Saturday, September 30, 2017

September Gifted Gorgeousness

I only have one project to share for GG this month and the Needlework ABC's that I received for my Birthday this year

I wish I had more to share with you :(

Friday, September 29, 2017

Late TUSAL once more :(

I really don't know why I can't post this on time this year I've even got the dates written down in front of me and still I miss them!

My stitching orts (it's the piccie taker that was wonky not the jar)
I've added ones from CdC, Needlework ABC's, Damask Square, Family tree sampler and a little bit of normal sewing thread

And my beading orts, I seem to be using nothing but white thread lately

Monday, September 25, 2017

Another beading class!

Today was mh normal beading group day but we had a class as well.

The project pack and of course there is a pattern

By lunch time mine looked like this  

And by the end of the day it looked like this 

It's being put aside for a few days while I work on another box for the challenge on the Facebook group

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Beading weekend day 2

First thing this morning I got a pic of the goodies bag contents, the key ring is actually quite large and heavy 

A closer look at the key ring

And the back is just as pretty

Now to beading :)
By lunchtime I'd finished the head and made a scarf 

And by the end of the class I had a finished bear

Apologies for some the pics being the wrong way round I'm having to write this post on my phone and have no clue how to change things. I really wish blogger had an ipad app!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Weekend beading class

Most years on the last weekend in September I go down to a little village near Solihull for a beading weekend with Oak tree crafts
This year it's a little bear.

This is what greeted me this morning.  Lorraine always gives us a little something,  I'll try and get a decent pic of the contents of the bag tomorrow.

The painted wood parts for the bear

My progress at lunch time, sorry it's on its side I took it on my phone

And progress at the end of the day

Friday, September 22, 2017

Box finish

This month on the facebook beading group it's all about peyote and there are different levels so that everyone can take part.
I've done 2 of them one intermediate (that I've just realised I've not a got a pic of!!) and the advanced one.
This is the Wildflowers box by Julia Pretl who very kindly donated the pattern to the members for the month.

I picked my own colours from stash for it and was either very brave or very stupid because the darker purple is a satin finish bead and they are fragile and break very easily.   I turned out to be very lucky with it and only broke a few of them, none of them on the bit I expected them to break on tho!

I enjoyed every bit of this one and I'm really, really happy with the way it turned out

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Weekend progress

Here's how I got on last weekend, scroll down to my last post if you fancy comparing pics.

I'm off on the weekend beading class this coming weekend so I doubt much progress will be made but I'll do my best to make sure I at least get a length of thread in

Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekend progress

I thought I'd better post last weekends progress before I start again tomorrow :)

Thank you for all the lovely comments on the carriage and yes Jo the blocks count down the days I had it on 08 simply because that was the date I finished it

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Carriage finished

Here it is in all it's glory

And with the engine

The only thing I've added this time is some bells in the cubes

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Weekend progress

I don't think I'm far off being half done, woohoo

Justine (and anyone else that wants to know) this is sparkling sunflowers on 28 ct brittany

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Train carriage progress

Friday morning the first of 3 carriage's for the train was let loose into the world and I was one of the ones constantly refreshing Threadabead until it appeared!  That makes me eager, sad and needing to get out more or just plan excited :)   Ok maybe not sad as I've not finished mine yet but one lady finished with 24 hours!

First you bead the top of the carriage 

then you add the gold then work the sides so you end up with this

I've also completed the bottom of it and stitched the 2 piece together but that's just a plain black rectangle and not really worth a pic.

Next job is the wheels then there is just the cubes to do so with any luck I 'll be Thursday or maybe even Wednesday depending on how soon my bum going numb

Monday, September 04, 2017

2 finishes

The next part of the train was due out on Friday but not until mid morning so I wanted something quick to do while I waited.
So I did a pen cover, the pattern is part of this month challenge in the facebook and fitted the bill perfectly.  It's done in tubular peyote so I don't have a flat one to show you, you'll have to make do with 2 halves and just in case it reads I love to bead

Friday afternoon I finished Damask Square as well.

Friday, September 01, 2017

August progress and September goals

For August I said
Start something new (pref a kit)  I started and finished Damask Square but it wasn't a kit
Get another bit of Santa's village done  Yes I completed Candy Cane cottage
Make good progress on Autumn SAL  not as much as I would of liked but progress was made
Maybe start spring SAL    No :(
Make progress on Rainbow Threads SAL  No :(
Make some hexie flowers (or progress on my scrappy cover)  I made a flower
Sell some stash   Lots of items found new homes

For Septemeber I'd like to
Finish the Autumn SAL
Start the Spring SAL
Next the next part of Santas Village done
Work on Rainbow threads SAL
Make at least one flower
Sell some stash

August turned out well for me stitching wise even tho it's been a busy month with life in general and with a bout of illness thrown in for good measure.  I stitched for 93 hours 43 mins, put needle and thread together every day, had 2 new starts and 2 finishes both of which were the new starts so while I'm not getting my overall PHD number down I'm not increasing it either.

Current PHD total = 29