Saturday, 19 December 2015

The Astronomer Page 1 Finish!!

I finally have a page finish!! Admittedly a few days ago, but I posted on the HAED Facebook group, so I get points for that right?



Monday, 2 November 2015

The Astronomer started!


I have finally started!! 
Just under 400 stitches
Block of 1600 stitches.
Im actually quite liking the magic grid fabric. Its taking some getting used to as its in blocks of 20X20 and i have only worked in blocks of 10X10, but if i continue to confuse myself i might get a fabric pen and spilt the grid up, ill see how i go.

I have started adding colour to this section as after working only in black on Tribal Dragon i have just about had enough of black.

I decided to start at the top left corner to save my fabric getting too dirty.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Monday, 19 October 2015

Stitching, Swearing and progress... Eventually!

Urghh i'm a bad blogger! The comp died so have only just got round to updating properly.

I have made progress on Tribal dragon. 
Here it was when i last updated.
A bit of progress on the wing
 Half the wing done
 I was really panicking about the two edges not meeting up. I told myself that i was being silly and everything would work out. 
 I checked and doubled checked while stitching, so what could go wrong?...

Yep..... i screwed up...
 Then to make matters (and my already fragile nerves) worse while unpicking where i *think* i went wrong, the thread i was using stained the fabric! STAINED IT!!! I could have cried! Thankfully the lady that dyed the fabric was amazing.
 After a good scrub, its hardly noticeable...except i know its there :(
 All correct!
And that means that the wings are finished! I'm already working on the body and will update when i have made some good progress with it.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Progress on Smaug

Just a quick progress PIC. I got new glasses today so should find stitching this easier

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

My stitching buddie

Tonight I had a stitching buddie and personal hot water bottle to keep me company

Monday, 31 August 2015

Pre Birthday update

Well its been a while since i last updated. In my last post i was working on a Cross Stitch for Esmai, i never finished it. I lost interest and it was clear i wasn't going to be able to finish in time for her birthday so decided to stop pushing myself as i wasn't enjoying it.

I instead started doing some more crochet, something about the end of summer makes me yearn for yarn. I have been able to crochet for years (My Nana taught me) but i  have never been able to read a pattern. My Nana would speak it to me and i would crochet it then its stuck in my head. This time i  wanted to read and work it out for myself.... it didn't go so well, mainly as i wasn't quite grasping the concept of working in the back loop- to create the cable rows i needed. I eventually found a you tube tutorial of the pattern i was using. The lady on the vid finished them in about 30 minutes, she made it so simple and i was able to watch and re watch over and over. The complete set of wrist warms took me around 2 days to finish and I'm pretty sure now i know how to do it, i can do it faster. I plan on making lots more in the future. Now if only i could find some matching boot cuffs.....



 Not stitching related but I'm so chuffed that i HAVE to share. Finally after moving out of my parents just over 9 years ago and moving house 7 times ,i FINALLY have decorated my bedroom...a proper adult room.No where near perfect but i managed to do it all myself!
This is the colour it used to be...i hated it!

 Last night we had a fantastic storm. The first roll of thunder was so loud it sounded like a explosion! All the neighbours ran out and was screaming. This is NOT my picture, it was posted on a local facebook group for our area. Look how fantastic it is! This was taken on my estate, one road down from me.

*~*~* I *think* if you click on the pic to make it bigger you can see the photographers credit, but im not sure. When i find out details i will update.*~*~*~*

Its my birthday soon and my amazing family have got me  The Astronomer by Myles Pinkney!!! Im sooo excited! i fell in love with when i first saw it,i cant wait to start it. Only 17 days to go........

Thursday, 2 July 2015

On to the next challenge...

Trying to finish Esmai's cross stitch in time for her birthday in 5 days.... i don't stand a chance ;(

No pic yet, hopefully by tomorrow as i have only done about 400 stitches so far

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Connors birthday finish!

Connor became 7 yesterday. His growing up too fast, i dont like it! 
Only 2 pics im afraid, he had a great day but all of the pics we took came out blurry (last time i let my partner be the photographer) 

He loved his Avengers cross stitch. its not perfect as i didnt give myself enough time to stitch. Theres a few bits that i frogged and Connor informed me i forgot to put America on Captain America, but that is ok as i tried my best! lol



Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Im back with a new start!

I have finally found my stitchy bug! A new start and evenings to myself has helped. Connor is marvel mad! As it's his 7th birthday in 6 days I thought this would be a nice present for him as we are hoping to decorate his bedroom in the next few months, yes decorating is still on going but that's a whole other post.

Ironman (yummy!) Is the first of the Avengers. I'm hoping to start black widow tonight. If I can stitch one character a night I should just be able to finish it in time. If not I'll keep it to one side and wait for his room to be decorated.

Also does anyone else sew little notes onto there pieces? Last night I decided that the lettering needs moving over 1 square. So I added a little note to remind me.


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Missing In Action

My stitchy bug has gone AWOL if you find it could you please return it