Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WIP Wednesday 29 April 20151

At least I do have something to report this post! Not a huge amount of stitching time - I'm blaming end of month bookkeeping stuff - but my wedding sampler got all the attention.

This is where I left it at the beginning of March.

And this is where I put it down last night.

Finished all the vines and got started on the leaves. I really don't mind doing lazy daisy stitches, especially with pearl cotton, but it's slow going. Two nights' work and I've only completed C through L. However, once the leaves are finished, I'm done with the letters until I start beading, and it's on to large amounts of satin stitch.

Monday, April 20, 2015

IHSW - A Complete Bust!

A HUGELY disappointing weekend - never picked up a needle the whole time. The closest I got to stitching was to pick my next "carry with me" project - this one.

Now to go blog hopping and hope everyone else had a much more productive weekend. Mind you, it would be hard to have worse!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

It's The New Moon, So

It's TUSAL time. The time we show off all our thread ends from whatever we've been stitching on for the past month. This fun, Totally Useless SAL is hosted by It's Daffy Cat. Go see what it's all about.

My April ORTs

and my ORTs for the year so far.

Off to see what can be collected by the next new moon,

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WIP Wednesday & IHSW

Not a huge amount of stitching time again, but enough for a finish and some progress.

This is where I left Purrfect last week:

and this week - ta da, a finish!

Bucilla kit - Picture Purrfect - 14 count Aida.

This was Noah's Ark a week ago

and this week.

Got the angels done which is what I was hoping for, but still no cloud.

And, it's IHSW (International Hermit and Stitch Weekend) coming up.

This is the weekend when we give ourselves permission to ignore the world and stitch the hours away. Interested in joining us? Sign up here.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

There Is A Freebie On Offer

Pickle Barrel Designs is offering a choice of two free patterns. Why don't you pop on over to her blog and read all about it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WIP Wednesday 8 April 2015

Managed to give a little bit of attention to two projects this week.

Purrfect was here last week

and looks like this now.

Noah's Ark was left here

and is now here.

I would really like to get the second angel finished and start working on the cloud.

I'm finding it tricky going from the 14 count Aida of Purrfect to the 32 count Belfast linen of Noah - takes a while for my eyes to adjust, but once that happens, I'm thoroughly enjoying the pattern.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

If this is a holiday you celebrate, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Very quiet here, but it's a gorgeous sunny day, so I foresee an afternoon walk.

Enjoy my view with me.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WIP Wednesday 1 April 2015

Not a lot of stitching time this week (I've got to stop saying that - it's becoming a monotonous refrain), but what there was got spent on Purrfect.

Last week

This week

He finally has a nose!