Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sheep #1.2

Dear all,

I made it! next 100 stitches done and here comes my second update on 'Hope' of the Sheep SAL with Sarah.

200 stitches

This snowflake is huge don't you think? Maybe it will be done by next Sunday as I really want to move on to the next colour.

For info on this SAL check out my 1st post HERE.

Anyhow better run ... it is 8pm and I still had no dinner and gotta go sleepy at 10pm like a big girl.

Till soon,



Saturday, 13 September 2014

TUSAL - August update

Hello all,

I have a spare moment (or rather made a spare moment) for my blog. So decided to post an update from last month. Had the photos taken awhile ago before the move, but haven't got around to posting them.

August and the rest of the year

2014 so far
Not sure how the September update will go as I haven't brought the jars with me and am dumping the orts on a shelf in a little pile.

I have also been getting on with 100 stitches per week challenge. Only have 43 to go before tomorrow's update. Good luck to me!

Till soon,



Monday, 8 September 2014

A yet another SAL I found myself joining. Sheep #1.1

Deal all,

Well I have started yet another SAL. This time it is all in good cause of getting that stash stitched up. At the moment I am stitching with Sarah (of Sarah in Stitches) and unlike me she was able to post on time. Click HERE for her post on the matter.

We are working on 'Hope' the first sheep of the Little Sheep Virtues series by Little House Needleworks.  I am working in the recommended DMC colours on 35 count cocoa WDM (I think that might stand for week dye works). My progress so far:



The plan is to challenge ourselves to 100 stitches a week with an update post on Sunday (almost there). Speaking of belated posts I should probably check my calendar (still not up due to the move - but I finally have the magnets to attach it to the board above my desk).

Also if you fancy joining us on this noble sheep quest do let either Sarah or myself know. At the moment the plan is to stitch Hope and Joyfulness, but more might follow. I do have already one sheep completed over HERE (the second in the series 'Love').

Till soon,





Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Stitch from Stash - August 2014

Dear all,

Just a quick check-in, as I am in the process of packing up to move tomorrow. The saddening part is that I cannot take all my stash with me, so had to be a little selective of few projects that I will work on in the next few months before I get a chance to travel back up North for the weekend.

My shopping last month was mainly fabrics. Hmm most of which I have to leave behind (ignore the grey undertone of my photo taking).






Mostly evenweave, just one 18 count (bottom picture left). Total cost £36.25 and £15 for a dmc 310 cone (sorry no picture). Total spend £51.25

Minus £25 (£/$) exemption ... I have £/$26.25 - £/$21.28 (previous month carried forward) ... £/$4.97 from current month's £/$25 .... so that is a total of £/$20.03 to carry to next month. It is a good thing we had the exemption this month or I wouldn't have made it.

Till soon,

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Smalls #7 - late again ... my first LHN finish

Hello all,

Just realised this morning that the month has already almost rolled into the next set of updates and I have still one from last month to let you know about.

My finish from last month is Little Sheep Virtue - No.2 or "Love" by Little House Needleworks:




I have stitched it in recommended colours/with suggested button 35 count cocoa. I hate this count (as I can only stitch in daylight with such small holes) but all the sheep will need to be on it now.  

Till soon,


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Wipocalypse - August 2014 report ...

Hello all,

Since the last Wipocalypse update was very late hence subsequently the current one has little progress to show. So just a quick post ...

Venice Palazzo by Michael Powell:

July 2014

August 2014


Till soon,


P.S. Oldest and Newest wip ... the newest you have just above. It is the latest start and the most loved wip at the moment. The oldest is 'Tending the Flock'. (To see it click on the Wipocalypse tab.) It comes from the days when I just restarted my cross stitch endeavours and is stitched in 4 strands. I liked my work bulky when I was younger, but now I sort of find it hard to stitch.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Wipocalypse and TUSAL update - July 2014 (two months worth)

Hello all,

I have internet again! Feels very strange to be able to access emails and other necessities of life in a few moments. I am going to move South in September, so desperately trying to find a place to live. It is harder than I originally thought. Oh well, persevere, persevere, persevere.

This is belated (nothing new). So hopefully I can get all the late July posts out of the way and move on to the promised giveaway. But before I can do that I do need to look at my stash again, just to see what I no longer need.

First up is TUSAL ... with the baby orchid. Remember I have mentioned that one of my orchids had a baby (or keiki as they are known), well this young plant that has been potted on its own for only 5 months has now flowered!





Wipocalypse:

Christmas Candle (HAED)

May 2014

July 2014
Almost there. A bit more on the hair and leaves and a page finish is slowly coming along.

QS Poisonous Beauties:

May 2014

July 2014
Cabin Fever

September 2012

July 2014

There is not much progress on this one, but some progress is better than none, and after almost two years of no stitching this is now hopefully turning into a wip.

I have a few starts as well:

MSherry SAL update:

'Spring bouquet' by Margaret Sherry from CrossStitch Crazy issue 174 (March 2013):
July 2014
I feel a bit light headed by Judy Rossouw (Anchor kit)

July 2014

A close up if you can't see what I have stitched
Brollies (Heritage Crafts):

July 2014

Venice Palazzo by Michael Powell:

July 2014

and thats how huge the entire design is!

I know my starts are a little pathetic, but hey ho maybe they will grow by the next update.

Till soon,




P.S. in view of Wipocalypse question (always forget them). I haven't started any Christmas stitching. Not sure when (or even if) I will get around to that.