Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WIP Wednesday 19 October 2016

Well, I haven't had much crafting time since the end of IHSW, but here's what I've managed. My cross stitch is still sitting here

but my rug has grown a little from here

to here.

All progress is a good thing.

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Well, Hermit & Stitch #10, 2016 is in the books. How did your weekend go?

I'm quite happy with my progress. I worked on the rug I'm hooking and my latest cross stitch piece which actually was the plan! How did that happen?

The rug, which eventually should look like this

started the weekend here

and finished it here

in spite of the quality controllers who came to inspect the work and didn't want to leave.

The cross stitch which will end up like this

(a small pillow though, not a card) started the weekend here

and finished here.

Neither picture shows the fabric properly - it's a darkish green colour. I'm a happy stitcher tonight.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WIP Wednesday 12 October 2016

The nights are getting chillier, the dark is coming earlier and staying later, so it is definitely fall. We have had gorgeous sunny days though, so no complaints. So the question is, have I done anything? The answer is, yes.

For those of you who were following my sweater progress, here is Orin wearing it.

I am really glad now that I decided the size 4 was going to be too big, pulled it out and did the size 2. As you can see, even the 2 gives him some growing room.

And I have a finish! Halloween bunny went from here

to here.

So I had to start the next project, right? It was here by the 8th

and here when I went to bed last night.

Didn't get a lot of time on the rug except to finish the row I had started, so it now looks like this.

I mentioned sunny days at the top of the bog - and what do you do when there is sunshine pouring through windows?

You sleep in it of course!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

IHSW Coming Up!

It's International Hermit and Stitch Weekend coming up.

Check out Random Ramblings if you're not sure what I'm talking about, sign up and join in on a weekend of stitching, stitching and more stitching!

Hope you can join us.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WIP Wednesday 5 October 2016

Well, here we are again. How was your week?

Bunny got some attention and went from here

to here (excuse the wrinkles please).

All the cross stitching is done and the back stitching is started.

Now, since the sweater is done, I decided to start another non-stitching project. Flash back to my late teens, early twenties before I had discovered cross stitch. This is as far as I got for the first session.

It's 90 stitches high and I just couldn't get it all in one picture. And this will be the finished rug.

A good friend uses a lot of snowmen when she decorates at Christmas and mentioned in passing that she wished I still did hooked rugs as she would love one for her downstairs bathroom. Well, I couldn't resist that. Hopefully for this Christmas, but next for sure.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WIP Wednesday 28 September 2016

Well, this week went better than I thought. I was determined to give poor teddy sweater some love this weekend. He had been languishing here for a couple of weeks,

so on the weekend I pulled him out and got to here.

Collar and shoulder seams done with sleeves pinned on and ready for sewing. And I thought that would be it. BUT, I managed to make it to Knitting Group at the Seniors' Centre yesterday morning and TA DA, I have a finish!

Just need to give it to Cynthia and Orin will be toasty warm on cool days.

Then I found a couple of hours to spent on Halloween Bunny who went from here

to here.

The upper photo has the better fabric colour. So, all in all, I'm pleased with my week.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Late IHSW and WIP Wednesday 21 September 2016

Well, IHSW did not go as planned (why I plan at all I wonder some days) but I did get in a few hours so the masked bunny went from

to this.

Looking a little bit more like Halloween.

But poor teddy is languishing exactly where I left him last IHSW.

I've got to get the lead out - days are getting cooler and Orin, or more properly Orin's grandmother, is going to want to have this on hand just in case.