Today I decided to sit down and sort out my blog. I don't know what took me so long to do it as it turned out much easier than I thought it would.
As you will see I have added a new list to my sidebar. It's a SAL that I joined and am sooo looking forward to participating. I have already chosen the fifteen designs I plan on starting but some of it may still change. I am lucky enough to have found this SAL early enough so that I can spend the next two months making sure I have all the fabric, threads, enlarged patterns that I can mark on and then put them all nicely into ziploc bags in my basket and have them ready to pull out.
Now for what you actually want to see, my WIP's:
I won't post any pictures of my doors for now because they have not had one stitch added to them since the last pics.
I realised that I never did show the finished table numbers that I was doing. I ended up making 36 of them and they were well liked at the dance. I got a bunch of compliments and they have kept them to use for next years dance. Luckily only one was taken home so I just have to replace No. 11:
Started: 05 August 2011
Completed: 12 October 2011
Sadly my dragon/castle has been scrapped. Not once but twice.
The first time was because I was doing it on 14 count, which the design called for but there are so many fractional stitches that I felt it was looking extremely messy. I bought myself 28 count evenweave and tried to work on that but my eyes just won't allow it for now. I know a magnifying glass for stitching will help with that problem but the purchase will have to wait until next year some time due to the fact that christmas is just around the corner, we want to put up a higher front wall in December and my daughter starts her first year of school next year so right now its uniforms, sports stuff, stationary and all the other stuff that is needed.
Designer: Joann Elliot
Started: 20 September 2011
Art Nouveau Lady
Designer: Lesley Teare
Started: October 2011
I also started an Advent Calendar for my daughter and I am going to give each kindergarted teacher a bookmark to say thank you for beeing teachers. I have no photo's of them yet so hopefully next update. These will be the only things I will be working on for the rest of November as the Calendar has to be finished by 30 Nov and the 4 bookmarks need to be finished by 4 December.
The rest of the year will be spent working on my three UFO's and some christmas tree decorations.