Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Angel progress

I tried to work out how to post from my ipad last week and didn't get very far :( so a double progress post once again.

First the one from June 17/18 which was my annual stitching weekend at Dove Farm so lots of progress was made and she can now fly round in circles :)

And this last weekend.
I've had visitors staying with me so although I stitched I didn't get as much done as normal but all progress is good 

If all goes to plan she will finished by the end of July

Monday, June 26, 2017

June Gifted Gorgeousness

Gifted Gorgeousness is a fantastic idea dreamed up by Jo to encourage stitchers to use those things lurking in our stash's that have been gifted to us.

I only have one project this month that falls under that heading and it's Miss New Year's Fairy.
Last year on my stitching holiday in I was gifted the chart, leftover thread and beads for her and she has been whispering in my ear for a few months now so on the first of the month I started her.

I had hoped to have her finished in time for my GG post but it's not to be :(  I had my annual stitching weekend last week and then had to go to Kent for a few days and most unfortunately I have to head back there tomorrow.
I will have stitching with me but it won't be her she's going to take a little more concentration than I know I'll be capable of in the evenings.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Angel progress

I didn't make huge amounts of progress last weekend but that's ok all progress is good :)

And an overall view of her now, please excuse the wrinkles

Monday, June 12, 2017

Fairy progress

I'm really happy with the amount of progress on her last week.
All the gaps are either beads or Krenick which I didn't have and had to order, it's here now and I've made a start with this evening.

I'd love to get her finished this week but I doubt I will, my days are busy, I'm bowling 3 nights and I go away on my annual stitching weekend on Friday plus I'm due to start a SAL with some friends 

Friday, June 09, 2017

EPP project

My scrappy cushion cover came out to play for a little while this afternoon and I added 4 more to it.
The biggest problem I have is that I don't have as many different fabric as I thought I did so it's much harder to avoid similar colours together.

Sadly as yet no hexie flowers have been made this month but I still have plenty of time to get some done

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Angel progress

Me and my useless memory means that I once again forgot to post a progress pic of my Angel a couple of weekends back :(   I wish i could say I was off doing fabulous and interesting things but I wasn't my weekends have never been either of things really and now that I'm single it's even more true!

Anyway here she is after May 27 & 28

And after last weekend June 3 & 4 

I have to admit that I did actually do something on the Sunday afternoon tho :)  I went to a bead fair, had a wander round bought a few beads and a kit and most importantly I saw a few friends there inc one I've not seen for a few years

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Another late TUSAL

Yes folks once again I'm late posting pictures of my rubbish :(
You should by now know all about the Totally Useless Stitch A Long but just in case you have no idea what I'm waffling on about click on the link to find out more

So since last time I've added orts from my Seasonal SAL, Angel of the Morning, Sunflowers, Miss New Year's Fairy, Christmas Tree Farm and Needlework ABC's

And my beading orts which have had more white added to them from my Cheshire Show entry and some grey from a commission project.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Last week stitching

I wanted to start a new project June 1st so spent a little more time with my Sunflower the first few days of the week

And then I made my start :)
Miss New Year's fairy from the holiday fairy collection by Mirabilia.  The chart and leftover thread were gifted to me last year and for the last couple of months have been wispering rather loudly so I made my mind up to start her.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Last Cheshire show progress post

All the triangles/ diamonds stitched together to form a mat 

which is folded and stitched together to make this

the next step is to stitch the 2 ends together and finish it off.
Please excuse my messy bead mat/area I really should try and clean it up before using it to take pics!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

May progress & June Goals

For May I said
Decide what I'm going to work on while I'm away on a stitching holiday.   I took my Summer SAL 
Make good progress on my Angel.  I'm very happy with the amount I got done even with not working on her for 2 weekends
Start my Birthday project    Done
Start the Summer SAL project   See above but I also finished it
Sell some stash    A couple of things found new homes

For June I'd like to
Finishing the Angel would be nice
Start the spring SAL project
Stitch (and finish!) the NH monthly challenge
Finish something else would be nice (no idea what!)
Get at least a couple of hexie flowers done
Sell some stash

I stitched for 86 hours 59 minutes in May which was greatly helped by going on a stitching holiday for a week.   I had 2 new starts and 2 finishes and I spent time with a needle every day

Current PHD total = 28