Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A little bit of progress

Good morning everyone! I just thought I'd post a quick update on my latest WIP. I'm  enjoying every stitch on this All Our Yesterday's design called Dolly's Stroll. It's going to look even better when the finishing touch of the backstitch gets added. Still got a few more crosses to stitch before that point though. Here is my progress as of last night (sorry for the wrinkles!).

My days have been filled with Uni work. We have more assignments this semester than any previous one, so it's a case of getting my head down to work hard. It's not all hard graft though. I'm off to a tea party this afternoon with some fellow Creative Writing students. I'm very much looking forward to it :)
I hope you have a lovely day planned too.
Best wishes,

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Stitch From Stash Update: January

Here I am with my first Stitch From Stash update! It's been a very busy month for me, but I always find time to pick up my needle. I find it so relaxing after a hard day of study. 

Money spent: £0 - not a penny! I'm saving up for when I truly need some new things.

Finished WIPs:

So pleased to have finally finished the Pokemon Project completely! These three are displayed in Lawrie's room at University. He says he's very proud to own something I've made specially for him. He is a sweetie, isn't he?

I finished up this sunflower bear this month too. It was a nice and gentle stitch. I'm hoping to finish it up soon so that I can gift it to my grandmother.

I finished this little Halloween ornament too this month. I have two more of these kits in my stash. I've got this idea of Halloween themed bunting in my head, using these designs. Let's see if I can pull it off!

New starts:

This All Our Yesterday's design has progressed a lot since this picture, but I haven't had a chance to update it. I think this will definitely be a finish for February. 

I've started a couple of card designs this month too. Using scraps of fabric and leftover threads from kits, these two will be finished in no time. 

There we are, my first post for the month. I'm determined to post every month, fingers crossed I can!
Best wishes,

Friday, 17 January 2014

Full Team

Hello everyone. Lawrence just sent me this picture and I had to share it with you all. I've finally finished the Pokemon project for my lovely boyfriend :) Here they are all together:

Just a quick post from me today. I've just completed my first week of work experience at Ransom Publishing. It's brilliant and I'm learning so much. But this week has left me feeling rather sleepy, so I'm lining up pyjamas, stitching and good DVDs for tonight!
Best wishes to all,

Monday, 6 January 2014

A Good Start

Hello my friends! I hope you've all had a fabulous start to the New Year. I know the weather is not making it easier for any of us. I've never known rain to be so continuous. Still, it's the perfect excuse to stay inside and stitch :) My only stitching-related New Year goal is to keep up with the Stitch From Stash posts. I'd like to get my post in for every month, and stay within budget of course :) I'm doing well so far, not a penny has been spent. 
I have my first finish of 2014 to share! Hurrah! I started this little guy in December. He sure helped get me through the last few days of last semester. I think he's got a very sweet face :) 

I'm hoping to make him up into a large scale ornament and send him to live with my grandmother :) We'll see how long it takes me to do just that :P

And I have my second finish of 2014 to share! Hurrah hurrah! This was a cute kit I had in my stash. I decided to leave off parts of it, including the backstitching. It's just how I wanted it to be :)  

It needs to be fixed on the hanger you can see in the picture. Then it will be all ready for Hallowe'en :) I have a couple more of these kits in my stash, so I'm sure they'll be making an appearance soon.

And finally, I have my latest start to share. Cath really did spoil me with a birthday parcel full of lovely kits. I've pulled out another one to help me think of summer days when the wind is howling outside. I really love All Our Yesterdays designs, long time readers will remember this is not my first pattern from this range. You can see other designs I have stitched here.

I think this piece will keep me out of trouble for awhile :)
This week is all about getting ready for my final semester. I can't believe I'll be all finished with Uni by the summer. But I'm trying not to think about that just now. I'm just going to take things one day at a time :)
I hope you are cosy and warm wherever you are!