Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Stitchy plans for May!

Last night I ordered the threads for 3 designs since thought better of kitting up for 4 designs.  Also ordered fabric for my next HAED -Think Pink.  It is out of stock until June but thought i'd get on the waiting list.

Once the threads have arrived I can do the card design for my friend - found the perfect piece of silver lurex aida in my stash!

Then on to page 3of Curl Up which won't take long so then on to the baby sampler design for my colleague!

It's going to be a busy one!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Halloween Teddy finished!

Well I've finally finished Halloween Ted!
This leaves me with only 6 designs in progress!  It's been a long time since I could say that!

So I'm now working on Samantha:
I've actually done a little more on her since this photo was taken and am now working on the background to the right of her head.

This should keep me occupied until the next page of Curl Up arrives next week, or else it better as last night I was drawn into making a list of threads that I need for the next 4 projects!  OK one of them is for the little card of the angel for my friend, I have the fabric for this one and the TT (Tiny Treasure) Kitty. So will just need about 80 odd threads, some Krenic and 2 pieces of fabric.  I also found the perfect design in my stash to try out hand dyed fabric, so I will try that too!

Friday, 22 April 2011

A day at the cricket

It's a lovely good friday and my DH and I are members of Durham cricket club so I'm currently sat at the top of the biggest stand writing this post on my kindle.

Although I've had a good day the thought of going back to halloween ted is daunting me as I'm hating the 14 count.

Not that you will care but Thorpe is on a hat trick.

so anyway am going to plough away and get it done asap.  Then despite Rachel's comment spuring me on to start a new desigh, I'm going to be working on Samantha. I'l post a pic over the weekend.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The conundrum of whast to do next...

Well halloween ted is goimg well. it should be finished by the end of the week which is good because I can't say I'm enjoying it.

But then the problem of what to stitch next begins while I wait for page 3of Curl Up in May.

My head is saying go back to one of my other WIP (I have 5 other ones!) but heart is saying to start a new one!

Don't know what to do!

Monday, 18 April 2011

My stash reduction challenge is over...

After joining the stash reduction challenge on I thought I'd be able to resist many if any purchases this year - BUT HAED were offering a sale of 25% then I got offered an additional 25% - I don't know who can resist a 50 % off sale!

So I bought not one, not two - BUT 5 small charts!

I have so many charts and probably won't get around to stitching them all, but I get so much pleasure from just looking at them - sometimes I worry about me!

Halloween Ted is nearly finished, I hope to get it finished by the end of the week, and then move onto one of my UFOs - Samantha by Lanarte.  Been stitching it for about 6 years off and on, but only about a quarter to go now.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Update Pic of Curl Up - Page 2 done!

Page 2 is complete!  I'm so pleased as I'm ahead of schedule now after struggling with lots of confetti on page 1 (lots of colour changes).  I don't get page 3 until the first week in May so have some free stitchy time to do what I fancy!

So plans for tomorrow.  have another go at finding the angel chart or do some of the halloween teddy but it's on 14 count (yuk!), I've got so use to doing big projects now, it's really hard to go back to so little colours and a huge needle!

Well hopefully there will be another finish tomorrow!


Well just come back from the garden centre!  I've spent a small fortune on some wooden pots for my back yard, some compost and some plants: A standard fushia, 2 x Dahlias and a lilly.

Do I'm going to get changed and spend the rest of the morning planting them up! 

I'm not going to plant my bedding plants out for another few weeks as don't want to get them frosted, but it's a shame as it's been so warm for April recently.

And then stitching this afternoon, hope to get close to, or finish page 2.

I've decided to stitch a special angel card for my colleague and friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer last week.  i know it's not much but I hope it will help her through this tough time. x

So going to dig through my WOXS mags as the design is somewhere in one of the past issues.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Stitchy bug please come back!

I don't know what it is but I just can't get motivated to stitch today either - but I thought by looking at my blog on day 2 would cheer me up!

I'm so pleased to have quite a few visitors already!

So I'm off to get Curl Up and hopefully get quite a lot of stitching done tonight.  I'm aiming to get page 2 done by the end of the weekend and then it's a few weeks of waiting for page 3 in May.  It's part of the Heaven and Earth Design (HAED) bulletin board (BB) Stitch a long (SAL).  As you can see, us stitcher have a lot of abbreviations.

I'm then planning to finish a tiny design of a teddy in a pumkin costume for halloween - it's not my usual stitch, but doing it as part of an exchange.

I've also promised to do a baby design for a colleague so will also be doing that alongside Curl Up throughout the year.

Well better go and get started!

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A start of a new era...

I can't remember how long I've been talking about having my own blog, but here it is!  I've always like the idea of writing books, fiction, non-fiction etc, but never actually got around to it (or got past chapter 1!)

So this is my record of my stitching, but more than that, my life and how I am begining to get to grips with MS through my love of stitching.

Having been diagnosed at the age of 27, almost 2 years ago now, I still have to pinch myself - were they talking about somebody else?

Well less of the miserable stuff!  I'm currently stitching Curl Up with a Good Book by Heaven and Earth Designs.  Here's a little picture of my current progress:

Ok, it's not the best photo as I'm currently using a cheap webcam, but you get the drift - the design's pretty detailed and tonight I'm struggling to motivate myself to stitch - hence this blog.

Well I'm going to keep you updated with my stitching and what I'm going to be stitch next.