Monday, November 30, 2015

Progress and a new start

Progress from the weekend on St Basils, not much this time with being out all day Saturday but I'm pretty sure I'll be finished by the end of the year

Sparklies launched a new Tribal design at Harrogate and one had to come home with me :)  
I really couldn't resist it and made a start today

Sunday, November 29, 2015

12 days progress

I didn't have much time to stitch on Friday so not a lot of progress was made but any progress is good :)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Another snowflake

It's been a long tiring day today, my annual trip to Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show to help Kate out on her stand so a quick post this evening of the latest snowflake to arrive before I have an early night

Friday, November 27, 2015

Balloon number 4

Black and red this time and they are all done now :)
I'm looking forward to finding out how they went down with my friends grandson's after Christmas 

While looking for the links to the other 3 I discovered that I never posted a piccie of number 2 :(
so here it is 

You can see the other 2  here and  here

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Fruit progress

Another boring flower is done

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Another snowflake

The postman brought me another snowflake today :)
Rosie decided to sit in the way as I went to put it down for a pic so I did it anyway the bonus being that you get to see her again today

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Something unrelated to craft today :)

Unless you count sleeping on my lap as I stitch :)

Monday, November 23, 2015

St Basil progress

Here's my weekend progress on Basil.

I know it's a flat piece of work and when I'm stitching on it I never notice just how round and 3D the towers look but when I take a piccie I see it clearly, does anyone else?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

More snowflakes

The other 3 I have received so far.
They do interlock but one of the others has outlined her's in white before sewing them together and I quite like that idea so I'm undecided as yet what I'll do 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

12 days SAL

I didn't post a progress piccie of this one last week because it wasn't worth the effort!
All I managed to add to it last week were the lines around First day :(  but this week I got Second day almost finished, yay me

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fruit progress

Here's how I got on this week with the fruit, quite pleased with the progress :)
It's surprising just how much more I can get done when I'm not out 3 evenings a week bowling.

I don't think I'll quite manage to finish the page by the end of the month but I won't be far off but you never know

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hexie snowflakes

Another swap I signed up for on Facebook.
This time it's for snowflakes in blue & white fabric, they are also 1" sides but this one is a UK only swap and there are only about 20 of us

The first 3 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hexie quilt

I've started putting together my hexie quilt from the swap I'm doing on facebook, not quite sure if it's going to be a single quilt size or a lap quilt.

So far I've received 96 flowers from all over the globe, mostly from the US but a few have come from Australia and the butterfly one in the pic is from about 15 miles away :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Weekend progress

I'm very pleased with the amount of progress St Basil's saw this last weekend, the end is in sight :)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Fruit progress

Not much progress last week between running back and to to the vets and stitching white/cream on white which I really didn't like but today I've already surrounded the flower with leaves so you'll be able to see it better next time

And a useless bit of info for you all....... today is my 25th wedding anniversary although we have been separated for the last 9 of them


I'm double late posting today :(  
The TUSAL should of been posted a few days ago and it's gone midnight again but this time it's my own fault as I got distracted moving pics around on facebook.

So since the last TUSAL post I've added orts from Fruit, Magical Night, St Basils, Sewing Machine and 12 Days SAL along with plenty of sewing thread from hexies

It looks like I've not added to this one but I have and it's something other than white :)  hopefully next time there will be more colour in it

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Raffle prize

I've been to the bi-annual Needlecraft Haven meet up today and apart from the rain had a lovely day.
Every time we meet a raffle is held, the money raised keeps the board ad free for a while and those that go donate a raffle prize or two.
This was mine this today a little Christmas Pudding and it was the first to be picked :)

I did it again :(

The antics of a facebook group admin for the hexie swap had me distracted and I didn't realise the time so I'm late again with a post :(

Not what I was going to post today but never mind.
This is another one of the kits I made up for Mum's friend

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Poorly Rosie

Over the weekend Rosie wasn't well so I took to the vets on Tuesday who diagnosed Pyometra
Yesterday she went back for her op and she's doing well now, much more her normal self this evening and wanting lots of cuddles which makes doing any sort of craft difficult but that's fine with me.

This was a few minutes after we got home when she was still a bit grumpy but the bandage needed to come off

Her first experience of the cone last night when I went to bed, she only has to wear when I can't keep an eye on her to stop her taking the stitches out

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Armistice Day

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them

Oh fudge!

I'm a little late in posting this so although I class it as Tuesday the puter says it's Weds :(

Another one of the kits put together for Mum's friend this time a Suncatcher.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Weekend progress

After a break of a couple of weekends I was back on St Basil's over the weekend.
I filled in the centre dome, did more backstitch and reached the righthand edge bar 2 stitches

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Butterfly Angel

I've been putting a few Angel kits together for a friend of my Mum's and here's the first of them, Butterfly Angel

And a side view of her

Saturday, November 07, 2015

First Day finished

As long as  you ignore the fact that I haven't done the border yet that is :)

Friday, November 06, 2015

Fruit progress

Here's how I've got on this week with the fruit, quite pleased with my progress and if I can carry on at the same pace I'll def get the page done by the end of the month.

Justine asked what I'll do with the beading in yesterday's post, well it's designed to be worn as a cuff but I don't like them and rarely wear bracelets of any description so I'll be using it as a bookmark

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Beading finish

I started this Union Jack cuff back in Feb and it got put on the back burner while I did bears and balloons over the summer and started other things as well which have yet to be finished.
Over the last few weeks at the weekly beading group I go to I've been working on it and finished it this week.

The pattern is from this etsy seller and I would recommend them to anyone, the charts are big and clear and you have a choice of a chart or word pattern in the file you get which is fantastic

Please excuse the messy bead mat and the strip under it that I couldn't see when I took the piccie but I knew it was there :)

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Mini finish

I originally started this mini kit way back in 2012 at Fella's house but struggled to see the chart there so this is as far as it got.

Last weekend with Teejay being here I knew I'd get next to no stitching done and thought I'd work on it again

I finished it this last weekend and so crossed another PHD off my list

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

12 Days start

Like many other stitchers across the land I've started on Plum Street Samplers 12 days SAL.
I'm going to stitch on this on a Friday now that Magical Night is finished and once I get caught up I'll pull something else out to work on until Pat is ready (she's currently lost her mojo)

I've using SIlkweavers Platinum Pizzaz and Needle Necessities 133 and 153 for the red and green, anything else will be on a what I can find that works basis :)

Monday, November 02, 2015

Fruit progress

Last week's progress on the fruit, it's coming along well and today I've actually filled in the fruit on the right completely

Sunday, November 01, 2015

October progress and November goals

For October I said
Keep up hexie flower production and get at least 1/4 of the Christmas petal swap sent out    I've done OK on the flower but not so well on the CPS :(
Make a decent start on the second paid project   I'm very happy with the amount I've done
It would be nice to finish Magical Night   I did finish it
Keep selling stash   A little more has found new homes

For November I'd like to
Keep up hexie flower production and hit halfway sent on the Christmas petal swap
Finish the page I'm on with the fruit (paid project)  it's the page with most on it
Get St. Basil's almost finished
Catch up with the 12 days SAL
Keep selling stash
Post every day for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)

I stitched for 80 hours 46 mins in October, not bowling 3 nights a week makes a difference, I had 2 new starts and 1 finish and one day with no stitching but I did bead and work on hexie's

Current PHD total = 28