Monday, April 09, 2007

Just a quickie

Well the last two days have been glorious weather wise so we made plans to go to the beach today weather still being nice but it has rained all day! How miserable! I've also not been feeling great. Bit of a poorly tummy. And I can't blame chocolate as I've not really had much! We're not big on the whole Easter egg thing but as usual the family have bought dd loads of eggs!!! So there's loads of choc in the house now!
So to cheer myself up today I decided to do something I have been thinking about for a while - I've subscribed to the Gift of Stitching mag. I got the three back issues for this yr too and I must say I am really rather impressed. I think it caters for those with rather fine taste in the needle industry lol! I think there is at least one thing if not more in the four issues I have just recieved that I would stitch. I also like the way they show you any special stitches used in each issue as I am eager to learn new stitches. Time will tell lol.

And now for a long awaited update of Dreaming Mermaid. Still slowly plugging away on page 4 but I think she is looking dreamy now. I love her tail and the colours are wonderful to work with. I really want to get page 4 finished this month. I am on a mission! Hope you all had a wonderful bank holiday.
xx
Dreaming Mermaid April update

15 comments:

Cheryl said...

Yep its raining up here too :( Your mermaid looks amazing! Hope you feel better soon

Vonna said...

Wow! That mermaid looks spectacular!!!
The gift of stitching is a rare and wonderful treat! You'll be happy you subscribed!!!

cathymk said...

She's looking stunning!! I hope you and your family had a great Easter.

Itching To Stitch said...

What wonderful stitching projects you are working on. I've just started a blog and have been looking around at what everyone is stitching. This will be fun.

Barbara said...

That mermaid looks amazing with all that medusa like locks flowing. It's gonna be a beauty for sure. One stitch at a time :)

Mad Dixie said...

Nearly there you'll finish page 4 this goal I'm sure, she's looking lovely

Rowyn said...

Dreaming Mermaid is looking fantastic. You'll love the Gift of Stitching, it really just gets better and better with each issue. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Jamie said...

The mermaid is amazing! I hope you enjoy the gift of stitching. Have a wonderful week.

Louanne said...

Dreaming mermie is just dreamy! So glad to see you working on her again! She really is gorgeous!

Sally said...

Dreaming Mermaid looks gorgeous Hazel.

You won't regret subscribing to the Gift of Stitching. I love it!

Carol said...

The beach?? We are getting snow again on Thursday here :-( Love your Dreaming Mermaid - absolutely impressive!!

stitcherw said...

Dreaming Mermaid looks lovely, what a detailed project. I subscibed to Gift of Stitching as well, and so far have been impressed also. You really get a lot for the money. What originally attracted me was the mystery Long Dog sampler that was in it, I loved the colors and watching Carol's take form.
Sue

Carto said...

Hi Hazel

Many thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment. I'm glad you dropped by, as now I can discover and read your blog lol :)

I've been thinking of subscribing to the same thing - you'll have to let me know what you think! :) x

The Silver Thistle said...

Dreaming Mermaid is looking fantastic and really coming along! You're almost there!

I love the GOS too and just subscribed a couple of months ago. It's got such a lot of lovely projects in it and I'd go so far as to say it's better than the paper mags out just now, I think.

I have to figure out what's wrong with my laptop though, it's still wonky and Adobe won't work, no matter how many times I re-install/repair it, so I can't get at the newest issue, Grrrrr.

I think I'll download all of my issues (I got last years back issues too) onto disc and maybe print of the one's I like today, in case it all goes 'bang' and I lose everything that's saved on here.

Nicola said...

She looks absolutely stunning!! I love watching your progress on her as I have her in my stash. Looking forward to seeing even more wip's! xx