Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stitching update

Sorry for not being a good blogger of late. You see, I have actually been doing some stitching and finishing as you will see. I can't seem to get the right balance between stitching time and blogging time. I either do one or the other. So this month has been a stitching month. ;-)

First up is my Lizzie*Kate "Dream" pinkeep that I stitched for the Lizzie*Kate exchange. I believe my partner liked it which is good. I love the fabric on the back and the pink ribbon. I stitched it on 28 count Wichelt "Buttermilk" linen and used Carries Creations threads. A delightful little stitch!

Lizzie Kate exchange July 09



Here is my next little finish which is the Wisteria biscornu by Olga Teague. This was another delightful little stitch and again I used the 28 ct "buttermilk" linen. The Wichelt is very nice to work on - nice and stiff and keeps its shape well. I used the recommended threads ans also the mill hill beads. I also ordered some Swarovski Butterfly crystals for the centre. They are so sparkly - the picture just does not do this biscornu justice. I changed the back slightly and personalised it. Now, unfortunately I cannot use this for my "basket of biscornu" as it was a gift for Lily's teacher. I think she liked it.

Wisteria Biscornu July 09



Last weekend Tracy came to stay as my DH was working away in Japan. She came to keep me company and have a stitchy weekend. We had a lot of fun and after she left I felt inspired to do another HAED. I haven't done any HAEDs for a while. This is the letter "L" fairy by Selina Fenech which Tracy had bought me for Lily last Christmas. I am stitching this on 18 count and it's working up fast and beautiful. I love it. This is going to be my summer project and I am hoping to get it finished very very quickly so the race is on.

First week.

As I got back into the HAED, I noticed they were having a sale on and so I got my dd to have a look and see if there was anything she liked and she chose this one:


So I have got myself some more 25ct lugana and just need to do a thread check and as soon as I have finished the L fairy then I'll be starting this one for her too. Tracy also bought me a Rainbow mermaid too but that's another story!

Here's my BP update. Five and a bit motifs this month. Yay! I am well on track for finishing this by the end of the year! I will definitely work this system again next year for a project. It definitely works for me.

July progress!! Woop!


Oh and nearly forgot. Elisa nominated me for a friendship award! This is so sweet. Thank you petal!

And now I am supposed to nominate others for this award but that is way to difficult. So if you are reading my blog... if you are at all interested in my blog.... then you can consider yourself a friend and nab it for yourself. Go on, take it. I have nominated all my readers.;-)

Sorry if this post has been a bit photo heavy. I still have more stuff to share. Pifs being one as soon as I can get the other two finished!! Have fun next month. I get the kitten next Saturday so watch this space for cute kitten pics.xx