Saturday, March 20, 2010

New starts

I finished up 4 Wishes the other night, but need to press it and get a good pic. these are my new starts for this week, and there may be more to come!

Well I actually started this post over 2 weeks ago, but needed to add photo's. Since this post I have had more starts, and even a couple of finishes, so I hope to be back again very soon. I can't believe I have been away so long - I have had things going on which I needed to sort out.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Last week I worked on the fairy by HAED, and made quite a lot of progress before I got bored - actually I only got bored when I had to stitch lots in one colour! I really love working on things with lots of colour changes. I still need to fill in the gaps that show in the top portion - these represent the threads I cannot find! They must be out with another project somewhere!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's Sunday - part 2

Well finally I am posting for last Sunday! - Will catch up eventually.

Happy Mother's Day to everyone, hope you all had a great day.

Here is the progress on 4 Wishes from Sunday 7th March!

I have worked on this on Friday night, Sat night and Sunday since that pic, and here's one of the mistakes I found, so there was a little frogging here, but the night before there was a lot of frogging on the border on the right hand side.
Sun 14th March - I finished the stitching - picture to follow, I hoped to add the beads last night, but didn't - maybe tonight or am I too tired?

I have my next JN planned - it's another band sampler - any ideas? (Clue-it's not a recent release)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's Sunday

...and you know what that means -it's time for Just Nan. Actually I was going to post an update but the dd has stolen the camera cable again, so hopefully I can get my hands on it when she comes home from work.

I have been working on the HAED this week, and picked up 4 Wishes on Friday night, and did a little but had to put it down to watch the programme on Weaving, I really enjoyed it. I do have a loom upstairs (thank you Carol). Has anyone else been watching Mastercrafts on BBC2?

I picked up 4Wishes again last night, and did some frogging and then some stitching, and today I have spotted another mistake in the border - that's what happens when you're tired. I am on track to finish it tonight, but we'll see I think I might save the beads for daylight tomorrow night. It's so nice that it's getting dark later in the evening, although the longer days have had me up earlier in the morning this weekend because we have had sun!

I have already planned my next JN start for next Sunday - if I can wait that long. And I am thinking the HAED will be going away again. I am also thinking of picking up Inspiration next week, but we'll see.

Hope to be back later.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Just Nan Sunday

4 Wishes
by Just Nan

This is my progress picture from last weekend. Actually I didn't stitch very much on the Sunday night, so I added a little more on the Monday night too, but it still wasn't as much as I would normally stitch, and I didn't even finish the line of words! I usually can't put it down with at least finishing the line.

Are you bored of seeing this yet, I have stitched on this again tonight, so I'll be sharing another progress picture soon, but as I am now on to the final season (Autumn), I am wondering whether to just carry on with it in the week. I'm eager to get to the end to add the beads and charms. I think those little bees between the ladybirds look lost without their bodies, which are made up of beads.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

My liftetime project....

or is it a UFO?

This is how it was left last time I stitched on it

I cannot remember when I started this, but this is a HAED pattern my daughter chose. When I purchased the pattern I had no idea what I was getting myself in to. LOL.

There are 36 pages of chart! And I have to blow these up to make them clear enough for me to not get muddled. Each page of chart I am printing on to 4 A4 pages, and my progress you can see below - this is only 2 of my pages! A long way to go yet!

I suppose I could have called it a UFO, but it is something I said I would stitch on and then put down when I'd had enough of it. Having picked it up a couple of weeks ago, I am pleased with my progress as this was what I have achieved in only 2 or 3 nights. And I enjoyed stitching on it. To see a picture of what it will be like when it's finished - click here. And in case you don't want to click, I'll tell you it's a fairy.