Monday, 26 November 2012

Finishing Frenzy

After I finished my secret stitching I decided to have a finishing frenzy yesterday, well for me anyway.  I finished four items I have stitched recently.  Unfortunately two of which I can't show you but I will show you what I can.

 First up is a very old freebie I found printed off in my drawer of freebies.  It is my finish for my Ornament SAL with Angela.  It is a Lizzie Kate design stitched on a mystery evenweave using DMC threads.  I backed it with the fabric June sent me which I thought was perfect.  I did try to finish this so you could see the fabric at the front as well but couldn't quite work it out.

Next up is a Blue Ribbon design which I stitched a little while ago from a JCS Magazine.  I did manage to get a little bit of a of a border on the side but I am not sure I have done it right but is only for me so it doesn't really matter.  I think I may have cracked the ladder stitch for closing at least I understand the theory now I just need more practise.

I do have some more finishes to do but I think four in a day is enough, well for me anyway.  I think I have a couple left, one of which is a gift.

I am stitching on a SAL with Angela this week but will tell you more about that later.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne xx

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Elisa's RR / TUSAL / IHSW

It was International Hermit and Stitch weekend this weekend and although I didn't get to stitch as much as I would have liked I did get my block on Elisa's RR finished.  This is my block from the top of the lady's hat upwards.

This is the whole design which is now going back to Elisa to finish the top bit of the design.  I hope you like Elisa.

 Lastly, and late again, because I forget to post mid week when it is time for the Tusal, my Tusal.

I am off to stitch a Christmas present now and hopefully I will get to stitch my monthly ornament SAL with Angela too, if I can get enough stitchy time in this week.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne xxx

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Ariadne SAL

After finishing L*K Halloween ABCs it was time to get HAED Ariadne out for the SAL weekend.  I do try to stitch on her for a week rather than just the weekend so probably got her out on Wednesday.  Quite pleased with my progress but of course would have liked time to do more and finish the page.

Ariadne by Rachel Anderson charted by Heaven and Earth Designs
Stitched on 18ct Magic Guide Aida 

I'll let you into a little secret - Ariadne has the odd grey hair!  The last 1000 stitches I had left are all confetti stitches hence the reason I didn't get the page finished.

This week I will be working on Elisa's RR which will be my last one but it has been fun.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

ABCs Finished!

I have finally finished Lizzie Kate's Halloween ABCs.  I was determined I wasn't going to post another progress picture it was going to be a finished picture.  It is stitched on 32ct Dirty Belfast Linen using recommended Crescent Colours and DMC threads.  I loved the colours of this one but don't like the linen, I really struggled with it sometimes.  I have managed to find a cheap black frame to put it in, although it is a bit of a tight squeeze but for 99p I am not going to worry too much lol.

Thank you for your comments on my last post, they are very much appreciated.  We had a lovely break away a bit chilly but otherwise okay except for the fact that I had a bad cold so didn't do as much as I would have liked but nonetheless it was nice to be away from home.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne