Showing posts from July, 2013

Summer Has Arrived

Yes here in the UK during July summer definitely arrived. We had weeks of very hot weather that meant my stitching came to a standstill as it was just too hot to stitch. I did manage to read quite a bit though and finished the Game of Thrones series, was totally fed up at how the last book ended though as I had questions on what happened to characters that had gone off earlier in the book but never heard from again :-(  I've worked mainly on my HAED in July and finally finished page 3 on the 30th at 11pm...refused to go to bed until the last stitch on that page was in LOL!  Here's what she's looking like and page 4 all printed and ready to go..  I've also done a bit on my Lavender Needlecase, not many more stitches to put into this now before I can put it together. Want to do it before our holiday in Scotland so it can hold spare needles. Part 13 of ATW has been released but not starting it until the kids are back in school in September. Did work a bit on par

Another Finish

Finally got around to finishing my Blackwork Butterfly. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out and loved working with the Oliver Twist threads. Better catch up a bit on my CITA and HAED before I start the next project. Blackwork Butterfly designed by Mary Hickmott

A Dark Side Finish

I've finally had a finish...yay!  I try and make something for DH every year and for Father's Day I made him a small design based on Darth Vader from Star Wars. The men in our house are BIG Star Wars fans and the boys call their dad Vader so thought this was apt. Darth Vader by Osmosis Must admit in June I didn't do that much work on my HAED, in fact not a lot of stitching some weeks. But here's where I'm at with my HAED... Heaven and Earth Designs Cruising the Information Highway by Randal Spangler And here's my Blackwork Butterfly, finally did the outline for the second wing and started filling in.... Blackwork Butterfly by Mary Hickmott I have got a new chart, this one I couldn't resist. Anyone who knows me will know that I adore Jane Austen and my all time favourite is Pride & Prejudice. Brooke's Books has a new design that I just couldn't resist. It's called "The Darcy's"  I may save i