Showing posts from March, 2010

It's Spring!

Yes the sun is shining, my washing is hanging outside on the line and the birds are twittering...Spring is finally here :-)  I've found the only trouble with the sun finally coming out is that I look around and see all the jobs that now need doing in the house....the staircase still needs painting and our lounge definitely needs re-decorating, the garden lawn needs cutting and also the patio finishing so I've a feeling my stitching time may be taking a cut in hours for the next couple of months. Good job I've some progress on my SALs and also a small finish. My gift SAL is coming along but not very fast as it keeps getting relagated to the bottom of the pile. The Darcy photostitch is moving slowly as I've hardly worked on it thanks to my boys wanting their things doing. Here is a photo of the whole project up to tonight and also a close up of some of the confetti stitching. My French SAL designed by Maryse  is coming along, I've completed March...well the desig

Not 1 but 2 Blog Awards

I'm so thrilled, I've been given not 1 but 2 blog awards in the last week, it's such an honour.  The first is from Gillie  and is the Beautiful Blogger Award. Simple rules 1. Accept the award 2. Thank the person who gave you the award 3. Add a link to the person who gave you the award 4. Put the award on your blog 5. Write 10 things about yourself others might not know 6. Pass the award on to 10 others So here are the 10 things about myself that others may not know...... 1.   Craft wise knitting was once my first love until stitching took over my life 2.   I'm a big fan of old fashioned musicals i.e. Deanna Durbin, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly etc 3.   I've lived in 20 houses since I was born 4.   I don't like red or rose wine, it's white all the way for me 5.   Although DH is an amateur photographer I hate having my photo taken 6.   I was told at 21 I wouldn't be able to have children (we now have 3!) 7.   I once dressed as a rat

A Full Calendar Year

Our daughter Darcy has been ill so my stitching all but stopped for a week and I couldn't really get onto the computer for any decent time to catch up on my groups and favourite blogs. I did manage to put a little time into the Darcy photostitch which is growing nicely now. Thankfully she's all better now and Luke who also caught the virus is better. I did manage to get a lot of the confetti stitches completed on Thursday morning as Darcy went back to nursery so I sat down watching Lost In Austen and had a lovely relaxing morning. Here are all 12 months of the calendar project all stitched comes the hard part, putting them together. I'm planning on all 12 being part of a quilt. I've got the material to make a frame around each one; it just needs cutting into the correct size strips and putting together...unfortunately that could take a while as with the children around even the smallest task takes twice as long. I've also bought the fabric for DS2'

SAL Update and Small Finish

I finally finished a square for my Quilts for Breast Cancer group that I've been working on for a few weeks. The design was for a pitcher jug but for some reason I've lost the original design I had so found myself having to design one from scratch. That was the easy part, it was the actual stitching that was the hardest, I've found I'm no good at massive blocks of the same colour...I get too bored and find myself picking something else up!  Quilts for Breast Cancer  is a Yahoo group that is made up of voluntary stitchers and quilters who make lap quilts for those who are either fighting or recovering from breast cancer. They are a wonderful group of ladies who always welcome new members, all you have to do is click on the link in this post to go to their page. You can either stitch a square for a specific quilt or send in 'spare' squares that you can stitch anytime you'd like for emergency quilts. Breast cancer is a horrific disease that we know well in ou