Sunday, February 25, 2007

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Patchwork update

Here is my Patchwork Sampler as of 22nd feb 07. A long slow labour of love but I definitely am loving every single stitch on this. It is wonderful to pick and choose your colours and know that it will still look great even though I am rubbish at putting colours together. Even when you put it down for a bit and then take it up again, it is sooo addictive.

22nd feb 07 update

Fabric for tribute?


Thinking of this fabric to do Cheryl's tribute piece in but not sure what threads to do it in. Have gone off the black and gold idea as dmc don't seem to do the thread anymore and don't want to wait for overseas delivery if I get fom hdf.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Cheryl's Tribute

Marc Davis from Needlemania has created a special tribute chart in memory of Cheryl. Although I never met Cheryl in real life - only chatted on the internet - her death has really moved me. The chart is free to anyone who wishes to stitch it and it is a floral square which would look good made up into a cushion. I am now thinking of fabric and threads to choose for it. I do like the overdyed gold thread on black which i have seen done by Marc himself on the Ink circles site. But will have a good look around before I definitely decide one way or the other. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
Happy stitching,

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Cheryl Millar has died!!

Well I can't believe Cheryl Millar has died! She was a stitching treasure. It was Cheryl who inspired me to start stitching the Patchwork Sampler through her gorgeous interpretation of the chart. I have stitched it this weekend as a tribute to her. She will be surely missed on all the boards she frequented. So what will I do now about getting the central pannel charted? I don't know whether to just leave it blank or just make up a nice border to put in it. Well seeing as its a long way away, I will leave it for now. Maybe when I get to it I may have some more ideas.

Bye for now.xx

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I am Half Sick of Shadows

So here is I am Half Sick of Shadows - Waterhouse. I have now completed 4 pages of this design after I had put it down for a year. It is from a company called Pomegranite needlework company which sadly is no more. The chart is 49 pages in total and I am stitching it on 16 count aida. This was before I discovered stitching over 1 on 25 count. However, saying that, this is a dream to stitch. Soo easy to see where you are up to and you never get lost in the tiny confetti of 25 count. The needle goes through easily too. I think on my next HAED I may do a QS on 18 or 20 count aida. I had a look at some of the pieces done on various counts and I think they all look marvellous!

I have yet to start Stairway to Dreams - Wall, Twighlight Shimmer QS - Anderson, and Mushroom Fairy QS- CCKUIK. Where will I get the time????