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Sunday, 30 October 2011

How'd that happen???

The stitching voices in my head keep telling me to work on it!!!

Ha ha I may have some explaining to do! Ever been so excited by a pattern when you get you grubby mitts on it you MUST start it right there and then??? That's what happened! I had to go out right after the post had been and go to Hobby Craft to get the threads and beads! I had a voucher due to run out that day and well it HAD to be a sign right???

Fear not work still continues on the bunny of doom but as I'm on holiday from work until next Tuesday there's so many more stitchy hours in the day!!!





Todays agenda: A trip to Glasgow to the ICHF (International Craft and Hobby Fair)! I went last time round back when I was a one project gal lol! I wasn't really sure of what everything was last time but now I'm more stitch savvy coupled with pay day weekend I plan on doing some major damage and not let a Nun push me out the way this time!

So keep your eye on the news for a Dundee woman arrested at a stitch show because it's probably me!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

IHSW October!!!

I know I said that by this time this week I'd be either close to or finished the stupid bunny....Well I'm not! Ha ha! I had a good amount of time Sunday for IHSW and worked solely on the bunny for the RR.

 I am getting there with it and before this I hadn't picked up a needle for a week! Not because I didn't want to believe me I can't wait to see the back of this bunny, but because I'd injured myself!!! It's always a risk to ten pin bowlers that something goes wrong and you can tear the skin off your thumb, I did but rather than like a normal person and stop I kept going until I couldn't physically get my thumb back in a ball! So stitching was out the window until it healed!

Close up of the flowers. I jumped up to do them because the monotony of the other colours was getting to me! Having never stitched with satin threads I was quite excited, my word the effect is very pretty but for love nor money can I get the thread to sit well! I did eventually figured out to keep it really tight and a little thread heaven works wonders!!!


Hopefully this is it though the final stretch! Have the next piece sitting here waiting on me to work on it. Egyptian theme!!! Something I would actually stitch!!! Maybe I'll stop being a moan on this one lol!!!

Good Times!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Been Spoiling Myself!!

I think its a by-product of the RR but I keep buying stash!!! My sparklies sale fabric came as did my Polstitches fabric of the month club!!

Sparklies sale fabric! Rain on the left (which is a lot lighter than the website picture) Black Dahlia, which I ordered for Lady A but that was before I got the PTP phantom, the other small ones are me trying to find a fabric for Winter Little Fae when I finish Summer still undecided but I love Moonlighting the bottom blue! It might be a little too busy for WLF.

This is Soft Clouds, this months limited fabric from Polstitches! Its lighter than the pic and is PERFECT for PR's Morning Fae so of course I had to order the thread.....














He he how fun are these!!! Witches Boot Scissors from Kelmscott!!! I'm getting into the Halloween spirit!!








I also got the chart for this Prairie Moon design Bone Cheeks. It's so pretty!! Day of the Dead Skull!!! Excited is no the word! It's done in Gloriana Silks but I really can't justify 10 colours at 6 quid each! Birthday money or not, so I trolled the internet converting it to Dinky Dyes silk (2 quid each)! After that mammoth converting task I have since discovered it comes with a DMC alternative.... However too late now.. Onto the second fail with this one, Never heard the postman at the door on Saturday so I missed the delivery and it's a bank Holiday today so the post office where it's waiting for me is closed until tomorrow and I'm working the exact opening hours of the post office tomorrow SIGH!!!!!




Just to prove it's not been all about stash this week here's what I've done of the RR piece! Not as much as I'd planned this week but there's a reason....My best friend Alan planned a HUGE surprise for me! He arranged to meet up for coffee with me on Friday and to my surprise one of my other closest friends that I hadn't seen for 2 years was waiting with him. Of course coffee turned into a catch up with turned into dinner which turned into drinks at his house which turned into going to a fun fair whist fairly intoxicated!!! I was in no fit state to stitch the next morning either!!!

I aim to either be finished this blasted bunny this week or be pretty close to it!!!