Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Winter Stitching

Last week consisted of too much coursework and not enough stitching. Add another 18th Birthday celebration and I had a very busy week indeed. I managed to get in all my work though and I've got used to the routine of my new job. I have, as promised to myself made a start on Be Naughty . . .

I'm sorry about the quality of the picture, I'm not quite sure why it came out all blurry. I hope to finish this one very soon, so I can "finish" it in time for Christmas. Onto to further stitching news, I've been working well on The Foxes.

Maybe this piece is a little too Autumnal, but because of the girl's cosy hat, I think I will continue stitching on this through winter. It might have to take a back seat for the Christmas stitching though. Talking of Christmas stitching, I was very disappointed with my latest issue of CrossStitcher magazine. I was hoping that it would contain some nice card designs or ornament ideas but the ones they featured were so simple and basic - not what you'd expect from a Christmas issue. Luckily, the Internet has provided me with many freebies that I'm looking forward to stitching up soon.Do you have a favourite magazine around Christmas time that you just have to have?
The snow has just arrived in my village, but not too much. I expect it will become heavier in the next couple of days or so. Stay safe and keep warm!
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Peggy Lee said...

Bekca I love your progress, and "Naughty" is so devilish! You do beautiful work. How are you going to finish Naughty? I think it would look great finished as a pillow....perhaps on your bed???

Did I miss your birthday? I've been away for so long I really feel out of the loop here. If I missed it I'm sorry and I hope your special day was just as special as you are!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beka your WIPs are looking good, sometimes we just don't have the time to stitch as much as we'd like.

The only magazine I have to have is the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue and the Ornament Preview issue. The rest of my magazines I buy at the newstand and not very reguarly, it depends if there's anything I like in it or not.

Lynn said...

Great start on Naughty! The Foxes is coming along nicely as well.
I have to have the Just Cross Stitch ornament issue each year. I've managed to collect every issue since 1997! They have great collections of ornaments to stitch.

Carol said...

We just awoke to our first snowfall this morning, Bekca--the world looks so fresh and beautiful :)

Your WIPs are both looking great--they look like fun pieces to stitch. The JCS ornament issue is my only "must purchase" magazine--I love saving them and look through old ones each year for finishing ideas.

Daffycat said...

Lovely WIPs Bekca!

Did it snow much where you live? I've been rather shocked by everyones pictures of all the snow in the UK!

Justflo said...

Great WIPs Your Foxes look lovely. I don't buy mags very often . I used to but became disillusioned so I look through the we. You can find some lovely designs.