Friday, 29 March 2013
Saturday, 23 March 2013
audio books ( I love historical mysteries) what do you listen too whilst stitching?
It doesn't look like I have done much does it but 18 count is hard on the eyes as you get older!!!
I have a really old table frame that belonged to my great grandmothers that I use, (probably made in the late 1800's) I adore old sewing items and have collected many, but they don't live in a display case they are all used every single day, I believe that things were made to be used and even if they do get worn it shows that they have been appreciated and loved.
Saturday, 9 March 2013
I will try to make this a weekly blog I owe it to myself to sit down and recall what has happened, I have done a lot of stitching since my last blog and would love to show you all what I have achieved away from the pc - quite a lot really considering I only stitch large pieces and my eyesight is definitely not what it used to be, no one ever told me that getting old was such a drag!! I might have more time to do things, but they take more time to achieve!
We also have 2 new additions to the family a White (deaf) boxer called Tukker and a Chocolate Sprocker (Springer x Cocker) called Rupert, they are just adorable but do take up a lot of time with walks in the woods which are lovely whatever the weather. On the plus side they get me up a 6.00am for their breakfast so I have a time to sit and have breakfast looking out onto my lovely garden (another passion in my life).
OK I am going to ease myself gently into the rhythm of blogging again so will come back tomorrow and post pictures of my sewing, not sure how many I have completed - I do know that I have 3 WIP's
1. L&L Celtic Spring
2. L&L Sabrina
3. Serenity's Garden
which are weighing heavily on me I hate to have things unfinished so they are on my list to get on with this year too, although I really really want to stitch HAED Mask of Colors by Linda Ravenscroft, she is all kitted up and for the first time in my life I have gridded my fabric, the chart looks too complicated to just 'go for it' as I would normally.
I will show you how I am getting on with it, I haven't seen this stitched yet, everyone seems to love HAED charts but I wonder how many are stitched rather than 'collected'??? Please let me know if you have completed any and post a link so share your work.
Monday, 9 March 2009
'How does your Garden Grow?'
I have just bought an old oak cutlery box from a junk shop and I am hoping to reline it and fit it out as a sewing box. The York antique boot fairs will start up soon (in about 4 weeks I think) and I will be able to go and get vintage sewing tools from there.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
I know I was going to blog every Monday and today is Wednesday but I just could not drag myself away from my project.... and here it is nearly complete.
Cirque de cirque
Monday, 9 February 2009
Circque des circques
I am still unsure of what to put in the centre, will have to find an angel to fit. I am sure that something will come to mind, but if anyone wants to make a suggestion I would be more than happy to consider it!
How does your Garden Grow?
Well considering the bad weather my garden is growing very nicely thank you *lol* I just love the colours and it will compliment my hallway a treat.
Lilly of the Woods
The leaf beads arrived from Hong Kong at the weekend and I just can't wait to get started on the beading so that Lilly can be finally completed, it has taken a long time to find the correct beads at the right price the ones recommended on the chart were so very expensive and in any case I never seem to follow things to the letter - that way I can always claim that the finished piece is unique, may my stitch the designer's chart but mine will always be slightly different. No picture of Lilly today as she is the same as she was two weeks ago, but just watch this space for the developments I have given myself a deadline of 28th Feb to get her finished!
Monday, 2 February 2009
my garden is growing ..