Monday, December 31

Happy New Year and Hocus Pocus Update

I hope that everyone is going to have a very nice New Year.  I will be enjoying the evening with my stitching.

Linda asked me what my previous update was so here are the details.

It's called Glass Aglow and is published in The World Of Cross Stitching Issue # 163.

I worked on Hocus Pocus for the last 4 days and here it was before:

And After:

Next time I will do finish off the backstitching of her face and hair.

I have a new start today and it's a TW freebie called Futurecast.

The main thread that will determine the dragons colours is a South African dyed thread and this is what it looks like:

I am not participating in the Crazy Jan 2013 but I am so looking forward to reading blog posts of everyone who is participating.

Thursday, December 27

Merry Christmas And New Start

I hope everybody had a lovely Christmas. We had a nice but peaceful time. We went and had lunch with the husbands family and were home by 3:30pm. The husband spent the rest of the day having a nap and reading, daughter played with her presents and I had tea and stitched.

I also wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who leaves comments. I love getting them and really appreciate the fact that you take the time to leave them for me.

 I also started a new design. Well technically it's six small designs but I have chosen four that I am stitching on the same fabric and will get framed. I loved the way it looked in the magazine but since stitching it, I am not sure if I like it as much. But I will give it chance till I have at least one of them finished before I make up my mind.

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Day 3

Day 4

Sunday, December 23

Summer Fairy Update

This is how she looked the last time I put her away:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

I usually backstitch as I go, but I enjoyed wathing her come to life, that I only started the backstitch this time round:

Tuesday, December 18

A Small Finish and Update

It took me two days to actually get buttons but it's done. The finishing could of been better and I should of stuffed it more but I like it and am happy with it. Sorry for the not so great pics. I tried using my cellphone camera and digital camera and they both look washed out. I wish I could find a camera that took details and colours well. 15 Sided Biscornu ( I will put the details in my FO tab as usual.

I used Threadworx Wildfowers, that I won at TryllaCraft Blog and then DMC 964.

Then here is my new start:  A Friend Like You

It is not as far as I would of liked but hopefully next time it comes up will be more productive.

Saturday, December 15

TUSAL and Update

Sorry for being absent... I have had technical issues which kept me away.

Here is my December TUSAL:

I can't believe that it is the last one of the year.  I will continue saving my threads until the end of December as I want the whole years worth in my bottle.

I also have a finish.  I can't believe it, as I though I would have no more finishes this year.

Cut-Thru Fairy Hill:

I will add the details in my FO's tab.

I have 2 new starts, although one is technically finished and just needs finishing.

15 Sided Biscornu:

This is a pic I took of it while I was putting it together.  It is finished and I am busy spraying it with scotch guard.  I wanted to go get buttons for it today but I was too busy here at home.  Tomorrow is Sunday so the fabric shop isn't open, and I will have to go early Monday morning.

 It was one of my close friends birthday recently and I didn't want to give her the usual gift.  I sort of gave her an IOU until I found the perfect gift and I finally found it.  This is what the finished item will look like:

I still have two days of work on it before I put it away, so I will post what mine looks like then.

Sadly I have put my HAED starts on hold.  With all the end of year expenses like, stationery and books for the next school year, new uniforms because she has outgrown her last ones and of course Christmas presents, I just could not still ask hubby if I could buy 3 meters of 16 count for the 3 new starts I want to do.  But it's okay...  my daughter is priority and as long as she has all she needs it's all good.