Monday, 30 November 2009

This weeks progress!

This is my progress on Lizzie Kate's Special Edition, Ho Ho Ho. Not a lot I'm afraid. I seem to have been busy with housework etc with the lead up to Christmas. I did enjoy what little I did though.

I have received my first LHN Ornie and have made a very small start on that but I have been busy over the weekend Christmas shopping and wrapping. Just waiting for two more presents to arrive in the post and then I'm done, hurray. We just have the tree and decorations to do but that can wait a couple of days I think.

Happy stitching.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Row of Love Progress!

This is this week's progress on Dimensions Row of Love. I started off really well, or so I thought, until I discovered I had done it wrong. I apparently don't know the different between a number 1 and a number 2 for thread strands. I had done some in two instead of one so had to unpick and start again. It was nice to get going on this again.

My plans for this week are to stitch a birthday card for my husband who is 40 on December 1st. I will do this in the afternoon when he's not around and then in the evening I will stitch Lizzie Kate's Special Edition Christmas Kit, Ho Ho Ho. I will post pictures next week.

Hope everyone has a lovely stitchy week.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Birth Sampler Finished!

I finished the birth sampler for Callum this afternoon. It still needs a wash and iron before I take it to the framers though. I didn't expect to have it finished quite so quickly but I have been off work since Wednesday as I have stretched the ligaments in my knee which has involved lots of rest and you know what that means! Yeah lots of cross stitching. As I have finished the birth sampler I will have a new start and I think it will be CCN Home Sweet Home as we have just decorated the hall and I think this will look lovely on the wall.

I am now going to go back to my rotation now that I have finished all my obligation stitching. I did briefly think about stitching Christmas cards but I brought quite a few cards in the January sales so have decided not to stitch Christmas cards this year but perhaps stitch one a month throughout next year. So it is the turn of my Dimensions Row of Love I will be stitching on this week (Friday to Friday).

The next picture is two charts I brought from Michelle ( when she was having a stash clear out. Thanks Michelle. The LHN Poinsettia House fell into my basket when I was ordering some threads I needed for the LHN Ornie SAL. I think I am going to have to ban myself from buying any more charts in the New Year lol.

Monday, 9 November 2009

3 Blocks Finished and 21

Here's my progress on Callum's birth sampler. I have finished three blocks and have started the fourth. It seems to be stitching up quite quickly.

This is the birthday card I have made for Sarah's 21st birthday to go with the L*K Whatever cross stitch which I have had made up into a cushion for her.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Christmas Ornies and New Start!

These are the christmas ornies a colleague from work has made up for me. I have to say I think they are brillant. Just hope the receipents like them.

But as I have joined the LHN monthly ornie SAL I thought I perhaps ought to have a go at making one myself and below is my first attempt. Pictured with it is the material I back it with. My mum helped with it a bit, firstly by providing the sewing machine as I borrowed hers. I have to say I am quite pleased with it and definitely think I will make the ornies up myself.

Below is my new start, the birth sampler for Callum. Pictured with it is how it will look like when it is finished although I will have mine framed as I did for his brother. I have started at the top left hand corner so when I next get stitching I will be stitching the boat (sorry the picture is not very good I was in a bit of a rush).

Monday, 2 November 2009

Finally Zac Efron is finished

I am so very glad to have this finished. I was beginning to think I never would but here it is. I was up very late for me, 11.45 pm, finishing this. I will probably fall asleep tomorrow at work when it hits me. A work colleague is going to make all three Stitch a Stars into cushions for me. I will be very glad to see the back of them. I will say here and now it will be a very very long time before I do another. I just hope the receipents like them at Christmas.

But where there is a finish there is a new start. I hope to start the birth sampler tomorrow for my nephew's son. This will be another Christmas present. I won't be starting tonight as I have to write up the invitations for my husband's 40th birthday bash.

Speaking of starting something new I have decided join a stitch along being run by Vonna and it is the LHN Ornies SAL I'm looking forward to doing them as I fell in love with the first one. There are 12 in all so can't wait to get cracking. Although I don't quite know how I am going to manage to make them up as I am not gifted at all in the sewing department but maybe that will be something else "new" for me to try lol.

Anyway I think thats enough waffling from me for one day I have invitations to write if I want to get going on the birth sampler.