Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Sneaking in the back door...

Well the study is still going full steam ahead with 5 assignments written and 1 more to go.  Then all I have is the final project which is due on 19th September.  My next course will start on 28th September so there won't be much of a break.

I have done a little stitching, but not much  :(

I have added a blob of 3371 to the bottom left corner and a bit to the lower middle area.  Just telling you in case you can't tell!
Sweet Pea - Nora Corbett
Cinderella has a little bit done to the tops of the steps.
Cinderella - Joan Elliott
A small amount has been stitched on the Stable.
Cut Thru Stable - Bothy Threads
Can you spot the difference here?  Don't worry it's only 4 stitches!
Santa's Village - CCN
 I did finish part 7 of Around the World AND make a start on part 8, woohoo!
ATW - Papillon Creations
Part 7 - upside down!

 Rachael has been bitten by the cross stitch bug too and decided to make a leaving present for her form tutor who is off to London.  He has been an amazing form tutor and looked after her so well, especially with diabetes issues so he will be missed by us both.  She rooted through my magazines and came up with this design.  I haven't a clue which magazine she chose in the end but she personalized it by putting the 'E' on his chest which is his surname.

With a little help from me, she turned it into a cube finish and I made the bow for her which she was happy with.  What do you think of her first attempt?  I didn't help her at all with the stitching after explaining how to read the chart and to start the thread off.  I think she did brilliantly.

Mr E was pleased with it apparently.


Melinda said...

I think it is a wonderful first attempt.... Job well done and the finish is awesome.

TammyK said...

All of your wip's look great. Awesome first project finish for Rachael. Job well done:-)

Linda said...

What a great update Sharon. Everything your stitching on looks great and you have made some nice progress. The Stable is looking good.
Rachael did an awesome job for her first project. How old is she?
You started this madness (lol), you need to keep us updated more often.


SoCal Debbie said...

It's great to see all your stitching progress! Your daughter's stitching looks wonderful! What a great gift.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching by you and your daughter. I think she has done a great job for a first time.

Mii Stitch said...

Great update on your WIPs! Your daughter has done really well with her first stitching, well done! :)

Anne said...

Lovely job on your WIP's even if you just added a few "blobs" here and there! Great finish done by your daughter! It's so sweet!

Shirlee said...

How exciting to read that Rachael is cross stitching! Hooray for you, Rachael : ) Your WIPs are lovely. Glad you're going to get a wee bit of a break from studies.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That's a great first finish. If she remembers the magazine she should send the photo in and get it published.

Well done on keeping going with the Papillon, mine has fallen by the wayside unfortunately. I have kept up with downloading the charts though...