Sunday, April 03, 2011

Stuff

Just a quick post. Many many thanks for all the lovely comments. I think my Dad is blushing! Some questions to answer. Firstly, the count of the fabric is 16 count aida which is probably why it came out so big. I started this a good few years ago before HAED and before I had even contemplated stitching over 1 on 25ct. I have the chart in very good condition as we used a working copy and only used the pages containing the symbols. It is spiral bound with a plastic cover. If anyone would like to purchase the chart I am asking for £10 + pnp. It is 49 pages of chart (not all full pages). Just send me an email if you are interested in buying it. I accept paypal.

Well, my first flower scarf got finished and purchased by my lovely friend Tina (no blog). Thank you Tina for paying so promptly! Here it is in all its glory. I have another one on the hook for my good friend Clare. IMG_1152 IMG_1151

Yesterday, I FINALLY got a ball of yarn through from First4Yarns that I ordered way way back in October. Let's just say I shan't be ordering from them any time soon. Anyhow, the wool I was waiting for was some Rico Poems Aran and I had 2 different balls of the stuff. So I wasn't sure how I was going to use it but last night I made this: IMG_1156 IMG_1158

My first slouchy beanie!!! Thanks to Aisyah from My Tinker Space who gave me the link to the pattern here. I am sooooooo pleased with the result! I think dd is too. This will def not be the last one I make.

I got the most wonderful surprise the other day. I had won a giveaway from Cath over at The Stitchin' Chicken and I was only expecting the chart. Then she emailed me to say she had to buy some threads for it. Bonus. But, when it actually came, she had popped in some extra goodies too. Made my day! Thanks Cath. Brilliant!! Gift from Cath at The Stitchin' Chicken

And.... finally just a bit of stitchy. Here is my HAED Fragile Heart update after my SAL with Tracy on Thursday nights: April update

On the bunting front... I finished my blue bunting but not yet strung it up. Also I have finished some red, white and blue bunting too - good if you're a royalist. I'm not particularly so I see it more as American theme for little boys' rooms. Either way, it looks good but needs some blocking and hanging then I'll snap some pics.

Thanks for reading folks and all your patience. Be back soon. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

30 comments:

Aisyah Helga said...

Everything looks lovely, Hazel! Love the beanie! And your dd looks beautiful! Thanks for the mention ☺!

Rachael @ CleverCheshireCats said...

Well done on finishing your scarf, its beautiful! I was going to order some of that yarn from first 4 yarns too but I think now that I'll give it a miss and try somewhere else. Congratulations on your lovely giveaway win too. Rahael Xx

Annemarie said...

Oooh, that flower scarf looks GOOD! Can't wait to see your bunting (I'm in a hooky mood myself too, you see). And that beanie... wow! It's gorgeous!

Lesleyanne said...

Love your hat - your daughter looks thrilled. Lovely progress on your stitching too. Great gift received.

Terrie - The Stitch Store said...

I love all your pics and reading your posts.

Giovanna said...

Lovely stuff - all your knitting and stitching is gorgeous!

gracie said...

Lovely hat and pretty young lady too.

andamento said...

The slouchy beanie you have made is brilliant, I think my daughter might like one too. Thanks for sharing the link, I think it will take me more than one evening to make though.

Jackie said...

You've been busy! The scarf and hat are adorable. Your daughter is just precious - and has the sweetest smile!

Margaret said...

I love the flower scarf! The slouchy hat is so pretty too -- as is the model wearing it! Your prize is so nice! And your HAED is looking good too! At least I know where to go if I never get around to learning how to make a flower scarf. :D

Catherine said...

Wonderful things all around! Your daughter makes that beanie look good!

Carol said...

What a cutie-pie your daughter is modeling your latest creation, Hazel! The scarf and beanie are both lovely and congratulations on your giveaway win from Cath--enjoy :)

Christine said...

The beanie is wonderful, DD looks thrilled with it, and I am in awe of your flower scarf. Fabulous giveaway gift too, you'll love stitching that design.

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely scarf and beanie! Congrats on the giveaway! And nice stitching, too!

sylviesgarden said...

I'm in love with that scarf, the colours are so pretty.
x

jane said...

Lovely scarf and beanie, well done!

Kate said...

This post has it all - lovely scarf, hat, giveaway and progress!

Sally said...

I LOVE that flower scarf! It is gorgeous. Love the beanie too.

Lovely progress on your HAED and congrats on winning Cath's giveaway. I have just started stitching Dandy Dreams which I won from Christine and I am loving it!

Julie said...

Dd looks amazing in the beanie, a superfast hooky project. Nice progress on the HAED too.

I love that scarf, really must have a go at one myself....not enough hours in the day LOL

Congrats on your win, super parcel

Michelle said...

OOh lots of pretty things! I love the slouchy beanie though!!

Siobhan said...

Such lovely stuff, Hazel! Of course, your daughter outshines it all. ;) She is a cutie patootie, and the hat is just adorable on her.

Suz said...

Wasn't it an Eeeek moment? Lol my lucky day!
Flower scarf made and sold!..wow good for you...spreading the beauty you are
Lucky friends
Hugs Suz x

Cuckoo said...

Gosh those cakes in your side bar are to die for! And all the crochet goodness you have going on...Well, I've had to bookmark you so I can pop by later whenI can have a proper read.

I had a similar rubbish experience with first for yarns too. They blamed the snow, the suppliers, Christmas...I won't use them again either not if I can find what I want else where. I'd prefer to pay more but not wait 3 months!

Thank you for the comment on my stars, I love them!

Cuckoo said...

In response to your comment on my blog...well since you asked so nicely, of course I'll share how I do my flower granny square!! Easter hols now so it'll be a little while before I get around to it but I'll write out the pattern and maybe do a tutorial when the mud thugs are back at school.

Enjoy the Easter Celebration,

xxx

Lisa said...

What a beautiful flower scarf Hazel, so pretty, I bet Tina loves it!
I love the slouchy beanie you made, DD looks so cute in it.
Ooh, what a lucky girl winning Cath's giveaway, I LOVE Dandy Dreams and have been trying to source it myself recently but only places that have it charge extortionate shipping so going to wait a while.
Fragile Heart looks gorgeous, I haven't stitched on a HAED for a couple of weeks now, makes me want to pick mine up again.

Raggedy Ann said...

beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!!
I would love to know the directions to make the flowers of your scarf..is there a tutorial on the net?
They look complicated to me..are they?
You do such beautiful work!
Louise in FL

Elisa said...

Some gorgeous makes and WIP's there Hazel...xx

Berit said...

Commenting on your recent blogs~

What beautiful stitching, especially that monster you and dad partnered on! Whew! What's next? Framing?

Love the blues of your bunting crochet. :)

What a gorgeous hat for DD! I love it! :D

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful flower scarf! And the hat looks so sweet - what a long wait for the yarn though!! Enjoy your lovely giveaway treats!
Helen x

Alix said...

What a lovely blog! I have loved looking through the your last several posts - loving the flower scarf, the bunting and the amazing cross-stitches! - and will be back for more!