Monday, 17 May 2010

Darcy has a face!

Yes my Darcy photostitch finally looks like it's getting somewhere. Since I stitched part of her eye she just seems to have taken on a life of her own. As I'm sat at my frame stitching I don't see the progress as much but standing back and looking I can't believe how fast she's now coming along. OK I'm not working on her as much as I should as I keep getting sidetracked but Thursday mornings are still reserved just for her as well as a couple of evenings a week. This is my progress so far taken Friday night.


I've also been working on my Beau Bands SAL as well. For those who don't know this is designed by Abi on my Friendly Stitchers yahoo group. I'm nearly at the end of Part 2 and have Part 3 all printed out ready to go. My favourite stitch on part 2 has to be the knit stitch, fiddly but looks wonderful.
Other stitching I can't show yet as it was part of an exchange and I don't know if it's been received yet. I've also been working on my gift SAL which is finally looking like I can see the end. 123 Stitch has had a sale on so I couldn't resist ordering a couple of the Sue Hillis pirate designs.


Obviously I also had to order the fabric to stitch one of them and some Wichelt Lambswool fabric to stitch another chart I have to make the post to the UK worth it.....gotta love the sales :-)

I've finally remembered to take a photo of my TUSAL vase. When I first started this I kept forgetting to put my orts in as I'm so used to just throwing them away when I put my stitching away...nearly got the hang of it now so it's rare I forget.
My reading challenge is doing well, I've got 3 of the Monica Ferris stitching mysteries sat at the side of my bed...thank you Sheffield Libraries!  Still waiting for my next installment of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, think I may have to buy this book as I've been on hold at the library for months now!  Our DS1 Peter is also doing the reading challenge and is doing better than I am....now ok his books are a lot smaller but he's only 5 and it takes him a while to read a small book. We've been up to the library this morning and got him another 3 books.....I pick harder books for him to read than school gives him! He loves reading so I'm encouraging it like mad.

15 comments:

  1. I love the Beau Band sampler! Blue is my fave color and that one really stood out at me. The Christmas-y one's are great too!

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  2. Darcy looks great and is coming right along.

    Have have both those pirate charts and have finished another one. They are so much fun to stitch

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  3. Wow - Darcy looks wonderful! So does your band sampler. Great new stash, too. :)

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  4. Darcy and the band sampler look really good!

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  5. Your stitching looks fabulous!!

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  6. Darcy looks great! Also really nice band sampler and the pirate's are cool too.

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  7. The Band Sampler and Darcy are coming along great.
    And those new stash are so cute!

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  8. Both pictures look great, you have made a lot of progress on Darcy.

    Marl

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  9. Don't you just love those pirates and the sayings :o)

    Your photo stitch is looking fantastic! Can I ask where you got it charted up?

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  10. Wow Darcy photostitch looks fantastic realli coming alive now you can see her face :), your Beau Bands is loking great too well done :) xxx

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  11. Darcy looks fantastic.
    Great new stash! :)

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  12. Darcy is getting some personality! The band sampler looks fun to stitch too!

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  13. Aww so precious little your little one in stitches! So pretty everything is and I'm so jealous you can so easily have a Jane outing. If I ever do make it over there I suspect the husband will not want to spend the whole time touring JA sites ;)

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  14. I've started a TUSAL too, although there's not much in it.

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