Sunday, December 17, 2017

RIP Baby

Baby passed away on Monday December 11

Friday, December 08, 2017

Looking for a new home

A few years ago I made a start on a HAED QS and never really enjoyed it.
I've been toying with the thought of trying to rehome it for a while now and the time has finally come.

It's on 40 count and I will send the stitching so far, the chart, key and enlarged chart I made for it but not the DMC, I was pulling it as I needed it

I'll leave it open until Sunday night and get Mum to pull a name out on Monday if there's more than one person interested

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Mini Poppies finished

Back in early November I posted about a new start I'd had of John Clayton's Mini Poppies.
I had hoped to get it finish during the month but I never got back to it :(  
Friday night it came out to play and by Sunday bedtime it was complete

I do have the kit for the full panel as well and I'm thinking about starting it sometime in January

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Ornament exchange

Last Friday was opening day for the Needlecraft Heaven ornament exchange.
As usual I sent out a beaded ornament, this time I went with a star.
I've used this pattern before and it is one of my favourite ones to do but as you can see I went with Christmas colours.

I sent it off the Christine in plenty of time (for once!  I often end up as tail end Charlie) and by pure chance Christine also sent to me

And this is the beauty she sent me

From reading Christine's post it's Carol Manning's design from this year JCS ornament issue with a few changes and finished with vintage lace.
He is perfect for me and I love him

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

New Model

On Saturday morning a model arrived for me from AAN with this beautiful piece of fabric for it.
It's called Fabric of Clouds and should be available on the AAN website early in the New Year (pic is posted with permission)

Next time you see it it'll have the stitched project on it once it's released

Monday, December 04, 2017

Family Sampler

As I said in my monthly goals the Family Sampler I've been stitching for someone is complete as far as it can be until I get the info to add to it.

And here it is

She is aware I need the info to complete it but as yet it's not arrived :(
I think a reminder is on the cards because I really want to get this crossed off the list

Friday, December 01, 2017

November progress & December goals

For November I said
Finish the model.   It's as finished as it can be until I get the names and dates for it
Finish CdC    Done
Another finish would be nice    I scrapped in with Needlework ABC's
Sell some stash    I can't remember if I have or not!!
Post every day    Done

For December I'd like to
Finish the mini poppies
Finish the Monday night project
Start the new model that's on the way
Not start anything else!
Decide on my Jan 1st start

November was another good month for me with 105 hours 26 mins of stitching time and 1 day I didn't get time with a needle (but I did get to play with fabric all day).   I had 1 new start and 3 finishes during the month which I'm quite happy with

Current PHD total = 29!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Novembers Gifted Gorgeousness

I'm quite literally scrapping in with a finish for GG this month!

I put the last stitches in this, whipped it off the frame, took a very quick piccie and jumped on the puter to write the post

Why does it qualify for GG?
The chart pack was my Birthday present this year off Lucy and it was also my Birthday start

I added my link with just 10 minutes to spare!  then came back to tell you that :)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Monday night (mostly) progress

I say mostly because I did a little bit today while at Mum's.

That wide band above the swan (at least I think it is) marks the end of part one and I'd say I'm about 1/3 done with part 2.

Next week is the last bowls of the year but I've decided I'll keep on working on this for a couple of hours on Monday to try and finish it before the end of the year

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Snowman Parade completed

I tried again today to get pics of the completed ornament and although they didn't turn out fuzzy it is a bit dark :(
But here it is and I have to say it was great fun to make and at some point I'll make it again for me