Saturday, 30 June 2012

Chakra has developed some brown

I thought I'd done quite a bit of stitching this week, but it doesn't really look like it, now that I look at the picture, although there's definitely a bit less white than there was the last time I updated.
I'm a bit concerned that I'm going to get a line between pages on this project. It's not something that I've had a problem with int he past, but this is my first attempt at tent stitching, and it seems to be giving me a greated tendency towards page lines... I'll go a bit longer and see how it looks. Hopefully, it's nothing that a quick rinse and iron won't solve.
Happy stitching!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Chakra has surprised me!

I am seeing a difference this week, which I actually didn't think that I was going to. The hat is coming along, and I can see a little bit more border as well, so it's all good really. And why has she surprised me? I would never have guessed that there's quite a bit of 310 in the hat on this page, I just hadn't realised, but it's really defined it better than I expected it to. If you really squint, you can just about see the continuation of the branch.
Out and about tonight, so no stitcking for me, but it's the England match tomorrow, so Ben will be glued to the TV, so I'm planning to get some stitching done them. Hope every one is progressing nicely. Happy Stitching!

Monday, 18 June 2012

World's Tiniest IHSW update

I know, it's a useless update, but it's all I could manage. It seems to have been a suprisingly busy weekend. I cheated I worked on Clara, just so that you'd be able to see that I'd done something.
Hope everyone else had a more productive weekend than I did.

Friday, 15 June 2012


I'm getting my post in early this weekend so that I can (hopefully) get my head down and get some stitching done for International Hermit and Stitch weekend... if you haven't signed up, there's still time, head on over to Joysze's and put your name down, it's all fun. Anyway, firstly this week I've got an update on Come to the Dark Side, from the lovely Dork Stitch who always gets a lot of love. I swear he's the most popular thing that I've ever stitched. There isn't a massive difference since last time, I've basically started the border, but as it's the weekend I thought I'd bring him home for a photo.

The second update is the lovely Chakra Fae by Linda Ravenscroft. This is my first attempt at tent stitching. When I'm up close I always umm and ahh that the coverage isn't good enough, but when I take a step back to take a picture it looks fine. I'm happy to see a bit more colour in this page (although I've also got some nice mindless 3770 to do), although I'm suddenly starting to realise how big this is going to be when I see the size of her hat!
Have a good International Hermit and Stitch weekend everyone, I'm hoping it'll be at least vaguely productive for me

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Passione Ricamo SAL

I don't know if anyone's interested, but I thought I'd share this.
Passione Ricamo is having a SAL and as I've never done a PR, but have wanted to for ages, I thought that I'd sign up. Anyone fancy joining in? I'll almost certainly be slow, and won't get it started straight away, but I'll give it a shot!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Chakra (not 3770)

Despite the distraction of Clara, I have managed to get a tiny amount done this week, and it's not 3770, which does make a pleasant change. So I've got a little bit of pink, and the patch that looks black on the right is actually a gorgeous deep purple, it's just not a very good picture!

Friday, 8 June 2012

She's a little minx!

I had every intention of working on Chakra Fae this week, and even started with a few stitches, but it turns out that Clara is a little minx. She started calling to me and I just couldn't resist. This is now all the black on the first page, and I'm very excited! I've been wanting to work on a Hannah Lynn chart for ages, because I love the idea of doing the outline and then colouring her in, and she's just as gorgeous and much fun as I was hoping, but I am now going to get back to Chakra Fae from when I picked her up last week.
For those of you in the UK who had an uber long weekend last weekend last weekend, I hope you had a good time. Mine was pretty manic. Dad's local canal (I'm feeling very guilty because I can't remember what it's called), had restored part of the canal and they'd organised a joint jubilee/it's just been opened celebration. And for something that was organised by amateurs, it was absolutely mahoosive! I was helping my dad's fiance out on her stall and Ben was running on the stage, it was brilliant fun, but basically meant that we got up, went to the site, came home, had a drink, went to bed, got up, went to the site... so I went back to work this week for a break. However, I was only back for two days, I'm off again today as we're heading to Chester for a cousins wedding.

Friday, 1 June 2012


I did it! I did it! I finished the page!
She's suddenly come together this week, and is actually starting to look like something rather than just being a shmush! I can see arms and hands, and even more excitingly, there's the beginning of a neck and face. So yay, very happy!
So, what to work on next...

Long weekend for us Brits, 4 day weekend for the Jubilee, but I don't think that I'm going to get much stitching done. My dad's been organising a festival this weekend, so we're helping them out, probbly fairly long days. Although Shirl's said that she might be able to help me with my crochet if we've got some quiet time, which when thus far I've only mastered chain stitch, will be very helpful!
Happy Stitching!