Saturday, March 31, 2007

Hardanger SAL

I stitched this as a Beginners Hardanger SAL at Stitch and Stash. I'm not a beginner, but I wanted to join in the fun. However, I didn't like my first start, the Caron Watercolour I was using just didn't look right. It was one with several colours in it, rather than just shades of the same colour, if you know what I mean, and just wasn't suited to this design. So I put it aside, by the time I picked it up again, lots of people had finished. It was done over 4 weeks, although I never received Part 4, so just worked from other peoples photos. (Where do emails go, Jayne sent me it 4 times, but still I never got it, the previous weeks turned up no problem.) I'm thinking I'll make this into a small cushion. I fancy having a go at a sort of cushion like the Shepherds Bush Be-Attitude pillows. What do you think?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

A new start

Hi everyone, sorry I've been away so long. I know some people have said they've missed me, so thank you for missing me! I've been really busy, and life just got in the way. I have been stitching, even if it's not anywhere near as much as usual. My pc time has been extremely limited, but hopefully it's coming back.

I thought I'd show pictures of the Round Robin I joined a while back. It's organised by Colette, in one of the groups I belong. It's the first time I've joined a RR, there's six of us in it, and the others all joined before me. They're really nice people, so that's why I joined. We have all chosen a theme, and sent charts with the RR as it goes on it's travels. My dd chose my theme, and it's weight watchers. The charts are from a stitching magazine, I can't remember which at this moment in time. I've named them 'The Fat Girls', and you never know maybe I can lose some weight before they return! The posting date for the RR is the 10th of every month, so I said goodbye to mine, and received Essie's from Holland. Essies' theme is Christmas Cottages, and she has stitched a border, and we each get to stitch a cottage. Essie is going to make it into a Bell Pull on it's return. What a great idea, and I love Christmas designs, so couldn't wait to stitch on this when it arrived. I hope Essie loves it when it gets back to her. Next I'll be receiving Sarah's, but you'll have to wait and see what her theme is-just watch this space.

I've also had a couple of new starts, and something else which is a secret, but I'll post about them at another date. Hope you're all well, and see ya later.