Sunday, February 14, 2016

What I've been up to...

....which is not very much except lots of stitching!

First up, I finished Their Song by Blackbird Designs. This has been in my "to do" stash for far too long. I used a mix of DMC and the called for hand dyeds. I really like the way it has turned out and looking forward to getting it framed to add to my wall samplers.



I also finished the first block on Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow. I am using DMCs for this and stitching it on Newcastle Sand which looks good. I am quite pleased with the result so far. Now I have the first block finished on Shores and Christmas I really need to get started on the other blocks!


I caved and bought some new stash. I have been wanting this little kit for ages for my bathroom so finally bought it and some fabric which, well, you know, fabric right?


And finally, this is where I am up to on Robin's Song by LHN. I am using the called for hand dyeds on this and it is turning out quite nicely. The fabric is some white jobelan which I really do enjoy stitching on. I don't know why I don't do more on it. So I have nearly finished this first section and looking forward to the next bit. 


Just for fun, I thought I'd post a snap of some brownies I made. I got the recipe off a pupil at school who regularly makes them for the staff. It is my first time making brownies and they were not bad for a first. However, I do think hers are much, much nicer.



Lastly, here's a picture of my cute cats having a cheeky snuggle. They are so fab!


Happy stitching all. I am hoping to get a lot done this week as it is half term but you know how that story goes!

25 comments:

Margaret said...

Love all your stitching! And I love seeing your cats on that gorgeous afghan too! So pretty and so cute!

Vickie said...

Oh such wonderful stitching. Your cats are so sweet. I am a chocoholic and brownies are my number one favorite chocolate treat.♥

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Happy Valentine's Day. Your cats are sweet with love. Do like your stitching and I love your crochet blanket, so colourful, beautiful. Have a great day. hugs Lynda Ruth

Lynn said...

Hi Hazel,

Love your works in progress, very pretty and your cats are so cute!

Would just love to eat one of those brownies right now with a cuppa.

Lynn

Amy said...

I love "Their Song," it's one I'd like to stitch. Yours turned out beautifully. You're WIPs are very pretty, too. And your kitties are adorable. :)

VeggieMummy said...

Great samplers - I love the blackbird one. The brownies look yummy and the kitties so cute having a snuggle on your blanket. Happy stitching. xx

Sherry said...

You really have been keeping yourself busy! Everything is beautiful and the brownies look delicious!

Annette-California said...

I love all your designs you've been stitching! They are soooo beautiful Hazel!
You have gotten lots of stitching done:)
Happy Valentine's Day! love Annette

cucki said...

Aww love all your stitching my dear...
Happy Valentine's Day x

Marie said...

That cat picture is priceless! And the brownie picture makes me hungry…my favorite treat? Brownies!
Congrats on the completion of Their Song, it's beautiful.
You have been quite productive.

Karen said...

I love your finishes -- beautiful! And the brownies look pretty good too :-)

barbara said...

Lovely stitching and crocheting, Hazel! That photo of your cats is too adorable. <3

Justine said...

What pretty things you have been stitching on! The colours in Their Song are lovely, and I love the teals in Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow. Your new stash kit is really nice - I think that's great you bought it when you've wanted it for a while.

Blu said...

So much lovely stitching!

Jackie said...

Isn't it always better when someone else does the cooking?! I can never seem to perfectly replicate someone elses recipe.

You're working on some lovely projects! I'm working on Shores too. It's been a very long term project for me.

Christine said...

Lovely work, I really like the peacock on the HRH block. Great picture of the cats too

Julie said...

What a fun pic of your cats.
Lots of lovely little x's you've been putting into your lovely projects.
Nice new design too.

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

You are busy on some super projects. Love the little blackbirds!
Caz xx

Brigitte said...

Brownies, how yummy. I have never made any myself but have been told that they are easy to make. So I should finally give it a try. And after seeing yours ...
Great stitching that you are showing here, Hazel. Congrats on finishing this lovely BBD piece. And great start on the HRH Christmas piece.

Louise said...

Hi Hazel! Everything is just beautiful!!! I love all your work as always. Blessings to you❤️

Carol said...

Such a lovely finish, Hazel!! And well done on finishing block one of Christmas at HRH. Having stitched that entire piece back in 2010, I know how long each block takes :) Hang in there--you'll have a beauty when you're all done!

Love your kitties--so darling :)

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching. The brownies look OK to me. :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Gorgeous work in this post. I love th stylised peacock, the colours are lovely.

The brownies look good too, maybe you can pay the pupil to cook them for you!

Sally said...

Beautiful finish with Their Song and the first block block on CaHRH looks fantastic.

Those brownies look delicious. I haven't made any for ages and now I need to!!

Your cats are so cute.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finish and great progress on your other wips

The brownies look seriously yummy and the kitties are cute