Tuesday, 3 August 2010

No longer missing in action!

And I thought that not posting for 2 months was bad when I posted last time! With coursework, kids activities and all sorts of other things stopping me from stitching I haven't blogged because I'm not sure that anyone else wants to know what else I am up to!

I have been trying to make at least 15 minutes a day to get a bit of stitching done. I have made a ring cushion for my mum's friend. She got married on 26th July. This was the first time I have done Hardanger on such a scale and the thought of actually cutting the threads had me shaking every time I got the scissors near it! The photos have come out really dark but it is a really beautiful design from Col's Creations. The bride and groom both loved it apparently!

I also made a wall hanging for Rachael's teacher as she was leaving primary school and he has been a fantastic teacher. He is a huge Nottingham Forest fan so I got a chart of their badge and used that as well as personalising it for him.

Mr Whittle seemed to be pleased with it too according to Rachael.
I am absolutely determined to finish something biggish this year. I am concentrating on Bothy Threads Cut Thru Garden Shed. The chart is over 9 pages and so far I have done 5 pages of actual stitching. There is masses and masses of back stitch which I will have to do after the stitching is finished. I will post a progress picture after tonight' stitching and then try to do an update once a week.


Carolyn NC said...

Nice to hear from you. The pillow is beautiful and the gift is so cool!

Jo said...

It's nice to see you're still out there and doing well! There's no need to apologise - we all have lifes that get in the way sometimes :)

Great stitching - that Hardanger pillow is stunning. I've done a very small test piece, but not really tried to do much - something I really must find time to do more of!

Terry said...

Beautiful pillow. Love the stitching you did for Rachael's teacher too. Hope life slows down just a smidge for you so you can sit back, put your feet up and stitch for more than 15 minutes at a time. lol