Thursday, 17 April 2014

bumper update!

Right this is going to be a bumper update. I seem to have been lacking and a naughty blogger. I hope you will forgive me. I have limited time and every time I sit down it has been stitch or blog? So I am sure you will forgive my dilemma.

I wish the app on the phone worked better for blogger that would make things a lot easier!!!

I will try and bring you up to speed with everything. Before this months IHSW be sure to click on the crab to join.

I joined another SAL. I know I know! After crazy Jan 2012 I swore no more and this year so far I have joined 2. IHSW but then that is all about squeezing extra stitches in which is what I am all about any way. And the second is the Joan Elliot one. I love her designs and was really tempted with this one but had held off. Then my three year old started peeking at my stitching and saying mammy I want a Dragon. So how could I resist any longer. So here is the first piece a dragon as requested my munchkin 1.

I changed the odd colour from the chart to what I had in my stash. I now have the Unicorn to do.

I got these bits for Mother's day from the munchkins

And seen as I now have birthday money to spend I have been looking at kitting up the Angel along with a couple other charts I have.

Now I have done a few rotations but I think maybe blogging after each move is too taxing. So I have a few progress pics to show.

Here is my progress on Spirit of the Season

I have to say I am loving getting there with this one.

I have also made some more progress on Starry Night
I am still struggling with this one. It is going to be my labour of love I think. It looks amazing and will be great when finished but boy what a pain to stitch.

This is the progress from my new addition to the rotation Kingfisher in flight. This is from the Crazy Jan 2012 pile.

Here it is as I picked it up from its crazy start
And now:

Love the colours and its a nice stitch once I got past that the 34 cm square design is over 6 pages. I was a bit fuddled to start even though I have already completed the hummingbird in this set. I have settled into it once I decided to stick to a page at a time.

I will give you all a sneaky peek at my Love tree. It's onto the backstitching.

How much difference does the backstitching give to this design!!

Hopefully I won't leave it as long to update you all. In my defence this year I have already matched my total finishes from last year. I think adding the mini kits during the day has made a huge difference. That and my munchkins are getting bigger. Last year I had a total of 19 cross stitch finishes, 3 of which were large/medium (Birth sampler, World of sarah kay and Motherly Devotion)

This year it's only April and I have finished 20 cross stitch pieces of which 3 are large/ medium (Thimble Fairy, Gingerbread houses and In the Arms of an angel)

I think also it is proof that my rotation is paying off. I'm starting to see the results now!!!!!

Keep stitching