Friday, 19 August 2011

Testing out the.......

sewing machine tonight.
My 18 month old son has outgrown his little cot pillow but not his cot and cot duvet. So now we had a duvet cover with no matching pillow case. Seen as he will be using the cot for another 6 months ish I wasn't to keen on mismatching with a plain large pillow case. So out came the machine :)
Pillow Cases Before:

It is a little wobbly but as a first attempt I am pleased. I had to completely unstitch both cases, sew the small pillow case fabric to the large then sew the large back together again-phew!!  He has a similar set in blue that I will do once it is washed, I will learn from my mistakes and hopefully have no wobbly bits!

Also today my little nephew (20 months) came to play with my boys (3yrs and 18 months)  so we decided to do a bit of baking and look what we made. We had so much fun and they tasted DELICIOUS!! 

Sunday, 14 August 2011

HAED Update

I haven't had anywhere near the time to stitch on this as I had hoped but here is a small update!
You can see his foot starting to form on the edge of the boat!
My parents are hoping to look after my two children for at least the afternoon on Wednesday and my husband will be at work so im going to be naughty and ignore the housework and get a bit more done....can't wait!!!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A Finish

Sorry I have been so late posting this, it has been a whirl wind of day trips, trying to get on top of mountains of washing, Ironing and housework and entertaining the children since the summer holidays started. I did manage a small finish though, so another UFO to cross off my list!


After(Sorry haven't got round to pressing it yet!)

I am planning a good stitchy session on my HAED tonight so I will update with pictures soon!

  1. Finish my 3 UFO'S (Unfinished Objects) which are mainly stitching magazine freebies.  2/3 Finished
  2. Finish Owl in Flight - John Clayton
  3. Finish at least one more page of my QS Pirate Dragon- Heaven and Earth Designs.
  4. (Possible design) Stitch and make a needlebook.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Another UFO picked up....

I visit a cross stitch forumCheck it out here : now and then and they run a UFO week  between the 1st and 7th of every month, so this week I am working on another UFO from my 'To Do' list.
It is a freebie from a magazine that I started with the idea of stitching it in the car when we were on longish journeys. What a great use of the time- or not! It turns out I can't stitch in the car, I miss the holes, loose track of the chart and cant concentrate when being asked to change CD's find dummy's for crying babies etc.! Hence it became a UFO.

So here it is before I start
I'm hoping to have it finished in 3 days, then I can get back to the Pirate HAED, I want to get a little more done before show you :))