Monday, April 09, 2012

Monday Update.

It does not look like I have stitched much this last week, but I have lol.
First up is The Great Escape designed by Abi Gurden. I started this when the SAL first started then I had my stitching funk last year. I restarted it using different colours:




Not the greatest of pictures as the flash has white washed the colours a bit. The fabric is a light blue. I enjoy doing the speciality stitches.

Next up is Green Man Cernunnos. I managed to do 1200 stitches this week and I am pleased about that.



Once the Celtic symbol is done, the rest of this page should go a lot quicker.

Exchange

We had a Bookmark Exchange on my ILCS group. This is what I sent to my partner Lyn N.



I have stitched this particular design twice now.

Easter Weekend.

I have spent all of the Easter weekend in my PJ's just chillaxing , stitching and baking, knitting and crocheting lol.
I made a big choclate Easter cake:



I make all my own bread and mostly use a bread machine but today I felt like making some bread cooked in the oven:



This one is just a basic farmhouse white, but I do love to play around with recipes. I am going to make some baguettes during the week and a cheese and onion loaf.

Not sure what I am going to be stitching on this week other than Spirit HAED. Guess you will have to wait till my next blog update to find out lol.

21 comments:

  1. Great job on the stitching AND baking....that cake sure does look good! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Dear Kelly you have been busy stitching and baking. There is something special about baking your own bread. I can almost smell it

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  3. You've been busy! :) Great progress on your stitching. The cake & bread look so yummy!

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  4. TGE looks good, have been working a little on mine, but have taken a break again. The cake and bread look good, cheese and onion loaf sounds good. Have to get my hubby to try that.

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  5. The bookmark came out cute! Good progress on Green Man! The Easter cake looks so yummy! Have a good week.

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  6. Great stitching and baking! It looks like you had a great week! Theresa

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  7. Mmmmmmmmm! I LOVE homemade bread. Yummo!

    Nice exchange package, and you've been stitching up a storm. Woo Hoo!!

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  8. Kelly, your Owl looks great! Someday I will learn how to do some specialty stitches. You made some good progress on the Green Man. In your exchange pic, is that small packets of hot chocolate? Love the bookmark. The Easter cake looks like it was pretty yummy!! And I love homemade bread.

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  9. That SAL looks fun. Great progress on your Green Man and lovely bookmark.

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  10. What great progress you've made! I am loving the Green Man! And your exchange looks wonderful! What gorgeous baking you do! Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa J.

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  11. Anonymous2:50 am

    Your stitching looks very nice and your cake looks delicious.

    Marl

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  12. the bread you made, looks so delish! I have only made bread once in a bread machine, it was really good. I need to find the instructions on it. love the parrot bookmark.

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  13. Lovely stitching, Kelly. Love the pink and blue TGE. Looking forward to your next blog update. Can't wait to see what you're stitching :)

    Hugs,
    Veronica.

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  14. I love the colors of the owl! Am busy restitching myself as I didn't like the first colors I used, but it is a wonderful design by Abi. Goods stitching job:-)and the baking looks really yummy...can I come over for a visit?

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  15. Kelly - the stitching looks great! You can really get a lot more accomplished in a week's time that we feel we do...that is why I love progress photos. And I think I gained weight from just looking at the chocolate cake and bread - two of my favorites! I can only imagine how good they tasted!

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  16. Your WOL is coming along lovely, DH saw it and recognised him immediately! mmmm fresh bread, seems ages since my mum baked some..I'll have to hint loudly!

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  17. 1200 stitches is LOTS on the HAED. Looking very nice! Looks like you got your fill of chocolate this Easter! All the food looks yummy!

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  18. Wow you have been very busy! I love the new color for the Great Escape re-start! The HAED is amazing! 1200 is a LOT of stitches - wow! The cake looks so good!!

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  19. nice bookmark, and the other goodies look yummy.
    Great progress on your HEAD!
    Mm, yummy-looking cake and bread.

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  20. Kelly, have you tried making bread with rice flour? I am thinking of playing around with it, even though my bread making skills are not up to the level of the rest of my baking. I have started buying bread made with rice flour; and, while it is really good, it is quite pricey - like 2 or 3 times the cost of a regular loaf.

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  21. Hi Kelly, I haven't seen your TGE before, it's lovely! I really like the colours you've chosen and your stitches are just beautiful. I hope you enjoy the rest of the design! Part 15 goes up this week and after that it's just 3 more parts to finish! :-)

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