Wednesday, 27 June 2012

By The Bay Needleart SAL Finished!

I've completed my freebie sal provided by Donna  -  I decided to make my sheep fluffy by doing a looped stitch called a Velvet stitch which is then cut and then fluffed up - and I hope it will be a while before I have to do another french knot!

Now that this sal is over I will probably go back to working on my Sarah Lowell by La-d-da - hope to have pictures soon - take care and keep those needles busy!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Blackberry Welcome by Sweetheart Tree finished!

Okay here it is - Blackberry Welcome by Sweetheart Tree -

Sweetheart Tree do provide more blackberry themed kits that look similiar to this - such as a fob - which I think is quite cute and a biscornu and one called Blackberry Jam - here's a link so you can go check it out yourself.

Here is a Dimensions kit I did a while back which is finally framed -

A bit of a sad story with this one - my framer didn't listen to my explicit repeated instructions to only provide me with the frame and glass - as I know in Taiwan they only use glue and cardboard in their framing of this type of work - and I explained why I didn't want him to do this -  and that I would provide the foam core and frame the piece myself - we negotiated a lower price as a result of him not providing me with a full service framing job - and low and behold as by now you can guess what happened when I went in to pick it up - yup! - he went ahead and glued it onto a piece of cardboard and put it in the frame for me - he was so proud of himself - told me "well it's not acid free but look how pretty it turned out"
What could I say?  My husband's business is across the road from his - so for this reason I didn't make a fuss - but argh! Men!

I am still working on my freebie mystery sal provided by By The Bay Needleart - if you havn't already go check it out - also was working on my Alphabet Ryhme by LHN and realized that my abc song had been stitched one stitch out - don't you hate it when that happen's?  - so rip rip rip - which meant I ran out of thread to re-stitch it - so will have to order more thread from the U.S.A. grrr! - which I hope won't take long cause I would love some more finishes!
Had better go look after my little one - he's not appreciating me spending time on the computer - and is throwing his toys around on the floor - take care and as always keep on stitching!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Two giveaways!

Please go over to these lovely ladies Blogs and check them out they are having some wonderful giveaways for followers!
- and I would like to say welcome to my new followers and don't forget to comment - I would love to visit your blogs and maybe make new friends?
Take care everyone and keep stitching!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

By the Bay SAL

I have joined this free stitch-along provided by Donna

there is supposed to be some drizzle stitches going in those flowers - but I am having difficulty understand the instructions on how to do them! Ugh! I have finished part two and am waiting for part 3.
Another goodie out there you might want to check out is a freebie by LHN

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

LHN Alphabet Rhyme

I was kitting (is that a word?) up some charts - and just couldn't resist this sweet little one from Little House of Needleworks -

- I am still working on my hedgehog and have made a start on my La-d-da  Sarah Lowell but nothing worth showing yet :)

Friday, 1 June 2012

Fabric Heaven!

Some fabulicious stash arrived in the mail today -

- from left to right - broomstick brown - sheeps straw - abecedarian blend - parchment - - creme brulee.
I am in love with the creme brulee and abecedarian blend - delicious!
I have a La-d-da project that I started a while back but found the linen provided was not to my liking that I will be restarting using the sheeps straw and some needlepoint silks - yay!  Can't wait!
Take care everybody and have fun stitching!