Saturday, January 27, 2007

Birthday stash and another finish

Well it was my birthday last Sunday, and I got stash. I've also ordered lots for myself, but it's not arrived yet.

So here's a pic. I received this as a gift in a birthday exchange on a forum I belong. The sepnding limit is £5, but as you can see I did very well. I wish I knew where you could get all this for a fiver.

I also finished stitching Bob (Bettys dad). I was really happy to have him done, I just have to arrange to take him to Bettys friend, who'll wash him, and then he'll be sent to Bettys sister in Jersey. He's already been to Jersey at least once, so he's well travelled. If you look here you can see how much had already been stitched by Betty, and the original photo. There was not stitching under the photo. The fabric is 16count white Aida, and the chart was on 4 A4 sheets.

I've not really done much stitching this week, but I hope to remedy that today. I did pick up Bettys Japanese Garden, and worked on that for nearly an hour. I'll be pleased to finish that one too. I've seen lots I'd like from the Nashville releases, and can't wait to get my hands on them, but as I'm still awaiting an order from 3 weeks ago from the US, I won't order yet. Another parcel I was expecting has gone missing too, but that has been resent yesterday and recorded delivery, so in theory should arrive today, but in my experience if a package has to be signed for the postie doesn't deliver it on Saturday, so we'll see.

One thing I did forget to photograph was a little kitty my dd14 stitched me for my birthday. I got a magazine on the Thursday, and before I had chance to look at it, it was confiscated, dd asked me for some fabric, and then she got the threads, she then spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in her room stitching, so she could give me it on my birthday on Sunday. She didn't have time to make it into a card, so just gave me it, and we've not yet decided how to finish it off.

And a big thank you to all that read my blog, I know that not everyone leaves a comment, but I don't mind. I read lots of blogs, but leave very few comments, otherwise I'd never get off the PC. But it is really lovely to get comments.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Just Nan finish

Last weekend I decided to have a bit of a sort out of my Just Nan charts, I discovered I have over 70, and I've only stitched 11 of them. What's more, I have some of them twice or even 3 times. So I think I need to stitch some. First up is this one. I started it on Thursday night, and put the last few stitches in on Friday. I decided to do this one because I already had the frame. This is the only Whimzi frame I have.

I've also been busy stitching on Bob (Bettys dad), and pleased with how far that's come on. And I've stitched more on my Valentine Exchange piece. I'll be finishing that this week.

I've joined a Round Robin, so need to decide what theme that will be. Although I've partly given that job to dd.

I've bought lots of stash this week, so not a good start to the year, but it's my birthday coming up, so I've decided to treat myself. Not that I need a reason.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Another finish

This is my latest finish. It was a must stitch. The chart is by Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needleworks, and is called Bee Pinkeep. I won't be making it into a pinkeep, but I think it will make a lovely box top. I'd like to make a fabric box, and have a small leaf print fabric in mind. So I'll keep my eye out for the fabric.

The design is in the latest issue of The Gift of Stitching which came out on Tuesday. I love this magazine, last months issue had 28 ornaments in it, and I'm just in the process of printing them out. I don't think there's any I don't like. If you click on the magazine, you can find out more info, but I say it's definately worth the dollars.

Latest Issue - The Gift of Stitching

I started my Valentine exchange last night, and that's coming along nicely, but I won't be able to post a picture, so I'll show you this. This is a photo stitch of Bettys dad. Betty died in July 2006, and this is what she stitched. I was given this in December to finish off for her sister, so hope to make a start on completeing it this week.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

First finish of 2007

Here's my first finish of 2007. I started this back in July, and it has been something I've just picked up everynow and then. I intend to make this into a bag, maybe to keep some stitching in.

This year I have many things to stitch, many things I'd like to stitch and it would be nice to pull out a UFO that's not seen daylight for a few years. All I can say is watch this space.