Friday, December 28, 2012

Very late TUSAL post

Better late than never here's my TUSAL post :)

I've signed up for next year as well 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Festive finiah

This is the kit I worked on when i moved cause it was the only one I could find that worked for me at the time!
It's Bent Creek's Happy holidays Zipper and it took me a week to do but some of those days I only got a few stitches in.

My internet at home goes live on the 31st but I have found out to add pics at the library i just need to know what picture number it is so I'll be working that out tonight so I can add my very, very late TUSAL pic.

Friday, December 21, 2012


No stitching to share today although I do have a finish but my camera cable has yet to appear in the unpacking.
I get internet at home on the 31st so until then I'm at the library or using Mum's laptop when I can.

Ann I've made time to stitch as I packed, moved and unpack to make sure I'm not so stressed even if it's only been for 10 minutes it's helped me keep calm and plan what order to do things in :)

Monday, December 17, 2012


I'm still about just very busy after moving house last week so I'm still finding homes for things and as yet I don't have internet.  But I have been doing a bit of stitching :) 

Sunday, December 09, 2012

More Baubles

When I started on the mad bauble idea a few weeks ago this was the first attempt but various reason's it wasn't going to work :(  I was all set to take it apart and reuse the beads but DBF happened to be here that day and said don't do that I'll have it I quite like it.   So I put it to one side thinking I needed to do something else with it and this is the result.

And now that we've had Krampus I can share the one I made for Mum and Dad as well.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Runekeeper progress

I feel like I made good progress last weekend on Runekeeper.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Free to a good home

In the process of sorting out to move I came across a folder of charts from way back when I started stitching 20 years ago.
These are all from kits I stitched and I'd like to pass them on 

2, Teddy Bear

3, Box of Butterflies (this one hangs in my Mum's living room)

4, Rocking Horse

5, Owl

6, Summer (My first project on evenweave)

7, Old English Rose it does have a full alphabet

8, Swan and Flowers

You'll have to bear with me to post them out I may not get to the Post Office quickly and any that are left at the end of the week will end up in the recycling :(

Saturday, December 01, 2012

November progress & December goals

For November I said 
Start and finish the next model for Sparklies  Done
Finish the Dragon box  The box is done I just need to do the lid
Get the second Santa and Angel done  Both done and delivered 
Work on my mad idea (aka beaded CdC) a little more Nop 
Get a couple of ornaments done I did 9 beaded baubles 
Post every day because its NaBloPoMo  Done

For December I'd like to
Move house without to much hassle
Finish Namaste
Finish 2 Seasons Sampler
Finish the Dragon Box
Sort out my Jan 1st start and get the fabric ready

I stitched for just 45 hours 33 minutes last month, the least amount of time for years!  I had 1 new start and 1 finish which was the Model for Sparklies and 2 days of no stitching but I did bead on those days.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Woo Hoo I made it

All the way to the end of NaBloPoMo 2012, yay.
I've managed to post a pic more days than not and I haven't resorted to boring you all with pics of my completed TW's.

I've noticed I'm edging towards having made 1000 posts so keep an eye out for that probably sometime in January and I'll go and start having a think about what I can do to celebrate it.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dragon Box update

I've been working on my Dragon box this week in the hope of meeting my goal of finishing it this month but it's not going to happen :(  I might manage to finish the base of it but there's no way I'll get the lid done.

Anyway here it is as of this evening when I put it down with just the hem to finish and then the final 2 rows to do.

See those purple beads on the inside of the box at the top?
Well that's the first row of the hem and I've made a start on the second row but my fingers were sore so I gave up for the day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I really didn't get much done on Runekeeper last weekend but any progress is good progress (and I did finish the second Santa)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

At last

I've finished the motif on Namaste :)
Seems to have taken ever more and a day to get it done.

One to go and I'll be Happy Dancing 

Monday, November 26, 2012

November 26

I'm home from my weekend away, had a fantastic time and the baubles went down very well.
Runekeeper was barely touched because I spent the weekend finishing the second Santa and I've not had chance to take a pic of my measly progress!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


As I said in Friday's post I'm away for the weekend and it's a Christmas GTG.
We're having a Christmas dinner today so me being the daft sod I am thought it would be nice to make every one a decoration for the their tree this year, so I did.

I've told DBF and my Mum that next time I come up with a stupid idea like this to slap me and tell me not to be so stupid

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Big Red Thing

One of the beading group I belong to try to enter the Beadworkers Guild competition each year and this is the entry form a few years ago.
I wasn't a member of the group at the time but was allowed to have a turn and housing for a month.

Each flower was made by a different member and then assembled by another and I think they did a fantastic job.

Friday, November 23, 2012


When DBF was leaving a few nights ago I went outside with and was greeted with this.
I thought it was beautiful so came back in for my camera.

I'm away for the weekend but I've scheduled posts.
Oh and Fee yes I am almost done Namaste, once that motif is done there's one left.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


I was hoping to finish this motif today but it wasn't to be :(

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mid (ish) Month goal review

I set myself these goals for the month.......

Start and finish the next model for Sparklies
Finish the Dragon box
Get the second Santa and Angel done
Work on my mad idea (aka beaded CdC) a little more 
Get a couple of ornaments done
Post every day because its NaBloPoMo 

So far I've done the model, not touched the Dragon box and may not get to work on it, finished the Angel and started the Santa, not touched my mad idea, done several ornaments and I've managed to post every day so far.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Runekeeper update

Here's my progress from the weekend on Runekeeper.
 I've finally finished the Knight block that one seems to take age to do and if the rest of them take that long I'll still be working on this in 6 months!

Monday, November 19, 2012

More from the WI Archive Exhibition

I thought it was about time I added the rest of the pics from the Archive Exhibition last month so here they are in no particular order.

If either Lostock or Rudheath were still around I'd probably be on one of those most likely Lostock as that's the one my Gran was in 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Today I have....

Finished the second Angel (didn't see the point of posting a pic as she just the same)

Got round to making up a £1 kit from Spellbound that I've picked up at a show

Turned these from a Pandorian kit  (I finished the sides a week or so ago and put it aside because I thought it wasn't worth finishing until I had a pair of scissors for it but I remembered a pair I had in a work bag)

into this 

And made up another little kit  (a whole £1.20 this time) from Purple Penguin Beads I was going to make it into a pendant but decided in the end to leave it as a phone charm because I can use it as a scissor fob in the future

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Namaste update

After finishing Snow earlier in the week I pulled out Namaste and this is how far I got on it up until last night.
The end is in sight on this one and there is no reason I won't be finished next month

I'm sorry it's not a very good pic but I had to take it under my stitching light, I was working on the second beaded angel and forgot to take one in daylight

Friday, November 16, 2012

Kits for sale

With a house move on the cards I've been having a sort out as you do and I have some kits I'd like to sell    they have only been opened (if at all) to look at the contents as you do.
Postage is extra and I'll take paypal from anywhere

Lizzie Kate - Sweet Liberty Millenium kit £10
Please note there are no threads included, it's the way it arrived with me

The Sweetheart Tree - Irish Heart £7 (I paid £14.45)

The Sweetheart Tree - Lavender Luminescence £5.50 (I paid £11.50)

Little Santa - DMC kit £2.50

Art Deco Bugs Bunny Limited Edition Designer Stitches £15

100% Twouble Limited Edition Designer Stitches Kit £15

Micky Mouse Through the Ages Limited Edition kit £15

Electric Poppies - DMC kit £5

There may be more over the next couple of weeks so keep checking both here and my Sale Page 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Snow finish

I think I put in my monthly goals that I had a model to stitch for Sparklies and here it is finished.
It's Bent Creek's Snow and I enjoyed it so much that I'm going to have to stitch it again for me.

It's on 28 Sparkling Glacier with all the called thread (DMC & WDW)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


This new moon I've added ort from 4 Seasons sampler, Winter Wonderland, Runekeeper, Winter Wingding, Snow and of course lots of differnt colours of KO from beading