Monday, 23 February 2015

Finish Number 2

Woo Hoo!  I've done it.  I've finished Celtic Summer.  This has been a ridiculously long journey.  The first stitch went in in October 2009 so it's taken me just over 4 years!!!  I know it's a big project but that is a little bit crazy, it just goes to show how much I get sidetracked onto other projects.

So here are some pics (sorry that not very good).

She's stitched two over two except her hands and face which are one over one.  She's on 28 count cashel linen (Summer Khaki).

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Dragonfly Page Finish

In my last post I promised a picture of Dragonfly with page 12 finished.  However, this was a lie, it's actually page 15 finish - Whoopie!!!!  Mind you that's out of 20 pages not 18 so although I couldn't count yesterday I've still got just as much to do as I said but I've done more than I said.  Any way, stop rambling I hear you say.  Here is the picture.

I was also surfing the web last night looking at cross stitch charts and came across Chatelaine Designs and I think I have fallen in love with the mandalas.  I just love the Chinese Garden one which the above link takes you to.  The pictures don't do it justice, have a look at this joysze blog.  The only problem I have with it is that it uses so many specialist threads that, based on another design that is available through Sew and So it comes to over £200 for fabric, threads and beads and that's just not something I can justify.  Oh well, I'll just add it to the wish list anyway, we can all dream.

Just look HERE to see how beautiful these are when stitched.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

TUSAL Update

Well it certainly seems to have been a productive month for stitching for me and the ORT jar has the evidence to prove it.

I've really got into the flow of Dragonfly at the moment which is great as it's relatively close to a finish.  I've nearly finished page 12 of 18 pages but the last four pages are only half pages (if that) so compared to what I've done there is hardly any to do (only a few thousand stitches!).  I aim to post a picture of progress tomorrow as I should finish page 12 tonight.

As for Curl Up With A Good Book and Treasures I'm pleased to say I have found the missing pages. They were hiding away on the old computer but still safely there.  I've now printed them off so they are back on my Turtle Trot list.  Save The Stitches has been moved to a wish list, one that I'm sure will grow over time.

Happy stitching all and thanks for visiting and to my new followers!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Turtle Trot Update

It's the 10th of the month so time for an update on my Turtle Trot.

Overall it's been a good month.  I've made progress on Celtic Summer adding a whole load of the beads and I'm hoping for a finish on this next month.

I started and completed "Brew Some Fun" and I've just got to decide what to do with it now, plenty of time to Halloween though so no rush.  It's a Lizzi Kate flip chart so I might even do the other pattern before then you never know.

"Curl Up With A Good Book" has made a little progress from this

To this:-

But I have hit a problem in that I don't appear to have the final page of the chart.  I'm going to have another check of my PC to see if I can find it otherwise I'm going to have to purchase the chart, luckily it is still available.

However, this is also a problem with "Treasure" as I only have half the chart.  I've only stitched half a dozen stitches so this one is going to be substituted with "Save The Stitches".  (I do love to pick the large charts).

There is also progress with "Dragonfly".  From this:-

To this:-

It doesn't look much but it's being stitched one over one on 25 count so it's a lot of stitches for a little progress.  It's page 14 of 20 so it's all in the right direction.  I've got my grove on with this one at the moment so I'm going to stick with it for a bit, at least until the dragon has a head!

Then there's "Christmas Pots", which has gone from this:-

To this:-

Happy Stitching everyone and don't forget to visit other Turtle Trot participants at BAP Attack.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

First finish

Wow, celebration time!  It's my first finish of the year.  "Brew Some Fun" has been a lot of fun to stitch and has certainly helped me find my stitching mo-jo.

I just have to work out what to do with it now!

Happy stitching and thanks for visiting!

Monday, 2 February 2015

The Lady Progresses

I don't have a huge amount to show you today.  We had visitors over the weekend and so I didn't get too much stitching time - and what I did have tended to get used up by The Sims.  However, I have added some beads to Celtic Summer.

There are only a few beads to go in the purple patch of her dress.  It really won't take me too much longer to finish but I do need to do it in daylight in order to see the thread and that's what I'm struggling with -  daylight stitching time.

Christmas Post has progressed a little bit but not enough to show.

Going back to the weight loss plan - well that is failing so I've decided to set my self a goal.  If  no When i loose half a stone I'm going to treat my self to a cross stitch chart.  Now lets see if that can motivate me!  Each half stone - a new chart!

Happy Stitching all!