Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Weekend project

This is Art Deco Sunrise from issue 49 of Cross Stitch Gold.
Mum bought the magazine and asked me to stitch it for her and I started it then it got ignored for years until it started to talk to me again as I worked on Merry Christmas

After the weekend it looks like this

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New focus project

With finishing The Birds and Bees I had to find a new weekly focus project and given the time of year it would of been rude to go with anything else :)

This is Daffodils from The Silver Lining.
I'm stitching this over one (what was I thinking!!) and it;s now been a PHD for 10 years so it's high time I finished it.

How it started the week off

And how it ended the week

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A start & a finish

Last week I started Hill House from LHN it's turned into a travelling pattern over on Needlecraft Haven and here's how far I got.
In keeping with Stitch from Stash I subbed colours I had for those called for that I didn't and I'm liking them so far and it's might I've finished off 2 part skeins, woo hoo.

And I finished my weekend project :)
This was last year's birthday start

My new week focus project has been picked and worked on this week and I've a pretty good idea what's next for the weekends to

Friday, April 11, 2014

Last weekends progress

I'm getting worse at posting my weekend update aren't I?  Feel free to slap me if I do it again.

Very little progress was made last weekend because I had 2 small boys running round from Saturday lunch time and I was worn out Saturday night and just about managed to stitch the pale grey without nodding off as I stitched!
On Sunday while Teejay was napping Caleb wanted to help me so it took 5 times longer to do one stitch than normal but he loved it and so did I and between us we did 47 stitches (Caleb counted)

Fingers crossed I'll finish it this weekend

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Birds and Bees finish

Hot off the frame on Saturday morning one completed Birds & Bees.
The last stitches went in a few minutes before midnight Friday night but I was to tired to take a pic then and far to busy on Saturday to iron it before taking a pic.

The Birds & The Bees
Carriage House Samplings

It's been such a fun stitch and I'm not quite sure why I put it down but it's done now and I'm really pleased with it wrinkles and all :)

Thursday, April 03, 2014


Here we are on Thursday and I'm only just now posting last weeks progress!!  Posting it on a Wednesday is bad enough to leave it another day really someone should slap me.

Last week I decided to work on Flower Tender and I'm really pleased with the amount I got done.
Last time  he appeared here I really had literally started him then put him aside to work on Lewis and apart from an hour or so one day he stayed that way until I pulled him out last Monday.

And last weekend's progress on Funky Merry Christmas

In theory I should get it finished this weekend but that may not happen as Lucy is up for the weekend with both boys so I'll be worn out by the end of the day.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

March progress & April goals

For March I said
Finish Winter Wingding  Done
Start thinking about what's next at the weekends  Done and almost finished
Get Birds & Bees almost finished  Done
Keep stitching from stash  Done

For April I'd like to
Finish Birds & Bee's
Pick a new focus project
Finish Funky Merry Christmas
Pick a new weekend project
Keep stitching from stash

I stitched for 98 hours 11 minutes in March, had no new starts and 2 finishes and 1 day of no stitching thanks to a power cut.

Current PHD total = 31

Sunday, March 30, 2014

TUSAL Time once more

That's right folks it's time post pics of rubbish once again for the Totally Useless Stitch A Long

I've added orts from Winter Wingding, Happy Holidays, Birds and Bees, Canvas work fob, Thread Bear, Flower Tender and Funky Merry Christmas since last time.

And my beading orts, all that white at the top is Fireline from the box I'm working on 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Stitch from Stash March update

I thought I'd save my progress on Birds & Bees for this post.
I had hoped to get it finished last week but it turned out to be a very busy week and a on a couple of days I only got a few minutes in on it but it's not the end of the world that I didn't and there's always this next week

On to the reason for the post my Stitch from Stash update.

March turned out to be a boring month really, I didn't spend a penny or start anything new from stash but I did finish a couple.

February 27 - March 27
New starts from Stash =0
PHD's worked on = Happy Holidays, Winter Wingding (both finished), Birds & Bees, Thread Bear and Funky Merry Christmas
£ spent = Zero
Budget left = £54.60.  £34.60 carried forward + £20 for March

Monday, March 24, 2014

IHSW weekend

With finishing Winter Wingding last weekend I had to start a new weekend project on Saturday and this one had been talking to me most of the week so I went with it.

My Birthday start from last year, Funky Merry Christmas.   I didn't get much done at all with having to do those blooming fairies and The Zoo so it pretty much got left after I'd started it.
Please excuse the bad light, it was taken early on Saturday morning 

By Sunday evening it looked like this.
If I can keep up the same rate of stitching I'll be done in a couple of weeks!

On Saturday I went to Nuneaton for the Needlecraft Haven spring meet up and didn't take my camera with me but you can find pics of the day here, here and here