Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Around the World part 6

This was a lovely quick stitch and I'm happy to say I'm up to date with the SAL.
The pic is a bit dark but it's the best I can do untill I find the camera.
I'm back onto my Birds of a Feather project now.
Bye for now.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Around the World part 5

I have now completed part 5 and here is the pic.
Part 6 is out and I have already done the outline so I should have caught up by the time the next part is out.
Autumn is really on it's way now. The last of the tomatoes are ripening in the greenhouse, the beans are all picked and either eaten or frozen, I have a store of soft fruit in the freezer to last the winter and my butternut squashes are swelling nicely with all the rain we are having here in Yorkshire. The nights are drawing in - it's dark at 7.30 pm now - and the time of year when I get on with my crafting.
I have lost another two pounds on my "sort of" diet and so I'm really pleased with that.
Thanks for dropping by, I'm sorry I have neglected you so badly over the summer.
Bye for now.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Around the world - part 4

Hi folks, sorry I have been AWOL for so long but the holidays are over, the children go back to school on Monday and I should be able to get on with a few of my projects.
Here is an update on ATW.

We have been away in Tenerife for a few weeks during August and had a wonderfully relaxing time. Loads of sunshine, book reading, walking and swimming - pure bliss.
Bye for now.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Around the world - part 3

Here is my completed part 3.
The school holidays are upon us and all my time seems to disappear. I have promised myself I will complete part 4 before we head out to Tenerife in August.
Hope you are all well and thanks for looking in.
Bye for now.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Around the World - Part 2

After a very wet Jubilee holiday I have managed to catch up on some of my stitching projects.
Part 2 of Around the World in 80 Stitches is now complete and as with all Yvonnes designs, I have loved stitching it.

The Mordivian stitch was a "right Royal pain in the you know what!" I had to frog it several times before I was happy. I also wimped out and did the no-cut hardanger but I still like it and I wasn't sure how it would look when it was framed if I'd cut it..
Right, I'm going to have a quick flick around with a duster and the vacuum and then I'll settle down with my birds of a feather project. Hopefully I'll get an update to you soon.
Bye for now.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Hello strangers!

Hello my friends and fellow bloggers, long time no post. Life has got in the way of everything and the last few weeks have been very hectic.
I have managed to lose a total of 11lbs now so I'm pretty pleased with that and with my next holiday looming in August I can envisage losing another 7 before we go. YAY go me!!!!
Not much stitching has been done, although I have finally completed part 1 of Papillon Creations new SAL - Around the world in 80 stitches.
I love how Yvonne designs these, they are so beautifully thought out.
Right well, part 2 is here and I have a Jubilee weekend to prepare - loads of family fun, BBQ's, friends around and to top it off a cricket match at the local club - here's hoping the good weather holds.
Bye for now.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Home from the hols and ready to start.

We have had a wonderful break in Spain and are back renewed and ready to get on with some stitching.
I got home to an e-mail telling me that the new SAL was available at Papillon Creations. It is called Around the World in 80 Stitches and will be complete in 24 parts. The project will "travel" the world and teach new stitches along the way. I am really looking forwards to starting.
Here are my choices of thread and fabric.
Hopefully, my next post will be a progress picture.
Bye for now.