Thursday, May 28, 2015

May SFS report

Time for my monthly Stitch from Stash report

Starting budget = 98.55 (78.55 carried forward and 29 for May)
£ spent = 0
£ earnt = 34!!
Budget left = 132.55

What did I earn my £ on I hear you ask :) well I finished Toy Gatherer which earnt me a whopping £26 and Elefante which got me another £8



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Meet Eric

A friend of my Mum's saw Henry a few months ago and asked me if I would make her one in the camo colours of XH 558 and after some playing about with colours and some doodling on the pattern Eric is the result


Eric and Henry had a chat before he left to go to his new home


She has now asked me to make a white one with XH 558 on his tummy to represent the colour she was during the cold war.

I'm also working on a 'normal' coloured one for me to enter in the Cheshire Show this year 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Birthdays

Last Saturday was my Birthday and I had some lovely gifts off my family and fella which will probably be making an appearance at some stage but I also had a couple of stitching friends.

Over on Needlecraft Haven I took part in the Birthday exchange and received this package from Deb, she sent me the thread to stitch Friends Forever and a kit for a lovely little bracelet which I have made up but haven't taken a piccie of yet :(


And Clare sent me a lovely scissor fob, I'm still trying to decide which scissors to put it on!


Yesterday was my fella's Birthday and I gave him Elefante


And made him a set of coasters, the fabric in the background is the one I used for the back of them


Thursday, May 21, 2015

A late TUSAL

Yes folks it's that time again, time to post piccies of rubbish aka TUSAL time and if you're new and have no idea what I'm waffling on about follow the link to find out more

My ort jar is filling nicely so far despite it being bowling season and being out 3 nights a week.
Since last month I've added orts from Toy Gatherer, Magical  Night, Elefante, Sun Sampler and Lake District Sampler as well as lots of sewing thread from my quilt


And my beading orts


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness

Hosted by the lovely Jo of Serendipitous Stitching Gifted Gorgeousness aims to get us to stitch those charts and use the fabric/ threads that have gifted to us over our stitching life.

This month I have 2 projects to share.
First is Elefante from AAN, it's my fella's Birthday present and I have actually finished but it looks like I've not taken a piccie of it so  you'll have to make do with a WIP Wednesday one from over a week ago.  I will get one taken in the week when he's not around


Next is the reason I'm a day late in posting :)

Today is my Birthday and every year I have a new start :)
This year I've started 4 Wishes from Just Nan, way back in 2008!!!! I was RAKed with the chart, accessory pack, fabric and some of the DMC for it so I've really not had any reason not to start it before now but I haven't!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New weekend project

With finishing Toy Gatherer a few weeks ago I needed a new weekend project and this one had been talking to me for a while.  M Designs Sun Sampler and it was last year's Birthday start.

I have been working on it for the last few weekends I just haven't been posting about it :( 

As it started out


And after a few weekends 


Fingers crossed I remember to post about it a bit more

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Quilt progress

A few more stars have been made

Another attempt at fussy cutting from before I had my template 


This fabric is the one on the back of Teejay's stocking




And here it is in all it's glory and full width


Friday, May 01, 2015

April progress & May Goals

For April I said
Finish Toy Gatherer   Done :)
Get my quilt to the width I want   Not quite I need to add one more star and it's there I've just not had chance to do it for over a week now :(
Keep selling stash   A few things have gone but I still have lots to go

For May I'd like to
Get the next row on the quilt half done
Pick my Birthday start and start it
Stitch fella's birthday present
Make good progress on Sun Sampler (new weekend project)
Keep selling stash

I stitched for 62 hours and 2 minutes in April I had no new starts but I did have a finish :) and I had one day of no stitching but I did work on my quilt.

Current PHD total = 29

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Major Happy Dance time

I've been beading Toy Gatherer all week whenever I had chance and today I put the last bits on him so he is at long last done, wooohoooooo

The journey started many, many moons ago before I started to keep a record of my stitching so he was started before 2004 but I have no idea when exactly that was!  Last November I decided to make him my weekend project and apart from a brief break over Christmas while I did Charmed Hearts he's seen progress every weekend for 6 months!  

He started out last November looking like this and ta da









I've left off the ribbon on his hat because I wasn't happy with it and was fed up of fiddling with it and I've not added the beard either cause I don't like them :)

I will be putting the chart and left over threads up for sale in a few days if anyone is interested

Monday, April 27, 2015

April SFS report

Time for my Stitch from Stash report

Starting Budget = £81.26 (£20 for April, rest carried forward)
£ spent =  £2.71
£ earnt =  0
Budget left = £78.55

This month's piccie is last week's progress on Recipe for a Magical Night


Bowling season has started which means 3 evenings a week with my stitching time so progress will slow down now until September