Saturday, 5 November 2011

Nearly missed it!

Today is Guy Fawkes night, bonfire night or fireworks night depending on your age!  We have a small box of fireworks in our garden each year.  Nothing too mad.  Watching the sky around us, I hate to think how much some people must spend....perhaps I'm getting old!

I have been busy trying to get my assignment written today as I'm still not happy with it.  I need to get a move on though as it is due in next Friday.  So unfortunately I haven't managed to take any photos to show.  Maybe tomorrow?

Friday, 4 November 2011

I'm eyeing up something...

...what should I do??

I really like Chatelaine designs but I've never stitched one.  There's a new one starting soon - Deep Blue Sea.  Now Colin has said I can if I want to but I can't decide.  I wonder if I would be able to keep up with the parts as they come out or would it end up being an expensive UFO?  Is anybody else signed/signing up for this yet?  Decisions, decisions.

I've been doing a paediatric first aid course today, day one of a two day course.  I wasn't really expecting to have to put it into practice quite so quickly though.  Luke came home from football training tonight with a lovely gash on his knee.  First aid at school looks to have been minimal so I had to clean it up properly and steristrip it together.  Honestly though, the way he is hobbling you would think his leg was in danger of dropping off!

Tomorrow I am planning on getting some pics of my WIP's and updating my page so perhaps there will be something to look at for a change!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Day 3 NaBloPoMo

Well, I've made it to day 3!

I have been trying to write an assignment for the last few days all about Bronfenbrenner and his social ecological model.  Why on earth do I want a degree when I could have been stitching instead of stressing!  I must be completely mad!

At the moment I am working on the second part of the RR from the facebook group.  I am stitching - when I'm not writing assignments - on Sam Snowbody which is a Jeanette Crews design.  He is cute but it's on aida and the are millions, well it feels like millions, of fractional stitches where the aida block obviously needs splitting.

I thought I may have had loads of advice on stitching on linen from last night's post as sometimes I feel like the only person in the world not using it.  I was really surprised not to see a single comment.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Help needed with linen please

I have a problem, well I have many but this is a particular problem.  I only ever stitch with evenweave or occasionally aida.  I never ever ever stitch with linen...I'm to scared.  The problem is you see that once upon a time, long long ago, I started stitching Mirabilia's Cottage Garden Fairy on a piece of linen.  
I can't remember what it was but just about every stitch I put in was 'hiding' under the threads.  I don't know if that's because I stitch 'the wrong way' meaning \\\\\ and then ///// or if I was doing something else wrong but now I am scared to try again.  I have got some gorgeous hand dyed linens that people have given me in exchanges etc that are just sat in the drawer and admired until I realise it is linen.  So the question is what SHOULD I be doing with this linen....yes ok...obviously stitching on  Surely someone can help me with my fear!  Is there a particular linen type that would help me overcome this problem?
Just in case it makes a difference - my favourite evenweave is jobelan 28ct.

And here endeth the second day.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


Ok Dani has challenged the world - well her blog readers/followers to join her in NaBloPoMo this month.  All you have to do is post to your blog every day.  I accepted the challenge, after all, how hard can it be..hehehe.

Well that's one day done anyway.