Archive | July 2012

Olympics, 27 July 2012

Wow, is it that time already?!

Since my last post, I’ve been busy.  I finished Forest Walk:

I’m pleased with it, it came out ok in the end, despite the problems, but it could have been better.

Then I had an urge for a couple of quickies (oo-er missus), so I did these over the weekend of the 14th:

 

Both designs were from ‘My Big Toe’, using the recommended fabric and buttons, but DMC threads.  I like them, they’re fun.

Then I got all ambitious, and I’ve started this, from HAED:

Isn’t she lovely?  She’s also VERY big, 60 pages of chart, although admittedly 20 of them are not full pages.  So in the interests of keeping my sanity, I’m trying something different and stitching her 2 over 1, basketweave stitch, on 32 ct Monaco.  Theoretically, it should take half as long…wait, did you see that pig zoom past overhead…?

This is my progress so far, started on 21st July:

I’m actually really pleased.  That’s one page completed, and one started, in 10 days of stitching.  This is the top right hand corner of sky.  I suspect I will slow down a lot once I hit the confetti, but hey, what the heck.

I’m entering her into the Wagon stitching Olympics in both Watersports and Long Jump, so hopefully that will help to keep me going.

And finally, I came downstairs the other day, and look what greeted me…

Yes, Lord Muck, in his proper place (apparently).. If a cushion so much as looks like lying down, it’s immediately deemed the only possible place for sitting on.  He does look good, though.

Until next time, happy stitching!

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WIPocalypse on time – well, mostly. 6 July 2012

Yay!  Almost on time for WIPocalypse this time!  Late for TUSAL again, though, boo.

Mostly browns again.  The strips of linen are from the joining I’ve been doing on Forest Walk.  It hasn’t been going well – it’s taken 3 attempts and the intervention of my DH, but it’s finally on and seems to be ok.  I made a stupid mistake, cutting the fabric waaay too short.  I’ve never done that before, for anything.  DH says he’s going to measure every piece of fabric I start on in future.

Now that the joining issue’s resolved, he’s coming along well.  He’ll be finished this month,

Well, there’s nothing else to report at the moment.  The weather is helping with stitching – it’s just too wet to do anything else.

Happy stitching!