Sunday, 15 September 2013

A stitchy update

As promised, although a day later than anticipated, a stitchy update.

But first...thank you to everyone who responded to Rachael's worries.  She read all of the comments and I have told her they will be printed off for her to read when she feels down.  I thought of putting them over her bed but will draw the line at that.  I took her to the hairdresser and we had a chat about how she felt about her hair.  The hairdresser cut it into a style that should be easier for her to manage and took loads of the weight out of it.  Even wavy/curly it is easy to see that it is a lot lighter.  Rachael is pleased with it and that is the main thing.

In the few minutes I have had in between writing my research proposal for my penultimate OU course, I have managed a little stitching.

So...there has been a bit of progress on Drac in the Box with most of of the head being stitched, all of the tombstone and some of the bat and moon.  Sorry for the really blurry photo but I am sure you get the idea!

My wired bat arrived which was a special order from so I will be ready to go when the stitching is finished.

There has been a little bit more progress on Cinderella and I am now down to the bottom of her dress.

 I ordered a couple of pieces of fabric from The Crafty Kitten which arrived a couple of weeks ago.  They look really pretty in real life with lovely delicate mottling to them.

As a weightloss incentive Colin is treating me to 'something' each time I go down into the next stone bracket. This time I chose Nora's Summer Faerie and some fabric.  I have to say that the fabric looks much nicer in reality and not nearly as 'blobby' as it looks here.

My final new purchase is some stick on thimbles to try.  Sometimes when stitching in hand I end up feeling like my pin cushion so thought it might be worth giving these a go.

And that is it for now.  In a couple of days my assignment will be completely finished and I will have 2 weeks of nothing but stitching before the next one begins!


Anonymous said...

great update, love the fabrics

Lesley said...

Great stitching update and your fabrics are gorgeous.

Miss Lilly said...

Beautiful stitching! Your new fabric is very pretty too :)

Steph said...

Glad to hear Rachael is feeling better about herself now with her new hair do :) I love your Drac in a box, can't wait to see him finished. Those fabrics are just wow and what an incentive to lose weight, lots of new stash :) What a great hubby you

Brigitte said...

Great stitching! I can imagine how much you are looking forward to the two weeks of nothing but stitching. Enjoy that break.

Mii Stitch said...

I've seen the Drac in the box. It looks really good & I think you're so brave. The finishing off kind of worried me when I read the instructions! I'm sure you'll be fine & I really can't wait to see it finished! Looks promising :)

Emma/Itzy said...

Well done the weight loss, I am doing something similar myself, every 7lbs I treat myself to a chart :)...20lbs and counting!

Please update on how to stick on thimbles work out, my hands are getting really bad at the moment!

Linda said...

Great progress on all your projects Sharon. Congrats on the weight loss and great new stash.


Faith... said...

Drac looks great! Such pretty fabric you received. So glad Rachael is feeling a bit better.

Lindsay said...

Your doing well with the weight loss, keep it up.

Where did you get the stick on thimbles from? my middle finger on my right hand is flat these days from holding a needle and it gets really sore at times, they would be so much better than a rubber thimble

Ranae said...

Oh my gosh!!!!
I absolutely love that drac in the box
Now to go look it up

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

Drac looks great so far. I must get cracking on him.

Love your weight loss incentive scheme. Wish I'd thought of that last year and got hubby to treat me every time I managed to gain a pound! Nearly upto my target weight now :-)