Friday, 31 October 2008

better day today

Finished Newton's Law kit 'Season's Greetings' (finally!) lol has taken 3 xmas' to stitch but it's done, just waiting for it to dry so I can press it & frame it! Gone back to stitching Halloween Fairy & I am loving the threads she came with! They are cresent colours hand dyed threads & they are lush! Only downside is that they aren't colourfast so I'm having to be really careful about not marking the fabric so I can get away with not washing it! Although I know I won't finish her by the end of today I hope to have her finished by November 5th! Then it's back to xmas cards Crying if I'm lucky I might get them finished by mid November.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

well that didn't go according to plan

smacked my head really hard this morning and still have a headache now, haven't been able to focus properly on anything for to long so haven't really got any stitching done. Started backstitching season's greetings and started seeing stars!! Hopefully I'll get some stitching done tomorrow

illness can be a good thing...

time off work = more time to stitch!! Good thing too as my mirabilia Halloween fairy kit showed up 2 days ago and i haven't put it down yet!! Only have her face, arms, legs & wings to go! Have also stitched another two xmas cards, one from the latest issue of card shop & a christmas tree design from hobbycraft. Went to Bicester & Swindon over the weekend to pick up some threads & ended up leaving with the Tinkerbell Heart kit I want to do for my friend's birthday, more xmas card stitch kits (have 21 in total now, only 16 left to stitchPerplexed) a cupcake shaped pincushion & a workbox to keep all my extra needles & random buttons & embellishments in. Am going to bed now as tomorrow I hope to finish off more of the Halloween Fairy (aiming to be finished by the end of the day on Friday) and maybe backstitch my newton's law or somebunny to love UFO's (probably Newton as it's an xmas one) If there's still time left in the day after that I may stitch another card....

Friday, 24 October 2008

Really good day today

After finishing the penguin off (still really happy about it, but won't be doing another anytime soon!) I did another two christmas cards, so only 3 more to go now! I thought I had 10 mouseloft kits but I've only got 8 which means I'm over 1/2 way there now Smile

Thursday, 23 October 2008

It's finished!!!!!

Has taken ages due to some killer backstitch that I really didn't enjoy doing but after about a month of putting it off, he's finally finished!!Teethy
My Penguin:
Was originally intended to be an Xmas card but now that he's done I don't really wanna part with him!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Woo 3 cards down & 7 to go!

Bounce I've made 3 xmas cards so far and I am chuffed to pieces!! Hope you like them!
Also managed to get my glow in the dark thread so as soon as my cards are done I'll be stitching my ghostie...probably gonna be a bit late for Halloween this year but at least he'll be ready for next year!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

So many little time....

well, not really, have about 10 cards to stitch in total and i've done 2 so far so i'm 1/5 of the way there. Found a really cute halloween chart that was free off the Passione Ricamo website that I'd really like to stitch but will have to wait until I manage to get some glow in the dark thread so for now I'll make do with a rather cute bat animation.


Also managed to do some work on Water Games *finally* pics coming soon Smile

Sunday, 12 October 2008

My Stitching

Took some photos last night of my stitching projects, both new and old (and forgotten!) I'm hoping it will inspire me to finish some of them off! check them out for yourself here: Gotta say it's working, I definitely feel like I need to do some back stitch today so I'm hoping to finish my penguin & maybe do some work on somebunny 'collecting flowers' today! More photos to follow!!


Saturday, 11 October 2008

Backstitch is the enemy

MadSpent all week trying to backstitch the margaret sherry penguin card design from cross stitch at christmas and it's pure evil!! None of the stitches go through the holes in the aida, it's all through the stitches so needless to say i haven't done very much, also I'm sort of making it up now as it's mostly small dashes and i can't see them on the chart very well. No wonder most of my UFO's exist because I don't want to do the backstitching!! I'll get round to it eventually (maybe!!Rolling Eyes)

Saturday, 4 October 2008

damn... failed again...

still haven't finished the same quarter of my WTP project, still haven't taken any photos of my W'sIP & i still haven't finished the new project i started a week ago...feeling lame about it all but on the upside, penguin (new project) should be finished tomorrow if i go and do some stitching now & then i can try and do some of 'water games' tomorrow afternoon. ;-P