Thursday, 29 November 2007

Christmas cards started

I made up my christmas card list today, I couldn't believe it, 11o names! I am still sure I have forgotton some!

I really want to post cards to all my forum buddies this year too, but it has really increased the size of my list!

Still, I made a start on making the cards a few days ago, and made more today

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Somebunny to love

I stitched this somebunny for Poppy's rr, it is the last one in the rr I need to stitch, so I am really pleased with myself for finishing it so quickly, as i was due to post it in December.
Time to get on with mums ducks and Lochlans subaru!!!!
I will definately need to find myself another one of these to stitch as it was such a pleasure to stitch, I think it was in one of my mags at one point, so will add that to my todo list. (which gets longer and longer each day!!!

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Mums Birthday present

I finished this a while ago for Mums birthday, although I still haven't framed it. This is the third out of a set of four, if I can I will finish the last one for Christmas, although time is clicking on now!

They were in an issue of Quick and Easy, so they don't take long to stitch up, but time is something in short supply in this house! I will do my best though.

Hope she likes it! (Her birthday is on the 19th of November)

Is there life before Coffee?

I love this fridge magnet, and I stitched it for me!!!!!!

I counted the kits in my box, I had 36 kits and 20 cover kits, all waiting to be stitched, I was a little horrified by this, so decided I should really make a move to stitch them.

I went to visit Anne for the weekend (we were going to the craft show at the SECC) so took this with me, as it was the smallest kit in the box!

I finished the cross stitch at Annes, then did the backstitch when I got home. I now have 35 kits still to stitch so that total has gone down, which is great. Unfortunately, Anne gave me another 10 cover kits, so that total has increased!!!!

I will aim to reduce the total some more in 2008, perhaps I should look back in a years time and see if I managed it?

Lochlan's subaru WIP

This is Lochlan's subaru, initially it was to be a surprise for him, but I got so little time to work on it, as his bedtime is so late, that I had to let him see it, or it would never be finished!

I really wanted it done by Christmas, but that is looking unlikely now, as I have other things which have taken priority, I will keep trying though, and will try to post updates on here too.

Before I get back to stitching it, I need to finish Poppys rr, as that needs to be posted, I also have a Christmas card to stitch for the exchange I am in so it will be another couple of weeks before I get back to it.

I had thought about putting it back on the frame and putting one thread into it each evening before bed, at least then it would continue to grow, albeit slowly, and one thread is not too much. Perhaps I should do that with the Christmas card too!

Runaway carrot

Just look at this carrot which we pulled out of the ground!

We didn't have much luck with the carrots this year, they were mostly as short as this one, although one or two were longer. next year we intend planting a lot more as we enjoyed eating them.

I have great plans for the garden next year, but there is so much prep work to do before the winter sets in, I am not sure I will manage it all, especially with the darker evenings now, I only have time to work on it during the weekends, and I seem to have so much else to do then too!

Peaches for Arnie

I really enjoyed stitching Peaches, I put the eye on him as soon as I finished cross stitching the head and it really brought him alive.

This one is for Paulas piece for the rr, this one is ahead of time now, the post date for Arnies one to go on is the 1st of December, but I have Poppy's (Paula Swainsons) one here too, so hoping to get them both finished to allow them to be posted before the Christmas rush.

Poppy's is the last in the cycle, so looking forward to getting mine through the door

Another AOY for the rr

This time it is for Sam's rr, another AOY girl, I have really enjoyed stitching them, and must get round the the AOY kits in my box for me!

This picture was finished a little while ago, but I lost the camera cable, so nothing got uploaded for a while, hence the posts getting bunged on now!

The evenings are really drawing in now, so feel quite comfortable sitting in all evening stitching, though it does mean I have no time for the garden, as it is dark very soon after getting in from work now.