Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I had one member ask me if I was going to sell it! I also took along my Socks, Beaded Tassel and Angel Box along with something I can't show you because it's a very late Birthday present for someone. I'm told that the tassel and box were much admired and I'm going to be showing the craft group how to make a Pinkeep later in the year as Mum took her Mother's Day present along as well.
Just to answer a question for yesterday's comments, Rachel that one is my 11 inch. I've got different fabric for my other 2 sizes and should get them done next week.
I'm going to pick DD up tomorrow, she's coming up here for a few days and we'll be having a little Birthday party for Caleb who turns 1 next Monday :) so I may not be around much
Monday, March 23, 2009
Those 2 pics where taken seconds apart yet the top one turned out really dark, the close up is a much more life like. For someone that ran away from her machine for along time I'm really pleased with the way it came out, flaws and all
Sunday, March 22, 2009
You might remember me finishing the Crocus' last month (Sharon have you stitched them yet?), at the time Mum said she'd be happy to give them a home (very good at dropping hints like that my Mum, normally with a sledgehammer) so this little thought started to run my head that they would make a nice pin keep for Mother's Day. The daft thing is Mum helped me pick out the backing fabric at the quilting shop not long after I finished them and I said then that she may get them today as a gift. Mum promtly forgot I said that so she had a nice surprise today when I handed it over.
The backing fabric is a little lighter IRL but today's been a very cloudy day.
Mel gave me some stash and a crystal to hang in the window (pic tomorrow if I remember) and I'll find out what Heather has for me on Wednesday when I go and get her & Caleb
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Believe it or not the fabric is Platinum but it was taken late afternoon after the sun had disappeared from the front of the house.
Here's were you can can all fall about laughing at my complete lack of control over starting new WIP's and killing off old one's, I started another one today but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out what it is
Thursday, March 19, 2009
My back is OK now and I'm just left with a small bruise that will soon disappear and we have a date for Dad to go and see the Doc at Liverpool, it's on April 2nd at 2pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
My first stand netted me Simply Live from The Primitive Needle, Something Old, Something New from Little House Needleworks, Quaker Faith Hope Love from Midnight Stitching and Quaker Pincushions from Miladys Needle
Then I kitted up Mary Busby with NPI and a piece of 40 ct Newcastle Linen (the pale blue came with the chart so I didn't replace that one)
Then I bought LHN Traveling Stitcher & Geranium Houe and LK Ice Cream Boxer (I will get the set as I go to Chris at The Nimble Thimble) & ABC Lessons as well as picking up some framing Chris had for me that I'll share another day
Assorted silks, some for projects some not, some retired Weeks, a couple of skeins of rayon for beaded tassels, piece of 32 ct Belfast, a nice long but not wide piece of fabric to make myself a Q Snap cover and JBW Desisgns A Very Merry Winter
And lastly a couple of charts books with charts in for SOLAK (they cost all of £1 each), a kids kit of Gromit that I'll use a different fabric for (again it was dirt cheap and I can prob. stitch it a couple of times from the floss) and a few ribbons that I picked up for finishing
I also bought a few bits and pieces to inclue in exchange packages as well as a couple of gifts so I can't really share those.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Not much else to add really apart from Mel has earned a shooting badge at Cadets and my back decided that although it felt fine first thing walking round town was not a good idea :(
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
On to the exchange :)
This morning the postman brought me this little beauty from Heather for the Winter themed Pinkeep exchange on the Rotation BB He's so cute and loveable, Thank You Heather
She also included some goodies, a pile of white aida squares for me to use for SOLAK stitching, a really cool Canada postcard that has stickers on the front and a couple of GAST colours
Oh and a quick question for UK stitchers, is anyone going to the NEC on Saturday for Sewing for Pleasure and wants to meet up?
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
You may remember that last summer (around August I think is was) my Dad hurt his knee going upstairs and it's not been right since then. A few weeks ago he went to the Doc's about it and she arranged for him to see a specialist, today was the day. They took a look at the x-ray and immediately sent him for a MRI scan. He has a cyst on his tibia under his kneecap and if it continues to grow it could shatter his knee. They have sorted out the paperwork and within 48 hours he's going to find out when he has to go and see a different spcialist at Liverpool Royal to get it seen to. They think it's benign so please keep your fingers crossed it is.
Mine seems so trival in comparison! I had to go for another lumber punture today and it didn't go well at all. Even though she was dead central in spine she kept catching nerves and causing me alot of pain and some numbness in my foot. After several attempts she called it a day and has arranged for me to back again next week to have an x-ray guided one done, fingers crossed that is the last one has the same result as the one in December and I will get discharged when I go to see my Nurologist in a month or two. The downside is that it means at least one day again next week of not being able to move much and very intense back ache
Monday, March 09, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Finish the Angel Box Done
UFO RR Done
Finish the SOLAK Square No but I did make progress on it
Finish Quaker Row Done
Finish the stitching on both exchanges I'm signed up for Only got one done
For March I'd like to
Finish the exchange project
Finish the SOLAK square
Make good progress on My Needleswork
Start one of the ornaments I owe Mel
I stitched for a total of 83 hours 30 minutes (my best Feb for a few years) had NO new starts and 3 finishes
Current WIP total = 46 (I've already started the other exchange project or it'd be 45)
I was Captin of Team 1 and out of our 3 games we only managed to win one but we only lost out other 2 games by 1 point and 2 points. Team 2 however won all 3 of their's and played the winners of our league who happen to be a team that practices alot but who have a habit of not standing behind the line, yanking their darts out of the board before the scorer has checked the score and then they suddenly decide that dispite having agreed the score with the scorer that it was in fact wrong and should be 2 points lower than it was. We all know what they are like and we make sure they don't get away with it very much if at all when they play against us.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Anyway I was coming on to post about the Freindship exchange, the one I sent had arrived safely that morning, as ever the fabric in the background is the backing and if it looks familiar, it is :) it's the one that was in the background on my DIY framing job that I did the same day I made this up. Nearly forgot I sent to Jane/Miss 376
Friday night I took part in the SAT on Let's stitch and got about 3 hours in.
I was doing so well posting daily and I would of made it through until today at least with a daily post but it wasn't to be so I'll be doing a few today instead :)
Oh before I forget it's the Darts Match tonight and I'm one of the Team Captin's!!!!! Wish us luck