Friday, July 27, 2018

The bears :)

Here they are at last a very long overdue pic of my completed bears :)

I started this project way back in 1991!!!! when pregnant with Mel and at the time I was a very new stitcher and basically it was to big a project for to tackle at the time.
Fast forward to January this year and I decided that it was about time I finished my oldest PHD so out it came and I spent my weekends with it until 10 June when I put the last stitches in.
I really enjoyed working on itthis time around and was a little sad for the journey to end but happy that it had after so long

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A Christmas tree

Mel had the bright idea of giving Mum 70 presents for her Birthday, 23 from each of us and the Kimono as number 70 so one of the gifts I did for Mum was to raid her kit drawer and make this up for her.

The design name escapes me right now but it's from Oak Tree Crafts

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Marigold progress

Marigold has also been getting a lot of love over the last weeks and I now have most of her skirt done.

I have to say I'm loving every stitch of this one

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Mum's Birthday Present

On June 25 my Mum turned 70 so a special gift was called for.
I found the pattern for this at a sale of craft books at WI house in Chester a couple of years ago and knew I had to get to do at some point for Mum.
Both my girls paid for the beads and I did the work so it came from all of us for her milestone Birthday

I had a few issues with it along the way but Mum loved it which is all the matters

Monday, July 23, 2018

Another couple of beading finishes

I'd had these 2 projects sat half done on my mat for a few months and was fed up of seeing them so as soon the kimono was finished they were at the top of the hit list :)

The star is one based on a triangle design from Ananbel27   I did the same design earlier in the year in black and copper

This little ornament is based on Thread Heaven cover and come's from Halfpennys.

I really enjoyed making this one and may well do some as gifts this year

Statement flowers progress

I've been working on this quite a lot lately and I'm now over halfway with it

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Model finish

Back in May you remember me saying I had a couple of models to do well I did them and here they are.

Both were a delight to stitch and the owner was very happy with them

Sunday, July 01, 2018

June progress & July goals

For June I said....

I didn't set any goals for June other than finishing my weekend project

For July I'd like to
Get back into my routine as much as I can
Pick a new weekend project
Finish off a few beading projects
Start the new paid project that's arrived
Get some blog posts up!

As I said in my last post I had a very, very busy month in June and so stitching time vanished most of the time and I had one very important beading project to complete which caused me no end of problems but I did it.

May progress & June Goals (yes I know it's July!)

For May I said

Have my Birthday start   Done
Finished the second paid project  Done and I'll get round to posting pics
Work on the Sparklies model  No
Catch up on my ornaments  No
Finish my travel project  I think I did
Pick a new travel project  I think I did!!

For June I'd like to

I never actually got round to setting goals for June other than wanting to finish my weekend project which I did and have yet to wash and take pics of!!

June was a very, very busy month for me and I was away from home for most of it which is one reason I didn't post goals the other reason is that I have a new man in my life and so we've been spending A LOT of time together when I've been home so not much crafting of any sort took place.