Thursday, April 30, 2009
Apologies for the dark pic but my flash refused to work
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Not only did Carol stitch this fabulous snowflake for me
I should point out that all the sides are frayed the same but it's was ever so slighty too big for the scanner and one side got chopped off.
Now either Carol is a mind reader, has read my blog for ages and I've at some point mentioned how much I love Sunflowers or she was just really lucky with the stamps because right there on the front of the envelope are these beauties :) (Yes I am sad enough to scan and post them, what can I say I have no life!)
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday night was WI craft club and we had a go at Bargello and here's my little effort. I'm at a loss as to what I finish it as so if you have a suggestion I'd be glad to hear it.
After I'd done the painting, folding and twisting to spread the colour mine looked really awful, very muddy and uninspiring but and I was very tempted to go and run it under the tap and start again. I didn't in the end and by the time I'd set it the colour it improved vastly (in case you don't know anything about silk painting the colours change when you set it and all you need is a iron)
Yesterday was Guild day and we did a workshop for a felted silk scarf, you start off by doing the felting in whatever way works for you (I wet felted) then you do the painting after.
I'm still not totally in love with my creation but it is growing on me, all it needs now is the have the edges neatened up which Mum will do for me because although I have a new found freindship with my machine I'm not confident enough to tack working on silk.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Caleb is spending the night with us so that the newly weds can have a night alone, right now he's busy kicking me in his sleep!!
Enjoy the rest of your Easter weekend
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Then she got fed up with the box and went for my trainers instead (the boots got it yesterday and were left in peace)
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Because it was such a clear day we stopped at the Cat & Fiddle to take a few pics. See that thing sticking up in the middle of the pic? well if you look really, really closely you can just make out a white blob on the horizon just to the left of it well that's Jodrell Bank
We then made out way to Chatsworth House and after a picnic lunch on the river bank we played frisbee, you can't really tell who's who from the pics but I've posted them because they do show the house and scenery quite well.
In the grounds not far from the house is Queen Mary's Bower (one of the places Mary, Queen of Scots was kept imprisoned)
We had a lovely day and plan to back at some point over the summer for another picnic and more exploring
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
I scraped this finish in on Tuesday evening just in time to meet one of my goals for last month. It's May's Gerbera Daisy Snowlady done as a SAL using last year's Vermillion freebies and she's off to SOLAK.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
I also included the scissors and a little tin but as is normal for me I completely forgot to take a pic of those so head on over to her blog if you want to see them.
Dad has his appointment at Liverpool Royal today and he's been told that it's not Cancer, it's not going to fracture his knee, the cyst is at the back of his knee not the front load bearing part and that he has Arthritis in his knee that will have been there for years but twisting his knee last year caused it to flare up and once that's sorted the cyst should go
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Finish the exchange project Done
Finish the SOLAK square Done, just in time (pic to follow)
UFO RR Done
Make good progress on My Needleswork Made a little progress
Start one of the ornaments I owe Mel Failed
For April I'd like to
Start one of the ornaments I owe Mel
Finish Living with Charm
Make good progress on Mary Busby
Finish my Tassel
Start on Poppies box
Get colour exchange done early in the month
Another good month for me last month. I stitched for 100hrs 21 mins, ALL my active WIP's got worked on, I had 2 new starts and 2 finishes and just 1 day of no stitching.
Current WIP total = 46