Sunday, December 18, 2011

IHSW Update and a Finish!

IHSW (International Hermit and Stitch Weekend) this is a great Idea which I have followed for a long time and always thought it was a great Idea. Its run through a fellow stitchers Blog and Its a fantastic way to catch up on your stitching projects, head over to Joyze at 'Random Ramblings' to check it out.

So this is my first time doing it and I worked on "Iris" and I'm pleased to say she is done!

"Iris" Friday 16th December
"Iris" Friday 16th December
"Iris" Saturday 17th December
"Iris" Saturday 17th December Unbeaded
"Iris" Completed 17th December
Does she or Does she not look fantastic! I love these Pixies as they are nice and quick to stitch and have bling as well! So she needs a wash and I've also got to buy and paint a canvas to mount her on so hopefully I will get that done this wee.

Also on Friday it was my Boss's 40th Birthday so Thursday night "Spring Explosion" received her final press and she was framed as well.

A work friend painted the frame and all I had to do was get the Black mount card for the inside which was really cost effective.

HAED "Spring Explosion Mermaid" Framed 15th December
I left the class out to take the pics and then put the glass in to give it. So it is now ready to go to Michele @ HAED for the rewards program, Now I just have to choose a chart. Its either going to be another Hannah Disney or a FOF.

Work has been mad busy, ahhh the joys of Xmas in Retail! Hopefully today goes really fast and its over in no time.

I've still got a couple of Xmas cards to stitch so that is the plan this week.

At least I got another Finish in before the end of the Year!

Happy Hermiting Everyone! Cant wait to see your updates!

Happy Stitching All!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

After a Small Break........Im Back.....

I just want to thank all of my stitchy friends out in cyberland, for all the love and support and words you offered in the passing of Mum.

It was a really hard week, emotionally draining and completely crazy. When someone passes you will see the best and the worst of family and trust me we had the lot.

I wont go into to much detail, lets just say that I got home and crashed! I had my first full day back at work on Thursday, and although I had been in and done a few half days it was really nice to be back amongst my friends and the hectic pace of Christmas..............which is the last thing I feel like ATM, although the Christmas tree is up and I did have the carols on, but I lost it and had a wee cry....but I digress.........I will post some Christmas Pictures through the week.
Like I said when i posted about Mum, I did have a Stitchy post to do that Night, So its a little delayed but here it is -

So I got a little tired of "Selina" and was having a I'm over your hair.........So I have put her down and Picked up "Midsummer Nights Fairy"

"Midsummer Nights Fairy" Before
"Midsummer Nights Fairy" After Nov 21
This is what I was working on when we got the call about Mum.

So since being back I have not had my stitching mojo at all but it has started to return......So I brought a new chart.......

Mini "Aquamarine"
I used to think that Mum's favorite colour was blue, but no as I learnt from her room as we were packing it was this so I'm going to stitch this for Mum. A little late but however...........

Then I know I said NO NEW STARTS ..........I did. I just wanted something small and not to complicated so I am doing another Pixie Couture

"Iris" Pixie Couture

And here is my progress.......

"Iris" 9 Dec
"Iris" 10 Dec
So that's were I am at.........I'm hoping to have her done within the week.....here's hoping! It is a real joy to stitch as well.

So my housemate and I got to go Floss shopping today! YAY! Our local craft store had moved location and we received $10 vouchers in the mail, and all DMC's were 99c ea Wahoooooooooo
So I was able to use my sisters voucher and well.......and for some reason she always get 2 lots of mail from them so 3 $10 vouchers............So I was able to get 60 skeins for $30......BARGAIN! and we like a bargain don't we.........So I was able to stock up on all the threads for the Joan Elliott Fairies that I will be starting in the New Year......Speaking of which only 3 weeks till Holiday............10 days of and I plan to spend most of that stitching!

So that's about it for now.......I have been watching all your blogs and will catch up on all the reading left to do.....Also I need to stay away from HAED which are having a sale..........

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Happy Stitching!