Sunday, November 13, 2011


Wow - how long since I last posted? I'm really not very good at this anymore.

Dragonfly is still progressing slowly, however I have finished another page of Curl Up With a Good Book so he now looks like this:-

I've also just finished a piece I started last year (I think). I really can't remember where it came from except that it was a freebee on the internet somewhere. Sorry, that's not very helpful is it. If anybody knows the design and can point me in the right direction I will give the designer the full credit that she/he deserves. What this picture doesn't show very well is that each stitch is intertwined with a sparkly silver thread so the whole design has a sparkle to it.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

An update at last!

I may not have posted for a while but I have been busy with my stitching. I did a bit more on Dragonfly and then gave in and moved on to Curl Up With A Good Book. So here is an update picture of both.

First off, Dragonfly, now into page 11.and then Curl Up with a Good Book, well into page 4.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Decisions Decisions!

Page 4 of Curl Up with a Good Book has arrived. I can just make out the dragons arm in the chart and I really want to stitch him, but I'm really rocking on Dragonfly and loving that and really want to stitch that too. Oh what a nice dilema to have!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Dragonfly Progress

Dragonfly has been progressing nicely, if a little slowley. Page 10 is nearly complete now and with page 11 the dragon should start to appear. I can't wait to see him.

A close up of page 10.

I think I might be hooked on HAED designs now as I've signed up for the story keep SAL. I've got page 1 of the chart now but I haven't had time to start it yet - which is probably not a bad thing.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Up Date

Well it's been a long time since I've posted anything here. So here is an update of Curl Up With A Good Book. Page 3 is now finished (it was only a small one!) and the whole thing is half way through. Next page released in July!

Friday, May 6, 2011

TUSAL update

Appologies for this being a couple of days late unfortunatley we've been without internet access for a couple of days. However, better late than never here is my TUSAL jar. I'm not sure it's changed much as I really don't seem to have done much stitcing of late. The weather has been so nice I seem to have been making the most of it.

The pinky bits of thread are from Dragonfly which is the only bit of progress I've made and that's not much.
Page 3 of Curl Up With a Good Book has arrived so I'm hoping to make some progress on that shortly.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dragonfly Update

Here she is - Dragonfly page 9 complete. I'm working on her again now until the new page comes out for Curl up.

Monday, April 4, 2011

TUSAL and Update

Well here is my TUSAL update. I'm a day late due to my daughter taking the camera with her on the school skiing trip so I've been unable to take a pic. I can't really say too much about what the threads are as I dropped the jar twice and all the threads fell out and got mixed up together. The white ones on the top are from the candle in Curl Up with a Good Book and if you can see any sparkly gold, then that is from Celtic Summer (yes I actually stitched a little bit of that one!).
And here is Curl Up with A Good Book. This is page 2 finished and I know have to wait until May for page 3. Am still loving it though.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Page 1 Finish

Here it is, I've finished page 1 of Curl Up with a Good Book. I love the little dragon appearing at the bottom of the page.

Page 2 arrived at the begining of the month and the fabric is now gridded and ready to go! The next page has a lot less confetti and should stitch up a lot quicker.

I actually picked up Celtic Summer this week. It was amazing how much bigger the stitches felt and it seemed odd stitching with two threads again. However, she's had her stint for now and she's going back into the box. The question is, which to do, Curl Up or Dragonfly?

Friday, March 4, 2011


I can't believe that the new moon has come around already! Well here is my TUSAL. The white threads are from Dragonfly, having done quite a bit of her face and the colour is from Curl Up With A Good Book. Update on progress on both of these to come soon.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Curl Up Update

I spent last week stitching on Curl Up With A Good Book and there is definatley progress. I hope to finish this page in it's next rotation which will be the begining of March. By then the next page will be available so I will be falling behind, but then these things aren't a race, it's all about the job of stitching.
This week has been spent on Dragon Fly and I will post a pic when it swap to Enchanted Flute tomorrow.
Happy stitching all.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Ok it's a day late (you didn't really expect it on time did you?). All the black on the top is from Dragonfly. I know I promised a pic but really all I've done is more black! So just look at the last picture and imagine her hair a bit longer and that's where I am.
This week's rotation is Curl Up with a Good Book and then back to Dragonfly so hopefully then there will be more to show on her.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Ok where did this week go? I ment to update this on Friday, I took a piccy and everything and now it's nearly the next Friday. Somebody slow the world down please!

Last week's stitching was on Enchanted Flute and I did make some progress. For some reason I was dreading stitching on it, as you may have noticed it has been ignored for some time. I think this is because of the amount of confetti stitching and the size of fabric I chose (32 ct - must have been mad). Anyway, I actually really enjoyed it, just didn't get as much done as I would have liked.

However, page 4 is very nearlly finished now and will certainly be done on it's next rotation.

This week has been back to Dragonfly so look out for an update tomorrow on that (hopefully) and my TUSAL!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Black, Black and a bit of 310!

Yep! All I seem to have stitched this week is good old 310! Her hair is definately growing though! By the bottom of this page of chart I think the whole row is 310 so there is still plenty more to go.
But Dragonfly goes away now for a week while I stitch on the much neglected Enchanted Flute. There isn't too much to do to finish page 4 on this one so that is my aim for this week and the colours will definatley make a change to black.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Christmas already?

I know, Christmas is only just over but if I don't make some early progress on the advent calender I don't think it will ever be finished! So here are numbers 6 and 7.

And here is my progress on Curl Up With a Good Book.

I am getting really torn between my three HAED projects so I'm going to try to do them on rotation but making Dragonfly my priority so the plan is (and knowing me it is subject to change!) one week Dragonfly, one week Enchanted Flute, one week Dragonfly, one week Curl Up one week Dragonfly etc. Advent calender - nights when DH is away.

Unfortuantly this leaves Celtic Summer out in the cold, so to speak and I'm trying to work out the best way to slot her in and make progress on things. Maybe she and Enchanted Flute should take it in turns as a few solid weeks work on her could see her finished. Anyway, solution to be decided on that one.

Happy stitching all.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Post Delivery and New Start

Look what arrived in the post yesterday! The missing threads for "Curl Up with a Good Book".

So I spent all of last night winding them on to bobbins and fitting them into my storage boxes in the right order, which involved moving nearly every one that was already in there. A long process but worth it.
As I thought though, I have been unable to resist starting Curl Up even though I didn't have all the threads. This is the first time I've gridded the fabric using a dressmakers pen. I've tried before using thread but didn't get on with the whole process but this is a god send. I tend to stitch cross country anyway so having the grids just makes that so much easier and more accurate. Anyway, here is the progress after one night's work.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


It's the first New Moon, so here is my jar of ORT's for the Totally Useless Stitch Along. Not a lot to show but this is just from the start of the year.
My fabric has arrived today ready for Curl Up with a Good Book, threads have been dispatched so I'm hoping they will be here tomorrow. But I do have some of the colours already, so I may just have to put a few stitches in tonight!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you have had a good Christmas and that the next 12 months are kind to you. Is everybody making New Year's resolutions? I thought I would promise not to start another project until I've finished one, but as I've signed up for the HAED SAL and am just waiting for my materials to arrive, I know I don't stand a chance of keeping that one!

I thought a good way to start this year's blogging would be to take up to date photos of all my projects so that I can see where I am with everything and can record my progress at the end of the year. So here is Poppies as it stands at the moment (not a lot done!).

Then we have Enchanted Flute, good start so far (page 5, in think) but not been stitched on for some time.
Next is Dragonfly, still my favourite stitch and close to finishing page 8.

And then there is Cletic Summer. A good session on this and it could quite quickly be finished, relatively speaking, as she is the smallest project I've got on the go.

And, of course, there is the new start, a HAED quick stitch of Curl up with a good book. This won't be the whole chart but just a small part of it, hence quick stitch! Nothing to show of yet but I'm sure the first stitch will go in as soon as the material arrives.
I've started my new ort jar for the TUSAL (actually it's the same one as last time I've just emptied it and started again) a picture will be posted on 4 January (the first new moon).
Here's to a good year everybody, may you all be happy and healthy!