Saturday, July 04, 2015

Stitching and a surprise

This weeks progress on Lake District Sampler, once that bottom scene is finished it'll be half done.

I had a lovely surprise arrive in the post this morning from Julie a gorgeous Sunflower coaster :) as a thank you for the chart pack for the canvas project I did last September  

Thursday, July 02, 2015

2015 goal review

As we are now into the second half of the year I thought I'd do a quick review of my goals for the year.

On Jan 1st I said
Keep up with Stitch from Stash, it's done me good this last year
Group A has finished and I've signed up for group B so I'm doing OK with this
Keep up with the TUSAL
So far so good
Finish Santa's Village, I've done 6 so it's all downhill now
It's not been touched :(
Finish more than I start
It's the other way round right now!
Get my PHD's to below 20
I have more than I started with but I tend to finish things in the second half of the year rather than start new ones
Finish at least of 2 of the projects that have no start year listed
2 of them are done and there is plenty of time for more
Make good progress on (or even finish) a TW
I think my new weekend project will be a TW
Not to leave all my Christmas ornaments until just before they are needed
Not done any so far :(

Overall not to bad really, roughly half and half and I still have 6 months to do something about the minus half

June progress & July Goals

For June I said
Get the next row on the quilt half done  Nop, I did add a few more to it tho
Finish Sun Sampler  Done
Pick a new weekend project  Not done as yet
Get the Lake District Sampler half done  Not quite :(
Keep selling stash   Yep more items have gone to new homes

For July I'd like to
Make progress on my quilt (it's too hot to add to the main bit!)
Pick a new weekend project
Finish the Lake District Sampler
Keep selling stash

I stitched for 76 hours 7 minutes in June thanks to a stitching weekend :), I had one new start and 1 finish and 1 day of no stitching but I did bead that day.

Current PHD total = 31

Monday, June 29, 2015

Some updates

Last week I worked on the Lake District sampler once more, I won't make my goal of half done by the end of the month but it won't be far off

Friday I added another Turtle to my SAL project with Pat

I spent the weekend looking after a friend's son and took Magical Night with me to work while I was there because I've not decided on a new weekend project and I've missed this :(
I'm going to take a week's break when I finish the Lake District before I start the next one in the hope I can finish this.

And lastly my furry companion for the weekend in one the rare moments I wasn't being head butted or pounded/ purred at for attention :) he really is a BIG softie

Friday, June 26, 2015

Stitch From Stash June report

Time for the last Stitch From Stash - A report, I've already signed up for B :)

Starting Budget £152.55 (132.55 C/F & 20 for June)
£ spent = 7 on 2 pre owned charts
£ earnt = 12 for Sun Sampler
Final total for SFS A = £157.55!!

Completed Sun Sampler, it's hard to get a decent piccie of it :(

And last weeks progress on my Turtles SAL with Pat

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness and TUSAL

I've been a bit unsettled this week and I have no idea why so Im late with both  Gifted Gorgeousness and TUSAL :( plus I have yet to even sort out the piccies from Cosford airshow last Sunday!

Anyway on to GG.
My first offering is Elefante once again :)  I stitched this for my fella's birthday last month and he loved it.

Next is Sun Sampler which you'll recognise as my current weekend project but I'm not sure if I've mentioned that the chart was a RAK several years ago so it qualifies :)  
This is my progress after last weekend, fingers crossed I'll finish it this weekend

Onto the TUSAL.
Since my last piccie of my rubbish I've added orts from Toy Gatherer, Sun Sampler, Lake District Sampler, Turtles and some bog standard sewing cotton from adding stars to my quilt.

And my beading orts (yes I'm still beading)  I've added one's from Eric, Tetris box and yet another bear, this time for my Cheshire show entry.  She does have a name (I think unless she tells me differently) but she's currently still in pieces and hasn't got a head so I'm not going to reveal it yet.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

This week's stitching

Progress on Lake District sampler, a few more stitches on the right and I'll have full width :)

And a new start :)
Long time readers may remember that several years ago I used to do a Friday SAL with a friend and that she had a huge change happen in her life and it had to stop :(
Well her life has changed again and we've decided to restart the SAL :)

Our first project is Turtles All The Way Down from Ink Circles.
I'm using Dr Smith's Tonic from Sparklies, 3031 for the bodies and whatever overdyed takes my fancy.

Monday, June 08, 2015


I have another couple of paying projects to do so Magical Night is away in it's folder for the foreseeable future while I work on them.

First one I've started is Lake District Sampler from Derwent Designs, well I say I've started but it came to me with the tree bottom right and a bit of the water done so I decide to go with it

And my weekend project after the weekend :)  I knew that finishing it was a long shot and it didn't happen but if you look at my post below you can see just how much I did get done.
I'm off to Cosford air show this weekend to see the Vulcan flying so it's unlikely to be finished but depends on how much is left I may work on it Monday/Tuesday as well

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Sun Sampler update

Once again I've not been posting about my weekend project even tho I mean to, I blame it all on Odd Socks!  

So here it is before last weekend and gives you a much better idea of the fabric colour

And after the weekend

I'm on a stitching weekend this weekend so you never know it might come home finished, fingers crossed.
And if your wondering Odd Socks is a game on facebook and you match up socks, strange I know but it keeps me away from ONS'

Monday, June 01, 2015

May progress and June Goals

For May I said
Get the next row on the quilt half done   The stars are done but I've only added a few :(
Pick my Birthday start and start it  Done, I went with Just Nan's 4 Wishes
Stitch Fella's Birthday present.   Done and he loved it :)
Make good progress on Sun Sampler   I've done very well with it and because I'm on a stitching weekend this weekend there is a outside chance I'll finish it!!
Keep selling stash  I've found homes for several items but still have loads to go :(

For June I'd like to
Get the next row on the quilt halfway
Finish Sun Sampler
Pick a new weekend project
Get the Lake District Sampler half done (paid project, newly started)
Keep selling stash

I stitched for 55 hours 29 minutes in May, had 3 new starts and 1 finish which was one of the new starts and had a needle in my hand every day :)   The less stitching hours will continue for the next few months with bowling season in full swing now and I'm playing 3 nights a week not 2 as I have in the past

Current PHD total = 31