Saturday, 16 June 2012

What a wonderful suprise!

Photo: Got these amazing flowers from an amazing friend! Thank you Jill xxxx
Not really stitchy related, but I finished my job yesterday and my gorgeous friend that I met only 5 months ago sent me these beautiful flowers and a card in the post today!
So happy and the good news is that I have a whole week off to stitch to my heart's content until I start my new job! 

Monday, 11 June 2012

Well I know it isn't a full page just yet, but I just had to share with you my Snowy Friends progress.  I've not stitched on 25 count for a while, but I have to say I'm loving it!  And the confetti here (in the branches) is mixed with the background making the design more varied than Bookend Kitties and with a lot more to show to the effort!
Photo: Snowy friends update - I know the page isn't finished yet but very excited that I've taken to the 25 count so well and enjoying every second!
However I also have some most amazing news! Yesterday my little sister told me I'm going to be an Auntie! So very excited for her.  So of course I'm thinking - must stitch something for her!  Tehre's no way I can get a HAED done in time for December, so I thought I'd do this Lizzie Kate design having already bought 'A Good Marriage' for their wedding next year.
ABC's of Parenting Chartpack with Threads
I don't really start non-HAEDs anymore, however I think on this 32 count linen it will be a pleasure to work on.  I do however need a way to re-design the word 'mold' to 'mould' to convert it to UK English or I'll never live it down!  I like this design as rather than a gift to the baby, it's one her/his parents will treasure forever (I hope!).
Happy stitching!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Page 1 finally finished!

Photo: Bookend Kitties page 1 finally finished! Now to consult my randomiser! Xx
Bookend Kitties is part of the HAED SAL, but I've been really struggling to focus on it this year.
I'm not going to be doing page 2 just yet as I've decided to use a randomiser to pick a design to encourage me to finish some UFOs and to make progress on some of my other WIPs too!
Also a quick Samantha update - just need to do her feet and the rest of the background!
Photo: Samantha update - just need to do her feet and the rest of the background!
So I have 2 UFOs, 5 WIPs and 1 new non HAED on my list.
And the randomiser has picked: Snowy Friends!
I'm really pleased about this as it was my first HAED and had to stop when it got too painful to stitch it.  I'm half way through page one so another update very soon - I hope!