Sunday, 8 January 2012

I've been playing (oh and some WIPocalypse stitching)

I've been playing with backgrounds and stuff for my blog today and haven't really found anything I'm happy with. I would really like something that reflects me and my love of stitching.  Maybe I need to learn a bit more or invest in Photoshop.  So don't be surprised if you find weird colours, fonts or anything else a bit odd when you visit.  If you have any hints, tips or eurgghh why have you done that's to share, please feel free.

That said...on to the stitching news.

I realised I haven't posted a picture of Sam Snowbody.  This was for the second leg of the RR group on facebook and was a bit of a challenge being on a small count aida with a huge amount of fractionals in it.  I wouldn't be defeated by it though and it is now winging it's way back to USA.  I was really pleased with it when I finished it, it does look nice.
Sam Snowbody
unknown designer
Facebook RR group
I have also been stitching on Cut Thru Garden Shed for my WIPocalypse/Theme-a-licious piece this week.  I finished the bottom middle part and have been working on both of the right hand side pages.  This is where I was on Saturday night.
CutThru garden Shed
Bothy Threads
I didn't get as much done today as I hoped as I took Rachael shopping whilst Colin and Luke watched the United game on TV.  We had a lovely time and after we had hit the shops we went to Costa Coffee for a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows for a treat...mmmmmm...gorgeous! have had a sale on recently and I picked up a few bits that everybody else in the family picked out for me to do.  Colin liked 2 landscapes by Needlepoise which were £2.49 each so I let him have them!  Rachael of course liked the Westie which has a beautifully clear chart to stitch from.  Luke likes the Christmas one and I liked the halloween one.
new stash to play with!!


Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Sewandso are a great company to deal with, nothing is ever too much trouble. I have never seen Bothy charts before, your project looks very nice. Would love to see a close up photo.

Shebafudge said...

They are amazing aren't they? Service is so quick, items are well packed and if there are any problems they sort them really speedily.

Linda said...

Great stitching. I just love your garden shed and of course I ordered it plus several more. I do want to start one soon. I like the 2 Needlepoise charts you got and think I will buy them.


Anonymous said...

I like your blog background, I was doing much the same yesterday but am still trying to find something that I'm 100% happy with. I love the Garden Shed, never tried one of these cut through designs, but they always fascinate me, there's so much to look at!

Meari said...

Sam Snowbuddy is adorable! Congrats on the finish. Your garden WIP looks good. Nice stash, too!

Joysze said...

Awwwm Sam is so cute!!! Congrats on the finish. :D

Cut Thru is adorable as well.. what a cute design.

Lea said...

Congrats on your progress. I do like the Cut thru series, although have been afraid of the backstitching required.