Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Small Finish

This is a square I've just completed for my Quilts for Breast Cancer group. The design came from a set of 12 which all complete to form an afghan, I've never made the afghan just found the designs sat in my chart box. If anyone out there would like the set of 12 designs please email me
privately and I'll send them to you.

Today while I was sat in playgroup with daughter Darcy we had a delivery by Parcel Force. Not in they took it to our local post office where I collected it this afternoon......hurray its my Lowery Workstand from Sew and Sew. DH ordered it on Sunday night as my Christmas present. He says I can't have it until Christmas though...grrr! As payback his new flashgun arrived just after he left for work....its out of his Christmas money so I've let him test it just to make sure it works and now its back in its box until Christmas Day!!!

Thank you for all your comments, I do appreciate them and try to look at as many of your photos and blogs as I can.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Believe...and it shall be finished!

This week I finished a small project I'd been working on for our daughter Darcy titled "Believe". I've stitched it on a lovely 32ct hand dye called Summer Skies by Sparklies. I'm pleased with how it turned out and I have some more hand dye from Sparklies to do the sister design called "Hope"

I've also managed to complete one of my Christmas wall quilt squares, this one is just Merry Christmas. I've done a snowman, this one and have nearly finished a tree. The fourth one will either be a stocking or a present...I just can't decide at the minute.

I'm still not caught up on my Christmas SAL, have part 9 to do. I completed weeks 44 and 45 on my A Stitch A Week SAL which I'm pleased with (2 weeks behind on that now) I decided to do week 45s design of an umbrella for week 44 and instead of cross stitch I used some hand dyed thread and did pattern darning, for the raindrops I used beads. Week 45 fell on Remembrance Sunday so I stitched a poppy in remembrance of my grandad who served in the Navy during WW2.

What am I working on now....I'm halfway through a square for the QFBC then I want to catch up on my SALS before starting the Hope project. DH is buying me a Lowery frame for Christmas so when that arrives I'll be able to start on my photostitch properly...can't wait :-) and I've another 2 squares for QFBC so need to pick up so more fabric as I've the designs all picked out.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Return To The Sea

Last night I finally finished my Return To The Sea sampler. It's all backed in a co-ordinating fabric and has a little hook sewn into the top so it can hang in our bedroom. I really enjoyed sewing this and have 2 more of Tanya's charts on the literary theme.

Now I'm catching up on my Christmas SAL, I want to make the Karate Dog by Margaret Sherry in this months Cross Stitcher magazine for our eldest Peter, grid my monopoly project and that's not counting my Darcy photostitch. DH is off work next week so hopefully I can manage to get an hour during each day to stitch without any children.

Back to my needle I go.......

Friday, 6 November 2009

November Already

Can you believe we're in November already? Doesn't seem that long ago since DH and I took our eldest Peter for his first day at full time school. The weather has definitely changed, lots of rain in the past couple of weeks and the cold spell is now here.

Here's my November calendar piece and the verse just sums up the weather here in Yorkshire.

To cheer us up here's a little November Flower Fairy

And last but definitely not least here's my progress on my latest project. Return to the Sea by The Sampler Girl. I've only the quote at the top to sew then I can finish it off. I'm thinking hand stitch the sides with co-ordinating thread, back it and make it into a wall hanging.