Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Didn't realise how long it has been

Wow!! I cannot believe I have left it so long since giving an update on everything.

This post should surely make up for that :)

First things first though, my summer fairy.  Throughout the half term holiday I have been stitching like crazy and I'm pleased to say the stitching side of her is 100% complete, I'm now working on attaching the beads which I am finding an absolute nightmare to say the least. I'm using invisible thread to attach the beads and although what I have done looks fab, I find it rather difficult to see the thread lol.  I'm hoping to have her beads attached way before Christmas.

The Stitching of the fairy fully complete

A close up of the bead work I've done so far.
I also have an update on my TUSAL jar.  For some reason lately, I've not been able to remember when TUSAL time is.  So here is my TUSAL jar.  I have now emptied the contents into a zip lock bag, ready to use as stuffing (saves wasting it).

I have also started a new project, a little sentiment stitch from Cross Stitch Crazy, although I can't quite remember which issue it is from. Here is my progress after 2 evenings of stitching.

I've also completed a few other little things in between both the fairy and the sentiment stitch.  In October, I took part in a small halloween exchange.  Here is what I stitched for my partner:

Stitched on 28ct Black Joblean Evenweave (from 123stitch.com)
Design used from the Halloween Ornaments book (from 123stitch.com)
Ghosts stitched using DMC Glow in the Dark Thread.
This is what I received from my partner:

I absolutely Love this scissor fob. It is perfect for helping me find my small scissors.
I have also stitched a little christmas design as an in-between project. This is what it looks like now, although I do plan on turning it into a little christmas tree decoration.

I do hope that I haven't bored you all silly, and if you have read to this point, then thank you :) I really do appreciate all comments received.

Until next time,

Keep safe and Happy Stitching :)



  1. wow..summer fairy is looking so sweet well done..i love her so much..
    great exchange gifts..both sent and received are so lovely..
    great new start..
    keep well and happy stitching xxx

  2. You've certainly been busy! The fairy looks stunning!
    Now I wonder why you can't see that invisible thread :-)

  3. It would be fab if I could even see a slight shadow of it (hubby can see it from other side of room).


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