Sunday, July 31, 2011


I'm a bit behind in posting a few things and will hopefully catch up over the next few days so here's the first of them, the latest round of the UFO RR.

As it arrived 

And as it left

Saturday, July 30, 2011

TUSAL time

This time there are orts from Birds & Bees, My Earth, Cheshire Map, Basket of Apples, UFO RR, Kaleidoscope, Joyful Summer, Cozy Christmas Wishes, Mary Wigham and of course some KO thread from working on my tassel

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Southport Air Show

Last Saturday DBF and I went off to Southport for the air show and had a fantastic day.
Here's just a few pics from the day

We went to more than anything to see the Lancaster Bomber

And the Vulcan one of my favourite aircraft along with thousands of other people, she's known as the peoples aircraft and if you follow the link you'll be able to read all about her.
It's the only one flying and they are fighting to keep her in the air

I borrowed my parents video camera so have her and the Lanc as well as The Red Arrows I just need to figure out how to get it off the camera and posted on here!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

An award

Recently I was given the Stylish Blogger award by Silverlotus :)

Thank you so much for choosing me 

As always there are a couple of rules to go with it

1, Thank the person who awarded you
2, List 7 things about yourself
3, Pass it on to 15 stylish bloggers

Number 1 is done so on to number 2.
1, My favourite book is The Hobbit
2, I don't own a copy of it!!!
3, I'm really, really scared of lightening
4, I have diabetes
5, I'm the youngest member of my WI
6, My favourite designer is Teresa Wentzler
7, I'm not a fan of roses and would rather have a bunch of carnations

Number 3.
Well see this is part of why it took me so long to post this I can't decide who to give it to and have changed my mind so much that I'm still not done so I'll come back with it when I have

Monday, July 18, 2011

New weekend project

It took me a few days to decide but in the end with a little help from Mel I went with Ink Circles Kaleidoscope as my new weekend project.

Here it is at the start of the weekend 

And after just under 11 hours of stitching over sat/sun.

It was a joy to work on this one again and I'm itching for the weekend to get here again so I can carry on!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tassel update

I've been slowly working on my tassel from the class last week and have made a fair bit of progress on it.

And this is the one I bought off the tutor which is much more my colours.

I have a couple of little things to do with it before it's ready to be worked on the main one being to cut the loops at the bottom.

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Earth finished

I put the last few stitches in yesterday evening making it the 4th finish for the flipp'n crazy challenge and the 14th for the year so far.
Now I need to pick a new project for the weekends

Saturday, July 09, 2011

PHD update's

Last week I pulled out CHS' The Birds & The Bees for some long overdue attention

This is last weekend's progress on My Earth and it's out of date because I've been working on it today

This week I pulled out CCN Joyful Summer again for some long overdue attention

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Few beading finishes

Before I took the class yesterday I'd been in the mood to do quick small projects so here's what I've been upto.

I made another doughnut (love making these)

Some tube earrings

Column necklace

And lastly a glasses chain which was my Mum's birthday present

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Today I ........

Started out with this

Which turned into 

And then I did this to it

I took another tassel class today at my local bead shop.
I know I've done one before and made a few but those were small tassels, this time we used a 100g hank and there was no wrapping involved other than for the neck.
I back there in just under a month for a finishing class on it so will have to get stuck in and get it done ready for then. Andddddd if I'm really, really good I'll get the one I bought made up off the tutor ready to go as well (this is supposed to be easier to make but not in my case so I've decided that if I ever get struck with the urge to do more I'll get the tutor to make them up for me!)

Sunday, July 03, 2011

June Progress & July goals

For June I said
UFO RR  Done and mailed
Finish The Bookshelf and enter it in the Cheshire Show  Done, entered and I scored 17/20

For July I'd like to
Finish My Earth
Get an ornament done

In June I stitched for 79 hours 26 minutes and I spent time with a needle every day apart but one.
I had 3 new starts and 4 finishes 2 of which were new starts

Current PHD total - 40

Saturday, July 02, 2011

TUSAL time

I'm a little late in posting this month but yesterday turned into one of those days and I didn't get chance :(
This month we have orts from Bookshelf, My Earth, Mary Wigham, Winter Wingding, 2 ornaments, The Birds & The Bees and various colours of nymo/KO from beading.