Saturday, 28 December 2013

Within Touching Distance !!!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and holidays , I had a lovely time surrounded by my family. I did get some Stitchy Stash but I'll share that next time.

First up I want to shares progress on the Linen butterfly project that is driving me mad !!! Haha I shouldn't say that as all your lovely comments has really pushed me along with this project and I am soo close to the end I can taste it. I have completed another butterfly and started the border. Actually it is not progressing too badly now although I don't know if that is because I am near to finishing this section ...

I also had a couple of new starts to share. I bought the latest issue of New Stitches magazine by mistake a month ago but I was pleasantly surprised when I looked at it. I saw one project and just had to stitch it right away. I am stitching it on 14 count red Aida (which feels massive after the 20 count I'm doing the butterfly project on). I am stitching with the recommend anchor thread (white) and using the charms that they use on the model. Here's a pic of the finished piece and my progress so far ...

I spent Christmas Day at my sisters and had lots of stuff to take with me so I didn't want to carry any of my larger projects with me but I needed something to do when I was lying around full of turkey and stuffing !!! I work next door to a Hobbycraft which has its benefits and cons, luckily for my bank account it doesn't have a large stitching section. It is useful for emergency thread purchases etc. I went in there on Christmas Eve to pick up a small Mouseloft-type kit to work on and found that they did their own version. This only took a couple of hours. I would recommend them. The kit was exactly what I wanted, no fuss, easy and cute. I had no complaints, the fabric was large enough and I had enough thread. Instructions were clear. Here is the cutie ...


My next post will be full of my sewing plans for 2014, as I have lofty sewing ambitions hahaha !!!

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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  1. I do love the little Hobbycraft kits. They have some really cute designs.

    1. Thanks !! It only cost £1 as well, bargain !!!