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. 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Smoking needles!


Ok so we had a Bank Holiday weekend with glorious sunshine, so where better to stitch?


And complete another page.


Most of it was in shades of blue which helped with the speed.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

The next page finish


With a little help from the movies of Harry Potter playing in the background.