Sunday, August 21, 2016


I had a really busy weekend last week and family visiting this week so never got round to posting my progress, heck it took me until this Friday to read Pat's email from last week!!

This is from last week, see that big X at the bottom?   I discovered it was one stitch over the the right so it had to come out this week unfortunately I didn't discover my mistake until I'd started the motif under it as well :(

So it doesn't look like I did much yesterday :(  but I have reached the bottom :)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

New weekend project

It was my Silver Lining Daffodils that won the weekend slot this time round.  This is one of my oldest PHD's started way back in 2004 so it really is time I finished it!
I'm stitching it over one on 28 count.

An overall view of it last Saturday morning

Close up of the area I worked on before I did :)

And after

Wander back in a day or three to see how I got on this weekend

Monday, August 15, 2016

August 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 :) 

 First up this month is Northern Expressions Union Jack.
For my Birthday this year I asked my Daughters for the chart and silks for this and they agreed :)

Funky Street has had some love this month, this one was part paid for by a voucher I received for Christmas

I finished In The Post :) the kit was a gift off my fella Christmas 2014

And my RR square which is a gift of time, energy, floss and love :)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Last weeks stitching

Monday I started working on the next Round Robin.  This one has a theme of Seaside and because it was set up while we were away in Scarbrough and they have some very colourfull beach huts there as soon as I found the chart for these I knew they would be perfect for it.
Apart from changing the shade of yellow for the yellow hut (it was the same as the sand and I wanted it a little different) it's in all the called for colours.

I was away in Lincolnshire for the weekend so took my toms along with me to work on once the beach huts were done.
With any luck they will be finished at the end of October when I go to Fella's son's wedding

Thursday, August 11, 2016

TUSAL (late again :( )

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 don't know why I keep being late to post my rubbish pics :) I have all the dates in my stitching diary which I look at most days and I still manage to miss it, honestly if I had a brain I'd be sooo dangerous!

Anyway here they are late once more but at least I've remembered them.

I've added orts from my Round Robin, Sunflower panel, In The Post, Alchemical Romance, Pie, Croakworth, Union Jack, Beach Huts, Tomatoes and sewing thread from hexies

And my beading orts mostly from making stars

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Weekend progress

I filled in the top of the post box over the weekend which can only mean one thing.......

In The Post is finished :)

Now I need to decide what's next

Monday, August 01, 2016

July progress & August Goals

For July I said
Finish In The Post   Done
Finish the Sunflower Panel   Done
Start the Union Jack design off my Daughters  Done
Sell some stash  :( Nop

For August I'd like to
Pick a new weekend project
Start a wedding sampler/gift
Get the next RR done and posted on time
A finish would be nice
Sell some stash

Considering that bowling season is well under way July was a good month stitching time wise with 95 hours 40 mins of it spent with a needle in my fingers.   I had 2 new starts and 4 finishes and I stitched every day :)

Current PHD total = 27

Sunday, July 31, 2016

This week's stitching

After finishing Pie on Monday I at last started my Birthday present off the girls, one gave me the chart the other gave me the silks :)

Meet Northern Expressions Union Jack
I'm using the called for Dinky Dyes silks and a piece of 36 ct light sand linen that was just the right size 

And then on Friday I started Ink Circles Croakworth, Pat and I are SALing once more :)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

LK Boxer finish

Last week I decided it was time to finish Pie off from the Lizzie Kate Sweet Tooth Junior boxers.
Last time it appeared on a post it only had the border but I'd also done the brown inner border although that wasn't on the pic.
I spent all last week on it and by Friday evening it looked like this, I could of finished it on Saturday but really wanted to get on with my postbox :)

An hour or so on Monday night once I got home from bowls and it was finished

2 down 2 to go

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Weekend progress

I said last week that I needed to get at least half of what was left to do done if I was to stand a chance of finishing In The Post this month and woohoo I did it.  Mind you a weekend of no plans, F1 and Unforgettable to catch up on helped along the way :)

As you can see I just have to finish the top of the post box and finish the back stitch