Sunday, 21 August 2016

IHSW and WIPocalypse August

Good morning everyone, I'm combining my posts again for both IHSW and WIPocalypse.  Although the weekend isn't over I want to post now while my husband and son are still home so when they go out later I can stitch without interruption.  They're off to Beaulieu to look at supercars - not really my thing!






I've mostly been working on Treasure Hunt Bookshelf.  I took Bamboo Fan on holiday with me to Cornwall but we were so busy I didn't get as much done as I thought I would and I haven't picked it up since we've been home.  I think I'll find it easier to get back into doing it on a Tuesday once my son and husband are back at school and we're all in our normal routines.  Here it was last time you saw it.




And here it is now.  I've just done some of the flowers at the bottom.




Here's Treasure Hunt Bookshelf last time.




And here it is now.  The 2nd row is finished and I started on page 19 on 9th August.





I managed to get quite a bit done in the 2nd week of my 2 weeks off work.  Our cat is diabetic and needs twice daily insulin injections.  He was fine for the cat sitters while we were away but had a hypoglycaemic episode the day after we got home and spent 5 days in the animal hospital being stabilised.  So while we were waiting around for vets to phone and each day thinking he might be able to come home we didn't do very much or go very far.  He's fine now and his blood test results are better than they've ever been so we're hoping that continues.


In other news I have finally found the Stitch Maynia group on Facebook.  I've heard it referred to in lots of flosstube videos and I'm now a member.  I've had a quick look through the posts and it certainly seems a very friendly group.  I've joined a couple of SALs for later in the year and am looking forward to seeing everyone's progress.

That's all from me for now, happy stitching!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Things with Wings at Craft Rocket

Good morning Crafters, it's time for another challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this month is Things with Wings.


I've used a kit from a magazine to stitch a cute little fairy

I've used card, ribbon and sentiment from my stash.  The papers are from my Stocking Fillers paper pack.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting today, please come on over to Craft Rocket and link up your creations and see what the very talented DT have made to inspire you.  You have until 30th August.


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Glitzy Glitter at Craft Rocket

Good morning Crafters, it's time for another challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this month is Glitzy Glitter so we would like to see some sparkle and bling on your makes!


I have stitched some baubles using a chart and metallic thread from a magazine cover kit.  I've layered it on some glitter card from my stash and used a peel off sentiment.



I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting today, please come on over to Craft Rocket and link up your creations and see what the very talented DT have made to inspire you.  You have until 16th August.


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Animal Kingdom at Unicorn

Good morning crafters, it's time for another challenge at Unicorn.  Our theme this month is Animal Kingdom so we would like to see lots of creatures on your creations.


I have made a birthday card for a friend's son using an image from Melonheads.


I used my own sentiment and card and background paper from my Create and Craft club paper pack.  The die cuts are by Crafter's Companion.  The image is coloured with Promarkers.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting, you have until 31st August to link up your critter creations.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

WIPocalypse and Gifted Gorgeousness

Hello everyone, I'm a bit late with everything again,  I've been so busy at work and with end of term stuff at my son's school.  Now it's the holidays and while I still have another week at work my husband and son are home and it's all a bit less frantic. 






First - WIPocalypse.  I've been working on Treasure Hunt Bookshelf and Bamboo Fan.  Bamboo Fan is now my Tuesday project so I am making steady progress. Here they are last time you saw them.



And now


I've finished another 2 pages, just one and a partial until the 2nd row is finished.  I was hoping to have it done by the end of the month but we've booked a last minute holiday so I really don't think it's going to happen.  I can't take it with me as I'd need my daylight lamp for this one.  I think I'll take Bamboo Fan with me instead.  I'm not sure what count it's on but it's bigger that THB so I won't have any problems seeing the holes!  You may be wondering what the sticker is on the top of my snap frame - it's a frog!  I thought if I put it there it might keep the other one away - didn't work, I spent yesterday frogging quite a bit of orange as I was one row out.

Our question for this month is how we're meeting our goals for this year.  I've looked back at my post at the beginning of the year and it's not going well!  I wanted to have my Reindeer made into a cushion and Pretty Little Hong Kong and Forest Walk framed.  I have done nothing with these yet.  I wanted to have Bamboo Fan finished by the end of the year.  I barely touched it until a few weeks ago!  I'm getting there, hopefully a week with it on holiday will see some more progress.  THB is the only thing going according to plan.  I wanted to do an average of 500 stitches a day and at last count I was 17 days ahead of schedule.  So I can afford to take a week off from it to go on holiday.  I wanted to be halfway through by the end of the year and I'm sure I will be.  On the plus side, I have stitched every day since 1st January.  Sometimes it has literally only been a couple of stitches but every little helps!

On to Gifted Gorgeousness!  I've made 2 things.  I've stitched this little design for a Christening.  It will be made into a card.  I got the chart from Ebay and it's from The World of Cross Stitching magazine. Stitched 2 over 2 on some random evenweave from my stash using the recommended DMC threads.


Then I've made this bag for my friend.  You may recall she admired the sheep one I did earlier in the year and asked if I would do the dog for her.  She has been very unwell this year but is hopefully on the mend now.

She turns 40 on Monday but her party is this afternoon so I'm going to take it along.  I really hope she likes it.  I'm going to pop a bottle of fizz in for good measure!

That's all from me for now, Happy Stitching everyone!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Spots and Stripes at Craft Rocket

Good morning Crafters, it's time for another challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this month is spots and/or stripes.


I've made a card using a cross stitch kit from a magazine for a stripy christmas tree tag.  The card is from my stash and the papers are from my Stocking Fillers pack


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting today, please come on over to Craft Rocket and link up your creations and see what the very talented DT have made to inspire you.  You have until 2nd August.


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Anything goes at Craft Rocket

Good morning Crafters, it's time for another challenge at Craft Rocket.  We have a nice easy theme for you this month - Anything goes!


I have made a card using a sheet of die cut butterflies that I got in Lidl the other week.



I've used card and an embossed layer of card and pearls from my stash.  I've used a sentiment from Kanban.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Scrappers Delights - Anything goes
Use your stuff - Show us an animal 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Thanks for visitong today, please come on over to Craft Rocket and link up your creations and see what the very talented DT have made to inspire you.  You have until 19th July.