I've been working on my entry for the Cheshire show for the last month or so and a few days ago I realized I hadn't shared anything about it :( so it's time to put that right.
It took a while to first of all pick the colours for it and I had help and useful suggestions from Vicki at Spellbound Beads on a trip there. Then I spent an afternoon playing about with patterns on paper and they still got changed when I beaded them!
But this is the bit you really want to see, the pics :)
All 24 triangles will be the same 4 patterns although the solid one will be different each time so that the pattern does what I want it to do when it's finished
I'm actually about 3/4 finished now but will break up progress over a few posts so I don't bore you to much or overload on pics :)
Gifted Gorgeousness was the brilliant idea of Jo to encourage stitchers to use those items in our that have been gifted to us from the smallest charm to the biggest kit or projects that will once finished be gifted to someone.
The monthly challenge for April in the beading I'm a member of on Facebook was animals both 3D and flat so I decided it was high time I made the lizard that's been on my to do list for years now.
He's from Jill Oxton issue 68 and mine is the blue version but I may do the green version at some point and add the ruffle as well
His 2 pieces complete, the legs were the most fiddly bit to do
All sewn up with a pipe cleaner in his tail and stuffed with steel shot to give him some weight
Teejay saw me working on him and asked for a picture when he was finished so I sent one to Lucy for him and told her that he didn't have a name the reply I got was that Teejay loved him and I should call him George :)
For April I said
Start my Summer SAL project (and maybe the Spring one as well) No didn't start either one of them
Make good progress on my weekend project. I'm very happy with the amount I've got done
Start & finish the last of the LK sweet Tooth Boxers Done
Stitch the NH April Challenge It's stitched but once again I've not got round to finishing it
Hexie Flowers as ever Not done any at all :(
Sell some stash Yes more items have gone to loving new homes
For May I'd like to
Decide what I'm going to take to work on while I'm away on a stitching holiday
Make good progress on my Angel
Start my Birthday project
Start the Summer SAL project
Finish the Christmas Tree farm in Santa's Village
Sell some stash
I stitched for 75 hours 52 minutes in April which is about what I expected really since bowling season has started and I'm out 3 evenings a week with that. I had 4 new starts and 2 finishes both of which were new starts and I spent time with a needle every day
Gifted Gorgeousness is the brilliant idea of Jo to encourge stitchers to use those items in our stash that we have been gifted or those things we stitch that will be a gift.
I only have one bit of stitching that counts this month and here it is.
This is Christmas Delights an old freebie from The Cat's Whiskers stitched for the RR I was taking part in. I was the last person to to work on this one with a theme of pink/grey so as you can see I used a Needle Necessities thread in pink. 3 times I counted and checked my placement and I still got it wrong :(
And I just realized that I could also included a pic of my completed RR as well now it's home but as yet I've not got round to taking a pic of it :(
I went to a bead fair today at Haydock race course organised by Beads up North with Mum. We didn't actually decide to go until mid morning so didn't arrive until about 1.30.
Once you've paid your entrance fee there is always a table with a free prize draw to win some goodies donated by the exhibitors so as I have done every bead fair I've gone to for the last 8 or so years I entered and thought nothing more of it.
Because we arrived late in the day (much easier to get around if you do BTW) and Mum was on her scooter it took us longer to get round than normal (stopping for a coffee and to chat to friends and stallholders as well added in) we were one of the last to leave when it closed. We both stopped for a call of nature before the trip home and while I waited for Mum one of the girls asked me if I was Lindsay so I said yes, Lindsay L*****, yes would you like to see my driving license :) OOOOO you've won one of the hampers. Cue me going your kidding me, I don't win these things!
The only reason she thought I was me is because a couple of years ago they had a charity competition to string beads and I won it.
If you follow the link above there is a pic of my ugly mug :) along with Gordon Halfpenny and my little hamper of goodies but here are the detailed ones :) (with links to the generous exhibitors, please do go and check out their wares)
I've had the pattern for this for time now and finally got round to starting it on Mothers day.
I was happy with the called for background colour to me it was a bit wishy washy so after some fiddling about and posting on facebook for opinions I settled on this darker green and I have to say I'm really, really happy with the result.
You can find the pattern on Julia Pretl's site and in fact if you click the link right there in front of you should be a pic of the box with the original colour
As you can see it's a triangular one this time
The finial from a different angle just because I can :)
I forgot to add my progress last weekend once again :( and I only worked on her on Saturday because on Sunday I was on the train to Northampton so that Lucy wasn't on her own for her first motorway drive on Monday.
And here she is after this last weekend.
I was getting a little fed up of blue so did a little bit of purple for a change
This has been popping up on my facebook feed for a while now and over the last few weeks it's been nagging away at me so I had a root around my stash to see if I had a piece of fabric big enough and found one in the end :)
I'm stitching it on 40 count sand Newcastle linen using good old DMC in B5200 and whatever other colour speaks to me when I feel like adding some colour
This is a mere 5ish hours of stitching over 2 days last week and I can already say that I'm loving it