Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My news and some patchwork

Okay some of you may have already guessed it clever peeps but here's my news. I'm pregnant! Only 7 weeks so early days. Wanted to wait till I'd seen the midwife before announcing it to the world! There are still a lot of people I havent told yet. Feel pretty sick and miserable which is why I haven't been on here for a while. I am thinking how much stitching time I have got between now and when the baby comes, due January 08. And how much stash I have collected up and will I ever get any of it finished. So I am wanting to try and focus on finishing some projects starting with Patchwork. Although saying that I have just signed up for the new Quaker SAL on the yahoo group Martina Weber one. And I have also seen this
Inspiration Rosewood Manor on thread bear which I think is quite unusual and I have also been browsing the Scarlet Letter at all their gorgeous repro samplers. Just not ennough time now perhaps.

Onto Patchwork, I love all the colours I am putting together on this. I am tring not to get any that are too samey but it's a difficult job as the motifs are many and varied. Here is my progress. It is very addictive once you start it.
Patchwork may 07

I ended up making the little heart into a pinkeep but mine never seem to look as good as some as your ones that i see. Practice makes perfect. I have met my May goals except the new start one unless you call the red heart a new start.

It's my birthday next week and my hubby has just surprised me with a trip to Paris - 3 nights!! We are going to take our dd to Disneyland. I know she will love it. In all our 8 years of marriage we have never been abroad together. In fact the last and only time I went abroad was when I was 15 years old!! To Bavaria. So it is quite a big thing for me. I just hope I won't feel too sick or panicky. I figure this may be our last chance to go for a while at least. Hopefully not another 8 years!!

Thanks for reading. When I stop feeling so sick I'll be able to stay on a little longer and get through some of all your posts. Have a good week. xx

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Twilight Shimmer May SAL

Twilight Shimmer May SAL after

Just to post my update on Twilight Shimmer after the May SAL. I think I did quite well but still no sparkly metallics on it yet. I'm getting more into this now and can't wait to do the hair and face on the right. Thanks everyone for your lovely responses to my exciting news but you are all going to have to wait for it I'm afraid lol!! I will just have to keep you in suspense a bit longer. Now to work on my Patchwork which hasn't seen the light of day for at least a month if not more. xx

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Another finish

Just thought I'd post this quickie that I finished last night. Stitched on 28 count Quaker cloth over two using WDW "Ladybug". Not sure how I am going to finish it though. I am open to suggestions. I think a needle book but I'm not sure and I havent left enough on the left so I would have to cut and stick it I think to some card. Then do a back then join them up. Any tips would be appreciated. I got the free pattern from here. Go to where it says " a grid" for freebies.
Red Heart May 2007
Hope you are having a nice weekend and to the folks in the US - A Happy Mother's day!

PS Edited to add that I may have some exciting news in the next couple of weeks - Look out for it!! xx

Thursday, May 10, 2007

I am Half Sick of Shadows

Half Sick of Shadows May update

Here is my latest update of this bap wip I'm doing. It's got lots of confetti in it at the moment with all those tiny circular windows. Im about half the page down on this little bit. Will have to put it away for a bit as it's the HAED SAL this weekend so I'll be working on my Twilight Shimmer. So so hoping that we will get a bit of shimmer on her this weekend. There is definitely some confetti coming up so hoping for an interesting bit to be able to show on Tuesday.

I am so proud of my dd! I have been reading Dr Suess Green Eggs and Ham with her and she is really getting it!! I mean she is really starting to read it on her own! They are such brilliant books. I would recommend them to anyone with preschool kids. I want to run in the playgroup and show her teachers but then I think "Na cos she probably will forget and then I'll look a right idiot!!" It is enough for me to know she is doing well.

Well I don't think I'll be starting A Most Noble Pursuit now till June so that will not be one of my new starts this month. Maybe I won't have one. Mmmmm. I still have the first Loose Feathers club one and also the second is due any day soon apparently! I have seen a lot of pretty little makes that I would quite like to do. I fancy making a needle book or something similar so I may have a go at one of those. My Cheryl's bouquet is being made into a cushion as we speak and I also forgot to mention my beautiful Rapunzel cushion frill started coming away from the stitching as the fabric just doesnt work!! So she has kindly agreed to fix it free of charge with another frill. Should have those back soon. I sent a picture of Cheryl's Bouquet to Marc from Needlemania who said he is going to put it in his Gallery!!! I will have to resend another when it has been made up.

Thank you all so much for reading and taking time to reply. I appreciate all the lovely, kind comments so much. They mean a great deal to me. And I know how hard it is to get time to reply - I have been struggling myself to catch up with everyone. Have a wonderful weekend however you spend it.

Friday, May 04, 2007

NPIs arrived

missing NPIs

Here are the missing NPIs for A Most Noble Pursuit. They actually sent me the full skeins instead of the stated number of strands! You can see there were quite a few colours missing, 15 in all. I am stunned that I actually managed to get the colours right when sorting them out in the first instance. I was dreading that they would send me them then find I had made a mistake with some of the colours and still end up having to order more. But all is well and now I am fully kitted up ready to start. Kate at Thread Bear has been wonderful in getting NPI to send them out so quickly. So maybe this may be my new start this month! We'll see....
Have a good Bank Holiday. I am on my own this weekend as DH has gone away again!! xx

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Goals

Okay here were my April goals:

1. Finish page 4 of HAED Dreaming Mermaid (I will, I will, I will!!) I did I did I did Yay

2. Finish Cheryl's Bouquet (easy this one, I know I can do this) I also did Yay yay!

3. No new starts (this may be a bit more difficult) Okay so I did a bscornu for Louanne:( only a little thing!

4. Work on Twilight Shimmer for the SAL Yep did this one too!!!

So a very positive month stitch wise for me! So for May here we go:

1. Work on Twilight Shimmer for the SAL.

2. Do at least two motifs on Patchwork. I haven't touched her for a while.

3. Work on "I am Half Sick of Shadows"

4. Start page 5 HAED Dreaming Mermaid.

5. Have a new start - not decided which one yet!! This will keep you guessing.

As you can see I am being very indefinite in my goals. I don't want to put too much pressure on myself this month but want to feel like I have achieved something.

Also, got a call from Kate at Thread Bear - that girl is such a star! - the missing NPIs have been sent and she will post them tomorrow. She said she is also awaiting the next Loose Feathers - can't wait!

Also, got the gift of Stitching mag today oh so many goodies in there to stitch. Love love love it!

Thanks to everyone who commented on my Cheryl's bouquet. It means a lot. Still trying to catch up with blog posts. If I have missed anyone, please remind me as I have still not got this google reader / blogroll thing sorted out and still my list gets longer and longer!

Happy stitching all, xx