Friday, June 24, 2016

Tea finish

Kate has let me know that Tea has arrived back with her safely so now I'll share it with the rest of the stitching world :)

Now I need to stitch it for me at some point

Saturday, June 18, 2016

June Gifted Gorgeousness

Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by the lovely Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching and the idea is to use all those charts/ kits/ threads/ etc that have been gifted to us over the years instead of leaving them sitting in our stash feeling unloved, shoehorning is also permitted :)

This month I only have my progress on In The Post to share with you, I've been busy working on Tea (the model) and this last week I've been spending almost all my time working on my Cheshire Show entry so very little stitching has happened :(

In case you wondering (or can't remember) I was gifted the kit for In The Post for Christmas a couple of years ago by fella, started it on Jan first and then got the fruit to stitch for someone and it was put aside now it's my current weekend project

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dove farm pendants

This weekend is the annual stitching weekend I attend and it's out 10th year so we will be having a little celebration and doing a goody bag exchange.   The idea was to make/ buy something that reminded you of Dove Farm for all the others attending.   I decided to bead a pen for everyone and make it more of a commemorative item.
But they aren't pens I can hear you thinking :)   That's because the Amazon seller I bought the pens off has let me down :(  I ordered them on June 1st and they should of been here by the 9th but they showed up so I had to come up with an alternate plan Thursday evening and this was it.
Each one is done with a individual in mind expect a few because they didn't give their prefs so I went with what I liked

And just so you can read one clearly

Friday, June 10, 2016

Weekend progress

Here's last weekends progress on In The Post as I set off for the annual Dove Farm weekend with other UK stitchers.

I have stitched the bit to the left of the lamp post but it's white so doesn't look like I have!

And an overall view

Fingers crossed lots of progress will be made this weekend once Tea is finished and handed back to Kate


By now you should all know about the totally useless stitch a long  hosted by Daffycat  and if you don't click on the link to find out more about it.

I've added orts from In The Post, Funky Street, Alchemical Romance, Cupcake boxer, Pie boxer, Tea and some sewing cotton from hexies.

And my beading orts

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Tea update

Quick post tonight to share this weeks progress on Tea the model I'm working on for Sparklies

I'll be seeing Kate in a week and I'm hoping to have it done so I can hand it back in person, keep your fingers crossed for me

Friday, June 03, 2016

Late updates again!

First up is Tea from AAN   
 I'm stitching this as a model for Sparklies on Gina's Delight with DMC

And last weekends progress on In The Post, I've reached the top now so the end is sight :)

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

May progress & June goals

For May I said
Finish the Sunflower panel    No not quite but that's because I have a model to do
Pick my Birthday start and start it   Done but it's not the one I wanted to start :(
Get a few symbols done on Alchemical Romance    Done
Start at least one other new project   Done, I started and finished two and started a third :)
Get In The Post half done   Done :)
Keep up hexie and snowflake production to get my list down   I've been making hexie flowers but have yet to send them out!
Keep selling stash    Yep a few more things found new homes

For June I'd like to
Finish the Sunflower panel
Finish the model
It would be nice to finish In The Post
Keep making hexie flowers and snowflakes
Sell some stash

I stitched for 92 hours 17 minutes in May, more than I expected but having a stitching holiday helped with that :)    I had 5 new starts and 2 finishes and one day without a needle in my hand :(

Current PHD total = 29!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

May Gifted Gorgeousness

I'm scrapping in just in time this month :)

Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by the lovely Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching and the idea is to use all those charts/ kits/ threads/ etc that have been gifted to us over the years instead of leaving them sitting in our stash feeling unloved, shoehorning is also permitted :)

First up for me is In The Post, it went from the pic in my previous post to this the weekend I came  home from Scarborough.
This one counts for GG as it was a Christmas gift in 2014 from fella

Monday May 16 was my birthday and as I always do I treated myself to a new start :)
Last Christmas I received a voucher for my local craft shop and it went towards the this Bothy Threads kit called Funky Street.   I've switched the fabric for a dyed lugana that looks like clouds, no idea if it has a name or not and no idea where it came from so it could well be a GG as well!

Back to In The Post and it went to this last weekend, almost at the top of it in this 

And lastly the Love flag from Cross Stitcher June 2016.
Fella saw me looking at it and liked the You Rock project in it and bought the magazine for me so I'd stitch it for him :) but he also commented he liked the love flag in the cover kit but without the crown.
Last Sunday it was his birthday so I stitched it for him as a little something to open on the day

Friday, May 20, 2016

Progress, new start and a finish

A long over due for you this evening.

I went away on a stitching based holiday to Scarborough 2 weeks ago today and I've back a week and not posted a thing about it :(  so I'll start with the stitching I did while I was there.

Friday night saw Alchemical Romance get some attention and a few more motifs appeared

Sat and Sunday saw me working on In the post as normal, this pic is way out of date now because I has last weekend on it as well and I'm now over half way with it :)

The last project I worked is Lizzie Kate's Sweet Tooth boxers.
They have been sat in my stash for years waiting their turn and it finally arrived :)
As you can see I started and finished Cupcake and got the border for Pie done 

Once I got home I got the inner border done on pie but no pic of that  and it's just a few lines of brown so pretty boring really.