Monday, 27 May 2013

Here's What I Have Been Doing Since My Last Post Including May's Christmas Ornament

Hi Blogger Friends

I have been very lax of late in keeping up with my Blog, but at least I have been doing some stitching.

The following is my latest update.

Firstly here is this months Ornament for the 2013 Ornament SAL, I chose to stitch one of the Santa's from the Prairie Schooler Bk 20. St. Nicholas - as usual I will finish it off nearer to Christmas ready for my tree.



As I have managed to hurt my shoulder and neck I have been unable to sit and stitch at either of my Lowery Stand or my new Needle Needs one, so I have been using hand frames, hoops or stitching freehand. Below is what I have been up to


This will eventually be a folded needlesafe. It is worked on a linen band so no difficult finishing is required so I should be able to make it up without to much difficulty. It includes lots of different speciality stitches and I enjoyed my evening working on it. I actually made quite a bit of progress.


I spent a day working on Janury by Prairie Schooler and had a very good stitching session.


I then started work on my next FWC Card Exchange project, above is the start I have made it will be Foxgloves when completed, hopefully by my next post.


I then spent a couple of evenings working on English Garden, it is coming along very well and I am hoping to get this completed before the end of May.

The next bit of stitching I have worked on recently is the Roll Your Own Mandala which is a design by Tracy Horner of Ink Circles and can be found at this yahoo group page Roll Your Own 2013 .
Basically the design consists of four colour families and you select your own colours.
Below is my start on the colours I chose. I have so far come up with about 12 different combinations, it is a lot of fun.

Finally I dragged out my All Our Yesterdays design In the Poppy Field, below is my progress to date.


I have also managed to do some work on my Crochet Blanket, I am hoping by the winter it will be big enough to cover my legs it is currently about 2 foot square.




This has been my 99th post since restarting my Blog last November. For my 100th post I will do a giveaway and so will have a looksy through my stash and see what I can come up with for it.

Bye for now

Lisa

Monday, 13 May 2013

May TUSAL plus the last weeks stitching update

Well I am a couple of days late with the TUSAL this month but here is my ORT jar.


So the first thing I did in the last week was complete the Butterfly Card for the card exchange with Friends Who Count (FWC).


I spent Monday, Tuesday and Friday working on Joan Elliott's Chrysanthemum Fairy and here is my progress photo, still on the same page but slowly getting there.


On Wednesday I worked on European Reproduction Samplers Martha Jones below is my progress


This weekend I continued working on Mirabilia Sabrina. I did 4hrs work and I am pleased with the progress I am making. I have decided to change the Caron Waterlilies for DMC Color Variations to keep the cost of the project down. Here is the progress :-


Finally I also started work on this months Christmas ornament for the Ornament SAL. I have chosen to do another Prairie Schooler santa, this one comes from Bk 20 St Nicholas. Below is my progress so far, I think I should be able to get this completed before the end of the month.



Well that's it for this week

Bye for now

Lisa


Monday, 6 May 2013

AOY, Sabrina, Butterfly card and more :-)

In the last week I have worked on a couple of cross stitch projects. Firstly I dug out an All Our Yesterdays kit called In the Poppy Field , but which I refer to as The Windmill as there is a windmill in the background. I spent a couple of days working on this and this is where it is now.


Having had a few odd weeks not really doing anything much just a bit of this and that, I have decided to return to my Stitching plan which means on Monday 6th I will be back to working on Joan Elliott's Chrysanthemum Fairy on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday until it is completed. On Wednesday I will work on Martha Jones which is the second project on my Stitching plan and the weekends I am going to alternate monthly between Mirabilia Sabrina and January Garnet Fairy. To this end I actually worked on Sabrina this weekend and below is my progress



I am also currently stitching a card as part of my FWC Card Exchange, the theme this time is butterflies and below is my progress to date. I need to get this completed and posted in the next week. I have stitched it on 14ct DMC butterfly aida


This week I also received a prize from a Giveaway that I entered in Cross Stitcher magazine. It is Bothy Threads - Gorjuss The Last Rose kit, it was a really pleasant surprise. I think in the almost 20 years that I have been entering cross stitch competitions and giveaways this is the 5th time I have won anything.


Finally a close up photo of my cherry tree. We planted this shortly after we moved here nearly 11 years ago and it is the first time I have realised what a lovely delicate scent the blossom has. I probably have not noticed it before as usually we have had winds that have blown the blossom away anyway, it is a pretty blossom but also one that smells divine


Well that's it for this  posting

Bye for  now

Lisa



13th November 2017

Hi Blogger Friends, Thank you to all who read and /or commented on last weeks posting. This is what I have been up to in the last week. ...