Wednesday, 30 September 2009

An Eve of Stitching

This evening I've put some time in on Baby Love. It's coming along really nicely & I've almost completed the main bulk of the design. I'm trying my best to get it done so that I can do the backstitch on it as I know that once the backstitch is on the design will really come to life & thats when the enthusiasm will really kick in to finish it off. Being such a small design it really shouldn't take me that long once I'm past the backstitch point.

Hopefully I'll get a picture posted tomorrow.... would have got that done this evening but the battery is dead again... maybe I should request a new one for christmas.

I've made some nice progress on the christmas gift stitching that I began last week, I'm pleased with the colour so far on the fabric. No picture to be posted of this until after christmas so a long wait I'm afraid.

Only 8 days to the Knit & Stitch show, can't wait. I hope there is lots of stitching there, I'll be gutted if there isn't. I do know that Historical Sampler Company will be there & both mum & me love their samplers so it'll be nice to see them & anything new that they have on offer :-)

Friday, 25 September 2009

Problem Solved :-)

The dilemma from last week has now been sorted. A friend recommended that I purchase half the threads needed for the new design & puchase the other half at the show. Well I went to order half & then realised that there is only 6 different shades needed so I ordered them all... yay :-)

Below is a picture of the threads & fabric. There are 2 shades from Gentle Art & 4 from Weeks Dye Works. The fabric is 27 count Cream Northern Cross Linen. Have to wait a while for me to show you the design though as it's the one thats a christmas gift. Can't wait to get started!!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

A New Start

For the last few days I've been looking at a design that I would like to get started on asap. Only problem is I need to order the threads for it as I want to use the Sampler Threads & Weeks Dye Works that are listed. I have 21 days until me & mum head to The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace so I know I should hold off ordering them but it's driving me mad. I don't have that much time to stitch at the moment & I would really like this done as a christmas gift.

What a quandary to be in... do I order the threads now & then I've got them & can get started or do I wait until Ally Pally & risk not getting them & then having to order them anyway? These things do my head in!

Below is a picture of what I'm working on at the moment. It's a mini birth sampler for Missy Moo, I started it just after the twins were born but didn't get to stitch much as everything was put on hold while I learnt how to incorporate the twins into my life. The design is only small & it's from the Kittens range of Cinnamon Cat designs. Hopefully now that I'm dedicating some time to the stitching I'll be able to post some more progress soon.

Baby Love

Happy Stitching :-)

Monday, 14 September 2009

It's the little things!

I am of course referring to this post... a very little one indeed.

Monday is supposed to be my stitching day but alas it's now my second Monday being twin-less & once again I haven't managed to get needle into fabric. Must do better.

What I have managed to do this evening is add to my UFO list over there----------------->

Thursday, 10 September 2009

A Picture of Happiness

Here are the pictures of my latest stash that arrived from The Silver Needle. It's taken me ages to get around to the photos but I blame the twins for that :-P

The first is the final 6 charts that I needed in the Bent Creek Red Thread series. The original 6 charts with the border chart & the fabric was purchased in New Jersey quite some time ago, I won't say how long because that's just depressing!

The second is the remaining 6 charts (with all threads) required for the Bent Creek Big Zipper Kit, another that I purchased the very first part of in New Jersey.

The last picture is of some other charts that I bought which include:
Bent Creek - Wedding Row
Lizzie*Kate - Housework Never Killed Anyone
Lizzie*Kate - Normal is just a setting on the washer
The other design in the picture was a freebie from The Silver Needle & it just happens to be a design by one of my favourite people... Hinzeit. Of all the freebies I could have received I was absolutely over the moon at receiving this one, especially as before I placed the order I looked through all of the Hinzeit pages to see if they had anything new.

There were 3 other items that I received but at this point in time I am unable to to post a picture as the plan is that they're christmas gifts.... just don't ask me which year :-)

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Not much doing....

Once again another day & evening has passed me by with no sign of putting thread to fabric. It does disappoint me slightly but at the same time I've been busy blog hopping from my stitching group blogs on to further afield.

I have managed to add a WISP (Work In Slow Progress) column to my blog & in it have included my HAED design Dragon Riders. I guess what I'd really like to do is get around to turning the list into html links so that you can see the progress but I doubt i'll get around to it.

I also started a new blog yesterday, some random thoughts & memories that are unrelated to stitching. I added my signature to that blog too (with the assistance of DH).

We have 35 days left before me & mum head off to the Alexandra Palace Knit & Stitch show, very excited about that & can't wait to spend some money & buy up a bit of stash. More on that later I think.