I've been a very remiss blogger and stitcher this week. I have done some, and I can see the difference, but I'm willing to accept that if your nose isn't 4 inches from it you might not be able to. It's been a bit of a busy week (and especially weekend), and I've been trying to learn to crochet after the girls at Harrogate Craftwork Group inspired me, but so far I've only mastered chain stitch, via the use of books and youtube, in my defence I think left handedness is counting against my a bit... and I'm trying to make sure I can do a halfway decent chain until I move on to the next stitch. That's my excuse anyway!
Monday, 21 May 2012
Once again, there really is a difference, you can see it a bit more now than you could on Saturday. Unfortunately some of the stitching is almost exactly the same colour as the fabric, so you can't really see it. Hope everyone else had a productive weekend!
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Well, you know what I'm like with Winter's Majesty, it takes me a lot of work to actually get anywhere with it. I honestly have worked on it this week, although not all that much. It was our craftwork group on Thursday, so I tend to take something a bit more portable with me for that, and I just don't seem to have had much time for stitching this week, although I don't have a decent excuse for it. However, it's International Hermit and Stitch this weekend, so I'm hoping to actually make a dent into it this weekend.
And on an unrelated note, Gizzimomo has made another gorgeous finish. I'm quite envious of her stitching, so I thought I'd send everyone else there to make you all a little green as well. She's an incredibly fast stitcher (although she does always insist that it's just that she has the time to stitch), so while I'm labouring through this page at the moment, I'm especially jealous!
Saturday, 12 May 2012
Just a little update this week, because I was working on QS Clara up until Monday (yes, it was Clara, well done those who guessed. I'll put a picture of her up in my WIP pictures as well!
So, here is my update, it's basically just a little bit of blue filling in, but because it was filling in, it looks like more than it actually was.
In other news, how do you change your settings so that you get your comments via email? I've got it set up on this blog, so I must have worked out how to do it, but it's not set up on the Harrogate Craftwork Group blog, and I've just been in and can't remember how to do it.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Monday, 7 May 2012
I was lucky enough to win a giveaway at Swirlyarts recently, and as she was doing a makers fair relatively close to where we live she said that I could go along and pick my prize if I wanted, which I did, and she was massively generous. She gave me four cards, 2 sets of large envelopes, a notebook, 2 sets of gift tags, 1 set on mini envelopes and 1 set of stickers. I felt really guilty stealing that much from her stall, but she was insistent that it was what I had won, so I fely really lucky as well! She makes the cutest stationery, all of it 'upcycled', so the envelopes are made from snoopy comics and story books, the note book is an underground map, they're just all absolutely gorgeous, I was so excited to win. I'm planning on donating some of it to my step mum to be, because she does more paper craft that I do, and will make better use of it, but it's all so cure that I just had to share on here first.
I also bought this off her, a little chicken, which she describes as perfect as a paper weight or pin cushion, and as Ben's forever complaining at my for using the arm of the sofa as a pin-cushion, I thought that he would be perfect.
I haven't managed as much stitching as I was planning to this weekend, and absolutely none on Winter's Majesty which is my current rotation, I kinda got distracted by my mystery new piece of stitching.
Saturday, 5 May 2012
I've got a selection of updates this week... the odd thing is, I'd say that I actually haven't done much stitching this week, because I hurt my neck at the beginning of the week (thank goodness for living with a chiropractor), and so I couldn't stitch for a couple of days, because I couldn't bend my neck. So suprisingly I've got a lot more progress to show than I thought I would. First up is Winter's Majesty, which is the latest rotation piece, started after I put Chakra Fae away last weekend. I've only put a couple of colours in, but it seems to have made loads of difference. And there are no white flowers on this page (woohoo!) so there's a chance that I might actually enjoy this page rather than threatening to throw it across the room, although it's still quite half stitch heavy. But after injuring myself I had to put this away for a few days as I just couldn't work with the huge frame balanced on my knees like I normally do.
Secondly, Come to the Dark Side, which I think might be the most popular thing that I've ever worked on. As I've mentioned in the past, he doesn't get much love (and even less update posts), because he lives under my desk at work for rainy lunches but I bought him home last night so I could do the colours that only had half a dozen stitches (cos I didn't want to take those to work for just a few stitches). I do love him. Don't think it'll take much more now, it's only the greys on Vader and the moon, then the blue border, but it depends on how many rainy lunch breaks I have in the next few weeks.
And finally, because I couldn't work on my projects on big frames, and because Vader had been left under my desk at work, I needed something a bit smaller to work on in the mean time. I haven't done much, because even then I couldn't stitch for long (this week has been absolute hell for me... I didn't realise how much time I spent stitching in the evening... I've spent a lot of time playing Castleville on facebook this week), so it's only a tiny update. Can anyone guess what it is? If anyone does I'll be absolutely stunned. I'll give you a clue, she's a HAED! This will be my new travelling pattern once Vader is finished, and so will possibly be living under my desk at work and will defintely be going to craft group with me.