Wednesday, 26 June 2013

WIP Wednesday

Hard to believe we're halfway through the year already, but to 'celebrate' I thought I'd do this WIP Wednesday a little differently. Instead of showing what I've been working on this week *ahem...* I thought I'd show you what all of my stitching WIP's look like as of today :) I'll do the same at New Year's and we'll see how many are still here :)

So My WIP's are:

Super Mario:
 Halloween Rules:

Dandy Dreams:

Green Series:

June Stamp:

So there we go, that's my stitching WIP's for the year so far, how are your WIP Pile's looking??

Till next time, happy stitching!!

xX Fiona Xx

Monday, 24 June 2013

Sunday Stitchings IHSW edition

not much to show off for this month's IHSW I'm afraid.

Saturday was spend running car loads of clothes to the charity shop and clearing out the garage, left me too shattered to pick up a needle and then Sunday I worked. Boo :(

I did manage to finish the border on June Stamp and made a start on the actual image itself. I'll have to get a shift-on if I want to finish it before July!!

See you tomorrow for TUSAL Tuesday :) I'm off to try and add some stitches to my pitiful project!!

xX Fiona Xx

Friday, 21 June 2013

*sigh* and I was doing so well...

nothing really to report this week, the weather has been overcast but humid the last few days and as such any sort of needlework/hookyness has just been too sticky to even contemplate.

My Summer fob kit arrived though *yay!* All I need to do is find a similar coloured aida to the linen that came with the kit and for the weather to cool off a little and I can start.

(just one good rain shower is all it needs to kill off some of this humidity!)

I have been stirring those creative juices though...I was reading hooked on needles talking about her Sudoku inspired quilt and the crochet bug in me went 'we can do that'. So that is yet another throw waiting to happen, should be fairly straight forward. 9 colours of stylecraft DK, crocheted into 5round granny squares and joined to form 9 large 3x3 square blocks and then joined together so that each vertical & horizontal row in the 9x9 throw has one small 5round square of each colour. Like a Sudoku puzzle :)

Gah if it wasn't so humid I'd start it now.

June stamp has an almost completed border but really there's not much else to add...

See you after IHSW if I manage to get anything done!!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Needles Thursday & Friday Finishes!

Ok, so I'm a day late with my Needles Thursday post, reason being that I ended up having to work late and then I forgot when I got home.

Got to my knitting group yesterday and was told that I needed to find a basic sock pattern to work from, how did I expect to knit socks with out a pattern after all?! Was also told that my 'leg' wasn't long enough really and would ended up being a very short sock. So I added a couple of rounds while I was there and hopefully I'll be able to work on adding a heel next week after I find a 'basic' sock pattern, Ravelry here I come!!

So Friday Finishes then, been a while since we've had one of these sorts of posts but as I mentioned back on Wednesday I have a finish to share this week!!

Life's A Beach by Lizzie Kate, stitched on my favourite 16ct Aida (seriously I use it for everything!) using the  recommended GAST, Weeks & alternative DMC threads.

It's Father's Day here in the UK this Sunday, sadly I shall be working instead of spending the day with my family but we might go out for a meal or something in the evening :)

xX Fiona Xx

P.S see you all on Sunday for Sunday Stitchings!!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

WIP Wednesday

Told you I'd be back :) First time for everything hey?!

This week's WIP has mostly been Life's A Beach (so much so that it's finished so I can't really show it to you all until Friday) and today I started June Stamp.

This is my progress so far
Stitched on an offcut of 16ct aida using a mixture of the recommend GAST, DMC & Anchor threads :) nothing like working with what you've got to hand eh?

So that's it for WIP Wednesday this week, sorry there isn't more to show you but I'll be back tomorrow with Needles Thursday where I'll hopefully be turning the heel on my first ever sock and possibly working on June Stamp some more.

Till next time, happy stitching!!
xX Fiona Xx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

TUSAL Tuesday

Ort Report time, long overdue but never mind :)

Threads from 'Life's A Beach' by LK, snippets from mini granny squares and I think there might be orts from LK's Green Flip-it series somewhere at the bottom.
See you tomorrow for WIP Wednesday :)
xX Fiona Xx

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Sunny Saturday Summer Stitches

god I love alliteration!!

Yes today the sun was shining and so I spent some time kitting up some of the summery charts in my stash, I know I said last time that I need to spend some time finishing some long standing WIP's but honestly new starts were calling out tome :)

So my summer stitching for this month includes:

June Stamp by Lizzie Kate

Summer-licious by Lizzie Kate
Signs Of Summer by Bent Creek
Life's A Beach by Lizzie Kate

I've also ordered the Summer Fab Fob partial kit by Lizzie Kate from Ebay and am waiting for it to arrive from the states so this might be a next month stitch but still, I am looking forward to my summer stitching's. Luckily by using a combination of the recommended hand dye, dmc & anchor threads I've managed to kit up all 4 charts using just my stash and that's probably a first for me :)

My wish list on 123stitch however continues to grow, luckily I should be able to treat myself to playing catch up with the Santa's Village charts from Country Cottage Needleworks next month, I'm currently 4 charts behind with purchases but I'm a full 7 charts out of the loop when it comes to the stitching!!

I've hooked up a few more mini granny squares this week and I've put a couple of stitches into eat healthy from the Green Flip-it series by Lizzie Kate, hoping to do more tomorrow so I'll post an update about it then.

Think that's everything from my day so now I'm off to bed, gotta get up early to get some stitching in before work tomorrow :)

xX Fiona Xx


Saturday, 1 June 2013

Theme-a-licious 2013 - Jumanji June

 Hard to believe it's June 1st already! Still the first of the month can only mean one thing, it's time for a new theme-a-licious theme and this month is JUMANJI JUNE.

For this months theme we are supposed to work on projects with birds or animals on them. The only thing I have on my WIP list which loosely fits the bill is the Lizzie Kate Green series which hasn't really had any love so far this year.

I may stitch up some smalls from my basket but I'm not to sure yet, lately my stitching bug has been replaced by the knitting and crochet bugs!

This month I'm also hoping to get back on the WIP Wagon & blog a bit more regularly. My little blog has fallen by the wayside these last few months and it's not on. As for the WIP's, I've not had a finish since January and I've cast on more yarn projects than I care to think about right now!!

Anyway! In other news it was my good friend Michelle's birthday last month and I was very late in sending her birthday present out but now that I know she's received it I can show you what I sent :)

Evenweave, Tilda Fabric FQ's, perle cottons, bird charms & ribbons :)
Better late than never I suppose...
xX Fiona Xx