Friday, September 12, 2014

Leo's Birdhouse

I started this back in May as a Sunday/ day off Cheshire Show entries project and once they were done it took me a few weeks to get round to finishing it but I did.

Leo's Birdhouse from Oak Tree Crafts


Closer view of the bottom half
The fat balls should have some green net over them but I couldn't get it to work so left it off


The front door


And the roof


I really enjoy this type of project and will always go for a 'thing' over a piece of jewellery and in that vein I have Mr Tom's Toadstool to do at some point in the near future also from Oak Tree :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Splendor update

Over last weekend Splendor aka Mel's Rose went from this 


to this.


Saturday, September 06, 2014

Last week

Last week I once again made the trip down to East Kirkby on Lincolnshire, this time it was for the 3 Lancs once in a life time event only it wasn't :(

The Canadian Lanc 'Vera' had an engine problem so couldn't fly :( which in turn meant that because they are limited on the number of hours they can fly for it was decided that 'Thumper' wouldn't fly either but we still had a fantastic day and I got to stand a few feet away from 'Just Jane' when she did her taxi runs.  I tell you now there is nothing like it and if I figure out how to get the video off my phone and on here you'll know what I mean!

The good news is that it's been rearranged and out tickets are still valid so I'm off down there again on the 14th.




Because I was going to be spending a fair bit of time in my parents caravan I took along a small kit I've had in my stash for years because it was small and on aida so easier to work on.
Once I got home I carried on and finished it :) now I have to find another one for 3 lancs part 2


Monday, September 01, 2014

August Progress and September goals

For August I said
Finish Art Deco Sunrise   Done
Start the model for Sparklies  Done
Pick a new weekend project   Done
Keep selling my unwanted stash  Done

For September I'd like to
Finish the model for Sparklies
Finish my weekend project
Pick a new weekend project
Keep selling my unwanted stash
Finish something else
Make more progress on my quilt


I stitched for 78 hours 47 minutes last month, had one finish and 2 new starts one of which is the model and I stitched every day.  Those 2 new starts have put me back to 30 PHD's tho :(


Current PHD total = 30

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quilt progress

I've been working on my quilt on and off and have made it to the stage that I can start sewing them together.
I haven't lost the plot and not added white diamonds all the way around for a reason........




It means I can sew them together


I have several more tacked and ready to stitch together now thanks to visiting FIL and not being able to sit and do nothing !


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Stitching updates

Once again I didn't get round to posting my stitching progress last week so here we go.

I spent Monday - Friday last week working on Halloween Moon, the model for Sparklies


I spent Saturday and Sunday with Splendor aka Mel's Rose and got loads done on it, shame it wasn't IHSW cause that's what I did!


And Monday - Friday this week I've been working on Ho Ho Ho


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Poppy Needlecase

Something else I finished a few weeks back but never posted :(
This is a long needlecase although I rarely use a long needle I do have some and have been thinking for a while that I should make a case for them so when the kit came up for sale at a bargain price I couldn't say no.

Being circular it's impossible to get an overall pic of it so I rolled it round to show it :)




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stitch from Stash August report

I've had a good month this month and I've only spent £1.99 and that was for a chart that's going to be a Christmas present when it's stitched so going by the rules it doesn't even count :)  I plan on starting it later in Sept to give me time to get it done and framed.

I've carried on selling off some of my unwanted stash and have found homes for a quite a few things now but there's still a fair bit to go and I could probably find more if I tried!!

This is Ho Ho Ho from Lizzie Kate, it was a special edition kit in 2007 and I'm only just getting round to it although I've switched the colour for Ho Ho Ho to Bejewelled instead of spinach simply because I prefer it :)


New starts from stash = Life's a Stitch for an exchange that I haven't got round to posting about yet! and Ho Ho Ho.  
PHD's worked on = Art Deco Sunrise (finished), Halloween Moon (Model new start not included in SFS), Splendor Rose, Daffs and Flower Tender
£ spent =
Budget left = £83.57, £63.57 carried forward and £20 for September

Monday, August 25, 2014

TUSAL time

Today is the new moon  which means it's time post pictures of our rubbish aka TUSAL time

I've added orts from Penguins, Art Deco Sunrise, Halloween Moon, Splendor rose, Daffs and Flower Tender


And my beading orts have grown as well


Friday, August 22, 2014

Stitching updates

I completely forgot to post pics of last weeks stitching so here they are now, better late than never :)

I spent my week with Flower Tender and got the flower and bee finished apart from his eye which I'll do next time round I just didn't get round to it this time


And of course the weekend saw me working on Splendor aka Mel's Rose