Sunday, 15 May 2011

Naughty, oh so naughty!

I have been REALLY naughty with not one but two starts...eeek. Oh well, at least I am having fun, right?
See the first time I did it was when I couldn't sleep last week, and instead of stressing about how I had to go to work the next morning and winding myself up the fabric was staring me in the face across the room along with I cut a piece and VOILA....
This is on 18ct aida...and is being stitched with some of the stash I got from Jean not too long ago. Colours will be Anchor 842 and 844 and the chart is that Red Pots Sampler from a few posts ago!
There has also been progress on my T&E mandala and I am now just over half way through as you can see

The heart is also at half way and moving towards a finish soon

But the Piece de Resistance is the start of Catherine Archer (hereafter only to be referred to as Catherine), I started this today after church and noticed a little boo-boo half way through letter B...I was stitching 1 x 1 and I had gridded my fabric for 1 x 2. So I finished my length of thread and did a little test in the margin of  1 over and 2 over and decided I preferred the 1 over anyway so I kept going and this is where I left off for the day

Sizewise if you're interested after all this is I think 34ct - according to my counting and this is how big they look at the mo

This was my floss toss, although the fabric looks quite pink in this light which it definitely isn't...a WHOLE hank of Vikki's Rubbed Red is what I am using...with tons left over now since I am on 1 x 1.
This hank came to me after I paid the ransom of the customs officers, along with some other beautiful red spools

And since you have stayed with me this long, I present to you my Precious...returned to me after his stay at the spa where he got a good massage, and is all shiny and refreshed ;-)

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

I'm in LOVE!!!!!

Yep...with this nifty thing...can't call it small, but I Lurve it
Some madwife(midwife in other words) couldn't control her car better and backed into mine in the car park at work a few weeks ago. Now her insurance is fixing mine and I got to keep this for the bank holiday w/e, will get mine back tomorrow and have to return this :-( I know it's not really practical since I'm mostly alone and the old ladies in church wouldn't be able to get in if I had to give them a lift, but boy am I smitten...DON'T want to give it back.... stamps feet!
Didn't get to watch much of the wedding on Friday as I was working but did stop long enough to see the dress and it was just GORGEOUS. The simplicity of the dress and veil just made it so much more elegant IMHO and wasn't Catherine radiant. I wish them all the happiness in the world as they embark on this journey.
On the stitching front, I haven't stitched on T&E but I have done some serious work on QV I think. I guess the picture will tell the tale...and now I'm off to see if I can do the butterfly in the corner just above the F (there are actually 2 but I aim for just one tonight ) before I go to bed, gotta cook lunch at church in the's my turn this week!

For Connie - the last  pic shown in the last post is by this company and it can be found on the pot sampler page, called Red Pots Sampler ;-).
 Catch you later