Sunday, 23 July 2017

A new start


This year sees the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, a series which has sold around 450 million copies in 29 languages and then led to a movie franchise worth more than £5 billion.

Staying therefore with the Magical World,  it is a natural progression for me to take on a project I've been eyeing up for some time.

Hogwarts Castle. 


I do hope the finished product will live up to the photograph. 


There are 35 pages and 47 colours.

Shouldn't take long....

Another magical creature.


This time Pickett the Bowtruckle


And for anyone who knows him, below is Dougal the Demiguise...


Monday, 17 July 2017

Historic events are never forgotten


And neither are great teachers of history.


It is with great sadness that my youngest son bids farewell to his favourite teacher who is moving on to pastures new.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Quick stitch


It's not a secret, we're all huge fans of The Wizarding World created by JK Rowling. 

This is a little chap is called a Niffler. 

"Fluffy, black, and long-snouted, this burrowing creature has a predilection for anything glittery.....they are often kept by goblins to burrow deep into the earth for treasure."


Monday, 10 July 2017

Butterfly Heart


I'm happy to have completed this.  It's quite unusual for my normal style of stitching but it's good to step outside the boundaries occasionally. 


Now to find a large enough frame!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Slowly.


It's taken quite a while to finish this page. Heat and stitching doesn't seem to mix for me.


Friday, 5 May 2017

A Happy Dance


I stayed up a wee bit later than usual last night to put in the final few stitches.


Of course it needs pressing and framing and better light of course for a photo, but I couldn't wait to upload it.