Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Finish and Update and More

I have finished my January owl for the Oakhaven SAL. I really like the way it has turned out.

I have worked on my Halloween Fairy also.

I finished the wing and am now starting on the second one.

I have worked on Midnight Enchanter, but no pictures  yet.

I got a wonderful present from my daughter Rebecca. She gives me presents now and again for looking after my granddaughter. I just love it!

As you can see it is a Cath Kidson sewing basket. I just love her stuff but have never bought any as it is so expensive!

My daughter Becky and my granddaughter Androulla (Ulla or Doullie)

She has just started walking these past few days. I love her to pieces.

On Sundays last year, I used to meet up with a couple of other stitcher's, Sophia and Jenny but had to stop going because of looking after my granddaughter. Sophia emailed me out of the blue, and after I said I couldn't make weekends, moved it to a Tuesday evening. It was nice to be able to stitch with other stitcher's. This Tuesday gone was  my first evening with them. Apparently three other ladies are interested in joining us.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thank you Evalina!

I was lucky enough to win Evalina's Followers Appreciation Give Away on her blog and my packet arrived today!

I have already opened the chocolates lol. The LK chart is just adorable and I will definitely be stitching it. The dream catcher will be going in my bedroom and the frog is just so cute! It is the first time I have won a blog give away.

Thank you so much Evalina!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Finish and Update

Woohoo! I finished Just Nan's 'Boo' was supposed to be a needle book but I couldn't understand the making up instructions, I thought it would look nice as an ornament  [cough cough].

Halloween Fairy is slowly coming along. It would have a lot more done on it if I didn't keep starting new projects :-)

I also started 'The Great Escape. It is a free SAL using speciality stitches on The Stitch Specialists Group and designed by Abi.

Not much to see yet and I should of taken a close up picture..........they are montenegrin stitch.

I also worked on Midnight Enchanter but will post a picture when it has more done on it.

Vicky L suggested I join Oakhaven Designs group as I mentioned I love owls, as they are doing a SAL on owls over 12 months. They are on Septembers one now though. I have nearly finished the January one and hopefully will get it finished tomorrow. The owls are so cute!

Went to a fancy dress birthday party on Saturday night. Pictures can be seen here in my other blog 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Two Small Finishes

And yes they are small lol, but a finish is a finish and I have had hardly any this year.
First up is a Christmas Tree ornament. It was in TWOCS magazine and now I have finished it, I am not sure if I like it.

It is  done on plastic canvas and uses little buttons for tree decorations.

Second finish is the cover kit from the same magazine:

It is a Margaret Sherry design.

Here it is in the actual card. Not sure what I am going to do with it, keep it or send it to someone!

I have started another little ornament, an owl this time. Just recently I have started to have a 'thing' about owls..........hmmmmm I can see a new collection starting up now lol.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Variety is the Spice of Life

Since falling ill, Colin said to put my feet up and stitch, so stitch I have.
First off is Halloween Fairy. This is what she looks like now:

As you can see, I have just started one of her wings. She is stitched completely in Cresent Colours.

Next up is Just Nan's Boo:

The picture is a bit blurry but you get the gist of what it looks is very bright but for some reason the colours have not come out in the photo very well.

Then there is this cover kit from TWOCS:

As you can see I am on the back stitching. I have realised why I hate cover kits. The aida is cheap and nasty, always run out of floss and too much back stitching lol, but saying that, it does look nice. It is a Margaret Sherry design.

Next an ornament:

This is a chart from TWOCS. I remembered I had some plastic canvas so I had everything to be able to do  this at no added cost. Just need to cut it out and add embellishments and then put some sticky backed felt onto the back.

Last but not least:

I started this literally years ago lol. It has had a thread put in it here and a thread put in it there lol. High time it got finished. It is a Wizzer ornament from Janlynn. in case you haven't guessed, a snowman lol.

I have not worked on any of my large projects this week, but hope to next week at some point!

Thank you for reading this post, comments always very welcomed and much appreciated!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Halloween Fairy Update

This is what she looks like so far. She is stitching up really quickly. I am glad I swapped the material as I think she looks a lot better on this one than the one that came in the kit. At this rate, I think I am on track to finish her in plenty of time for Halloween!

This is Just Nans 'Boo'. I am thinking of making it into an ornament rather than the needle book as the instructions are a bit convoluted! Besides, I can always stitch it again.
I also started a cover kit from WOCS magazine. Its a cute Margaret Sherry Christmas card. I am stitching on that when I look after baby Ulla as it is small enough to try and keep it out of Ullas way lol.

Saturday, we drummed in Alexander Park, which was a fun day for families with lots going on. Colin and I were very fortunate to have our photos taken by a professional photographer. We found them on Facebook lol.

Colin without his topper on (top hat)

Me with one of my wigs. I just love my topper!

Group photo, the twins are standing one either side of Colin.

Last night we had a Section 5 Pirate crazy golf session all dressed up as pirates. We had a great time even though it was blowing an absolute gale. Made for more interesting playing lol.