Monday, 21 November 2016

Butterfly Heart update

Another page completed. 

It's got to the interesting stage now, where I'm excited to work on it. I'd say I'm about a third of the way through it.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

New Stitches

I'm usually quite strict with myself sticking to just one BAP at a time, but on a Tuesday and Wednesday each week I'm planning on working on a Christmas Wreath with my Butterfly Heart being picked up on the other evenings. 

I was late starting my Robin tonight as I fell asleep after tea.  

As with most of my large projects, I've started at the top left hand side.

A week of joy

I'm very fortunate to have such lovely family and friends.  A simple thank you doesn't seem to be enough, particularly after the week I've had.

I had such a lovely birthday; shopping and lunch with TMTC, with a family dinner to finish the day.

Then this week I had two surprises.  Firstly a bouquet of flowers from a friend. 

Then a lady came into my office and handed me £50 worth of shopping vouchers which I'd won in a prize draw!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Needles and hooks

Our friends came to visit today.  Lots to eat and drink, a good natter and a few stitches added to my butterfly heart. 

For the last 18 months, this fabulous cross stitched Eddie Stobart lorry was painstakingly created by Richard.  The chart was made from a photograph of the actual lorry named after our Colly!

Colly herself has just put the last stitch in a crocheted blanket.

While I finished another page of my butterfly heart.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

On the move

A few years ago I was in the unfortunate position of having to endure regular hospital stays.  As part of my packed-ready-to-go case I collected a number of freebies from various cross stitch publications to help stave off the inevitable boredom.   Thankfully those days are behind me now,  but I have hung onto the freebies which come in handy when travelling. 

Last week we visited London for a long weekend; the 2 hour train journey was the perfect excuse to break open a wee kit. 

This little fella should make a nice birthday card.

SAL finish

This week Essie and I completed our stitchalong:

I went with Kreinik sparkles, above.

Essie went with a colour close to the original fluffy effect, below. 

As you can see both are equally as beautiful.