Monday, May 17, 2010

Big Monday Update

Oh dear, what a bad stitching week I have had............way too much frogging and I was so cross with myself over it as I pretty much never make huge mistakes when it comes to my stitching. First frogging ordeal was my pirate.

I had used the wrong colour on his face so had to frog the entire lot which also included the skull and crossbones and the edging around the hat. This is what he looks like now.

Guess your wondering what the second frogging incident was? Unfortunatley it was my Castles in the Air. On the second peacock I was one stitch out, so, out has to come the whole peacock, what a pain in the proverbial arse lol.


This is my progress on my Haed Storykeep, 2004 stitches lol. Had to scan it as the camera couldn't pick up the details where its so small. Theres loads of colours used here lol.

Good news is that one of my twins asked Saturday out of the blue if he could do some stitching so I sorted out one of those little stitchables. Come Sunday he had stitched two of them, so kudo's to him. Mind you he probably won't stitch for a long time again lol.

Sunday I met up with Sophia and Jenny for our weekly stitching session. It is nice to get out and be able to stitch with other fanatics about stitching stitchers. We have two more potential new members. In two weeks time we will be having the meeting at my house and then might be meeting their until new premises can be found as I have quite a large living room.

My other new love is crocheting. I got the bug pretty bad I'm afraid. I did a little stash shopping for it and bought these.


Aren't they gorgeous colours? They were bloody expensive though and I couldn't get any of this cotten in purple or a really bright yellow. I am going to make another throw with these. The throw I am currently doing is from a weekly publication, The Art of Crochet, and it uses wool and dullish colours as you can see from the previous squares I have done and the two squares below. I need to try and source some cotton online that is cheaper but must be very colourful. Colin nearly had a fit when she rung up the bill for these lol. It was from an upmarket shop that only sells expensive wool and cotton and not the everyday kinda stuff. Hastings is shit 
bad for trying to buy stuff like this ;p

Heres square number 6 of my throw.


And square number 7.


Last but not least is my Lindita Senorita:


She is booked in for the groomers but theres a waiting list and as you can see, she's really hairy now hehehe. The groomer has such a time with her as Lindita does not like being groomed at the best of times let alone having her fur cut, hence why we send her to the groomers and don't do her ourselves lol.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010



This is my progress so far on Castles in the air. Nearly finished part four now. I'm trying to put a few stitches in most days to try and catch up.

This is Sue Hillis's 'Another Day Another Ship'. It is stitching up quite quickly. 

Sunday I met up with Sophia and Jenny, two local stitchers who advertised for other stitchers in one of the cross stitch mags. We are going to be stitching together most weeks, so should be fun.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Busy as a Bee Pincushion


Stitched on 28ct Jobelan in Buttermilk.
Pattern free, available HERE

I stitched this pincushion for an exchange on a Yahoo group I belong too.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

UFO Tuesday update


Here's my progress on Midnight Enchanter by Dimensions. He is slowly getting there with me stitching on him on UFO Tuesdays via my ILCS group.

As I compose this, I am talking with Rene on Yahoo messenger. Earlier I said to her, 'I don't know what to stitch on today', and she said, 'start your pirate one' So I have lol. I kinda meant which one shall I stitch on that I already have on the go lol. Oh well, whats one more new start right?