Saturday, February 17, 2018

Model finish

The model I spent most of January working on has been released so I'm now able to share.

My pic really doesn't do it justice but I struggled to get a good one it no matter where I tried to take one :(  if you follow the first link above that will take you to the page on the website for it
The fabric is gorgeous and is produced by Alessandra herself in fact I posted a pic of it when it arrived

Friday, February 16, 2018

TUSAL time

Yes folks it's that time of the month once more to post pics of our stitching rubbish.

The TUSAL is hosted by Daffycat in blogland but we also have a facebook page now as well.  The first of those links will take you to the sign up page for TUSAL and will answer any questions you may have.

I've added orts from 2 models, Abundance, Peacock Cypher, little snowman and the bears this time round

And my beading orts which don't seem to be growing even though I've been beading lots maybe it's because they are almost all white at the moment

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Posy vase class

Last September I took part in a class at one of the beading groups I go to for a posy vase.

I just about got the base done during the class and had done a couple more rows done before I thought about taking a pic!
So bar those few rows this is how it looked at the end of class last year and when I picked it up again last week.

I've been working on it for the last week or so and it now look like this, I'd say I'm about half way up the shot glass

Monday, February 05, 2018

Weekend progress

I got most of the smaller gaps filled in this weekend but didn't touch the big one you can see so that's the plan for for the coming weekend 

Thursday, February 01, 2018

January progress & February goals

For January I said

Finish the model   Done and I can post it in a couple of days
Pick a weekend project   Done and good progress made
Have a couple of starts beside my Jan 1st one  I've had 6 in total!!
Pick a new Monday night/travel project  I'm on number 3 thanks to LOTS of sitting round the hospital waiting 
Bead an ornament   Done and the pic will appear

For February I'd like to
Start the next model that has arrived
Finish the model for Sparklies
Get to the left hand edge on my weekend project
Get to the edges on Peacock Cypher
Bead an ornament

As I said above I had 6 starts in January, 3 of those have been my Monday night/travel project (aka sitting round the hospital, dentist, Docs etc) and of those 3 I've finished 2.  I also got the model for AAN finished and as today is the release date for the chart I can share the pic next time I blog.

I stitched every day in January but I have no idea how long for.   For a few years now I've been thinking about not timing my stitching but couldn't quite bring myself to do it or I'd think that it would just be odd to stop halfway through a year.   I did start the year off with a stopwatch on my lap but after a couple of weeks of not getting round to printing off a new sheet and having bits of paper with hours written down and a chance remark off a friend I thought it was time.   I have however spent most of the month counting my stitches, a group I'm in on Facebook had a snowball fight and for every 1000 stitches you did you got 5 snowballs to throw and you had to do 50 stitches for everyone you got hit with but they counted for 1000.   I managed to throw 60 snowballs so you do the maths as to how many stitches I did (roughly)

Current PHD total = 28

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness 2018 _ January

Scraping in as ever with a late post for GG :)

I decided this year in the spirit of working from stash as much as poss I would start on something that was at least a gift in some way and here it is.

This ones counts for GG because the silks were gifted to me many moons ago by the lovely Daffycat and it's high time they were put to use instead of sitting in a drawer

I guess I better tell you what the design is hadn't I although I'm tempted not to just to see if any one can figure it out!

It's Just Nan's Peacock Cypher and I'm using the lovely silk on a piece of Sparklies something or other from her mishaps, tests, odd sizes etc box

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Weekend progress

With being sick last week I never got round to posting my progress so you get a double update again this week.

My starting point for this last weekend is of course my stopping point for the weekend before 

And here it is after this last weekend

My aim this coming weekend is to fill in the gaps and if I manage to get them all done I'll drop down and work on the left side of the drawers so I can get the other edge of it in place

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Finish #2

With all the hospital appointments for Mum lately and bowling on a Monday night I have another travel project finished.

This is The Sampling from Bent Creek.

I used cream aida and the DMC conversion.
It should have some star buttons on the vine but I don't have them so it's staying naked

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Beading finish

Mum asked me to make this for her to give to a friend who had a Jack Russell 

Said friend lost her furbaby in early December so it was pushed up the list a little.

Not my cup of tea but it has turned out well and I won't be doing another one!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Last and first TUSAL

I'm starting off this year as I ended last year and posting this late :(
But I've had the lurgy that's been doing the rounds so haven't felt up to doing much of anything.

I had quite a lot of orts last year!
This was before I emptied it and gave it it's annual bath

Same for my beading orts

And on to this years one's, I've added orts from Wayward Garden, model, Iris, The Sampling and my weekend project 

And my beading orts