Friday, July 27, 2007

Thinking about August goals.

Textile Heritage scissorkeep.

Here is the fob I sent to Carol for her birthday. I sent some other bits too which you can see on her blog. I didnt't take a picture of the rest of the stash, tut! This was the first fob I ever made and it's slightly different to some of Carol's other fobs in style so thought she might like it for her ever growing collection! I don't appear to own a fob of my own now so think I might make one for myself lol. Maybe I could make one of the "House on a Hill" ones to go with the needlecase I did.

So I have been fairly quiet at the moment. I have been doing some knitting for the new arrival but I'm not very good at it really. My sis says if it doesn't turn out quite right then give it to my dd for her doll!! Cheek! It's not that bad. I'll post some pics when I finish it off and sew it up.

Stitch wise I've been quiet. I have been doing a little on Patchwork but not enough to show progress really. Was very saddened by the death of the designer, Jan Houtman. What a loss to the stitching world. I am trying so hard not to start any new projects and just focus on the ones I have got but I am feeling so uninspired by them at the moment. I have finished a gift but need to send it off first before I can reveal it. I am still waiting for my fabric from Sugar Maple. I think she is having to dye it first as Mindy told me she found the piece of linen I wanted. So I guess she is having to dye it and then it needs to be sent from the US to UK so that will take some time.

So, August Goals:

I haven't set any goals for a while so it might spur me on a bit.

1. Work on Dreaming Mermaid
2. Work on Twilight Shimmer
3. Work on Patchwork
4. Make a fob
5. Possible start Cirque de cirque if fabric is here
6. Work on I am Half Sick of Shadows
7. Make a gift for someone, who? I don't know yet - it could be you!

and I think thats enough for this month. Nothing too taxing there.

Hopefully I will have some more pics next time I post.
Hugs,
xx

23 comments:

Jenn said...

Your fob is great. I love the colors.

Barbara said...

Great to hear from you Hazel! What a lovely fob you made for Carol!

Jennifer said...

What a pretty fob! Great job! Looking forward to seeing your knitting, too!

cathymk said...

What a gorgeous fob! Just Lovely!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous fob, Hazel!

Carol said...

I just adore the fob, Hazel! And I cannot believe it is your first one! You rock!! Thank you again - I cherish it!

lena-lou said...

Your fob to Carol is gorgeous, I never guessed it was your first one!!
Have a nice weekend :)

Cheryl said...

The fob you made for Carol is lovely - beautiful colours! Good luck with your goals
Have a good weekend :)

Carla said...

Beautiful fob!!

Barbeeque4 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I think that fob is great!!!! The colours and design are perfect. Carol is one lucky lady!!!

edgar

Sally said...

The fob you made for Carol is gorgeous Hazel.

Good luck with your August goals.

Itching To Stitch said...

Nice fob, you did a great job ;)

Singular Stitches said...

What a beautiful fob! I love the blues, they remind me of the ocean.

stitcherw said...

Love the fob you made for Carol, the colors are lovely and the design so unusual. I don't think I've seen anything similar on other fobs, it works perfectly.

Good luck on the knitting, I'm looking forward to seeing it when you post a picture.
Sue

Stitchingnow said...

The fob is great. Congrats on your first one. Good luck with you August goals.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous fob for Carol!

Carol said...

Oh Hazel, I am so proud to own that gorgeous fob! Thank you again!!

Susimac said...

Its a lovely fob Hazel and I know Carol was delighted with it I love the colours too.

Munners said...

What a beautiful fob Hazel! Your goals sound quite sensible - enough to spur you on but not too much so you feel snowed under. I'm sure your knitting will be just perfect :)

Mad Dixie said...

Great fob I love the design and colours you picked, I love your patchwork and can't wait to see it next, I know what you mean with goals I'm still trying to plod on with this Wedding Sampler which is now belated I'm really dissappointed I didn't finish it, how's the knitting coming along

tkdchick said...

Beautiful fob I'm sure Carol loved it!

Tanya said...

That fob is beautiful - LOVE that color!!!

Chelle said...

Love the fob for Carol! Who is the designer, and what fibers are used? It's awesome.