Monday, September 24, 2007

Dreaming Mermaid, Patchwork and other stuff.

I have gone awol for a while as I have been frantically trying to finish this page on Dreaming Mermaid. Not quite finished it yet but should have it done by the end of the week. So here's my progress:
September update

Thought I'd also post a pic of Patchwork and the recent activity I have done on that. It is really growing now and I have not got much more to do before I get to the end of the row then I can start working downwards.
september update

And here's the latest Loose Feather's which should be on it's way to me soon. Can't wait to get my hands on this one. I adore it.

And here's an extra just because I love her so much. My special girl in her ballet outfit!
Lily sept 07

I finally got the Thread Gatherer threads I bought from Thread Bear for my CdC which I have said I will start when I have finished this page on Dreaming Mermaid so hopefully I should have a New Start to show you on my next blog. I also received my Harvest exchange chart so I need to get the threads organised on it and make a start. I have finished my redwork exchange and will be sending it off in the next few days. I am really pleased with how it turned out and can't wait to show it off!! Just hopw the recipient likes it as much.

I am off to get some lunch then I will be catching up on all your blogs that I have missed last week. xx

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Here's a quick update on Twilight Shimmer after the SAL this month. You can really see her face coming along on this one. Just got to do the eye!
September SAL

I have just finished all the stitching for my redwork exchange and now just need to finish it. I have mostly finished it but need something which I am waiting for in the post before I can completely finish it. I have half done the Harvest exchange but still awaiting more goods in the post before I can do the other half.

I am now starting back on Dreaming Mermaid which is a bit of a pain as it's 2 threads over 1 on 25 count and hurts my fingers a bit doing it. I really need to get both these HAEDS out of the way and finished before this baby comes!

I willl try and catch up with blog reading tonight. Sorry if I haven't commented in a while. Too busy stitching!! xx

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Goals and school.

First day at school
Awww here's my dd starting school in her new uniform. She is so excited about school and is loving it so far. How time flies. Leaves me lots of time to get in some serious stitching. I suppose I had better get it in now whilst I can. Come January there'll be no time for a while.

So I wasn't too good on my August goals although I did make my scissor keeps! I never touched (yet again) Dreaming Mermaid or I am Half Sick of Shadows. So my main goal this month will be to concentrate on at least one of those. It is so difficult though as I have just got back into Patchwork and I find it really hard to get motivated to do another project. Am I the only one like this that is so undisciplined??

So Goals this month:

1. Work on Dreaming Mermaid
2. Work on I am half Sick of Shadows
3. Start CdC when my threads come.

I have already done some Patchwork so I won't include that in my goals.

In regards to CdC I have some other fabric that I will be using that is just plain mulberry coloured linen. I have chosen Thread Gatherer threads in Spring Frocks to do it in. 068 Hopefully it will come back right and not like the Sugar Maple. In regards to that I emailed Mindy of SMF to take her up on her offer of exchanging the piece but so far she has not been back in touch.

I am quite liking doing updates on this blog once a week and commenting once or twice a week. It can get so that it takes up all your time when you are reading and commenting all the time. I love blogs and get so inspired when I read them but end up with little time to stitch!!
Here's to a better month stitch wise. xx

Saturday, September 01, 2007

And the winners are.....

I just want to say thank you all for entering my giveaway - I am amazed that so many people entered and if I could I would stitch you all something.

So here are the winners in first, second and third order as pulled out of the hat by my dd Lily.

First winner -
Jamie!! You get first choice!

Second winner -
Second winner Cheryl
Cheryl!! Well done!

Third winner -
Third winner Dawn
Dawn!! Well done. An email is on its way to all concerned!

On another note - we went for our 20 week scan this week and we found out we are having a boy!!!! Can't quite believe it. What do you do with a boy??? We are so used to our little girl that it took a while to get used to the idea of having a little boy but I am coming around to the idea. It will be different but in a nice way I am sure. It will be the first Grandson on my husbands side so everyone is really excited.

Sewing wise, I have been working on my HAED a little and also on the Harvest Exchange that I am signed up for. I ordered a chart for it but not arrived yet :-(
Also ordered the book Repertoire des Frises?? from Amazon France - thought I may get some nice ideas from there for the redwork exchange but that has not appeared yet either. Hope they come in time for me to stitch!!

Here is a picture of the disaster fabric I bought from Sugar Maple for Cirque de Cirque. As you can see it is totally not suitable for cdc. It was not this shade at all on the website. I have emailed and they have offered to exchange it for another one but I will have to post it back to Canada and then have the risk of something just as unsuitable coming back. So I am not sure what to do. I could try dying it but that would cost money and again it may ruin the fabric.
Sugar Maple Disaster
Ahh well onto another week of glorious stitching. Have a fun week everyone.