where they are. Of course this is the lazy option lol, I could go to google and would probably find one there, but the word "Free" seems to be used when things are certainly not free just lately. I used to type in Free Clip-art and got loads, now what comes up is Royalty Free and they still want paying. Also a lot of so called free sites just mean that you seem to be able to view they for free. Oh well moan over............ sorry about that.

I promised you an update picture of I still do and so before I go any further I think I had better show you what it was looking like last night.

I am quite pleased with the progress made, I know it doesnt look an awful lot but as its on 32 count after a while my eyes start crossing so I cannot do too much at a time. Also I need to concentrate, now my usual stitching time is when I sit to watch tv in the evening. Ok I get into trouble because I sometimes lose the thread - on the tv programme not the stitching - but as most things we watch are pre-recorded then I can (or hubby can for me) rewind. However because this is finer than I normally do when I look up at the tv, its the thread of my chart I lose so I have to keep working out where I am. I do use a "working copy" so that I can mark it off but you cannot mark off after every stitch. All this said I am still enjoying stitching on this and so whilst the enjoyment lasts I shall stick at it and try to watch things on tv that dont need a lot of concentrating on.

I had a lovely day on Saturday as my little stitching group met at my house. It was a Hardanger Group when I originally joined it but people had deadlines to meet for normal stitching and so bought that and this week there were three of us doing cross stitch, one doing crotchet and one teaching herself Tunisian Crotcheting, a sort of cross between crotchet and knitting. I think we are really now just a group of friends who enjoy having a get together once a month, a bit of stitching, a lot of gossip and lots of laughs so who cares what excuse is made for actually meeting lol.

Oh I was asked how long it took to do my hardanger pieces. I started my Tissue Box Cover on the 8th December 2008. Tulips and Lace has been a lot quicker but I cannot recall exactly when. I have no note of starting it on my blog so it must have been started after i last blogged in July last year. I have a feeling that I started it to take with my to India in October, but sorry cannot be more accurate than that.

Thanks for the lovely folks who left me comments and welcomed me back,


Helen xx

May your frogs stay in their ponds.


Rachael xxx said...

Hey Helen, you may get it done for your 50th anniversary LOL

jane said...

I Still Do is looking fantastic Helen, I know what you mean about losing the thread, what did we do before we could rewind the
Your stitching group sounds lovely.

Christine said...

Wow Helen, ISD looks beautiful

Andrea said...

Good to see you back. Great progress on your WIP.

Sally said...

ISD is looking lovely Helen.

This is the site I used for my signatures

Lisa said...

I Still Do is growing wonderfully, I know you will have mentioned it before, but what colour thread are you using for it, it's gorgeous.
DH goes mad with me when I'm stitching and lose the plot of the programme we're watching lol, says I should do one or the other not both, but I can't JUST watch tv can I?! I have to stitch lol.

Kathy A. said...

What a beautiful piece that is Helen. I love the red that you are using. It is good to have you back.

Needlearts Gallery said...

It's good to see you back. The anniversary piece is beautiful.

Karan said...

Oh welcome back Helen. I haven't been blogging for a while, so it was a lovely surprise to see 2 new posts from you. :0)
Glad to hear that your Mum is now doing much better but so sorry to hear about your accident - that sounds nasty & painful. Hope you're feeling much better now too.
Gorgeous hardanger finishes & ISD is beautiful - it's lovely to se it again. :0)

Cathy said...

Hello Helen
I thought you'd packed up and gone away permanently - Lovely to see otherwise
Take care