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 :)