Tuesday, 11 November 2008
This is my current project! I know I'm supposed to be doing the Buffy but this is for my "honorary" nephews Thomas the Tank Engine themed room and I just had to start it now!
It's from one of the magazines, Cross Stitcher I think from ages ago but I came across it while looking for charts for Xmas cards! I knew as soon as I saw it that it was perfect...... now if only I can finish it BEFORE James turns 18!! lol!!
Anyway I haven't made that much progress due to the fact that my studies have to come first before my hobbies right now. I hate it but that's the way it is right now as I'm still lagging behind so I must take the time to study and catch up and then my hobbies can come back into the picture a little!
I will try to post more regular updates from now on........
But I am not making any promises!! hehehe!
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Friday, 11 July 2008
I'm also studying as well and my first assignment is due in today so I have been really busy doing that as well and with 2 teenagers as well life can get in the way sometimes too..........lol.
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Another update shortly with pictures of the other pieces!!
Saturday, 7 June 2008
Well I have got another update!! This design is really complex and is taking longer than I anticipated to stitch!! Also there is the whole not being well thing that meant that not much was done....
Last weekend though I was involved in a Stitch Along on Facebook which I enjoyed and got more done in 2 days than in the previous 10 days!! lol!!
I am also organising a Round Robin and I'm now studying as well which means that I won't have as much time to devote to the project as I would like. But such is life......
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Well guys!! Here is my latest update on the Buffy project!! It seems that I haven't done that much and I guess that really I haven't, but I have not been very well, and then there was the whole going to a convention thing as well. Then I had to unpick a very large chunk as I had gone completely wrong!! GGGGRRRRR!!!
But time and perseverence have got me not just back to where I was BEFORE unpicking but also way past it as well. I'm also finding now that with the weather nicer and the nights longer that I can manage more stitching in the one day than before! Working with darker colours in poor light can really put a starin on the eyes. So I intend to make the most of this longer natural light to stitch more. But the flipside to that is that when the weather is nice I don't actually want to be stuck indoors stitching!! My solution? I stitch in the garden. I make sure that my chart is on a clipboard to stop it flying off and that my cottons are always on bobbins for that same reason and I just enjoy the sunshine!!
Anyway I think that I have wittered on enough for the one day!! Another update will be coming very soon.
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Well this is as far as I had got with my Buffy as of last weekend. I haven't been at home since Monday (It's now Saturday evening and I just got home!!) but believe it or not there are 13 colours in that little patch there!!
My progress has been slow but steady but I i didn't take this with me while away as it isn't the most portable of projects owing to the frame and the fact that I'm trying out the "Stitch and Park" method....
Now that I'm home again though I'm raring to get going with it again. I have had many admirers for it already as I have posted this on a forum (Whedon's World) and they are all putting in orders for one!! LOL.... I doubt that I will ever stitch this one again!!
Monday, 7 April 2008
This is the picture that came with the chart and it is going to be one heck of a project!!
I'm going to enjoy the challenge that this project is going to pose but then with everything that goes on in my life a challenge may just be what I need right now!!
This project was started last weekend and I am making really good progress with it..... pictures to follow in another entry.
I'm very new to the whole blogging concept and I'm sure that I will make mistakes along the way but it will be nice to have somewhere to set down my thoughts and stuff!!