Saturday, 31 July 2010

Advice Needed

Since the summer began, I have been finding much more time to enjoy my stitching, which is why Charlie is coming along so well. I have been stitching this past week when I came home from Summer School and have got quite a bit done. I am hoping he will be finished this weekend so that I can start something new at the beginning of next week.

Summer School has now finished and I'm relieved to be honest. It was fun at certain points, but it is very tiring trying to keep younger children entertained. I'm glad I did it, but I'm glad it's over! And with the money I earned, I am hoping to buy a large cross stitch frame that will hold bigger projects. This is the part where I require some advice. I need a lap frame that can be easily stored, yet will still hold quite large projects. Does anyone have any ideas about which one, or which brand, I could look into? Any help or direction would be much appreciated :)

I hope you all have a wonderful stitchy weekend,
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Monday, 26 July 2010

Stitching Related Blog

Hello! There has been a little bit more stitching on Charlie, but not enough to warrant a photo. I do however still have things to blog about. This weekend just gone, I went to Brighton with a few friends to celebrate my friend Hannah's birthday. We shopped, ate fish and chips and had an ice cream and whilst we were strolling along the pier, we bumped into the Faye Whittaker stand. Now those who may have read a few previous posts know that I am fond of Faye's designs so I simply had to take a photo . . .

This is me and birthday girl Hannah posing outside the Faye Whittaker stand. Unfortunately, Faye wasn't in this miniature studio today but there were canvases in the windows that were so gorgeous, I will buy one some day.
I would also like to share with you the complete finished article of For My Teacher, all framed up and everything . . .

So yes, Charlie is coming along slowly but surely and I started my week-long job at Summer School today. It was good, but I think I will be very tired by the end of it! I hope you all have a wonderful week,

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Look Who Came Out To Play . . .

Since I finished For My Teacher, I thought that instead of starting something new, I'd go back to the project I was working on beforehand. Charlie came back out of his hiding place and I have put a few stitches on him this past week.

I would like to finish Charlie by the end of the summer and I think it would be possible because I'm planning to do lots of cross stitching over the break. I wish we could be on holidays right now, but I've still got another two days to go. Well, one and a half. It just seems so pointless to me going in at the moment, seeing as most people are away on a school trip to Moldova or away on another holiday. Because there are many people away, the teachers aren't doing any work that the others will have to catch up on, so my lessons at the moment are consisting of games or reading. I am very tempted to take my stitching to school with me tomorrow!
I want to be more consistent with my blog posting soon, seeing as school is winding down and I will be doing more stitching. I'm planning lots of little projects to do over the summer, maybe even some early Christmas preparation.
I hope you are all having a wonderful week,

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Monday, 12 July 2010

A Finished Gift

My my, it has been awhile since I last posted! Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that way to me; time is flying by. So much has been going on recently at school and in my social life that I just can't wait for summer so that the whirlwind will stop. My mum is always telling me to slow down and make time to rest, but I always like to get involved with anything going on in the school. I think after the next fortnight, things will calm down considerably. I have managed to finish my latest design though. Ta-daaa!

This was a sweet little piece to stitch up since it only required a few colours. The design was from CrossStitcher magazine and came at the perfect time for me to use to give to my Drama teacher. I have bought the frame and mount so we just need to add our own messages to the mount board, and then the gift will be ready! I was thinking about also gifting my teacher with some chocolate too, but after the recent weather, I don't think that's a good plan.
The hot weather is brilliant during the day, since we get to sunbathe in our free periods at school. It's horrible at night though, too humid and sticky. But according to Mr Weatherman, it should start to cool down soon enough. Yay!

Have a wonderful week,
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Saturday, 3 July 2010

Summer Ball and Summer Stitching

This past week has been very busy for me. I've had lots of school work to contend with, plus the play and also preparations for the Summer Ball, which was on Thursday. The evening was wonderful and I had such an enjoyable time. I found a picture of me looking half decent with my friend James so I thought I would share it with you.

On the stitching front, I have been working slowly, but definitely progressing on For My Teacher. This is quite a simple design with just block colours used, but I like the style of lettering. I can't wait to hand this to my teacher in a month, I think she'll really like it.

I'm afraid that's my only work to show you at the moment. The last few weeks of term are very hectic for us since we have to start our University applications and as Sixth Formers, we have to take an active role in Activities Week. We all have to volunteer our help to events with the younger years to assist the teachers. It does go towards our Volunteer Program hours though, and that's always good. The Volunteer Program is a scheme that allows us to clock up hours of voluntary work and we get certificates and bands after certain milestones. The Universities really like them, so I am pleased I got my 25 hour certificate recently.
I think I will have to wait until summer to get some proper serious stitching done, but I am still blog reading and working on For My Teacher. Have a lovely weekend,

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