Thursday, 29 May 2008
I should hopefully have a stitchy picture to post tomorrow as I managed to finish the small design I was doing for my niece. As usual I changed my mind and instead of a pillow I opted to make a cube. I always get so stressed out putting my stitching into some kind of finishing, especially when it is a gift for someone. I am so grateful for glue as I really struggle with any normal sewing. I am so in awe of all the beautiful finishes I see on so many blogs. If anyone has any hints or tips on finishing please share. Hugs!
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Can;t believe I am so stupid! As you can see from my post below I purchased some new stash especially to stitch as a birthday gift. Well my brain must have got fried last week as for some reason I thought that I had about a month to stitch up and frame the piece but then yesterday as I was checking out a date in my diary I noticed that my niece's birthday was in just over a week. I am not the quickest of stitchers so even if I had the threads in my stash I probably would never get it finished on time. So plan two, I am off to try and find something that will get my needles smoking and not my brain..lol. Wish me luck. Hugs!
Sunday, 18 May 2008
I had intended to make this into a pillow when I finished it but I noticed my husband had some black mountboard so I asked him to cut a mat for me. I am very pleased with how it has turned out. For some reason my camera has made the frame look more red than orange but at least the stitching colours are okay. Not quite sure what I am going to do with it now but I suspect once my teenage daughter sees it she may want it for her room. Hugs!
Saturday, 17 May 2008
These are the latest additions to my stash. I couldn't believe it this morning when I saw the postman had a package for me. I only ordered these charts on Monday from Joanne at 123stitch.com and five days later they arrived on my door-step. This has to be the quickest I have ever recieved mail from the States. Whimscial Heart is by Ewe & Eye & Friends. I saw this stitched up in someones album and just had to have it. Hopefully I will be able to find some 32 count evenweave in a similair pink fabric here in the UK as I am itching to get stitching on it. The other chart is by Sam Sarah Designs. I love the bright colours and the words on this one. I have been looking for something to stitch for my niece's 21st birthday and thought this would just be perfect. Hugs!
Sunday, 11 May 2008
I had a lovely day out yesterday having lunch at a local garden centre with my friend Liz. I spotted this cute cow in the shop and couldn;t resist buying it. Don't ask me why but I just love cows. I started collecting ceramic ones a few years ago, the first one I purchased was the red heart one and it still remains my favourite.
I have stitched a few of the really cute freebie ones from http://lesmarottesdenath.free.fr/ope%20jmfmv/grilles1.htm and sometime in the future I plan to do more. I think they would make a great round robin or even better a cow exchange..lol. Hugs!
Thursday, 8 May 2008
This is my WIP. I just love charts with bright colours so I am really enjoying stitching this one. I've got some free time tomorrow so lets hope my needles will be smokin..... I'm also still in a bit of a pillow fest mood so I reckon that is how it will be finished off.
My best friend came for a visit on Tuesday night, sadly she doesn't stitch but she did bring along her darling dog Daisy. I would love to have a puppy but there are so many restrictions and regulations with my job it just isn;t possible just now. Also my hubby isn;t too keen either, he reckons if it came to the crunch we would have to choose him or a dog...mmm dog, dog, dog...LOL! Hugs.
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
At last summer seems to have arrived. It is a beautiful warm sunny day. My little mindees Jacob and Oscar got out to play in the garden and while keeping a watchful eye on them I even got a chance to do a little stitching. I've started working on a really cute chart that was designed by a lady on the old uk aion board. It has lots of lovely bright colours with smiley faces and reads It takes time to giggle.
Sunday, 4 May 2008
I am not having much fun with my stitching this week. It didn;t take me long to stitch the above design but I spent many hours with glue stuck to my fingers trying to make a pillow. Thankfully you only get to see the front. I also think it looks a bit bare and I need to find some buttons to dress it up a bit.
Yesterday I started stitching Wee Seashore by HeartinHand but when I picked it up this morning I discovered that darn frog had kindly visited me and I had to rip, rip, rip. I didn;t have that much done on the design but I just wasn;t enjoying stitching it so it has now joined my ufo pile. Hopefully after dinner tonight I will find something in my stash that will put a smile on my face..lol.
Saturday, 3 May 2008
I am wishing with all my heart today that I could be in Wisconsin with my dear stitching friend Elaine (shutterbuglady) as her daughter Amber is getting married today. I have been following all the joy, excitement and ups and downs since the engagement was announced and it has been really interesting to learn about all the different wedding traditions in the US compared to the scottish ones. I wish Amber and Nathaniel all the joy and happiness for the future and I hope they like this small gift I made for them.