Tuesday, February 09, 2016

More 4 Wishes

Only a couple of bands and some border over the weekend.  I spent most of Saturday with a headache and wasn't up to stitching :(

In case you're wondering why there isn't a fruit progress pic for last week it's because there isn't one.  I've been working on an exchange piece all week and into this week but hopefully there will be a tiny bit of progress to share on it next week

Friday, February 05, 2016

Weekend progress

4 Wishes is coming along nicely and I've reached the halfway point so it's entirely possible I'll be finished by the end of the month :)

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Fruit update

Woohoo the top two pages are finished and those are the fullest pages so it's all downhill from here :)

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Beading finishes

I've been busy beading away as well working on the fruit and have a few more finishes to share.

First is Stan the Snowman.
Stan is a special guy, he has a hole in his hat with a brass ring in it because he's actually a candlestick (guess I should of taken a pic of his hat as well!)
He was a class from Oak Tree Crafts that I was due to go on but couldn't because my knee was bad :(  but Lorraine sent me the kit and I completed him over a few days early in Jan

I made another Alfie, this time to go with the ones I made into earrings last year but don't appear to have shared!  He's also an Oak Tree project, a kit you can order off the site

And lastly a brooch, hence the odd angle it's sitting at, the instructions are a free download from Spellbound and they do sell a bead pack for it as well if you want it (which I did) but the tinsel and baubles came from my stash

Yes Justine an Armish bit is the same as a Greek bit :)

Monday, February 01, 2016

January progress & February Goals

For January I said
Not start loads of projects   I started one, would of liked a couple more but the fruit has other ideas :(
Make good progress on the fruit  The top 2 pages are finished :)
Carry on with hexie flowers and snowflakes    I've done several of each
Start the lap quilt fella gave me for Christmas   No :( I blame the fruit
Sell some stash   A couple of things have left home

For February
Get the next page on the fruit at least 1/2 done
Finish 4 Wishes
Keep up with hexie flowers and snowflakes
Sell some stash

I stitched for 97 hours 43 minutes in January, had one new start and no finishes but I did stitch every day

Current PHD total = 26

Friday, January 29, 2016

Weekend progress

I realized earlier today that I hadn't posted last weekend's progress on 4 Wishes!

I wasn't well on Saturday so didn't make as much progress as I'd hoped but that wasn't helped by making a mistake on the tulip band and having to undo almost all the flower heads to fix it.
There is still a mistake in it but it's staying in because I'd already done most the bits underneath when I noticed it so I'm claiming it as my Amish bit for this project :)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fruit progress

Last weeks progress on the fruit, I had to move the frame up a little to make it more comfortable to work on

I'm hoping to finish the page I'm on this week which will mean the top half is finished, the bottom 2 pages aren't as full so I'm aiming for one a month meaning a finish around the end of March.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Weekend progress

4 wishes is coming along nicely and I'm hoping to get a couple of bans done this coming weekend as the next few are simple and don't require loads of colour changes 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Fruit progress

I did get the page finished last week and I've moved on to the other half of the top now.
In an ideal world this page will be finished this month but I doubt that's going to happen although I don't think it'll be far off done

Sunday, January 17, 2016

First beading finishes of 2016

Long time readers may remember that each time a special fondant fancy comes out I buy a box for research and recreate it in beads.
Last year for halloween it was black with green cake, here's my version of it

I then went on to finish off a PHD, a plate to put fondant fancies on or any other cake I decide to make :)

I wanted to make it raised but I don't think it's high enough, it could of done with a couple more rows on it.  As I was coming to the end of the top part I had an urge to add an extra colour on the edge so dug in my stash to see what I had that was the right size and ended up with a bronze.
This is the other side of the halloween fancy

And at last a non fuzzy pic of the bookmark I made for fella as part of his Christmas gift