Monday, 1 January 2018

Year's end

As the fireworks signified the New Year, the last stitches were added from page 25 of the Hogwarts Castle. 

Friday, 24 November 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017

Further progress.

A stitchy day with my lovely Hardanger designer friend Colly resulted in a further page finish. 

Sky section up next.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Back up to speed

After my mishap earlier this week, I've managed to restitch the correct page. 

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Arrival of the frogs

I had a day off this week and once all the boring housework was done I sat down with a nice cup of tea and finished stitching the next page.  I then laid the fabric out to take a photo and to my dismay discovered I had stitched the wrong page!

I spent the remainder of Wednesday, into the evening, and all the following evening carefully unpicking it.  

For those who don't understand the title, let me explain.  The 'rrribbit' sound a frog makes is akin to 'rip it rip it' of unpicking threads stitched incorrectly...hence the term frogging or having the dreaded frogs visit.

A quick going over with masking tape to remove the fluffy bits left behind, and I'm ready to stitch the correct page.

Lesson learned - double check you're working from the correct page and maybe look at your project more often.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Hogwarts Castle update

The castle takes a bit longer to stitch than the sky with so many colour changes, some extremely subtle, but they make all the difference.