Friday, 24 May 2013

Around the World in 80 Stitches

This week part 12 came out of Papillon Creations SAL "Around the World in 80 Stitches"  Couldn't wait to get working on it and I managed to complete the part before the kids broke up from school for the week.  Here's my version

As you can see I decided to do the speciality stitch version, my favourite for this part was the Dunstan Stitch.

If you want to join in the SAL please click Papillon Creations and it will take you straight there. Yvonne also does a cross stitch version for those who prefer it.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

HAED - Another Page

Yay I finally finished page 2 of my HAED design Cruising the Information Highway.  Here it is so far

Cruising the Information Highway
Heaven & Earth Designs
Stitched 1 over 1 on 25ct

Took me ages to do the last bit as tons of confetti but finally finished this morning. Page 3 all ready and thankfully lots of lovely blocks of colour.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

We Had Sun!

Yes don't faint but we've actually had some sun here in Yorkshire!  Last weekend the weather was absolutely glorious so we finally unearthed the kids bikes from the shed and took them out riding. Here's my 3 enjoying the weather....
Put the stabilisers back onto Lukie's bike as it has been a year since it's been out. Darcy had to have a new bike as we discovered she's grown a lot since last year and her bike was miles too small. This is her new one, pink and white as ordered!!

But I have done some stitching in between all the usual taxi-ing around of the children and here's where I'm at on my main projects...
Castles in the Air by Papillon Creations.
Part 11 all finished on the left hand side and part 12 printed out ready.

Around the World in 80 Stitches by Papillon Creations
Parts 1-11

Cruising the Information Highway by HAED
Showing April's progress. Not as much as I'd like but you can see my little dragon starting to appear.

As it was my birthday in April DH and I went off to Bakewell in Derbyshire to visit Wye Needlecraft. The clamp for my daylight lamp had broken hence not stitching much on my HAED (1over1 on 25ct isn't wonderful on the eyes!) and Wye had an adapter for my Lowery Workstand. One visit and many pennies later and I had the attachment plus a magnetic board holder for my charts, DH put it altogether that night for me. Now I can stitch on my HAED happily with plenty of light :-)  so watch out for a new update at the end of May as I've been working quite a bit on it.