Sunday, 14 August 2011

Power of the Dragon

Here he is...all done at last

Power of the Dragon
designed by Lesley Teare
(Fantasy Cross Stitch book)

The gold and beads don't show as well as we'd like but at 9pm at night with eyes drooping and a holiday to finish packing for it's the only chance I'd get at a photo!!

Friday, 12 August 2011

The Tree's All Bloomed

My tree of stitches is all finished and is now all blooming, though thanks to the insistence of DD instead of the falling blossom beads it's got raindrop beads!  This has been a total joy to stitch and I can't wait for the new SAL - The Great Escape -  to start in September. The tree of stitches is still available on The Stitch Specialists yahoo group to members only if you'd like to stitch your own tree.
Tree of Stitches
designed by Abi Gurden

And just to show what else I've been up to that has cut seriously into my stitching time here is DS2 dancing at the local Magpies Gala on Sunday 7th August. He goes to Drapers Dance Centre on Saturdays and absolutely loves it, his first medal is coming up in September and he's so excited.

Finally just incase you're wondering YES I am STILL working on DS2's dragon. I'm on the final leg before beading and hoping to finish it before we go on holiday to Scotland. The next update will hopefully have the dragon on it all completed.....or DS2 will string me up LOL!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Some Smalls

I've managed to do a couple of smalls in the last month. As the end of the school year was coming up my boys asked me to make something for their teachers, this is what I made them :

An ornament for DS2's teacher
for this chart click here

A bookmark for DS1's teacher
if you want this chart please click here

I've also been working on a biscornu for a Summer Biscornu Exchange with the yahoo group Friendly Stitchers. After going around Shirebrook Valley one Monday morning with DH and DD and seeing beautiful butterflies I decided to stitch this for my partner Rhonda.