Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Summer Stitching !!!!

I spent yesterday looking and counting up my WIPs, for all the crafts I do:

21 !!!!!! That is far too many for me to feel comfortable, I need to get this down to at least 10.  In the spirit of this I think realistically I can complete 6 of these by the end of the year. Until 2017 I will therefore be concentrating on:
1. Circle to Square Crochet blanket
2.  Happi Sampler
3.  Frog SAL
4.  Halloween Part 2
5.  Flowering Garden and
6.  Tom the teddy

In the spirit of this I pulled out flowering garden to focus on alongside my circle to square blanket and Happi sampler (the first few projects to work on).  When I last worked on it it looked like this:

Hopefully I'll have some progress by the end of the week.
Happy Stitching  Everybody !!!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Happi Backyard Progress !!!!

Finally had a bit of stitch time this week so I worked on Happi Backyard ...

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Some Crochet and Updates !!!

So I have a finish, this is a freebie from The Nebby Needle on facebook. It was my first time using GAST and they were gorgeous to use. They were so silky and nice ...

I have also made some progress on my niece's sampler ...

I have also been learning crochet and here are my first attempts at granny squares ...

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Saturday, 20 February 2016

A Little Late Birth Sampler !!!!

So while I'm at college I'm just picking up whichever WIP I want to work on for that week, and I'll get back on track with my rotation. I'm still then making progress on my WIPS but I'm not then tied down to a complicated project whilst studying. In that vein I put my Christmas project to one side, and started work again on my nieces baby sampler. She is now two so I should get it done soon haha !!! It's a dimensions kit called Happi Tree. It's a really easy kit but quite large. I started it last year and did the little dog then pulled it out a couple of weeks ago and did the rest ...

I should be back next week with a finish on my Christmas project !!

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Christmas in February !!!

So I wasn't quite ready to restart treat yourself after finishing my sleeping piece last week. So I pulled out another project I have had on the go, I started this at the end of last year. It is a freebie from The Nebby Needle Facebook group and I love it. It is also my first time using GAST, they are absolutely gorgeous !!!!! I am also using marble DMC in 28 count which is a first as well. It shouldn't take long to finish off. I am sticking to these smaller projects whilst at work and college, when I finish in June I will work on my rotation and bigger WIPs again ...

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Saturday, 30 January 2016

A Finish !!

I had a finish this week even though college has stepped up a gear in terms of work !!! I loved this design, I stitched it on black 14 count aida with DMC threads. It was a freebie design by geeky little stitcher on Instagram. It was a lovely stitch with a well written, no error pattern:

I also had a little spending time this week and bought this cool calendar from Rymans, a stationers. It's really cute and was half price, so what can you do ?!?!?

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Weekly Progress !!!

So only a little progress this week, as I was working on treat yourself I realised there wasn't enough fabric to complete the design, annoying since it was a magazine kit. I've got some new fabric though and I'm going to restart it. A bit frustrating but I hadn't spent too long on it !! After that mini disaster I picked up another small to work on, this is a cute design that says 'I'd rather be sleeping' by geekylittlestitcher on etsy. It was given to followers on Instagram as a freebie. I've nearly finished it:

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Treat Yourself !!!

Very apt title as I am feeling very rough with a sinus infection and bronchial issues !! Stitching this pretty little design has cheered me up this week. It's a design I started last year early but put it to one side and left it alone. However in the spirit of finishing up WIPS I decided to pull it out and do some work on it. This is a freebie from the World of Cross Stitching magazine. I love it but the backstitching and placements of the French knots are a pain with the stiff aida that came with the kit. The colour pallette is cute though but as usual with this type of kit I have run out of thread !!! I have placed a bid on one on eBay but the auction doesn't end for a week so I will have to have some patience !!!!

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Sunday, 3 January 2016

New Year Goals !!!

Well so much happened last year that the time just flew by !! With studying and working my blog and stitching had to take a back seat. I only have a few months left of college and then my time will be my own again. It has been very challenging juggling both but my main regret of 2015 is the neglect of my little blog. Until I finish college I am not putting any pressure on myself but I just want to make progress on my main rotation and finish up some small WIP's that I have lying around. I also want to blog at least once a week but I'm not going to beat myself up if I miss a week !!! I've written my aims in my planner so I can see them ready for motivation !!! I am so excited for my 2016 goals !!!

My January aims:

I think my next post will be a recap as its been so long since I've shown any of my projects !!!

Firstly though here is my first finish of 2016. It is a freebie from The Nebby Needle Facebook page and stitched on 28 count random bit of fabric from a polstitches grab bag and DMC thread:

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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