Tuesday, 6 August 2013

I have gotten a little further since my last post on Around the World. I have just started part 5 and it is stitching up quicker than I thought it might. It spurred me on to pull out a poor abandoned UFO. My Owl in Flight,It has been an on and off ufo for years now so I made an effort to give it some tlc for a few hours over the last couple of weeks, who knows I may finish it one day ;)

I have however gotten completely side tracked (as usual haha!) by a cute, cute hat!  I saw a picture of a baby wearing a crocheted sun hat and just HAD to make one.
Slight problem though- I can't crochet!! So I spent 2 evening glued to youtube watching how to videos. Once I thought I had the hang of it I went in search for a (free) Sun hat pattern. The search lead me here to a fantastic blog http://mymerrymessylife.com/ with some real lovely ideas! I chose to do the Granny Square sunhat, and I could actually do it!
So here it is, my first ever crochet project finished and modelled by my beautiful bubba

I just added a decorative chain stitch in pink around the edge and may make some crochet flowers too.  I am now a massive fan of crochet! It is actually very easy once it 'clicks' and so speedy! I am now planning lots more, although my stitching will still be my main focus ;)

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Around the World Part 3

So after a year of no stitching I have put a couple of hours into this and managed to finish part 3.

I cannot wait to pick it up again but will have to wait until Saturday evening, tonight is all about tackling the mountainous ironing pile and tomorrow night I am off to see a fab new band Foxer at the Edge of the Wedge in Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

I am back!

It has been a long, long time since I visited my blog. In fact I have has an entire year away from all things stitchy.  The reason?I had a very special WIP to work on which I finally completed March 20th 2013..........
Meet baby #3 Jessica. Our first girl after 2 beautiful boys. Unfortunately I found the pregnancy very tough going. I was sick even before a test would show positive and it continued until the day I gave birth. The last thing I could do was pick up any stitching, So worth it though hehe!

She is now almost 4 months old and is sleeping through the night 60% of the time, meaning I am feeling a little more human. I was sat yesterday whilst she napped and got an itchy fidgety feeling. Then I suddenly realised what was happening- I wanted, no, NEEDED to stitch! 
I spent the evening looking through my UFO and WIPS and decided that I really wanted to jump straight back in with the Round the World SAL. I have only done 3 parts and as 12 have been released I have lots of catching up to do. I hope I can still remember how to thread a needle :)

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Around the World Part Two

Sorry for being away for so long... agin!!! Here is my Part 2 Papillon update :) This months featured stitches are Hardanger, Swedish Split Stitch and the Mordvinian Star Stitch. Another fantastic month I just love this so much!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Around The World in 80 Stitches Part 1

Part One starts in the UK. It features an adaptation of the Norwich Stitch, the Berwick Stitch,the Lindisfarne and the Scotch Stitch.

I will add the beads when I have finished the whole piece :)
It was really enjoyable to learn the new stitches and I am so far very pleased with how the colours work together. I cannot wait for Part 2 :)

Im now off to start cutting the Dino quilt fabric for my Son Thomas!!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Around The World in 80 Stitches-Intro

I know I have mentioned this before but I will give you all the info anyway :)
Papillon Creations run a Mystery Stitch Along every few years that feature lots of speciality Stitches. Some of you may have already come across them. The last one was Castles in the Air. I followed the last one but never actually took part as I had to much on my TO Do list! But I thought it was beautiful so decided I would definitely do the next one, and here it is:) 

This is a 24 part/month SAL. Each month will feature 3 or 4 speciality stitches which share their names with countries, areas or cities from around the world.
They have given a guideline for selecting colours and the finished piece is 237x237 stitches. 

Here is my choices!

I have chosen to stitch mine on 32 count White Belfast Linen.

My Colours-All DMC
Dark Green  -561
Medium Green-562
Light Green -564
Floral 1       -3078
Floral 2       -3688
Floral 3       -340
Floral 4       -255
Floral 5       -211
Floral 6       -3727
Floral 7       -3807
Floral 8       -155
Metalic       -E316
Beads         - Mill Hill Seed Beeds  02001, 02009

The first part of the stitch along is available now at  http://papillon-creations.com. Just sign up for the news letter :) and pay a small fee for Part 1.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Some background: Liebster is a German word, meaning favourite, dearest or beloved and the Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers, who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help the new(er)bies gain wider recognition. The award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:

1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.

All of these are other stitching blogs, with a variety of lovely projects and pretty pictures!( hopefully they haven't already received it before)

1 - Midge at Midge's Crafty Corner  http://midgescraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk 
2 -CathE at Cross Stitch Crazy http://cath69.blogspot.co.uk

3 -Eyani Ryou at Stitchy Stitches  http://stitchystitches.blogspot.co.uk
4 -Good Life to go  http://www.goodlife2go.com 
5 - Veronica at Veronica's Cross Stitch  http://glitter-madaboutxstitch.blogspot.co.uk 

2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

Thank you to Wolfthryth at Stick to My Needle http://wolfthrythsneedle.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.

4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

1 My favourite films is Forest Gump. I have seen it a zillion times, know it word for word but am always ready to see it again. A great film for a cry and a giggle :)
2 I got married at 20 years old! 
3 In the last two years I have lost almost 3 stone in weight and I am still going ;)
4 I love fairy tales and was reluctant to believe fairy's weren't real ( I still am lol) even when I grew up! 
5 I have never been on an aeroplane, not because of a phobia, I have just never been able to afford to go abroad  sadly :(