Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter themed finishes

OK so Daffodils aren't exactly an Easter 'thing' but they are abundant at this time of year and it's Easter Monday :) that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it

Heritage Crafts Simply Cross Stitch Mini Daffodils kit.

Now I just need to track down the Mini Sunflower and Poppy kits.

Next is a Simnel Cake designed by Katie Dean I bought the kit to make it when I bought her Sweet Treats book a couple of years ago and finally got round to making it this year

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Late progress

Late as in they should of been posted at the start of the week and not as I start working on In The Post for the weekend again!

I'm really pleased with the amount I got done last weekend

And the mini Daffodils as it was on Monday morning, it's now finished but I've yet to take a piccie!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness

Gifted Gorgeousness is organised by the lovely Jo of Serendipitous Stitching 
The idea is to get those charts, threads, fabrics we've been gifted over the years used and loved or to share those projects we are giving as gifts

First this month is my completed 4 Wishes, the chart & charms, fabric and some of the threads were RAKed to me many moons ago and inspired by GG last year I started it on my Birthday.  Models came in to be stitched and so it became a weekend project and finished a couple of weeks ago

That of course meant I needed a new weekend project and here it is before the start of the weekend.
In the post a DMC kit gifted to me by my fella Christmas 2014 and started on Jan 1st 2015, again put aside to work on models.

I had a busy weekend so didn't get to stitch much but progress as made

Monday, March 14, 2016

A Fruitie finish

That's right folks the fruit is finished and is now winging it's way back to it's owner.

This was the bit I was working on in last week's progress piccie

And as a whole

I started it on October 5 and finished March 12, if you take out December it's only taken 4 months but it felt an awful lot longer!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Late TUSAL again :(

I've been so busy working to finish the fruit that I forgot to post my Totally Useless Stitch A Long piccies :(   Want to know more about the TUSAL then click on the link :)

Since last month's piccie I've added orts from the fruit, 4 Wishes, Mini Daffodils and a few bits of sewing thread and that's it! 

And my beading orts with more grey added from the kaleidocycle and a little lemon from the Simnel cake I've started which looks more like pac man than a cake right now!

The good news is that the fruit is finished, wooohoooo
I still need to press it which is on the list for the morning then I get to whisk it away to the Post office and send it home

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Progress, new start & WIP Wednesday

First is last weeks progress on the fruit

On Sunday I treated myself to a new start for Mother's Day after finishing 4 Wishes on Saturday
This is Heritage's Mini Daffodils, in a few hours of stitching time I reached both sides and the bottom so it's going to be a quick stitch, I plan on going back to it as soon as the fruit is finished

And speaking of the fruit my WIP Wednesday update pic
The orange is a little under half done now so it's possible I'll be finished in a day or so

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Triangles, Tetrahedrons and a Kaleidocycle

I meant to post these as I worked but it didn't happen for one reason or another so here's the rest of the triangle project

Side 3

Side 4

All 4 sides in a strip just before they became.....

a tetrahedron

The first 2 tetra's joined

4 tetra's joined, makes an interesting shape

6 joined in a strip and when you joined them together you get ......

a Kaleidocycle or as it's also known a hexaflexagon (I hope the video works!)

One of these was posted on a Facebook group and that was it I had to figure it out, far too impatient to wait for the instructions :)

Sunday, March 06, 2016

4 Wishes Happy Dance

Woohoo my first weekend project of the year is finished :)
Just Nan's 4 Wishes, started on May 16 2015 (my annual Birthday start) and finished 5 March 2016.

If you remember I made a mistake further up and one band ended up wider than it should of been so I had to add an extra little bit at the bottom to compensate for it hence the row of blue under the snowflakes for anyone that knows the design :)

Wednesday, March 02, 2016


First the fruit, the end is in sight at long last I've joined the last pieces of chart together now :)
Fingers crossed I'll be done sometime next week

And weekend progress on 4 Wishes, I didn't quite manage to finish it because I had to frog almost the entire left side of the border :(
I have band 20 left to stitch, the border the finish and then the beads & charms to attach

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

February progress and March goals

For February I said
Get the next page on the fruit at least half done   I finished that one and another one 
Finish 4 Wishes   Not quite I have one band and the border left to stitch and the beads to add
Keep up with hexie flowers and snowflakes    No, hardly made any
Sell some stash    Several things have found new homes

For March I'd like to
Finish the fruit
Finish 4 Wishes
Pick a new weekend project
Start something new for me
Make some hexie flowers and snowflakes
Sell more stash

I stitched for 106 hours 22 minutes in February (greatly helped by being ill and no energy to do anything else)  Had 1 new start and 1 finish which were the same thing and stitched every day