Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I spent yesterday working on Caleb's birth sampler, it's coming along slowly and at this rate he may just get it before his first birthday!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
So the HD, as you know I've been working on Little House Needleworks Winter Wonderland for the SAL on the LHN/CCN yuku board and just before midnight on Thursday I finished it.
It's on Sparklies Frosted Midnight and I've used the called for Crescent Colours apart from the blue I subbed a GAST for that one as the CC was too pale for the fabric, I'm really pleased with it and it's my 18th finish of the year so far.
On to the new start, I decided a couple of days after we'd moved that a new house deserved a new WIP so I started the Quaker a 6 mains freebie by Gigi & Carinne, it's been sat on my printer for a few months glaring at me because I wouldn't start it. I'm using Lakeside Linens 40 count Navy Bean and DMC Colour Variation #4210
Mel has gone off to spend the night at a friends house before they both go off to Cadet Annual camp tomorrow so I have 2 weeks on my own without the Mum said only the way a teenager can say it that you instantly know they are after something. Tonight is my first night all alone in the new house (apart from Toby but he doesn't really count and is already asleep anyway) and it feels really odd, maybe that's why I'm still up at gone 1am!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
My stitching chair is just to Mel's left and I had to duck a few times to avoid being smacked in the head while she beat the heck out of Sheena on the screen!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
So as you open the front door we have the hall and stairs, that bit you can see at the top of the stairs is the bathroom and we'll come back to that in a while but first we're going to go through the door on the right into .....
the living room end of downstairsm the only thing you can't see is the alcove on the left behind the pillar which is a poss. home for Toby, turn around and you have......
the bathroom, I feel quite spolit having a seperate bath and shower esp when the bath is huge!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
I bought this way back in the mists of time when I first started stitching and Shepherd's Bush was an even rarer find here than it is now at what was a good LNS at the time (these day's not so much they've gone expensive and stock more quilting fabric & knitting yarn now, the stitching stuff has gone quite basic). I got on fantastically well with it until I hit that outer border you can see and I could just not get it to work out so in the end it got put away in disgust (and after several bouts of swearing when it wouldn't play ball). Last year I got ExH to look at it for me as he has waaaaaay more patience for working things out than I have and he stitched it for me so it's time has come to be finished.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
I didn't like the way it was looking on the original fabric I picked out so I went back and did another floss toss on Thursday and I'm much happier with how it's looking now
Saturday, July 05, 2008
And as a whole it now looks like this, sorry for the poor pic but I really couldn't take a decent one no matter how hard I tried
Friday, July 04, 2008
This little lot is part of one her best friends work and Mel asked me to share it with you
And this is the work of one of the girls that caused one of the reasons of Mel's subject choice, she bullyed Mel throughout her last year of school. The reason I took a pic of it is because I personally think that this girl needs to get a life if all she can come up with for her art project is make up, it goes to show just how shallow a person she is in my opinion
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Finish the Garden Chair (bit pointless putting this really, the stitching is done and I start putting it together in the morning) And I did get it put together so this one is a definate yes
Finish my UFO from the SAL I finished her on June 19
Finish Cookie Dragon I finished him as well
Finish another WIP besides those listed above I finished Home of a Needleworker too
Only start something new if I can finish it before the end of the month ie SOLAK square No but in my defense of the two projects I started one only has the BS left to do and should be done July 1st and the other is for a customer of my LNS that I was asked to do after I set my goals
For July I'd like to
Work on Oriental Orchids as much as poss (the one for the customer)
Work on the Birth Sampler
Settle on what WIPs I'll work on until the end of the year
I stitched for a total of 85hours 22 mins last month, had 2 new starts and 4 finishes
And as we're now half way through the year I'm going to do a quick review on my year goals
1, End the year with less than 30 WIPs (I'm starting with 41! Let me know if you want a list) Not looking likely right now my current WIP total is 46, 35 would probably of been a better idea
2, Reduce my stash in some way (kits, charts or fabric, most likely to be fabric) even though I'm getting off the Wagon So far I'd say that fabric is in the lead, I've used just about as much as I've bought
3, Finish a large TW I'm working on this one
4, Start and hopefully finish Tessellations Unless I become a one at a timer this isn't going to happen
5, Get some ornaments done Haven't done a single one yet
6, At least match the number of SOLAK squares I did in 07 (which was 16) Working on it
7, Finish more than I start or at least have them even by the end of the year Yeah right, like that's going to happen
8, Not get sucked into any more challenges (SAL are OK) So far so good
9, Get off the wagon and stay off I put this one down because I knew I could keep it and I am doing