Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Woohoo Halloween Moon finished

I finished Halloween Moon on Friday evening for Kate at Sparklies and received word today that it had arrived safely with here it is

It turned out to be a bit of a chore for me because I'm not into Halloween at all and all those straight lines on the edge got to me after a while but it's done now and Kate is happy with it 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sewing finish

Several weeks ago during a conversation over lunch with my Mother in Law we somehow ended up talking about carrier bags and said in passing that I could make her one of those holders for them.
The following week she asked me if I would make her one so as we were in town that week I took her to the sewing shop (that's it's actual name) so she could pick herself a fat quarter of fabric.

Then I sprained my knee and found it difficult to climb the stairs and/or sit with my knee bent for any length of time so it was put on hold then when I did get it made I forgot to take it to her!

I finally remembered last Friday and here it is :)

It's far from perfect but MIL is happy with it and it does what it's designed to do :)

Monday, October 13, 2014


Last weeks progress on Halloween Moon.
I should be finished this week 

And my weekend progress on Splendor, you might not be able to tell but I did make a start on the back stitch at the bottom of the rose

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Ladybird (bug) box finish

A few weeks back Julia Pretl had a bogof sale on her birthday and I had a bad clicky finger that day and several of them ended up in my inbox.   I was itching to do one of them and this was the only one I had all the colours for so I've been working on it on and off for the last few weeks and I finished it a few days ago.

It's the smallest one I've done so far at approx 2 1/2 inches tall and it certainly won't be the last box I do 

Monday, October 06, 2014


Just a quick post to share progress.

Last weeks progress on Halloween Moon, I'm so fed up with this now!

And weekend progress on Splendor 

Friday, October 03, 2014

Mr Claus

Last week at one of the monthly beading groups I go to we had a class with Oak Tree Crafts to make Mr Claus.

By the end of the day mine came home looking like this

On Monday at the other monthly beading group I go to I put the finishing touches to him after working on him on and off over the weekend

Lorraine will be back at the end of the month and we will either be doing a project that requires 2 days or 2 different projects!  We did have a project planned but a few things have come out that are new and people want to do those as well so watch this space for what happens :)

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Weekend progress

Late in the week again but it's here at last :)
See that single green X on the left hand side?  Well that's the left edge of the design, I was falling asleep as I got that far but I was determined I was getting that one stitch in!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

September progress & October goals

For September I said
Finish the model for Sparklies  Not done :(
Finish my weekend project Again not done :(
Pick a new weekend project  I'm thinking about what's next
Keep selling my unwanted stash  This I've done, I'm sending out at least one envelope a week
Finish something else  I finished 2 things but they were both new starts so don't really count because I meant something already started!
Make more progress on my quilt  Done, I have loads of diamonds tacked and ready to stitch together and have made a start on doing just that.

For October I'd like to
Finish the model for Sparklies
Finish my weekend project
Decide what's next at the weekend
Keep selling my unwanted stash
Make progress on my quilt
It would be nice to finish something else

I stitched for 85 hours 37 minutes in Sept, up on previous months partly due to the end of the bowling season and partly due to spraining my knee.  I had 2 new starts and I finished both of them and I stitched every day

Current PHD total = 30

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Stitch from Stash September report

I've bought a couple of things this month but I've sold far more and made a dent in the pile of stash I'd like to find new homes for.

First thing was a cone of black DMC for the bargain price of £9 it'll last me for years and save me a small fortune in the long run.
The second thing was a chart from a kit on the bay of evil (aka ebay) for some time now I've been drooling over some of the floral panels and I found the chart for the sweet peas and had the winning bid of £3.95.
I have the Sunflower one already and I'll keep looking to see if I can get the Fuschia, Daffodil and Poppy (but not the poppy one in the link, the older version) as charts on the bay of evil 

New starts from stash = Bee Happy (finished) and Toledo canvas work (also finished)
PHD's worked on = Halloween Moon and Splendor Rose
£ spent = £12.95
Budget left = £90.62.  £70.62 carried forward after purchases and £20 for October

And because I don't like doing a post without a pic of I can help here's the latest progress on Halloween Moon.
It's going to be my weekly project all the time now until it's done so that I can get it back to Sparklies in time for her Dublin show

Oh and my knee is doing better, I can put weight on it now and the swelling has gone down a lot but I think I've still got a way to go before I go up the stairs normally

Friday, September 26, 2014


I'm a couple of days late with it this month but it's not the end of the world and I very much doubt it'll be the only time I am :)

I've added orts from Ho Ho Ho, Splendor, Bee Happy, Halloween Moon and Toledo since last time and there are a few bits of normal sewing cotton in there from my quilt

And my beading orts

Just in case yoo have no idea what the TUSAL is all about go here