And here are a couple of closer shots so that you can see them properly.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
And here are a couple of closer shots so that you can see them properly.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
So, it's gone away now for another week and Tatty Ted has come back out. I know they are all I seem to show at the moment, but then they are all I stitch on! I can't put Enchanted Flute down, and Tatty Ted has a deadline so I'm forced to make room for him. However, hubby is away one night this week so I might just get the advent stuff back out, although there is no chance of that being done for this christmas now - after all I'm still only on number 3!
Happy stitching to all, may the frog stay away, and thank you for visiting.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
I also bought Orchid Tassel which is stitched on paper which I've not used before. I let you know how it turns out. I've not started it yet.
At last I've managed to finish page 2 of Enchanted Flute. The next page of the chart gets a lot lighter as there is a clear change in the colours. I'll be moving on to the butterfly soon.
Tatty Ted is still continuing. I shall be making him top priority now. I've finished all the numbers down the side and am working on the second of the three teddies. I'll post a pic when there is a bit more to show.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
It's amazing how the stuff keeps on going in although the jar appears to be full.
For our week away, I decided to take Celtic Summer with me. I looked out all the threads (except two which I don't appear to have - I could have swarn I ordered them all!). I bagged everything up carefully, put them in the case - and then left it all in the car for the week! Ooops!
So progress isn't as good as it should be, but she is definately coming along.
I think I really need to devise some kind of rotation to my stitching. That way, something might get finished and I might see some reall progress with stuff. For now, I think it is back to Tatty Teddy as I do have a deadline for him (even if it's January).
Hope everybody is keeping well, and happy stitching to all.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I've nearly finished page 2 of the chart and I'm moving away from navy and black into pale blues and greens.
I've also started a new piece by Anchor called A Host of Poppies. This is what it should look like when finished:-
And this is how it looks at the moment:-
Celtic Summer is the other piece that is in progress. I've not taken a pic of her as I didn't think I had stitched on her, but having looked at the last pic posted here I have done some more so I'll post a pic next time.
I am going to have to put all these projects on hold for a while (or at least add to the list). I've kind of started a tradition of stitching something for each new arrival in our family, and as the next one is due in January I really ought to make a start. I've chosen the kit and it has arrived, so hopefully I'll make a start over the next day or two - although I would like to finish page 2 of Enchanted flute first.
Anyway, this is the piece I've chosen. It's a height chart of Tatty Teddy.
And finally, my Totally Useless SAL. This is what my jar looks like now.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
(That's the top of the back of her skirt if you see what I mean!)
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I ordered the rest of the threads for this the other day so ordered the fabric and threads that I need for Celtic Summer while I was at it. Now, if I could leave Enchanted Flute alone for long enough I could make a start on it.
The golden retriever is also coming along, and is begining to look recognisable. I'll try to post a pic towards the end of the weekend so you can see the progress for yourselves.
The round robin is almost done, I've run out of thread so I will need to get some more, just not quite sure when! Does anybody know how close DMC is to Anchor? If I swap mid stitching will it show?
Lets hope this wonderful weather continues over the weekend and we get lots of lovely, bright sunshine for stitching in!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Progress actually looks very good, but I did have to start a lot of threads for Enchanted Flute so there are a fair number of thread wrappers in there.
I've been working on the round robin since my last post so have nothing else to show at the moment.
It's funny though, when I started reading peoples blogs they would talk about projects they had forgotten they had started and really must get on with and finish. To me, this sounded so strange (I was a one piece at a time girl back then). However, I've just had a quick glance through my stash box (I never used to have one of those either!) and found two projects that I'd forgotten about. And I really do mean forgotten. I've got other UFO's as well but these I really had forgotten I'd even started them. What is happening to me? - too much contact with enablers I think. Will they ever get finished - I don't know - one of them hopefully, the other I'm not sure about.
Anyway, enough rambling. I've got a really busy weekend ahead, away tomorrow night then lots of socialising so probably not much stitching will be done.
Have a good weekend all.
Monday, March 23, 2009
I am going to have to put this down now for a week or so as I must do the next part of the round robin stitching and finish the Golden Retriever, both of which are needed by early April. So until they are done this will have to wait.
I hope everybody is getting plenty of stitching time.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
In fairness, I think the camera has justified itself. The colour are much truer. They should be blues, not purples. Interesting experiment though, and shows that the camera is worth perservering with.
Happy stitching all.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
However, I was having a little sort out (or rather through, as nothing actually goes out!) and realised I had rather a lot of WIP's and it was time I finished one. So here it is, a little biscornu. It still needs a button, but I don't have anything suitable at the moment. I'm not sure that the green colour really works but otherwise, I quite like it.
And now for the fun! I came across The Totally Useless SAL link from Rachael's Blog and thought I'd join in. I can't justify a purpose bought jar, so I'm making do with an old Honey Jar. The idea is to keep all your orts in the jar, and then post an update pic on each new moon showing how much you have collected. (Next post is 26 March).
Monday, February 23, 2009
I've also been doing biscournu which is close to being stitched together. I might try to finish that tonight to get something out of the way and completed. But my biggest progress in on Enchanted Flute a HAED design. I've done about 2,000 stitches which is about 1/3rd of the first page. I am stitching 1 over 1 on 32 count so the stitched area so far is very small - anyway that's my excuse for an appauling photograph (I think I need some lessons). But I think you can get the jist of how it is developing. I'll see if hubby can take something better when he gets home.
Friday, February 13, 2009
I've been give an award by Rachael which I am very honoured to receive. I shall give the idea some thought and then pass it on.
I pomised a pic of the snow here. Well I was suddenly late for work and by the time I got home the whole lot had gone. We did have more on the Thursday, and the closed the school but again it was gone by the end of the day. The children weren't happy about school being closed either as the eldest was supposed to be going on a school trip and the youngest had her class assembley. They did enjoy playing in it though!
Oh - and great guess by Pumpkin. It is indeed a dog - a Golden Retreiver to be exact. Well done - give yourself a pat on the back.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I've also started a biscornu just for the fun of it. Actually that's nearly finished so I'll post a pic soon. I've also bought the chart for Celtic Summer. I got all the speciality bits in a great deal a little while ago, so just need to get some fabric and then I can make a start.
Thank you everybody who commented on my Celtic Winter. It was lovely to see some new faces, I hope you visit again. She's still waiting to be framed at the moment (and probably will do for a couple of months while we recover financially from the holiday).
We've actually had some snow here! I'll get a picture and post it later.
Friday, January 16, 2009
As you know I got my bargins on the thread packs for Celtic Spring and Celtic Summer - so the question is, which one next!
I plan on doing some more of my HAED design today and over the weekend so hopefully there will be something to show by the end of the weekend.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I did make a start on the HAED design. I managed to put in about 600 stitches but it is so small, and the colours are so simillar that I really don't think it would show in a photo, it would just look like a black blob. I've loved what I've done of it, but it does take real concentration and plenty of day light. I've got a light that I stitch by but it's just not good enough for the job, I may have to invest in a daylight bulb. Anyway, I'll have another go at it this Friday and see if I can't get a picture then.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Wendy - it's from issue number 194 of CrossStitcher and is designed by the Histocial Sampler Company. I think they sell the chart as well so you could try that if you can't get hold of the magazine.
I've done some more work on Tempest and am now on the backstitch of this, so he hopefully won't be too much longer.
I hope to start my HAED design on Friday. Actually, that's a slight lie - I've already made two starts on it, this will be my third. I started off doing 2 over 1 on 25ct fabric. I did about 300 stitches but it all looked a bit too tight and close together. So I decided to try 1 over 1 on the 25ct, but this didn't give enough coverage, you could easily see the white fabric through the dark threads.
So I made a big decision and decided that I liked the 1 over 1 coverage I had on Celtic Winter so have bought some white 32ct fabric. It is on this piece of fabric that I will start on Friday. So I'm about 600 stitches down with nothing to show for it. Oh well, it's a decision best made now rather than later on.
Happy stitching everybody.