Friday, 21 October 2011

Still stitching!

I know I haven't posted for ages but I have still been stitching a bit.

Once the children go back to school in September I have far less time to stitch what with being back at work, running the children to and from activities etc.  This year I am having a lunch break at work which I have always managed to avoid so far.  The downside is that I now work til 4 instead of 3.30 but I can generally have 30 minutes uninterrupted stitching at lunchtime, if I am lucky!

I have signed up for a new module with the Open University which started a couple of weeks ago.  So far I am enjoying it but there is an exam at the end of it so that could  It is 'Working with children, young people and families'.  After that there will only be another 2 modules and I will have a degree!  Sadly that is still 2 and a half years away because of start dates for them.  I could do 2 modules at the same time but I don't think I could cope with the work and still have a life!

Amanda is trying to get Tiny Treasures Too up and running again and organised a Christmas ornament exchange for us.  This is the exchange piece I stitched for Miche'le (Hoki Quilts) but she hasn't received it yet.  I'm getting a bit worried as I posted it on 27th September but I suppose it does have a way to go!
Joyeux Noel ornament from here
stitched with recommended threads
exchange piece for Tiny Treasure Too
This is the ornament I received from Melissa which is gorgeous.  The photo really doesn't do it justice.  She said that it was the first time she had made cording and has done a smashing job of it.  I really wouldn't have known.  Thank you Melissa.
Ornament received from Melissa
Tiny Treasures Too Exchange

I originally stitched something completely different for Miche'le.  I saw these charts in a cross stitch magazine and made a back to back ornament for her.  However, when I stitched the two sides together I wasn't happy with my making up so decided not to send it to her.  I didn't want to bin it so made it up into a little Christmas scissor keep for myself instead.  It's not the best thing I have ever made but it will do!

Below is one of the Fat Flakes Snowman - Pam's RR piece.  I have these to stitch in my stash (one day, when I get round to them...hehe) and had forgotten how cute they were.  I really enjoyed stitching him and will be looking forward to seeing the finished RR in a few months time. 

Fat Flakes - Jeanette Crews Designs
Pam's RR
Recommended threads (DMC)