Saturday, 27 April 2013

A new start... oops!

I know, I really don't need another start, but I can justify this one (kinda), it's a present, and it's got a time frame, so I had to start it! This is Dictionary of Love by Bothy threads.
I don't have much to show on it yet, it's still taking me a while to get used to my shift patterns. I think this week is actually going to be a bit more productive for me, I'm more used to my shifts now, and I've actually got a couple of earlies this week (whereas I haven't finished before 6.30 the last couple of weeks) so here's hoping I'll actually have something to show next week, and I've then got a weekend of stitching planned next weekend so it's all good. Some more progress on this, and on Snowdrop Fairy, and maybe even on Lancelot & Guinevere. You never know, stranger things have happened!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Snowdrop Fairy is pretty

Least ways she will be when I actually get round to doing some stitching on her... although there's definitely more than there was the last time I posted, if you squint you can almost see the bunny. I just don't seem to have had much time for stitching recently. I started a new job a couple of weeks ago so am going through a pretty intense learning curve at the moment, plus it's shift work, so by the time I get home I'm utterly brain dead, but I'm hoping to get my butt into gear and start stitching on her again this weekend. I've also got stitching group this week (although I'll be late cos of work, but after this one I've requested earlies up to the end of the year to stop that happening again) so at least I'll be able to work on something then... don't think it'll be this though, I'm a bit scared about taking hand-dyed fabric out of the flat. Hope everyone is having fun and their stitching is more productive than mine it!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Computer working update - picture heavy

Picture update now that I've finally got a working computer again (although it doesn't seem to be liking blogger for some reason)!
First I have Heather, next page finished, and now put away for a while so that I can work on some other, much ignore projects! She sure does have a lot of hair, although she also has goggles now, which is very exciting to see. I've now got one and one partial page to finish the row, so I'm pretty comfortable that I'll achieve this New Year Target
Lancelot & Guinevere hasn't had any attention for far too long, probably the best part of a year, I've also decided that, as it only has 50 colours so I'm using it for another attempt at parking, and the top row has now been completed! I've really enjoyed it, as it's so long since I've worked on this it has novelty value, and I'll get the beginning of Lancelot & Guinevere on this page, which is exciting!
 I've managed to complete the second page of Pride and Prejudice, which I'm really happy with. I always fall back in love with this when I'm working on it, it stitches up so nicely and so quickly!
And finally, because I've decided that I'm not going to finish Chakra Fae (I just wasn't enjoying it, and didn't like the way it looked, so I took the hint) I've got a new start, Snowdrop Fairy by Joan Elliott, I've been promising myself a Joan Elliott start for ages, so I finally have... not much to show, I know, but isn't the fabric gorgeous? It's Lady of the Lake for Steph's Fabby from a RAK event at Christmas, and it's great!