Sunday, 25 November 2012

Designs on Craft: Giveaway

Just a quick post, Designs on Craft are having another lovely giveaway if yu fancy heading over and adding your name to the list.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Well, I managed it before the end of the month

I've stitched my little butt off this evening, and have rather surprised myself by managing to finish the page... yay! Feel like I've been working on this page for ages so it's lovely to see it finished... now debating what to work on next.

So near and yet so far!

I'm getting there, and I've finally finished the star fish! The end of the page is in sight, but I've been working on it for so long that I just want to get it done now. Hopefully I can manage to actually get some progress this weekend, I'm still hoping to get the page finished by the end of the month, and I still think that it's achieveable!
Went to the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate today, always dangerous. I got a Millennium Frame (every one on facebook has been raving about them for ages, so I finally gave in and got one), and went to see the lovely Kate at Sparklies, I've stitched on her fabric before, the dragon sampler I did at the beginning of this year was one of hers, so I caved and got some more today, and they're both beautiful. Dark Sorceress and Lavendar Blue if you want to have a look on her site.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Quick IHSW update

I'm a little disappointed to be honest, I thought I'd done more than this... I am starting to close up the little white gaps there... getting there. Maybe I'll manage this by the end of the month... stranger things have happened!

Saturday, 17 November 2012

More tininess

Another tiny update, I miss having time to stitch, there's difference, honest there really is! I'm hoping to actually show some decent progress next week, you know, the sort of progress where you can actually tell that I've done something, when I actually have had time to do some stitching... well, it's bound to happen one of these days.
And a little upate on the Passione Ricamo, her wings are starting to take shape! Woohoo!
I've also decided to set myself some 'to the end of the year' targets, although I'm also trying to take into account my now, rather limited, stitching time.
  • Finish current page of Dragon Rider
  • Finish the black on Clara
  • Finish the top row of Passione Ricamo SAL
  • Hopefully the current page of Chakra Fae
I'm possibly being a little optimisitc, but you never know, I might manage it!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Look, an actual difference

I know it's not much of a difference, but it's there, you can see a definite difference, and considering how little stitching time I get at the moment (damn second job), I'm glad to see that! Basically, I've added a door, and a little bit of blue sky! But as I say, seeing progress is enough for me! I can't believe that I'm already looking forward to Chirstmas, because it currently looks like I'll be working very little for either job and so should get plenty of time off, and so hopefully also plenty of time to stitch. Can't wait!
Also, everyone on the groups at the moment keeps going on about Millennium frames, so I'm debating saving up for one and treating myself, you seem to get incredible tension off them, judging by what everyone's saying anyway!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Lots of Tiny Updates

As the title says, I've got lots of tiny little updates this week due to stitching as and when I can in between shifts. You can barely see the difference on Dragon Rider, barely anything to see, but I honestly have worked on this, even if it was only for an hour. I'll try and put a bit more work into it this week so that I've actually got something to show.

I've done more on this page than it looks like I have. Due to being an idiot I'd done the white and lilac on her wings in the wrong colour (it should have been sparkly and it wasn't), so I had to unpick it all and re-do it to put the sparkle in, and unfortunately you can't see the sparkle on the photos so it doesn't look and different. It's only a couple of hours work to re-do and get me a bit further on at crafting group last week though, so I don't fee like I've lost loads of time. I should have received the next page on Thursday and for some reason I don't seem to have received it yet, (and yes, I did check my junk folder as well), so I've had to drop her an email and ask if she can re-send it to me... although I'm so behind that it's not like I'm going to need it any time soon.
And finally, my work lunchtime project gets a little update as well, she doens't come home very often, but then she also doesn't get worked on very often as my lunch breaks have been surprisingly dry just recently. But I had to bring her home this weekend to exchange the colours that I've used to ones that I still need to do so i thought I'd get a picture at the first time. I'm not far off finishing the first girl, and more importantly she actually looks like a girl now, rather than a sunburnt sea lion and a devil, which are stages that I seem to have gone throguh just recently.