Tuesday, 18 June 2013

A Few Updates - Pic Heavy

Well, what a week it has been here. The weather has been miserable all week, we've been busy sorting out rubbish and things to sell at a boot sale, a bit of stitching has been done, a restart has been made and then we had a flat tyre!! I think that is everything LOL.

On Friday and Saturday we spent the day at FIL's house sorting out hubby's old room where we store stuff that we can't fit into our house. We ended up having a major sort out of everything that was there. It is quite amazing how much junk one can find. Needless to say, we had a few bags of stuff that is just rubbish, a lot of stuff to sell and some to save up and give to charity. All that is left on the sorting front now is to sell off the stuff.

Come Saturday evening however (after all the garages closed) we found that we had a flat tyre! Typical. We rang our breakdown to see if they covered the repair of a tyre just to get us home (we had to travel 16 miles home), but no, they didn't. We ended up having to cram ourselves into my FIL's little car to get us home again until Sunday when we could have the tyre fixed.

On Sunday then, we had to travel back to FIL's place to return his car and also get the huge tyre off our car. What we thought would be a simple fix, turned out not to be so. As the nail we drove over went into the soft part of the tyre, we had to have a new one......£200 later and we have a new tyre.

As you can see, all the above meant that stitching time was extremely limited over the weekend, but I do have a few updates.

First up is Spring Fairy by Joan Elliott. As I mentioned in my last post, I would be bringing Winter Fairy and Spring Fairy into a rotation. I have brought them both out again and have accomplished a fair bit on Spring Fairy. Winter Fairy however had to be restarted, so the unpicking started.

Spring Fairy as of Thursday 13th:

Winter Fairy after being restarted:

I have also been stash shopping again LOL. I sold a kit that I wouldn't stitch on eBay, so took a trip to Polstitches and bought some lovely 9x13" fabric:

and for a close up of the fabrics:

and again, more stash shopping. This time I went to Sew and So and bought this bundle:

A Seat Stand, 2 small thread boxes for Kreinik and Beads, an 11x11" Q Snap frame
If you have stayed with me all this way, thank you. I do hope that I haven't droned on and on.

On the stitchy front today, I'm working on something small, but I can't show any pictures just yet.

Hopefully this week will be a lot quieter and a lot more productive on the stitchy side for me.

I hope that you all have a productive week too and take care in this weird summer weather we are having.

Until next time


Sunday, 9 June 2013

TUSAL and a stitching update

Well, good evening everyone!

I'm a day late in posting my TUSAL report, but here it is. As you can see from the picture, I've had a very busy stitching month :) The threads in this jar come mainly from my HAED Moon Goddess, but also from my fairy RR.

Next up: I have finished getting my RR ready, and have now finished 2 fairies. It is now ready for the first posting date on the 22nd June.

I have had a tough time with the second fairy (Lavender Fairy - left in the pic) as if there is one colour I don't like, it is green LOL.

Below are a few pictures of my completed part of the Robin.

The whole RR
Close up of the title box and the 2 fairies

Lavender Fairy (L) and Snowdrop Fairy (R)
Now that this RR is packed up and ready for flight, I've decided that I want to get a wriggle on with both Spring Fairy and Winter Fairy by Joan Elliott. Being that the fabric is so dark for Winter Fairy, I've also decided that in daytime hours (9am-7pm) I will stitch Winter Fairy, and in the evenings I will stitch Spring Fairy.

I will update again once I have done a few more stitches on both.

Until next time, keep covered in this blistering sunshine we are having.


Wednesday, 5 June 2013

New Charts

Well hello everyone!! We here in South Wales have been having some amazing weather and with it being half term last week, we were out pretty much everyday.

I have however, been stitching away when I've had chance and I am about half way through the second fairy on my RR. Once this fairy is complete, the RR is ready to be posted out for the 22nd June.

Yesterday afternoon/evening, I received a newsletter email from HAED (Heaven And Earth Designs) about a 50% sale they were having in honour of Father's Day. Well, I had to go and take a peek.

I did buy 5 charts too LOL. However, they are relatively small and measure between 6x6 inch and 7x7 inch. I bought the following charts:

Up On The Roof Top Ornament - Scott Gustafson
Woodhouse Christmas Ornament - Donna Gelsinger

Christmas Dreams Ornament - Donna Gelsinger
Not A Creature Was Stirring Ornament - Donna Gelsinger
Abundance of Joy Ornament - Donna Gelsinger
I also have the following ornament, which is currently a freebie on the HAED website.

Santa and The Mouse Ornament - Scott Gustafson
Well, I had now better get a wriggle on as I am aiming to have this RR complete and ready to go by Saturday as I then want to concentrate some time on Winter Fairy, which has taken a back seat for a long while.

I hope you are all enjoying the warm weather, and taking precautions as to not burn :)

Will post another update on Saturday, which is also TUSAL day :)