Monday, January 31, 2011

The Bookshelf Update

The Bookshelf

Click on picture to see it clearly.

This is where I am on it so far.............not too much to go now. Maybe I will be able to finish it by the end of the week. Can't wait for it to be finished and hanging on the wall!
I have also been stitching on my froggy exchange on my ILCS Yahoo group.

Although I didn't sign up for the TUSAL as it was closed by the time I found the blog hahaha, I thought it would be fun to take a photo of my orts jar at the end of each month.

Orts Jan 2011

It looks quite pretty and sparkly as it has gold Kreinik in there.

I spent the afternoon cooking cakes and stitching, so what a lovely way to round of a cold but productive day with a cake and a pot of tea :-)

Time for Tea

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Midnight Enchanter Update

I got so engrossed in stitching this yesterday that I stayed up until 5.30am! Guess I made up for all the stitching I could not do over the least week due to a flu like bug, which I am not completely over still.


Here's a close up of the area I was concentrating on.


I know you are all thinking that he is nearly finished, well trust me, he is not lol. I have to stitch a rock shelf he is standing on and the background, then there is tons of back stitching to do.

This is the first piece out of two that I am working on as part of a challenge Evalina set me.To complete my UFO's before she completes hers. Whoever wins sends the other a gift or makes something for them.

I got my partner for the Froggy Exchange in my ILCS Yahoo group, so I need to start that.

I also got some new fabric through this morning from A nice green Jobelan so I can start my Lizzie Kate Spring sampler at the end of the month.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Update on The Bookshelf

Here is how far I have got on this so far. I am really enjoying stitching it. Hopefully I can get a lot more done on it over the next week. I also managed to get some done on Midnight Enchanter. I will take a picture of it soon as I'm trying to get it to a certain point before I do.

Currently reading: The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

Friday, January 07, 2011

The Bookshelf Update

Here is the first update on 'The Bookshelf' by Little House Needleworks. It is so apt for me seeing I am an avid reader!


I am really enjoying stitching on this. Had to give it a break for two days while I waited for my floss to come that I didn't already have for it. But, I couldn't just order 4 flosses, so brought a new chart too! I am concentrating a lot on my seasonal shelf this year so I brought the August Sampler from Waxing Moon Designs. I picked August as it is my birthday month and wanted it for my shelf :-)


Hopefully I can get it done before August. I am treating myself and buying the overdyes for it rather than using DMC for it.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Stitching Goals for 2011

I thought I would give this a go this year. I don't usually bother as I tend to be all over the place with my stitching. But I have thought long and hard and this is what I would like to get done:

Midnight Enchanter-----Finished
Celtic Summer----------Finished
Castles in the Air--------At least up to part 8
The Bookshelf----------Finished

Also I would like to start and finish all four Lizzie Kate Seasonal Samplers (Snippets 22 to 25)
I have an August Sampler coming in the post but can't remember who its by.......would like to start and finish that also. 
Amended....Just looked on sewandso and its August Sampler by waxing Moon

Quite a hefty list......lets see what I accomplish lol.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Celtic Summer Update


I can't believe its been nearly a year or so since I last updated this!  I still have quite a bit to go on this including lots of beading but I would say there's about a quarter left to do now. The pictures not brilliant for two reasons: A/ Colin took it (lmfao) and B/ it was taken without natural light. I will get another piccy at the end of the week when I have stitched on her a bit more.

Long Time No Post

I am finally stitching again after a turbulent couple of months.

Colins Nan finally passed away peacefully in her sleep on the 29th December. We will be attending her funeral on the 10th up in Dunstable.

I have been stitching on my Celtic Summer which is a SAL on my ILCS group. I am going to get it finished this year as Rene was a part of the SAL too. Picture to follow during the next few days.

Every New Year Rene and I always start a new SAL together. We picked out the chart several months ago and I am still going to go ahead and stitch it but I will be starting it in a few weeks when I can afford to buy the things I need for it.

Tonight I started Little House Needleworks 'The Bookshelf'. I didnt have the right coloured fabric for it but what I chose seems to be working pretty well. There's not enough done for an update as I need four colours for it which I have ordered from Sewandso, and cant do much until I get one of them ;-(

I am also determined to keep my seasonal shelf up to date, so I have a few charts already for months and seasons.