Monday, 26 December 2011

Baby Patchwork as of 26.12.11

A good friend of mine is pregnant and I asked her to choose a birth sampler for me to stitch for her little boy.  She chose Baby Patchwork by Cinnamon Cat which I started on 21.12.11.  I have done 1,600 stitches and it is now 14.5% complete.  It's stitched on 14 count cream aida, 2 over 1 full crosses.

I was a bit unsure of the colours when I first started stitching it but I think they come together really well.

I've also finally got round to framing my Home of a Needleworker which I finished earlier this year.

I'm really pleased with how it looks and I'm hoping it will be hanging on the wall before the end of the year.

I had a lovely Christmas.  My little boy is 2 in January and he was so excited with all his presents.  He was even more excited when he got up the next day and they were all still here, I think he thought he only had them for one day!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Hickory Dickory Dock as of 20.12.11

I've finally picked up Hickory Dickory Dock again, it must be at least 6 months since I last worked on this.  It is one of my WIPocalypse goals for 2012 and I am determined that it will be finished next year.  My niece will be 3 in August and as it is her birth sampler I think it's about time it was finished.  I did 1,583 stitches on it this time which brings it to 71.96% complete.  I have now reached the bottom left hand corner so this is the full height of the piece.

Thanks for reading.  I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and  Prosperous New Year.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Six Fat Men, Gerbera Daisies & Living with Charm as of 19.12.11

Sorry I haven't updated for a while but I've not been at all well, still not 100% to be honest.

I finished the third part of Six Fat Men a few days ago and here's the picture.

I've also managed to get some stitching in on Living with Charm.

I also picked up a UFO which is so near to completion I don't know why I stopped stitching on it.  It's my gerbera daisy cushion and is now 84% complete.

I'm starting to put my list together for the 2012 WIPocalypse and am looking forward to making some progress towards some finishes.  I think I've decided not to take part in the Crazy January Challenge but I am going to try and stitch some much smaller projects over the next 12 months so that I can have some finishes.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Inspire as of 01.12.11

I gave in and started Inspire on 23.11.11 and have managed to complete the first page.  Granted I did cheat and start at the bottom right hand corner so the first page I have done is page 40 which is the smallest page but still it's a page finish.  I've done 2,604 stitches which means it is 1.05% complete.  So far it's a good mix of confetti and larger areas of solid colours so I can swap between the two and not get too frustrated with either.  I am stitching on 22 count white aida 3 over 1 tent stitch.