Monday, June 30, 2008
The July Juggy Bug design is out now. As usual I need to get some of the thread colours for it (oh dear, what a hardship lol). It's an ice cream cone - very summery, just right for today! Looking forward to stitching it.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
I'm nearly done now, I want to get it finished so I can start stitching again tonight. And I shall be locking the door and putting frog repelent roung the windows! That little green creature will not be visiting me again!
This is the first time I've ever had to take so much of my work out and I'm only grateful that I realised my mistake now and not when I got down to the skirt.
Friday, June 27, 2008
I've just ordered some beading needles, invisible thread and Thread Heaven, which, if I'm lucky, will be here today. As expected the gold thread frays as I stitch and I've heard people talk about Thread Heaven so thought I'd give it a go.
I've not put any beads on yet. I've not done any real beading before and I'm not sure whether to do it as I go along or wait until the end. I'd like to do them as I go along but I'm worried they'd get caught or broken in the hoop. What little beading I have done in the past I've used a normal needle but I thought this project was worth buying a beading needle for, so again it will be interesting to see if it's really any different. Anyway, can't wait to do some more this afternoon (hopefull), must finish work and clean bathroom first :(
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Really can't wait to get started on her now. I think there's a Euro2008 cup match on tonight so at least hubby won't miss me.
I've also stitched my item for the Christmas in July swap, but can't show that just yet.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Having just done a little bit here and a little bit there I hadn't realised how much progress I had made until I looked back at the last pic I posted.
The speciality threads that I ordered from Thread Bear arrived the day after I ordered them. I've not used Thread Bear before but the service was very prompt and the threads came wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a piece of thread which I thought was a lovely touch. I will happily use them again. Here are the threads:-
The white one is all fluffy, I've never used a fluffy thread before so look forward to that. Not sure I'm over keen on 4 lots of the metlic gold (gulp!) just hoping that the Rainbow Gallery ones are nicer than those I've used in the past.
Have a good weekend everybody and that you for your continued support and interest.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
What amazed me was, that even with a $10 postage charge I still saved about £8 on the total for all the stuff. Don't you just love the current UK/US exchange rate!
I've also signed up for a Christmas in July exchange. Got a few ideas bubbling away, but will wait to see who my partner is first.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I backed it with this star patterned felt which she likes.
The other finish is the scissor fob. I still think it's a bit too big so I'll add a cord at some stage and hang it somewhere (possibly my car as that is green!)
Happy stitching all.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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Monday, June 9, 2008
Having taken the picture with the scissors, is it too big for a scissor fob? I'm doing the same design again for the other side and will then stitch them together along the backstitched boarder. Maybe it will just have to be an orni.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
This is the first time I've done a monthly reveal stitch along and I'm really enjoying it. Makes me want to do some more actually. I've been downloading loads of them so I gues it's just a case of deciding which one I want to do.
I'm still working on the boquet so I'll hopefully have a pic of that soon.
Bye for now and thanks for dropping by.
Monday, June 2, 2008
I've also finished stitching a blackwork bookmark for youngest DD. Just need to finish it off. Otherwise, I'm working hard on Boquet for Cheryl at the moment. I've pretty much done half of that now. I've suddenly got the feel of the fabric (28 ct Jobelan) and finding it much easier to stitch on. For some reason I was really struggling with it. Update pic soon.