First up is a Country Companions design from DMC which I think is called It Never Rains... This may well be my oldest UFO. I started this in our old house and as we've been here for 10 years, that makes it pretty old! Anyway IT IS DONE!
I have been working on She Sells Seashells as well and hope that will be my next finish. Watching the Olympics at the same time is not a good idea. I am doing nearly as much frogging as stitching.
|It Never Rains... DMC|
finished 23rd July 2012
Next is a Mouseloft penguin. Now seriously, who could EVER leave a Mouseloft kit as a UFO? It's no bigger than 2" square. Honestly! Anyway it is done and will probably be made into a tree ornie.
finished 23rd July 2012
Another long standing UFO but not as bad as the Country Companions one. This is a little blackwork owl from X-calibre designs. This was the first one I bought to learn how to do blackwork. I believe that if you do it properly the back looks like the back...a bit like hardanger I suppose. I obviously didn't do it properly as the back looks nothing like the front. Thankfully the front looks ok though!!
|Blackwork Owl - X-calibre|
finished 25th July 2012
And finally, well for finishes at least, is this little anniversary card. The writing was red but I thought I would change it so I can use it for Colin's mum and dad's wedding anniversary, which is obviously their golden one...hehe. Again it was one of those pieces that should NEVER have been a UFO as it just wasn't big enough.
I then used the random generator to choose my next WIP to work on. It landed on this one. I spent a little bit of time working on it but it is 18ct aida which is definitely NOT my favourite fabric to work on. I am going to leave it out and put 1 strand a day in it to keep it ticking over.
Fleur de Lis
I got my Open University module exam result on Tuesday. I got a Grade 2 pass. As the OU had already admitted that one of the questions was 'unusually difficult' and were 'standardising' the results, I knew it wasn't my imagination that it was a hard exam. Now I am trying to decide whether or not to continue my degree or not. I worked really hard with studying and revising for my last module and felt that the exam didn't allow me to show my knowledge. There were many students who put in a complaint about the exam so it's good that the OU listened and investigated but it left me really demoralised.
That's it for now...Happy Stitching!!