Friday, August 30, 2013

I've been making cake again

This had been hanging about half done for a couple of months and last weekend I decided it was time to finish it.
It's the Victoria Sponge from Sweet Treats by Katie Dean.
The recipe calls for size 10 and 11 Delica's and 15's for the icing sugar and having found somewhere I could get the 10's from I had to wait for them to come a bead show near me to get them.

I had fun making it and I'm tempted to make another in just 11 Delica's and 15's so I can compare the size of them.

Been back to the Doc's today and from what she's given me and looking it up I think it's a case of walking pneumonia :(   last night I didn't get any sleep at all so between that and generally struggling to breath I never thought to ask!
Back to her next week for a check on how it's going.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Last week was my Santa's Village week and between being busy and being sick I didn't quite get it finished but I'm happy with my progress and it'll get finished next week.

And of course my weekend progress on Legends of the Dragons.
Between still being sick and it being a Bank Holiday weekend so having an extra I made quite a lot of progress on it.

I've not been fully well for 2 1/2 weeks now, Friday I went to the Doc's who confirmed that I do indeed have a chest infection and she gave me antibiotics.  They have helped but I'm still not right and in fact I think I'm starting to get a little worse again so I'll be back there this Friday asking for a stronger dose.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Legends update

I completely forgot it was IHSW last weekend and didn't sign up for it but I was in Wales so couldn't of anyway!
Being up the side of a Welsh Mountain in a caravan not feeling to wonderful did have a good effect tho and I made really good progress on Legends.

On Sunday when I went to have a look at my Toms I discovered that not only have they grown but they have friends :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stitching updates

Last week was my week for Santa's village and I made a start on Mrs Claus' Cookie shop

My weekend progress on Legends I did have more border done but a frog payed a visit :(

This year for the first time ever I decided to have a go at growing tomato's but I started late.
4 weeks ago tomorrow I planted 2 very scrawny looking plants and yesterday I found my first toms appearing :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Recent finishes

So you all know I'm behind in posting things I've finished right?  well by the end of this post I won't be :)

First is a Cubed Daisy Chain necklace that appeared in the Beadworkers Guild Journal earlier this year.
Stupid me didn't think to check the bead loop on the clasp was big enough before I finished the ends off and it's not so unless I want a fight it'll probably never get worn and not only that it's not really long enough for my taste and that's after adding extra repeats to it!

Next is class project that I can't get a decent pic of!
I took the class on July 13 as it was already booked and payed for but it did help keep my mind occupied after losing Millie the day before.

Last month at one of the beading group someone was having a clear out of magazines and after looking through a few I came across the instructions for this and just had to do one.
I did it in a day and will probably make more at some point

And lastly a box that sat naked for far to long!
When I used to go to a regular beading class years ago this was the project we were due to do the following class only the class never happened and still hasn't!
Mum found some instructions years ago for the exact same pot we had and I finally got fed up with seeing my naked purple pot sitting there and decided it was time to dress it :)

And lastly a request.
Teejay has been entered into a Cutest Baby competition could you please spare a minute to go vote for him

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

TUSAL time

It's that time of the month when perfectly normal sane woman all over the world post pics of what is essentially rubbish!!  And yes I'm one of them :)

This month I've added orts from The Zoo, North Pole Post Office, Again, Firefly Fairies, Legends of the Dragons and last but not least lots of KO, nymo etc from beading.

If you still have no idea what the TUSAL is all about click on this link

Monday, August 05, 2013

Weekend progress

Thank you all for your comments yesterday on the snow people and Rosie, today she's been dashing round like she's spider powered and the complete opposite of yesterday

I didn't quite get as much done as I'd hoped I would but I'm still happy with my progress and next weekend will see this block finished and I can move on to Majesty


The black circle(ish) on the bottom left of the pic isn't a stain it's a strand of my hair that I never noticed until I opened the pic on the puter!

Sunday, August 04, 2013

More box projects

This is the last of the box projects that I was asked to do a few months back.
I finished them all weeks ago but forgot to post them at the time so here they are now.
This Holly is as far as I know going to her niece for Christmas and so I used 'girlie' colours from the box to do her scarf, this time in pink and green rather than red and blue.

This afternoon I went in the back bedroom to look for something in my stash and found Rosie having a duvet day 

Saturday, August 03, 2013

After and before

The after is my progress on Firefly Fairies that was started on Tuesday and is the second of the 3 projects for the same lady and the one I'm really not looking forward to stitching

And the before is my starting point for my new weekend project Legends of the Dragons

Thursday, August 01, 2013

July progress & August goals

For July I said
Get The Zoo close to finished  I finished it :)
Make a start on getting caught up on Santa's Village  I started and finished North Pole Post office
Finish Again! and start Firefly fairies  Both done

For August I'd like to 
Get one Fairy stitched as far as only needing the beads
Start and Finish Mrs Claus' Cookie Shop
Pick my new weekend project
Get my fabric and thread sorted for the Dear Jane quilt I'm starting on Sept 1st

I stitched for 78 hours and 17 minutes in July, had 2 new starts and 3 finishes and 2 days of no stitching one of which was the day Millie passed the other I was at the beach with Teejay and family.

Current PHD total = 31