Wednesday, 26 June 2013

2013 Ornament SAL - June

Hi Blogger Friends

For this month I decided to do a Joan Elliott design from the Victorian Christmas Design Library that was in an old issue of The World of Cross Stitching magazine.

I stitched it on opalescent aida. I am really pleased with it.

Bye for now


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

A Quick Stitchy Update

Hi Blogger Friends

So this quick update and starts with a granny square

I then made a start on the next FWC Card Exchange. This time the theme is Christmas so I selected a Margaret Sherry Cover Kit as it has a lovely card mount for the design. Below is my progress so far

Next comes my progress on the All Our Yesterdays In the Poppyfields design

I then had a break from Cross stitching and made a start on a Garter Stitch Cowl. I am using some Crofter Chunky yarn that I had originally bought to make a cardigan, but the pattern was to complex for me, so as I live in scarves and cowls during the winter I decided to make a scarf/cowl and at least it is now being put to use.
I finally got around to starting this months Christmas ornament and below is my progress so far. I think I  may be a few days late in completing this one.
I did 6 hours work on the Polstitches Pixie SAL - Pansy below is my progress. I am really pleased with my fabric choice
and my final piece of stitching is from last night. I chose to have a little play and see if I could do the Wessex Stitchery shapes that are in this month edition of Mary Hickmott's New Stitches magazine. I apologise for the awful photo, but it was fun to do
Non stitchy news

Below are photos of my daughters new tattoo - although I would not want one I think this one is actually quite nice. Second photo is of a piece of my sons final art project for which he got a distinction. Apparently the art style is known as Outsider Art. And finally my attempt to take a photo of the Super moon - well you can see it isn't very good but I did try :-)

That is it for now


Sunday, 16 June 2013

And the Winner is .....

Thank you to the 10 people who left comments on my blog to win the giveaway I mentioned in my previous post.

Below is a photo of the names written down from the comments underneath the previous post.

The next photo is what the Random Number Generator came up with
So the Winner is Pull the Other Thread please could you let me have your name and address so that I can send the giveaway items to you.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

100th Post Giveaway, Some Finishes etc and June's ORT report

Hi Blogger friends

I know this post has been quite awhile in coming, but I have been busy.

I will get all my updates listed first and you will find the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

Stitching Updates

My first update is for my Roll Your Own 2013 project that is designed by Tracy Horner of Ink Circles and has its own Yahoo group. I am doing the Solas colour option which were my own selection, Tracy gave it its name.

Then follows the first of my three completions
This Poppy Lady was started as a round robin with the FWC group a few years ago now. It came back to me with a small section on the left hand side needing completing, well I finally dug it out and completed it.
This Blackwork I started on last year and have now finally completed it. I really enjoy Blackwork now to do the other gardens Scottish, Irish and Welsh :-)

My final completion since my last post is the Foxglove Card for the FWC Card Exchange

The other stitching I have been doing is below

The 1st of June saw the start of the latest Polstitches SAL via the Facebook group. You can either do Bluebell or Pansy from the Nora Corbett range. I chose to do Pansy as they are my favourite flower. I am stitching it on 28ct Opal Linen on Polstitches Moonrise which was a limited colour from last year. The progress photo above shows the first weeks requirement which was 7hrs stitching using railroading. I chose to only railroad the top leg of my stitches to speed up the process. Week 2's requirement is to do 6 hrs stitching to give those who did not manage the first weeks time to catch up.

This is my progress on the current UFO I am trying to finish. I got a couple of hours work done this week. Hopefully over the next 7 days this will be completed.
This is my progress on In the Poppyfields as of Friday 7th June 2013. I did not stitch yesterday.

Stash Additions

All Our Yesterdays DMC Limited Edition Kit of Cowes - which is where I originally come from.

This is the current months limited edtion fabric. I think it is gorgeous.

TUSAL - June ORT Report

June's ORT Report. For those of you who don't know what this is here is the link to the TUSAL

I think mine has got quite a bit bigger over the last month :-)

100th Blog Post Giveaway

If you have managed to stay with me through this post as promised here is the giveaway I am doing for my 100th post since my blog restart last November.

The giveaway contents are as follows :-

Goldleaf Needlework Toto the Little Tiger Kit on 14 ct Aida 6.7" x 4.8"
1 star frame for Xmas decoration plus 2 small circular frames
3 x Carrie's Creations floss in Masquerade, Thanksgiving and Over the Rainbow
2 x Madeira Metallic Floss in shades 324 and 0313
Mill Hill Beads in  02078, 02010 and 03049
Mill Hill Treasure in 13051
3 x Hand dyed fabrics one piece is aida 15" x 14", one piece of English Rose  Opal Linen from Polstitches 9 x 13 inches and a grab bag piece of opal linen which is 13 x 18 inches.

I will keep the post open for a week and it will close at 12 noon BST on the 16th June 2013. If you want to be considered for the giveaway please make a comment. At the end of the week, I will write a numbered list of the participants and will use the random number generator to select the winner.

Good luck

Bye for now


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