Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Peep Peep! lol

Well here we are again, blog update time!!

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

OK It's been a while....

Right then I know its been ages but life has been throwing me a few curve balls which has meant that I haven't had the chance to do much lately, what with the studies and the death of my mother-in-law I really haven't felt up to much!!

This is the piece that I did as a Summer exchange. The theme was "Fun in the Sun" and I figured that with that theme what better than an All Our Yesterdays design!

I love these lovely little designs as they suggested a different age, one of innocence I guess!

There was a hitch though, my partner dropped out so I have to wait while my new partner stitches her piece, it was done that way so that I would be assured of a piece in return! I'm going to make this into a cushion, that will do 2moro as my backing fabric is hand dyed and is currently drying in the bathroom!! lol!!

I will post an update just before I send ot off!! I can't wait to see what I get in return!

This basically as far as I have got with my Buffy project! I'm not sure if I have already posted this picture but hey!!
I am hoping that I will really be able to get ahead with my studies and then be able to get some real progress made with this project in the next few months...
Well once I've done the next Round Robin piece anyway!!
Well I think thats about it for this update!! lol!!

Friday, 11 July 2008

Just a little note.....

Well the Buffy project has been consigned to the bag for the minute!! But I have completed my robin piece (the posting date is 4th August and its international so I won't recieve the next piece for probably a week or so after that), I'm getting good progress made on the exchange piece too so hopefully in about a week or so I'll be able to get some more done on the Buffy project. My DH says that he thinks that I'm bored of it!! I'm not but just had these other things that I had already commited to BEFORE starting the Buffy project!! No way was I letting anyone down!!

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

Not been up to much...

Hello there people!! Sorry that there have been no more updates recently but unfortunately I am now studying and also doing a Round Robin which means that for the moment there is no progress on the Buffy project. But just because it has been put onto the backburner for the moment doesn't mean that it won't get finished!! LOL!! I'm really trying to get these other things out of the way so that I can get back to it!! I have also got a summer exchange lined up for when I have done the RR piece, but then again I like being busy!! LOL
Another update shortly with pictures of the other pieces!!

Saturday, 7 June 2008

The latest update......

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

First update.....

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

Here goes.....

Well I have finally gotten around to starting my long awaiting project...... The Buffy cross stitch picture!!

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!!