Monday, November 20, 2017

Major happy dance time

At 11.30 pm last night I put the last stitch into CdC and just in case your wondering it was the one in the top right corner :)

Started on Jan 1st 2011 and left in the PHD drawer for most the time until August 3rd when it became my weekend project.

I'd seen lots of these done on dark fabric with colourful thread and I wanted to be a little different so went with bright fabric (Opal sunflowers from Sparklies) and black thread.

Ink Circles
Cirque des Cercles

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The goods for the goods carriage

First I made the Candy cane (thread heaven lid for scale)

then I made the present (well guessed Jo)

and lastly I made the lollipop

here they are in the goods carriage

What I forgot to do was take a pic of the entire train but I will

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Yes right folks it's time to post pictures of rubbish once more and for the first time all year I'm on time!! Please don't fall off your seat in shock.

First my stitching orts and I've added ones from the family tree sampler, CdC, snowman, mini poppies and my Monday night freebie since last time

And my beading orts 
It was lovely to use black thread for a change and although you can't see it there is some apple green in there as well unfortunately I'm back to white thread 

If after all this time you have no idea what the TUSAL is all about click here

Friday, November 17, 2017

Family sampler progress

My aim for this week was to get to the bottom of this one and not only did I do that but I've made a small start on the bottom of the border and the flowers along the bottom of the centre panel

Overall it's looking like this now

Next week I'd like to make it all the way across the bottom at the very least but would love to finish the border completely

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The goods carriage is finished

I did the last few rows of the outside body 

then finished off the insert

Joined the 2 pieces together and added the wheels

Now I'm working on the goods to go in it 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Monday night stitching

A little more progress was made on Monday night at bowls and with any luck I'll finish part one next week

Overall view

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Weekend progress

I finished the last bit of the large circle. got 2 more full circle done as well as lots of smaller ones last weekend 

And as you can see I'm very close to finishing it completey

I'd love to be able to say it'll be finished this weekend but it's unlikely to happen which is a shame as I would of loved to have it done to take to Harrogate knitting and Stitching with me to show it off on Sparklies stand

Monday, November 13, 2017

Family Sampler update

I'm back on this one now after a break and still fed up with it but the sooner I finish the sooner I get paid and can move onto the stuff I want to do!

I never got round to posting my progress in mid October so here it is


And after last week it looks like this, not huge amounts of progress and I did have a very busy week last week so reduced stitching time

I'm hoping that this week I'll be able to reach the bottom with the border

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Carriage update

The sides are complete I do have a little more to do on the top but wanted to stiffen the sides before I did that

So I started on the insert,  I've got another 6 rows to do on this which I should get done tomorrow

Saturday, November 11, 2017