Friday, May 04, 2018

Egg number 3 at last

This is another one of those posts I've been meaning to do for a while and never quite got round to it!

I finished egg number waaaaaaay back at the start of April but never got round to taking a pic of it until a couple of days ago, I have no idea why that is I've looked at it often enough and thought I must do that and then haven't

Anyway here is egg number 3
It's so small that you have to use size 15's on it to get it to work correctly.   I have to say I think it's my favourite of the set but that probably has something to do with the fact I used one of my favourite delica colours for it

All 3 together

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Long overdue weekend progress

I've been taking the pics but not uploading them here for the last few weeks :( but here they are at last

So last time I wrote about my weekend project was back on April 3rd! and it looked like this

After April 14&15

After April 21&22

And after this last weekend April 28&29
Sorry it's a little dark

Lastly an overall view so you can see just how much further there is to go

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Late TUSAL again!

It's getting to be a very bad habit of mine posting late for the TUSAL (I'm going to blame it on there not being an app to blog with on the ipad)

I know I should be adding links to tell you all about it but it's late and I really should be going to bed but if I do that this post runs the risk of not happening at all so I'm going to carry on and hit schedule as planned once I'm done

First my stitching orts, I've added ones from Alana, Bears, Statement flowers, Angel in the clouds and 2 paid projects that I'll be sharing towards the end of the week (in theory anyway) oh and there are a few bits of sewing cotton from hexie production as well

And my beading orts.
I've added ones from the 3rd egg, March's ornament that I can't finish yet, lots of bali bangles, vase, something I can't share yet and from a commission I'm currently trying to work out how to do.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

April progress & May goals

For April I said
Finish March's ornament   No I've had a few hiccups with it 
Bead April's ornament    Not got that far yet :(
Work on the Sparklies model   No not touched it :(
Have a new start   This one I've done but only because it's a paid project (and I've finished it)

For May I'd like to
Have my Birthday start
Finished the second paid project
Work on the Sparklies model
Catch up with the ornaments
Finish my travel project
Pick a new travel project

I stitched every day in April, had 2 new starts and 2 finishes one of which was a new start and worked on 5 projects in total over the month.
The house is still in complete turmoil as the decorating is done after the damp proofing because it's only getting worked on a couple of days a week as the help is available.
The start of the month saw Lucy and Teejay visiting and my Mum had her hip replacement done so much time was taken up with hospital visiting.
Bowling season is underway now so stitching time drops but so will my weight over the summer :)

Current PHD total = 30

Friday, April 20, 2018

Carrier bead bracelet finish

I started this last year after a friend made a necklace and it was going to be a necklace as well but I decided in the end I would get more use out of a bracelet plus I was getting bored of  making them!
I pulled it out and finished it after the monthly challenge in the facebook group was for carrier beads last month.

I've just noticed that they all look like they are different heights but they aren't it's just the patterns I used.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

More proof I still stitch :)

After I finished Alane I fancied a new start for myself and as Teejay was here I got him to help me decide on one and this one won.

Statement flowers from DMC.

I've reached the bottom edge already as you can see and it wont be long till I hit the left hand edge, well once I'm working on it again it won't take long.
I've had a couple of small projects come in that need doing so I've put it down for a week or two but they are freely available so I can share them as I work on them.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bali Bangle

Recently in the Facebook group I'm in there has been a bit of a craze for making Bali Bangles and so I joined in and made one, finished it and have a second one under way as I write that will be finished by the time this post appears!

It only took me a few hours to complete so I'm thinking I'll make some to go to the local museum that has some of my pieces already

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

I do still stitch, honest

I know that recently almost all my posts have been beading ones but that's because for the first few  months of the year I was working on models so of course I couldn't post them.

However one of them has now has now been released so I can share it

Meet Alane from AAN

Bit closer of the top

And the bottom

The fabric is one of Alessandra's new ones and it was lovely to stitch and Alane herself was a delight to stitch 

Monday, April 16, 2018

I made a fish

A few months ago at one of the beading groups I go to another member had made one and I saw it and commented on how much I liked it.
The following month she brought me the Journal with it in so I could :)  it's really 
 not my normal type of project but it just spoke to me and I had to make one.

So meet Barry.  

If I close his mouth I think he looks very grumpy

So I leave it open.  This one is also a much better pic of his true colour

Why Barry, well I asked Teejay to name him while he was here for Easter but not to call it Geaorge as he'd already named the lizard I made last year that.  His first suggestion was Alfie but Mel's turtle box has that name so next was Barry after a book he loves called Barry, The fish with fingers

Sunday, April 15, 2018