Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Trying to keep up!

Oh dear I'm not keeping up with this blogging as good as I thought but at least I'm still here. It's hard to believe February is nearly over. As you can see from poor Cupars photo the weather is not improving. It's been very windy, wet and icy this week. I can't wait for some spring sunshine.

Come "happy dance" with me as I have finished my Home of A Needleworker. I changed the house and words to my favourite colour purple. I also didn't stitch the pattern line above the words but I added my initials and the date and year I discovered cross-stitch. Hopefully I shall find a nice frame and hang it in my home later in the year.

My February Christmas ornament is also stitched up. I have no idea how I am going to finish him. I've had a number of people sign up to the blog to join me stitching an ornament each month but so far most of them seem to be a little shy. I hope they come share soon. I was also delighted to hear from Jo and Kaye that after I left blogging they continued to run the Christmas and Halloween SAL blogs. It was so nice to see they are still going as so many blogs have shut down while I was away.


It has been quite a while since I bought any new stash but I had some vouchers in SewandSo so I bought Summer Garden and Furry Friends by Country Cottage Needleworks some lovely Ivory and lime green fabric. I also had to get Ding Dong the Witch is Dead by La-Di-Da. I just have to stitch this one as I my family affectionately have been known to refer to me as that old!
Someone also posted on Instagram about a 50% off sale at Willow Fabrics. I couldn't resist going to look and ended up with a nice bundle of fabric in my basket. The response they had was crazy so I didn't get two pieces of fabric and two crochet charts that I had ordered. What I did receive though was a bargain three half metre pieces of 27 count Linda a 20 count cream fat quarter, 2 packs of bobbins and a pair of small scissors all for just under £25. My fabric box is now a little fuller.

I kitted up these two charts to hopefully start on this week. If I get it finished on time the Summer Garden will be for my Mum on Mothers Day or her Birthday in April. Ding Dong I imagine will take me a while as I will be stitching this over 1. I can't wait to see how these purple threads look on the lime green fabric.
I hope everyone is having a good week and those needles and hooks are hot. Happy stitches!  

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Hello Again!

Hello again! Thank you for visiting me I do appreciate you coming by and leaving me a comment. I'm slowly reconnecting with people and it's lovely to hear that I have been missed.
I've been doing a fun challenge on Facebook this week where you share one piece of your favourite needlework for 7 days.  It was quite difficult to chose but it brought back so many memories off gifts and exchanges pieces that I had long forgotten about. I am on day 5 today. Here are the ones that I have shared so far.

It was a bit of a rush but I did manage to finish my January Ornament on Sunday 31st. I was so pleased with the colour changes and I just adore the face on this Reindeer. New York Dreamer was a new designer to me. If her designs were sold in the UK I would definitely buy more.One down 11 to go.

My choice for Februarys Ornament SAL will be Lizzie Kate's cute No Peeking. I had already started this in December last year so I should hopefully have it finished on time. June, Lynda and Colleen I hope to see your Ornament finishes soon. I am going to re-open the Ornament SAL blog that I used to have maybe it will entice a few others to join us. All you need to do is stitch a Christmas themed Ornament each month. The design will be of your own choosing. Then on the last day of the month post your Ornament.

As you can see I have made good progress on my Home of a Needleworker. I'm a little unsure about the orange colour that I have chosen and was going to change it to pink or teal. I asked a few people on Instagram and they loved the orange. What do you guys think?
The letters are actually a deep purple and not a blue as it shows in the photo.

Oops!! I've just spotted I never finished off the letter d will have to get that sorted.
I had some money left from Christmas so I  treated myself too a few goodies from Sewandso this week.. I have a couple of new projects in mind but I will share them with you next time.

I am really enjoying my stitching again but my furry companion is not too happy about Every time I sit down I find him lying at my feet squeak, squeak, squeaking a noisy toy or he dumps it in my lap. If I don't give him my full attention he then sits down and stares and starts his doggy language for get up Mum play with me! He's also been known to use his nose to nudge my stitching right out my! I need to get him trained that he needs to nap when it's Mums chill out time.  
Hope everyone is having a good week. Happy Stitches!