Saturday, 22 September 2012

TUSAL September 2012

Ok, Ok.  I'm late again.  I do have a good reason though, I've been halfway up the country to visit my folks.  That's ok, right.

Here's how my jar looks now:

And here's the travelling pattern I've been putting a few stitches in here and there... and over the week:

It seemed to stitch up quite fast at first, but has rapidly slowed down.  I think I'm about halfway though, so that's ok.  I don't normally get on with hoops, but this piece is just an awkward size where it's too big to hold in my hand and too small to fit on a scroll frame. So I am trying the hoop.

I'll be catching up on everyone else's posts this week, hope you all have a great weekend.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Pumpkins and Stitchy Things

A finish to show today - taking a break from the dark colours in my main project, I was after something fun and fast - I present Pumpkin & Bittersweet, from Waxing Moon Designs.  I've stitched it on a small piece of the lovely oatmeal fabric that was so very kindly RAKked to me from Marlene earlier in the year.

Not quite sure how to finish it.  We have some orange walls, or else I was thinking we could somehow hang it on the fridge door, which is dark brown.  Anyways, it sure brightened up my ORTs jar.

Otherwise, I've been doing a little shopping today, on the HAED appreciation week.  In order to boost sales at our lovely favourite mega project online store, and to show our support for actually buying the charts rather than those people who choose to ignore the copyright, a few hundred of us got together on Facebook and vowed to buy a chart (or two... or in some cases even more).

I've decided to go for Green Dragonling and also QS Dahlia.  I don't have a clue when I'm going to get round to them, but it's been so nice seeing what all the other group members have gone for and chatting about them.  It's also perked me back up to getting on with Moonlit Waters again, hooray!  I'm determined to finish page 2 this month.

Right, that's all from me for now... seeya!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Hello September

Although I've enjoyed the Olympics and the Paralympics, I'm hoping that when it's all over there will be some good TV on... it's been pretty rubbish as of late except for the sport.  Still, we are heading into Autumn TV now and Dr Who is back tonight.  It's one of my faves for a Saturday night.  And generally the schedule starts to pick up again from about nowish.

I've not done much on Moonlit Waters recently.  I set aside a day this week to have a solid day working on it and my progress was so very slow.  There was almost a tantrum.  To keep my stitching going I've been working on a Halloween piece.  Every year it gets to Halloween and I wish I'd made something to hang on the wall, but this year I am determined.  It's a small piece but is almost complete, so there will be photos soon.

Speaking of Halloween, I've been catching up on my blog reading, and it seems everyone else has also been stitching up a storm! I'm loving seeing all your work!

Just a short post today, I'm off to get some munchy lunch.
Have a great weekend.