Friday, 24 February 2012


I have been busily stitching away on my HAED but I wont do a pic update until I have finished the page I am working on :)

I have how ever got exciting news! I have all the fabric, wadding and backing that I need to make both my sons quilts for their beds AHHHHH!! I have been busily saving for a few months and had managed to save a grand total of £12!! DOH! LOL!
But my husband decided that he really wanted a laptop for himself as he gets tired of sitting away from the TV when he needs it ( a very expensive, fairly new PC may I ad) and I have a Netbook so sit comftably on the sofa. He asked if I minded- as we have a few pound in savings... so I said of course he could IF I can get my fabric hehehe!! Slightly naughty but now we are both happy :)

So my £200 pounds worth of stash is being processed and will hopefully be here early next week YAY!!
I will definitely put some pics on then :)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

My First Hardanger

My practise piece from Mary Hickmotts 'Easing into Hardanger'

All the practise was for this..... My needle case :)

I messed up a teeny bit on the finish as its not quite central but I can live with it, and im proud of my first ever needle case! I really love the green lining fabric. The chart showed lilac but I think the green is perfect!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Owl Update

Here I am after a weeks stitching, not major progress but progress!

I have been working my way through Mary Hickmotts Easing into Hardanger this week. Its alot easier than I thought it would be and it gives really quick results. I will be starting the needlebook next week, I need some fabric to back it though so I am on the look out for something that will match :) 

Friday, 3 February 2012

Owl Update

Its been awhile since I dusted this one off hehe! The stitching forum I visit have a UFO week at the beginning of each month so I will be doing this each month until it is finished.
Here progress up until Jan 31st

And progress up to today- yes I finally unpicked the Owl :(
Im hoping to get the Owl re-stitched by the end of the week!

I also got some more stash :) My 2nd sew and so order of the year arrived containing some anchor pearl cotton and Mary Hickmotts Easing into Hardanger book so I can have a practise before started my needle case with those lovely Caron Wildflower threads! I also got the beads and blending filliment  for another WIP I am planning to start once I have finished my HAED. Joan Elliotts Lady Bird Fairy on Polstitches 'Big Bang'