Sunday, 30 March 2014

Theme-a-licious 2014 March Madness & April Showers

March's Theme was an oldie but a goodie :) March Madness, the plan? Work on something different every single day in March, madness but of the funnest kind.

My March Madness was a little different, for me it was madness to think I'd get any sort of stitching done! At least that's what I thought until last week, however I have been stitching, it's just been on one project.

No photo of progress as there's not much change since my last post however I can talk about April's theme.

April's theme was a mystery theme at first, meaning that one hadn't been picked out yet. Now it's been revealed as April Shower's: work on any water themed stitching. Brilliant, this means I can continue working on Super Mario as I have finally hit the water part of the chart!

My aim for April Showers is to FINISH Super Mario :) 

xX Fiona Xx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

an update and a pattern

a friend of mine asked to see my whole mario project so far so I thought I'd post it up here as well

it's getting there!!

Also I realised that I never posted up the pattern for the Yoshi's I stitched for Lee's Valentine gift so here is Yoshi Love in all it's glory :) threads listed are DMC, just click to enlarge the pattern then right click to save it :)

WIPocalpse 2014- March

So this post is about...10 days overdue. Oh well.

This month I have been working on Super Mario thru the ages. I won't post pics as I did two posts ago and not much has changed since then.

Our topic for the month is about where we like to stitch.

Generally I like to either stitch in the living room on the sofa in front of the telly, not always productive as I end up watching telly instead of stitching so I tend to wait until there's a friends marathon or something similar to stitch like this as i don't really need to watch the screen. Its more of a background noise thing.

Since getting my own tv in February for my birthday I now tend to stitch in my bedroom, it's not connected to the aerial yet so I just watch dvd's or netflix through my games console instead of actual tv but I've found its much less distracting and I'm actually making more progress.

Hopefully next month I will post on time and have pictures to share, our topic is going to be about stash organization!

xX Fiona Xx

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Stitch from Stash 2014-March

3 months in and I haven't cracked yet!

Yes it's March and I still haven't added to my stash, I've also not started anything new apart from a Valentine's gift but I am making progress on some WIP's so that's something.

I won't show pics of Super Mario through the ages as I showed it in my last post but
I have also been working on my 'Rainbow Road' granny stripe blanket (yarn stash is still huge though!)

So that's it for my SFS2014 March report, no new starts or finishes but some progress made and most importantly, NO SPENDING :)

xX Fiona Xx

Theme-a-licious March Madness, TUSAL & WIPocalypse posts coming soon!

IHSW March 2014

So this weekend just gone was International Hermit & Stitch Weekend. I didn't sign up for it this month as my grandparents were coming down I didn't think I'd get anytime to stitch before going back to work on Sunday.

However Sunday evening I had no plans as I sat down and stitched and stitched and stitched!

This was my progress before I started (excuse the chocs and DS, I sent this pic to Lee to show him what my plans were for the evening)
 And this was the progress I'd made when I stopped! I've finished a page and started a new one, the this blue line you can see at the bottom is the bottom of the design! The end is in sight!

So that's it for my IHSW report, stay tuned for Themealicious March Madness & Stitch From Stitch March posts coming soon!

xX Fiona Xx

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Stitch from Stash2014- Splurge weekend report

So this weekend gone was Nashville Market in the States and as a birthday treat Mel at Epic Stitching said we could have a splurge spending weekend with a $100 limit (anything over would be counted as stash spending for the month)

I am happy to report that as I had absolutely no money to splurge I spent £0 - that's right nada, zip, zilch. 

To be honest although I have charts in my wishlist from 123stitch that I would LOVE to own right now I simply don't have the funds to buy them so I'm actually finding it pretty easy to not spend on stash. Once payday rolls round it may be another matter though!

xX Fiona Xx

Where the hell did the month go?

seriously!! It's been almost a month since my last post and that means that I've missed a couple of posting dates for groups! So this will be a catch-up post of sorts

TUSAL was January 30th-thankfully I've not stitched much since then seeing as I finished Lee's Valentine's project before the posting date so here is what my jar looks like-threads from 'secret valentines project' & super mario thru the ages.

Theme-a-licious January came to an end and I didn't work on a single Garden themed piece. Feb's theme is 'Fantasy February' again I have nothing in my WIP/UFO pile that fits the theme and I want to finish Super Mario so I'll be working on that.

WIPocalypse post was Feb 14th (I was in Haslemere with Lee celebrating Valentine's Day but I'll post more about that another time) and the topic of discussion was on 'Stitching habits-rotation or one at a time?'

This is a harder topic for me to pin down as I have tried it both ways. I've tried rotational stitching, dedicating days to certain projects or setting goal based deadlines (super mario in the run up to new year) and for me it just doesn't work, I've tried one at a time as well but I find that I get bored and get the itch to start something new.

I did the Crazy January Challenge a few years ago hoping that the flurry of starts at the beginning of the year would encourage me to finish them all by the year end but all that happened was that I lost interest in the larger projects opting for newer smaller starts.

So I guess I am an anything goes stitcher, it really does depend on my mood, yes I'll dedicate time to one project but if it starts to bore me I will start something new, they all get finished in the end and as long as they aren't for anybody else I guess all that matters is that I'm enjoying the time I spend working on it.

In terms of projects worked on this month, I worked on Super Mario & I finished Lee's Valentine project. Thankfully he loved it :)