Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Almost halfway...

As my title suggests I have approximately finished half of the last page is Siberian Forest. I love stitching this one but there is a LOT of confetti in the middle of this page and it is going very slowly. Sometimes I am only doing a few stitches in an hour ...




Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!

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Monday, 26 November 2012

Weekend progress on Siberian Forest

Made a nice little bit of progress on Siberian Forest this weekend. Probably stitched about 500 stitches this weekend so it is shaping up nicely. Still a little way to go though ...




Been working really hard in my secret stitching as well. I will be able to share it with you after this weekend. It's the reason I have being a very bad blogger at the moment as I have been getting some lovely comments from people recently and have had every intention of answering each one and commenting on others blog but just haven't had time. From Sunday however, I will have lots of personal sewing time again !!!!

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!!

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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Boo To You Finish

I finally finished it !!!! Boo To You is done. It was a really fun stitch. The only negative I will say is that the pattern had a lot if discrepancies in it that I had to work out along the way. For example parts of the letter O were pure orange so I had to use the picture and my brain (!!) to work out where the grey squares went. Never mind it looks nice and bright and although the sun was an endless sea of yellow 767 it does look striking x





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Monday, 19 November 2012

IHSW November Progress

So I had intended to finish Boo To You this IHSW but I ran out of one thread to just finish the last letter of the BOO (argh !!!!!). Still it wasn't all bad as I made a start on the final page of Siberian Forest instead. I was hoping to finish this for the deadline of December 1st in order to enter the draw for a free chart but with my secret stitching I am doing I will not finish it on time but I am still going to make it my focus piece for the next couple of weeks as I will finish it around that date ...





Not too bad for a working weekend, I managed about 350 stitches. I was able to get the thread for Boo To You this morning so I should be able to update with a finish soon as I only have about two hours of work left to do on it.

Until next time, Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!!

P.S. I also have a twitter account, I am a newbie so just getting use to it but if you want to follow it my username is @stitchydon.

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

TUSAL and Slightly More Boo To You Progress !!

Here is November's TUSAL post (just a lickle bit late !!!!) ...





In the background you can see Boo To You has had a little more progress than my last update post. I should be able to finish it soon as I can't wait to work on Siberian Forest as the new HAED Sal has been announced and I am very excited. I don't know if anyone else is going to do it but I have chosen a design called Literate Dragon which is very apt for me because I have a masters degree in English literature !!!

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Boo to You Progress

Not quite a finish but getting there. I have made a start on the letters. There is not much left to do so it shouldn't take long to complete ...



There is a reason I am being slower than I usually would on a project like this. I am working on a secret sewing related project that I don't want to share just yet !!! I am being so slow I will not be able to complete the other Halloween projects I wanted to this year as I want to dive straight into the final page of Siberian Forest in order to get it finished by the deadline (December 1st).

Don't forget IHSW this weekend, click on the link in my sidebar for more info.

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Boo To You Progress !

I am making good progress with Boo To You Ghost.  It is a fun relaxing project to stitch on.  The only thing bugging me about it is the moon, it's not symmetrical and that vexes me a little !!!!! Other than that I am really enjoying it but it is taking longer than I expected to stitch it up...


I forgot I didn't put a link to where I got this freebie.  I got it from this website.
I have also added another project to my neverending todo list !!!  I fell in love with the new HAED Halloween freebie (here is a link to the HAED website)  and downloaded it immediately.  I did however make a compromise and deleted six charts on my computer that I decided I would never do because my taste has changed.  So one chart in and six charts out is not too bad.  I can't start it immediately because I need to save up for the threads but I would like to have it done it time for Halloween next year.

I have also completed another race.  I took part in the Plymouth 10k which is in my home town.  I took part in it last year as well and really enjoyed it both times.  Unfortunately I injured myself two months ago and hadn't been able to run for six weeks.  I was able to do a couple of small runs leading up and I really wanted to take part.  So no PB but really pleased I was able to run it at all.  Here is a piccy of me with my medal ...


Happy Stitching Everybody !!!
P.S.  I just spent an hour playing around with my blog design, I hope you like it.  I got the design from Blog Designs by Dani.  The template was free and her instructions were really easy to follow.