Friday, November 30, 2012

Woo Hoo I made it

All the way to the end of NaBloPoMo 2012, yay.
I've managed to post a pic more days than not and I haven't resorted to boring you all with pics of my completed TW's.

I've noticed I'm edging towards having made 1000 posts so keep an eye out for that probably sometime in January and I'll go and start having a think about what I can do to celebrate it.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dragon Box update

I've been working on my Dragon box this week in the hope of meeting my goal of finishing it this month but it's not going to happen :(  I might manage to finish the base of it but there's no way I'll get the lid done.

Anyway here it is as of this evening when I put it down with just the hem to finish and then the final 2 rows to do.

See those purple beads on the inside of the box at the top?
Well that's the first row of the hem and I've made a start on the second row but my fingers were sore so I gave up for the day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I really didn't get much done on Runekeeper last weekend but any progress is good progress (and I did finish the second Santa)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

At last

I've finished the motif on Namaste :)
Seems to have taken ever more and a day to get it done.

One to go and I'll be Happy Dancing 

Monday, November 26, 2012

November 26

I'm home from my weekend away, had a fantastic time and the baubles went down very well.
Runekeeper was barely touched because I spent the weekend finishing the second Santa and I've not had chance to take a pic of my measly progress!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


As I said in Friday's post I'm away for the weekend and it's a Christmas GTG.
We're having a Christmas dinner today so me being the daft sod I am thought it would be nice to make every one a decoration for the their tree this year, so I did.

I've told DBF and my Mum that next time I come up with a stupid idea like this to slap me and tell me not to be so stupid

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Big Red Thing

One of the beading group I belong to try to enter the Beadworkers Guild competition each year and this is the entry form a few years ago.
I wasn't a member of the group at the time but was allowed to have a turn and housing for a month.

Each flower was made by a different member and then assembled by another and I think they did a fantastic job.

Friday, November 23, 2012


When DBF was leaving a few nights ago I went outside with and was greeted with this.
I thought it was beautiful so came back in for my camera.

I'm away for the weekend but I've scheduled posts.
Oh and Fee yes I am almost done Namaste, once that motif is done there's one left.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


I was hoping to finish this motif today but it wasn't to be :(

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mid (ish) Month goal review

I set myself these goals for the month.......

Start and finish the next model for Sparklies
Finish the Dragon box
Get the second Santa and Angel done
Work on my mad idea (aka beaded CdC) a little more 
Get a couple of ornaments done
Post every day because its NaBloPoMo 

So far I've done the model, not touched the Dragon box and may not get to work on it, finished the Angel and started the Santa, not touched my mad idea, done several ornaments and I've managed to post every day so far.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Runekeeper update

Here's my progress from the weekend on Runekeeper.
 I've finally finished the Knight block that one seems to take age to do and if the rest of them take that long I'll still be working on this in 6 months!

Monday, November 19, 2012

More from the WI Archive Exhibition

I thought it was about time I added the rest of the pics from the Archive Exhibition last month so here they are in no particular order.

If either Lostock or Rudheath were still around I'd probably be on one of those most likely Lostock as that's the one my Gran was in 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Today I have....

Finished the second Angel (didn't see the point of posting a pic as she just the same)

Got round to making up a £1 kit from Spellbound that I've picked up at a show

Turned these from a Pandorian kit  (I finished the sides a week or so ago and put it aside because I thought it wasn't worth finishing until I had a pair of scissors for it but I remembered a pair I had in a work bag)

into this 

And made up another little kit  (a whole £1.20 this time) from Purple Penguin Beads I was going to make it into a pendant but decided in the end to leave it as a phone charm because I can use it as a scissor fob in the future

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Namaste update

After finishing Snow earlier in the week I pulled out Namaste and this is how far I got on it up until last night.
The end is in sight on this one and there is no reason I won't be finished next month

I'm sorry it's not a very good pic but I had to take it under my stitching light, I was working on the second beaded angel and forgot to take one in daylight

Friday, November 16, 2012

Kits for sale

With a house move on the cards I've been having a sort out as you do and I have some kits I'd like to sell    they have only been opened (if at all) to look at the contents as you do.
Postage is extra and I'll take paypal from anywhere

Lizzie Kate - Sweet Liberty Millenium kit £10
Please note there are no threads included, it's the way it arrived with me

The Sweetheart Tree - Irish Heart £7 (I paid £14.45)

The Sweetheart Tree - Lavender Luminescence £5.50 (I paid £11.50)

Little Santa - DMC kit £2.50

Art Deco Bugs Bunny Limited Edition Designer Stitches £15

100% Twouble Limited Edition Designer Stitches Kit £15

Micky Mouse Through the Ages Limited Edition kit £15

Electric Poppies - DMC kit £5

There may be more over the next couple of weeks so keep checking both here and my Sale Page 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Snow finish

I think I put in my monthly goals that I had a model to stitch for Sparklies and here it is finished.
It's Bent Creek's Snow and I enjoyed it so much that I'm going to have to stitch it again for me.

It's on 28 Sparkling Glacier with all the called thread (DMC & WDW)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


This new moon I've added ort from 4 Seasons sampler, Winter Wonderland, Runekeeper, Winter Wingding, Snow and of course lots of differnt colours of KO from beading

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Meet Ernie

When I went down to Solihull last month for the Sir Charles class I bought the kit for the newly released Let it Snow...Man who is a cousin of Bert the snowman (Posted him April 24 2011).
A few weeks ago at beading group when I wasn't feeling to well I sat and did him.
Yes he does have a ring on top of his head, it holds his hat on and the idea is you add a ribbon and hang him on the tree.

For some reason I can't do links today which is why I gave you the date

Monday, November 12, 2012

Runekeeper progress

Here's my progress from the weekend on Runekeeper.
I was hoping to finish this block but with being out all day on Saturday I didn't get to pick my stitcing up at all :(

I put in an application for a house today please keep your fingers crossed for me

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance 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

Fourth Stanza of For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon (1869 - 1943)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Move on, nothing to see here

I've had a busy day today and haven't been home to take a pic of anything and I was going to fall back on working my way through the TW's I've finished over the years but the next one is a really bad pic and fuzzy so I'll leave it for another day.
But at lesat I've posted :)

Friday, November 09, 2012

Bead Mat progress

As promised I'm back with before and after pics of my bead mat


And after

I have more diamonds to make and I'll be back with at least another update on it before the end of the year.

I've added a few things to my for sale page if your interested

Thursday, November 08, 2012


On and off over the last few weeks I've been trying to catch up on diamonds for my bead mat and while I've made a dent in the ones that need doing I still have a fair few colours left to do and some of those need more than 1 diamond doing.
I reach a point where I'm fed up of making them and need a break from that part of the mat and because when I do reach that point there's normally a fair pile of them to add I do that instead.

I reached that point today but as it's NaBloPoMo I thought a pic of 27 diamonds and me rabbiting about them would do as a post :)

There's several in there that have been used in different projects so I made more than one.
So far I've got about half them added to the mat and hopefully I'll finish adding them tomorrow and will have before and after pics.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Runekeeper update

My progress on Runekeeper from the weekend.

Maybe this weekend I'll get this square finished

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Christmas Carol Book

I'd been drooling over this little book for ages on ThreadaBead and a few weeks ago Mum and I decided to club together to put an order in big enough to get free postage so of course I had to order it.

It's just 1 1/4 inches tall and has 9 carols printed in the book.
The back is the same as the front.

Opened up

I have the Christmas poems book to do, Mum bought the kit for that and I bought the book insert and she did the same for my one so we could swap patterns.

Monday, November 05, 2012

At last

I've finally got the pic of 4 seasons sampler this afternoon.

If you look at the top of the pic you can see 3 lines and the green border that I still have to do before Autumn is fully finished.
I'm still hoping I can get it finished this year but that depends on how long it takes me to get the model done for Sparklies which shouldn't be that long really and I'll probably have a better idea in a day or two of when that will be done.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

NaBloPoMo day 4

I was going to post my progress on 4 Seasons sampler but this morning once the washing up was done and the floor brushed I made the mistake of picking my beading up before I took the pic and before I knew it it was dark out which means bad lightingand so no pic
So instead here's a pic of Millie that I took over the summer and never got round to posting.

Maybe tomorrow I'll get that 4 seasons pic taken, you never know stranger things have happened :)

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Winter Wingding

I was all set to post last weeks progress on 4 Seasons sampler this evening but it looks like I've deleted that pic along with last weekends Runekeeper update so you'll have to make do with my progress from this week on Winter Wingding.

I'll have to take another one of 4 seasons and come back tomorrow with it.