Friday, 30 October 2009

Happy Halloween

Due to a week of houseguests I haven't managed a single stitch. Hopefully next week I'll back on track.

In the meantime I thought I'd share a piece of stitching with you that I completed in 2004. It's a lovely chart by Bent Creek & very popular... especially at this time of year :-)

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Almost Done

I've been busy :-)

"Baby Love" has suddenly come to life with a bit of backstitch, not much left now. I was hoping to get it finished next week but we have house guests so you'll have to just watch this space for further progress.

My other finish is not cross stitch related but is instead a little bag. A baby tote measuring 8 inches square & made using some fabric that I had "in stock" :-)

Our little room which has housed our computers since we moved in is rapidly becoming my new craft/stitching room. We've moved a drop-side table from downstairs up here which is now the new home for my sewing machine & either side of the table I have 2 of my stitching boxes. DH was kind enough to put up 2 new shelves above my desk so I have DMC Gold Concept thread folders on the top shelf along with a folder containing charts from some magazines & a selection of books that include knitting, quilting & cross stitch (& some World of Warcraft books... loosely craft related!!). I'm feeling quite at home :-)

Monday, 12 October 2009

New Stash :-)

Last week I once again added to my 'to do' list. It was the long awaited visit to The Knit & Stitch Show held at Alexandra Palace. It was a lovely day, we were lucky enough to get a parking space right outside the main doors, any closer & we'd have been in the foyer!

Baa Baa Black Sheep Kit - Historical Sampler Company
Happy Christmas Kit - Michael Powell, Little Gems

Christmas Is... Chart - Lizzie Kate
You Can Touch The Dust... Chart - Lizzie Kate
Merry Christmas Charts - Lizzie Kate
Peace, Love & A Cure Chart - Lizzie Kate
Snowman style bellpull wire
Threads from The Gentle Art & Weeks Dye Works

Now all I need is a few more days without the twins or a much longer day!!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

The Promised Picture

Here you go... an updated picture of Baby Love.

I've thoroughly enjoyed getting back into my stitching. Last weekend we continued having a tidy of the spare room & this involved me going through a rather large storage box where I came across all kinds of stitching goodies which included:
  • Floor stand from Needle Needs
  • Lap/Table stand from Needle Needs
  • Several different sized frames for the above
  • Cedric the knitted christmas gnome
  • Lots of felt squares that came from my shop
  • Scarf knitting project with fabulous alpaca yarn
  • Some kits that I just had to have!!
  • Several UFO's that haven't seen the light of day for a while :-)
This time next week I would've been to the Knit & Stitch show & hopefully returned with some lovely new stash to add to the collection. I will of course share with you any new purchases!