Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A sort of update

This is going to be a very quick update and not an uptodate update at that lol. 

Now if you followed that you are on the same wave length as me and I am not sure what that says about you.  I took pictures the other week, ready to do my blog the next day.  However the next day had other plans for me and I woke with the runs and feeling sick.  I had picked up a bug and it knocked me off my feet for a week - so unfortunately not only was I unable to post but I have not caught up with bloglines and blog reading either, so apologies if I have not read and commented on your blog recently.

Here are the two pics I took -

First is The Water Pump

I was really pleased with the progress I had made on both pieces

and second is Fairies

since these were taken I have done quite a bit more on fairies but will have to wait for another week or so before I can show you that one. 

We are going down to Andover on Friday for a week, its the annual meetup down that way for our stitchy group.  I am going to make a start on something new I think as both fairies and water pump need far more concentration than i will have on Saturday - though to be fair I know I will be lucky if any stitching actually gets done lol.  A bit more tomorrow and then it will go away again.  When I get back the water pump will be needing an airing.

Sorry it has been such a rushed posting and hope you will all understand.

Thanks as always to all those who take the time to read my ramblings and to those who are kind enough to leave me a comment, all of which are greatly appreciated.

Bye for now and big hugs to all who need them

May your frogs stay in their ponds.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Hello dear readers, thanks so much for visiting. 

I have not had much stitching time this week, to be truthful I rarely get enough stitching time, there always seems to be something else I must do.  However what I did get was enjoyably spent stitching fairies.  The predicted frogging was not as bad as it seemed and once I had sussed out what was wrong - not the flower but the little blue blob to the right of it was in the wrong place - it took no more than a couple of minutes to frog and restitch, and a big sigh of relief from me.  So here is the progress thus far

I am now going to go back to the water pump for a few days.

The kitchen is done, just awaiting the arrival of a splash back and the new blind to be delivered.  We were not going to bother with a spashback behind the hob, but a few days of cooking and a lot of little splash marks (only like tiny water marks but they show up nontheless) has made us revise that decision, which is why we are only now awaiting its arrival. 

Right off to get showered and dressed and ready to for my daily visit to Mum, then hopefully I  am going to sit down and actually spend an afternoon stitching - thats if nothing else decides to demand my attention lol - such is life. 

All for now

May your frogs stay in their ponds.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013


Yes I am afraid I have to have a visit from the frog this week.  I was getting on wonderfully with Fairies, but alas when I went to my stitching group there was too much chatter and laughter, and not enough concentration, so I made a mistake.  This is where I had got to

it may not look a lot but there were a lot of little confetti bits I had to fill in and then lots of back stitching.  At least now I know when I start again its going to be a little more straight forward to follow.

the pink flower just above the red fairy is what needs frogging.  I cannot work out where it went wrong so I am going to frog all of it and start again.  As I am now going back to this one that will be my first job tonight.

I moved on and did some more on The Water Pump, and I am pleased with how that is going at the moment, in fact I could cheerfully stick with this one as I am really enjoying it.

As both these pieces have lots of bitty stitching in them I am thinking of bringing something else into the mix which has more blocks of colour but we will see.  I am mostly enjoying the fact that I can see some progress on both pieces and as I feel its a long time since I had any stitching progress this is quite a reward.

I wanted to thank everyone for the very kind comments they have left.  Whilst my blog is mainly a way of recording what I stitch for myself - I think taking regular photos you see more of the progress you make - it is also a nice feeling when people are so kind, and this spurs you on too. 

I have now joined Bloglovin', and though I lost many of my old contacts when Bloglines closed I am enjoying finding new and exciting blogs to read.  I have seen some lovely work out there and also seen a few new charts I would like.  One in Mylenes blog called A Place We Call Home, took a little tracking down as she had it down as a Little House Needlework one and its actually by Country Cottage Needlework.  I just had to have this one as I lovely the sentiment expressed in it so once it arrives it may come into my rota.  Another couple I have seen that I really love are a beautiful Victorian Heart, and one called Pension Day though I have no idea who that one is by.  Maybe if the person stitching it reads my blog they will be kind enough to tell me.  Oh so many charts and oh such a small amount of time. 

Another thing that I have found is that my tastes have changed over time.  I have a number of kits and charts in my stash that I loved when I got them, I know now I will never stitch them.  I think I am going to have to have a real sort out and see if I can sell some of them on ebay.  As I have never sold anything before in this way it will be another fun challenge to add to my life.

Please God, if you have any to spare, could I have some more hours in my day.

All for now and thank you for taking the time to visit me here.


May your frogs stay in their ponds.